Nice Car. Unfortunately it hasn't impressed me to make me want to keep it
I had the car about 3 weeks and the head gasket started to go thankfully it was still under warranty at the time. However, it took 2 weeks for the car to be repaired.
After that the engine had a rattle, where you go over 3000rpm and it makes the worst noise imaginable.
Tracking rods went after 92000.
Something is knocking when the brakes are applied.
Fairly over priced for its age.
Very poor service from the garage.
Interior is very dull. But comfortable on long journeys.
Good 6 speaker sound set up.
Not a lot of history with the car.
Hasn't really been the same since the head gasket went.
Very cheap to maintain.
Quick car for its engine size. Will out perform the 1.6 16V Astra.
Handles well. Doesn't have the tendency to slide a lot.
Power steering is light, but there is some play in it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th August, 2005