1998 Vauxhall Astra 16v Sport 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Good quality reliable car
Steering column/rack 'snapped'. Causing grinding a noise when attempting to turn corners (dangerous). Which occurred at approximately 25000 miles.
Oil leak(was recently repaired). Advised the fault was a 'worn' engine sump gasket.
I am very pleased with the look and (factory) performance of this car.
Main negative point: I have found (for the above faults), that repairs have turned out rather expensive (using a Vauxhall dealer)!
Maybe surprised with the faults, with consideration that car is only a few years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th October, 2001