2003 Vauxhall Astra GSi Turbo 2.0 16v turbo from UK and Ireland
Exciting car to drive
Rubber sill seal at bottom of door came away from body, but only needed pushing back on.
Vauxhall have yet to release a model that handles well, but I do have to say the new Astra GSi has to be one of the best yet, it comes with a stability "gizmo" built in to the shocks and taking corners at speed is no longer a brown trouser experience!
Very quick car.
Mine came fully equipped with almost all optional extras including:
Full leather seats.
De-badged front grille.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2003
Vauxhall have yet to make a car that handles?!? What about the VX220??
Er, the VX220 is actually a rebadged Lotus. Vauxhall's total involvement in the design and build of this car involves supplying the engine and a couple of badges. Suspension, steering, braking - all Lotus.
This really shows how much you don't know about cars!
The vx220 shares a massive 22 parts with the lotus. GM put a lot of money in to the design, and lotus offered to build it.