1994 Vauxhall Astra Merit 1.4 Hi Torque from UK and Ireland
Reliable all rounder
Temp sensor went at 74k.
Rear Shocks died at 76k.
Spring on Door handle isn't springy any more, can't remember when that happened.
The hi torque engine on this car is excellent, it nips around the hilly twisty roads of hastings just great, and cruises on motorways (all the way up the m1) superbly. Did start to handle badly, but was fixed with new rear shocks. It has a very plasticy feel on the interior, but I don't mind too much, and a sunroof is a real plus.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2003