1990 Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.8i from UK and Ireland
A sporty car for the young generation
Stolen and recovered many times. Thieves know that the car is easy to break into and that the locks are a joke including the ignition.
I suggest you buy a good alarm and immobiliser.
Electric window on the driver's side sticks, presume a seal is loose and pinching between the window and runner behind the door.
The car is very quick, this was my first car and I feel out of my league. The insurance company's don't want to touch you and I found myself paying out well over a thousand pounds for only third party.
The thieves will have an interest in your car, but the cops are always pulling you over and checking on you (which I now feel is a comfort, but can be very frustrating and embarrassing at the time).
The car is very common, but put some alloy wheels on it and it comes into a new upbeat look.
Go for a G registration (1990) as the car was updated and is smarter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd October, 2001