1999 Vauxhall Astra CD 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Do not buy!!!


Loads of problems!

General Comments:

Traded my perfectly good 206 for an Astra with no service history, I was conned by this bloke and yes I feel stupid. The petrol consumption is disgusting drinking £5 petrol a day and the journeys are minor. Have spent near £300 at Vauxhall on repairs for random bits.

The Vauxhall garage now asking for £350 to change a gasket and a sensor, they said the sensor is faulty and sitting 3mm too far away. I bought the part to fit myself for £60, then when I went to fit it using a manual and found the sensor wire isn't even there at all!!! (are they too taking me for a mug?)

I just want a car that runs properly. The problem is the revs have never gone below 1000 on idle when patently it should be 750. Plus my alternator has a bracket missing, which made it loose, which is why that meant my auxiliary belt snapped and I had to pay £250 to get it towed to my home. Way too much hassle, wish I had kept my old car.

I've had the Astra for 3 months!!!

The 206 I had for a year without any problems at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th December, 2005

1st Jan 2006, 07:27

Peugeots are notoriously unreliable too, just look at some of the reviews on this site, or any survey such as JD Power where Peugeot constantly finish in the bottom 10 or even bottom 5 manufacturers. The 206 is a very poor car in my opinion, better off with an Astra (or even better something Japanese), although you have been unlucky on this occasion I admit!

22nd Aug 2009, 16:15

I have recently bought one of these and to be honest I can't fault it; it's comfy, goes like a dream, and having owned several Golf's in my time and being a VW lover, I reluctantly have to say that this is superior, although maybe not as trendy.

1999 Vauxhall Astra CLUB 8V 1.6 from UK and Ireland


I would rather buy a ford focus


My head gasket blew at 56,000 miles and the car is constantly overheating regardless to water in radiator, speed or distance.

General Comments:

A nice car with good interior and features. and approx 36miles to the gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th October, 2005

1999 Vauxhall Astra SXI 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Best car I have owned


Alternator - Was fixed under Network Q warranty.

General Comments:

I like this car, more so than the 2.0l Vectra I had before it. Performance is fine, but I get a lot more mpg, which is good as the price of petrol goes up!

Only had one problem and that was with the alternator failing. Had a problem with the dealer I bought it from now understanding that the car was pretty much undriveable and couldn't wait for a week to be looked at. But took it to another dealer and was sorted within a day with regular updates, so no complaints for that dealer.

Overall, I'm pleased I made the change and I think it is the best car I have owned to date.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2005

1999 Vauxhall Astra TDi 1.7 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Too expensive for parts


3 air flow meters.

Under engine plastic came off and stuck between road & car

Engine management light comes on and off at random so car runs on emergency power.

Latest is the fuel pump has packed up. The car will not run, quote is £1,800. The car is only worth this running.

General Comments:

Good size for family, comfy ride, good handling with 15 inch wheels on.

Good fuel consumption when working!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th September, 2005

1999 Vauxhall Astra SXi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


A cheap, good performance, Low reliability car


Right where do I start?

December 2002: Camshaft leakage, cost £175 to fix.

January: a very loud rattling noise coming somewhere from the exhaust system.

Both front window brackets are starting to go.

March: Front Left lower balljoint is going.

May 2003: I have an MOT, and the above needs to be fixed, I greatly fear the cost.

General Comments:

Well, for a 1.6 litre, this car is pretty quick!

Alhough it maybe quick, I am selling this car within the next few months due to very poor reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th May, 2003