1990 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland
Beast of a car!!
Sills and the arches were rotten and needed replacing.
Suspension was really bad and needed changing.
Fantastic value for money.
This is the 12th GTE that I have owned and the 5th 16v version that I have had.
I've upgraded the shocks and lowered the car, it handles very well now.
I have also replaced the standard exhaust with a full stainless steel system with a twin scorpion back box.
The interior is very comfortable and I recently put in the Champion limited Edtion, Connely leather seats into the car.
The check control panel in the middle of the panel informs the driver exactly what the car needs.
Heated electrical mirrors are excellent in the wet.
Overall I love these cars as they are good fun to drive and very affordable.
The head on the engine was designed by cosworth and these cars can take a good beating.
Its getting harder to find a unabused one nowadays.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2005