2003 Vauxhall Astra Elegance from UK and Ireland - Comments

18th Apr 2005, 09:02

Two more failures since last report: the adjuster on the rear drum brakes failed, causing the shoes to rub.

That was fixed quite easily.

Also, the interior lights failed again. This fault was related to the fix for the first lights failure, so was fixed under warranty. So far the fix seems to be holding OK.

18th Apr 2006, 05:22

OR again.

Another year on and the car is up to 34,000 miles now.

Since having the brakes done we've had no other troubles. New front tyres were fitted at around 26,000 miles - the back ones look good for a fair few thousand miles yet.

We're very happy with the car really..we're starting to think about changing it for something else for no other reason than we're a bit bored with it. A Mazda3 might be next...

19th Jan 2007, 08:38

OR again.

The car has now reached 41,000 miles and has been with us 3 years.

Nothing much to add since last review. Nothing has gone wrong, everything is just as it was. OK, we've replaced two headlight bulbs, but that's it. Only other cost is new tyres due soon and a recent regular service.

Needless to say, we're just keeping going with the car whilst it's no trouble.

14th Mar 2007, 09:46

Final review as we're selling the car. We're now up to 44,000 miles and nothing new to add to previous reports except that the EGR valve seems to be playing up again as the car is running quite roughly when cold.

Other than that, we've been happy with the car. I do wish the velour on the seats didn't attract dust and hair so badly though.

The replacement car will be a Renault Grand Scenic as we need more space. The Zafira didn't do it for us, as GMs constant cost cutting is really starting to show through on the finished product.

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