1991 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Crap at the bottom end
Belt snapped and bent valves.
When I first got this car I thought that it would have a bit of power, but they are really quite slow on acceleration, not bad on the top end though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th March, 2001
21st Jun 2001, 04:30
What do you mean, GTE 16vs are slow? I've recently bought a 1991 GTE 16v, and they are anything but slow. If anyone is after a fairly cheap fast car, get one. Sadly fewer and fewer are available, look long and hard, and take an expert.
What do you class as nippy, a F355?
12th Jul 2001, 17:24
Must have been a very 'poorly', 'off colour' 16v. Or maybe you did'nt give it enough gas!
5th Aug 2001, 08:54
Or perhaps you should have left it in gear a bit longer, GTE 16v's love to scream!
4th Oct 2001, 11:48
Tried that, but it was still slow... have sold it now at long last. I have to say it was the worst car I have ever owned. Got myself a Calibra Turbo now... can't say anything bad about that. It is the perfect car to own and it's proper fast!!!