2001 Vauxhall Astra Comfort 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland
Well equipped reliable workhorse
Rear brakes binding.
Seats springs very squeaky.
Trim around stereo makes rattling noise.
Windscreen washers go mysteriously empty when I know there is plenty fluid in the reservoir.
The car is very reliable. Will start every turn of the key.
Not the comfiest on long journeys though.
Not a lot of storage space within the cabin and it isn't the brightest of cabins I've seen.
Very well equipped. 4 electric windows, Cruise control, Air conditioning, Cd player, Leather steering wheel etc.
Fuel tank not the largest. Lucky to get 33 pounds in the tank.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th October, 2003
15th Dec 2003, 09:48
I agree with the comment regards the windscreen washers suddenly going empty. I picked up a new car with washers on the lights as well - they work well, but I can never get water onto my windscreen - does anybody know why please?
1st Sep 2004, 07:06
I have a 1999 registered Astra and the windscreen washers have gradually got worse until no water will come out at all from the front or rear. The reservoir is full and the motors still work so I presume there must be a blockage somewhere in the system. The car has some other small faults, but I am still very satisfied with the vehicle, performance and handling are very good and I haven't had any engine reliability issues.
18th Aug 2008, 05:34
My 2001 1.4 Astra is very comfy on long journeys, has plenty of space in the cabin and in the boot, and the trim doesn't rattle and the wipers work fine.
Also, I have had over £50.00 of petrol in its tank. With just over 25000 miles on the clock it runs like clockwork.