2009 Vauxhall Astra Twin Top Sport 1.8 vvti from UK and Ireland


Disappointed, last Vauxhall I will have


Water runs in through open front windows, even if just after a screen wash, and at slow speeds, doesn't appear to have any form of drip strip or gutter. Advised by main dealer to 'make something to stop it yourself'!

Door/boot open warning light stays on constantly and beeps for first few miles. Started at 1500 miles.

When raising more than one window at a time, one of the windows pulls back down. Started at 1800 miles. 4 window raise button intermittent.

General Comments:

After waiting over 8 weeks longer than the original delivery date, I find myself disappointed with problems so early on in ownership with this vehicle. Currently back at main dealer to be hopefully sorted.

Sport model is a sport only by name. Hard seats give little comfort, and almost no bolster support when cornering. 1.8vvti engine seems lacking in power, not faulty, just not as powerful as say, a Toyota 1.8vvt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2010

8th Feb 2014, 08:11

Somewhat surprised - you appear to have bought a 'lemon' I now possess three 1.8 vvti's, all with auto boxes. The engines are strong, powerful and willing - as you'd expect from 140hp. Never been let down. Somewhat thirsty, but if you ease off on the throttle, I have managed in the high 40's.