1999 Vauxhall Astra LS 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Cheap to run, but the quality can be unreliable
The odometer registered 0 after six months of owning the car. Went back to the dealer for a fix.
Main fault was a water leak. The dealer I purchased it from was unable/unwilling to fix this and another dealer took pity on me and sorted it out. At one point there was an inch and a half of water under the carpets. The fault was caused by welding missed at the factory - surely this is a quality control issue?
Squeaky driver's window.
I like driving the car, it has enough performance for me and it handles very well especially when cornering.
The interior seems cheap and tacky though.
I wish the rear seats folded flat like the ones on my old Mark 3 Astra.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd August, 2001