2006 Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.9 from UK and Ireland
Rubbish car. Never will I buy Vauxhall again ever again!
One month after the Vauxhall warranty finished, the starter motor failed at 17,000 miles.
The car failed every MOT from new.
It's had two front brake disks, two bottom ball joints, 6 track rod ends, two front springs, and at 30,000 miles the ABS pump failed (£1500).
At 35,000 miles, the flywheel went (£1,800).
And after I sold the car, at 46,000 the gearbox failed.
Yes it looked good with the Xpac on it, yes it was quick, but it's the worst car I've ever had; it ate tyres! Vauxhall have the worst customer care ever! Even after the starter motor failed, they did not want to know, even though it was only 3 weeks after the warranty finished! They wanted £380 for a new starter motor. Not fitted!! So I got a new starter motor for £120 and I fitted it myself.
The car is quick! But it was the worst car I've ever, ever had in my life! I will never buy Vauxhall again. I've got a Skoda Octavia vRS now; I wish I'd bought this instead of that Vauxhall! Please, if you have any sense, DON'T BUY VAUXHALL, read reviews on any car web page, I wish I had!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st September, 2015