1992 Vauxhall Astra Merit 1.4i from UK and Ireland
Overall it's a nice car which can be pretty nippy if looked after
As far as I know from the previous owner:
Snapped Clutch cable at about 140,000.
Worn wheel bearings at about 150,000 Miles.
Warped Disc's at about 160,000 (Mainly due to the driver)
Rusted Wheel arches, around filler cap, Under rear reg plate and slightly on drivers door.
Started turning to the left slightly, but the previous owner hit a central reservation at 40+, Just needs a look at the tracking.
Very reliable car! The engine still runs pretty sweet without any knocks.
Pretty comfortable on long journeys especially at high speeds.
The fuel guage runs out slightly above the bottom of the red, I have ran out of go go juice a few times due to expecting a reserve.
The interior isn't anything excellent, but it's a lot better than a few cars I've been in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2005