Rear shock absorbers where weak when I first bought the car.
Arches, especially the rear are rusty.
The rear door was damaged, from where the thief broke into the car.
Seats a little tatty.
Exhaust pipe started to rattle, just a broken bungee.
I never did like the Astra, and I don't think I would have bought one, but since I had this car given to me I think it is fantastic. The performance almost matches my previous car (Toyota Celica gt-four) which had a 2000cc turbo engine.
It has aggressive response, although it is very hard to pull of in 1st gear without spinning up.
The handling is pretty good.
Radio cassette player doesn't work, although radio does.
An enjoyable car to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2002