1994 Vauxhall Astra Sport 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland
Surprisingly good, cheap to run warm hatch
Front suspension bushes collapsed. Main dealer fixed at reasonable cost.
Replaced thermostat myself.
Nothing else to date.
Performance is good once you get above 3,000rpm. Under that it can seem slow.
Handling surprisingly good; loads of grip and not too much body roll. Brakes easily up to the power.
Interior seems well screwed together - no rattles, broken trim. Onboard computer is useful.
Very comfortable seats, can drive this car all day with no aches.
Considering the performance, economy pretty good.
Although just an Astra, the colour coding, alloys, roof aerial etc. make it look good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2002