Good reliable workhorse!
Nothing, just general maintenance.
This car is not the fastest car in the world, but it's built like a tank! With regular servicing, it just keeps on going, does not appear to have any rust on it, and has passed every MOT with virtually nothing needed (the odd window wiper!).
After having owned a diesel Corsa, which was very reliable (but very rusty), I decided to buy this Astra, which has the GM engine in it, as opposed to the Isuzu in the Corsa. I find it much quieter and refined, and there isn't a lot of difference in performance.
Having had a lot of bad luck with more modern cars, I would recommend one of these old diesel cars (if well looked after), as they are very simple and uncomplicated.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st January, 2012