1994 Vauxhall Astra Ceasaro 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland
Engine would hesitate badly from cold, and occasionally stall. Dealer fixed this with new fuel pump and exhaust temp sensor under warranty.
Car was originally a fleet car and had covered 72,000 miles when I purchased it two years ago.
It has now covered 94,000 without so much as a service in 20,000 miles.
Ceasaro is quite high spec., sports interior, electric windows and sunroof, alloy wheels, power steering and pearlesent paint (Great until you get a stone chip because you can't match it)
The 1.6i engine is very willing and torquey but not very refined, close ratio gearbox means it is quite noisy at speed, but great fun on country roads. Handling is acceptable but not fantastic. All in all a nice car to drive on relatively short distances. Fuel economy has always been pretty poor, I can normally only get about 200 miles from a tank full.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th September, 1998
12th May 2002, 17:12
You mention having very poor fuel economy. I have a 2.0 litre 8 valve 1993 cesaro which has a 50 litre tank which I can get about 350 miles out of.
22nd Apr 2003, 03:58
I also have a 98 1.6 club, and get around 380 miles to a tank, which is around 45 litres (with 5 to spare).
18th Jul 2006, 10:47
I've got a 1.8 16v, and I've had 450 miles to a tank. I was very impressed with that!