2006 Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.9 CDTi from UK and Ireland
New drive shaft required.
New CV joint required.
New CIM module required.
New ECU required (still waiting for this...)
Frankly, a disappointing car.
The good points are that it looks great, goes well and does 40mpg. It handles well, and despite the sports suspension (mine has the IDS+ fitted) the ride isn't too bad either.
However, the build quality is appalling. Aside from the problems listed above, it has also got leaking back lights (they mist up, no fix for this), various rattles from the car inside, and also the drivers window rattles when half way down. Again there is no fix for this, so I had to do a DIY job on it, as it was driving me crazy.
Generally speaking, the dealers aren't very good, although I've found one that seems to know what they are doing.
I had planned to keep this car for a few years, but I don't trust it anymore, and suspect that there will be some very expensive faults when it's out of the warranty period, so it'll have to go. Next time I'll stick with Ford!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th July, 2007