Engine Management System failed, was replaced under warranty.
Headlamp bulbs would blow regularly.
On the plus side the Astra was very refined, much quieter and smoother than the Focus I replaced it with. It also looked quite a smart car from some angles & the handling was above average for a family hatch. Performance was average.
On the down side, the interior was incredibly dull, the windows would rattle when going over bumps, the reliability was questionable, and the less said about the dealers the better.
Overall, quite a forgettable car with no character. Wouldn't buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th March, 2006