A good buy and reliable
Sometimes won't start first time after a long journey.
Sometimes won't go in in 2nd gear first time.
Engine management light comes on and stays on till restarted (at least twice a week.)
Sometimes it has power then the next day its groaning when I put my foot down and there's not a lot of power.
It chugs in 2nd or 3rd gear when driving through town.
The main dealer was helpful and has fixed all problems apart from the reason why the engine management light comes on for no apparent reason.
It's a good car it goes well for a 1.6 8v and the handling is excellent.
The cabin could do with cheering up and electric mirrors would be a bonus too.
I'm now looking to change to an Astra 1.6 16v SXI in the near future.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th October, 2004