1990 Vauxhall Astra Estate 1.7 diesel from UK and Ireland
Competent, durable workhorse
Nothing out of the ordinary.
I have changed the rear brake drums and the exhaust system.
Oh yes, I had to have a new heater motor.
Apart from the fact that being non-turbo it slows down a bit on hills, I cannot fault the car.
I use 5th gear whenever possible and it regularly delivers 54 miles to the gallon.
The main dealers seem knowledgeable, helpful and friendly (experience of 3 in different parts of the country).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 2001