2005 Vauxhall Astra Club 1.7 CDTI (100 ps) from UK and Ireland
Excellent, but the starting problems are a worry!
After 4 days of ownership, the airbag light kept coming on. I took it back to the dealer where they reset the sensors. The light came on again the following day, but since then it has only come on during start up, when it is supposed to.
After about two weeks of ownership, I struggled to get the vehicle to start. When I did get it to start, it made a clunking noise from the engine bay and the engine management light came on. After about 10 seconds, the noise stopped and the light went off. I drove the car home and it was fine until the next morning when I came to start it - the same thing happened again.
It went back to the dealer where they put it onto the diagnostics, but failed to find anything wrong. Two days later the same fault, only this time when I got it started, the car cut out after 5 seconds. When I went to start it, the engine would not even turn, needless to say the car is back at the dealers as we speak.
Overall the car is great.
It handles well.
The 1.7 CDTI engine pulls really well compared to the W reg 1.7 DTI I owned 3 years ago.
Fuel economy is excellent, even with the air conditioning blasting every day.
The interior is comfy, although those indicator controls took some getting used to.
Looks are stunning, you would be hard pressed to find something bad to say about those.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th June, 2006