1992 Vauxhall Astra SRi 2.0 8v SOHC petrol from UK and Ireland
Forget it. A 1.6 carburetor model is much better to drive
I bought the car knowing of a fault which three garages were unable to repair - The car would randomly stall or would not start. It only cost me time to fix it - it is possible to read fault codes on these models without any tools. It said the Crank sensor was disconnected, but it tested correctly. There was a poor solder connection in the E.C.U.
I never liked driving this car. I got it because I could not refuse it at the price asked.
Being used to BMW cars with long accelerator pedal tavel, I found that the car drove "like a go-kart" with almost an on-off throttle. It was quick, but there was no refinement. This car was very tiring to drive long distances.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th August, 2002
14th Dec 2002, 05:29
Perhaps instead of guessing at the problem with the car you should have consulted an expert.
The fuel pump relay throws up the same code as the CPS sensor and is a known problem with these engines.
The 2000cc 8v engine is one of the most reliable vauxhall engines I've come across and is easy to maintain if you learn a few things about it.