1990 Vauxhall Belmont L 1.6 from UK and Ireland


A cheap reliable bargain



General Comments:

This is a cheap fantastic car.

Its performance is great for an 11 year old car.

There are plenty of used Belmonts around, a lot cheaper to buy than the Astra, but just as much fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2001

1st Aug 2003, 13:36

How do you fix ar set time on a 1993 saturn 1.9 motor?

1990 Vauxhall Belmont SRi 1.8i petrol from UK and Ireland


An attractive reliable car


Fuel pump relay.

Passenger electric window failure.

Blocked fuel injectors.

General Comments:

I bought my Belmont in 1998 from a garage. It was previously been owned by a middle aged couple, so it was completely standard with a full service history.

The SRi model was a fine looking and running car. It was well geared with a very gusty engine, which meant driving on the motorways was a pleasure. It was in A1 condition when I bought it, with low miles on it, it had no rust whatsoever and I always kept it in the garage.

The car was the best condition Belmont that I've ever seen. I was lucky to get it at what I thought was a bargain price for an H reg car in this condition, with this level of spec, which included power steering, electric windows, E/M, FFSR and C/L.

I spent very little money on it. The biggest expense was a brand new set of Goodyear eagle tyres. The items that went wrong with it, were due to lack of use. The car had been sitting previously for long periods, so a sticky window motor and fuel pump relay were replaced. The fuel injectors had to be cleaned due to tar build up from the engine doing little work!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2000

24th Apr 2001, 14:14

Interesting review. I was thinking of buying one (there is an SRi going cheap in the paper) but now you made my mind up. I used to have a 1.2 Astra Merit and I used to love it. Now we have an L reg Peugeot 405 1.8i which, although a nice car, doesn't like the ammount of miles I'm putting on it, so I'm getting the Belmont so 'compliment' it.


11th Jan 2002, 14:25

I thoroughly agree with your comments about the engine - my version was the 1.8 SXi, and it really was a pleasure to drive. It was amazing what a difference the few extras made to the appearance as well. A rather bland car was turned into something that really looked good. I now drive a Honda Accord 2.0i auto, which is lovely, smooth and silky, but I still do sometimes miss that nice Vauxhall grunt and surge that used to come up from the Belmont's engine when I came out of a bend!

2nd Oct 2003, 14:25

I've had a blue SXi Belmont for 4 years, '91 J reg, 95 K miles at moment. goes really well. planning on keeping it for at least another 2 years maybe more.

1990 Vauxhall Belmont Merit 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


Dim/dip relay governing headlights, split gaitor & two tyres in four years.

General Comments:

Best car I have had but showing its age now. The comfort has diminished and it has started to rattle so I think this will be its last year with me.

On the whole it has been a perfect car for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 1997