1991 Vauxhall Astra Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1991 Vauxhall Astra SX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance73052 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

To put a big sound system in and show off

Faults:

A bit of rust on the drivers door, sunroof jammed half way on and a few bulbs out on the dash. And that's about it. It only took a few hours to sort the lot out.

General Comments:

Good strong car if looked after, and it's cos it's my baby.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2000

1991 Vauxhall Astra GTE 2.0i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0i petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

VVVVVVvvvrrrrrrmmmmmmm!

Faults:

The only thing is the high pressure radiator hose blew off!

General Comments:

After I sold my first GTE in '97, I immediately regretted it and had to come back for more. The car offers cheap power - with rally style handling... something that the modern eurobox doesn't offer.

It's a great car, guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2000

1991 Vauxhall Astra GLS 1.4i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4i Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance79500 miles
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

Good second-hand car

Faults:

Engine speed sensor failed at 60k miles, which prevented the fuel injection from functioning properly. GBP240 to fix. That's it apart from normal servicing.

General Comments:

Awful chassis and boring image, but has been a cheap and reliable car. Engine strong for a 1.4 and pretty good comfort and space for a small family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2000

1991 Vauxhall Astra Si 1.4i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4i Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Smart looking, practical insurance friendly warm hatch

Faults:

Ate a dizzy cap and rota arm, literally.

Needed tuning and tracking.

Apart from that, nothing.

General Comments:

It's an old car now, and it's done it's fair share of miles, but I am more than happy with it in most respects. I find it comfortable, it looks good and reliable. The only thing is I wish it went a bit better, but I guess that's what you get for having a 1400 engine in a car like that!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2000

1991 Vauxhall Astra GTE 2.0 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra SRi

Summary:

Cheap, fast and reliable

Faults:

Nothing major, the car is 9 years old and considering it's probably been driven by plenty of young billy boy racers, I can't complain.

The air-flow meter has been a constant niggling problem, but is a common problem with high performance Astras.

Other than that, only normal wear and tear has needed attention.

General Comments:

Be warned! A great boy racer car, which is fine if you're the first one to own it! Watch out for ragged engines and slightly damaged body work, as it rusts quite quickly, especially the rear wheel arches!

Owned an SRi before and performance is similar, but torque is smoother and more refined. 124bhp and 0-60 in 8.4 secs. Not slow!

I have known 8 valves to reach 145mph before the driver gets scared!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th June, 2000

1991 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance82500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra GTE 8V

Faults:

Only just brought the car, a couple of bulbs - led dash needs a new dimmer switch but only a five minute job.

General Comments:

Owned an 8v Astra before this which was chipped etc. The 16v isn't chipped yet but is so much quicker which did surprise me. The car has ABS, elec windows, mirrors, and is very smooth to drive, PAS helps as well. Very fast and a joy to drive, you must get one soon to enjoy the experience.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2000

1991 Vauxhall Astra SRi 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

When I brought this car it had a lot of silly little faults that previous owners had not put right, but the basic car was sound.

Wiper motor, power steering pipe leaking, windows sticking, things like that.

General Comments:

It has 50 series tyres on, 15in, so it is very hard on ride, but for an eight valve it goes like *&$", it looks nice and being 5 door is very practical. It is a better buy than an Escort, and is a lot cheaper than a GTI.

All in all a lot of car for your money.

P.S. It also has ABS!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 1999

1991 Vauxhall Astra GTE 2.0i 16V petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0i 16V petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Starter motor failed, fuel tank split.

General Comments:

It has been known for the fuel tank to split due to the breather pipe becoming blocked.

Eratic idle speed due to the air control valve sticking.

Removing the cat on earlier cars improves the performance.

Always starts first time.

Brilliant performance which not a lot of other cars can match.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

1991 Vauxhall Astra GTE Convertible 2.0i 8v 115BHP petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0i 8v 115BHP petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Excellent performance from 115BHP engine. Very flash with electric hood.

Service parts are expensive though eg. distributor cap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 1999

1991 Vauxhall Astra Merit 1.4 carb petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.4 carb petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Front pads and discs replaced.

Rear silencer replaced.

General Comments:

I will be sad to lose this car although the way it is going that could be a long time yet.

I am beginning to think Astra's are the fastest cars on the road, I regularly see 1.3 Merits waste Mondeo's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 1998

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 28 reviews