Roomy, well made, well equipped
Had the car about three weeks. After a couple of days, I noticed a rattle from the tailgate which went away when I locked the car from the inside. Has gone away by its self now though.
The new astra is beautifully put together. The seats are comfy, the ride is superb, and the diesel is near silent above 2-2500 revs.
There is also a generous amount of kit: A/C, Alloys, Driver Information Centre, CD, and mine (although I didn't ask for it) has climate control - don't tell Vauxhall!! The heating is so good that I don't miss the heated seats of the Rover.
The seats are very comfy on long distances, dispite what I have read on other reviews. After 24hrs with the car I had done 200 miles in it, and I didn't feel as stiff as a corpse!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th November, 2005