1985 Vauxhall Carlton Reviews

1985 Vauxhall Carlton CDi Estate 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles
Previous carBMW 318

Summary:

Powerful, comfortable and not too thirsty

Faults:

Heater motor brushes.

Electric windows/mirrors.

Trip computer.

Central locking.

All fixed myself on the cheap.

General Comments:

After a BMW 318 (total rubbish in my opinion) the Carlton 2.2i was a treat even though it was getting on a bit. It was quicker, more economical and great to drive.

Some niggling electrical faults, but considering the age I didn't really mind. It was my fourth one and won't be the last.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2000

1985 Vauxhall Carlton L 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

New fan.

General Comments:

Excellent car, able to run on unleaded without major cost (£28). Good drive and comfort. Does about 30mpg but the 1.8 engine is a little underpowered for such a heavy car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews