1996 Vauxhall Astra GLS 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Excellent all rounder
Rusty exhaust, easily fixed.
CAT needed replacing after 40,000 miles, but it was done under warranty.
1.6 16v engine is quick and it is basically an Astra Sport with a grey interior instead of black.
Good handling and a K&N filter has seriously helped responsiveness. Can see off all these poxy Saxo VTR's etc no problems.
Plenty of luxury (electric windows, electric heated mirrors, central locking).
Overall a very good car for a 19 year old like myself who can't stretch to the insurance on a GSi or similar.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2001