1988 Vauxhall Carlton 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Never so glad to scrap a car!
Carb no good.
Heater didn't work.
All the windows leaked.
Could only lock/unlock using boot as the door locks fell apart.
Both rear coil springs snapped.
Dash caught fire.
Power steering pump leaked.
A comfy car if it wasn't cold or raining.
Badly built, underpowered & low mpg.
Boring to drive.
Please don't buy one if you enjoy driving, but hate getting oily.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th February, 2007
20th Feb 2007, 06:10
Mate you should try to get a late 1993 or 1994 model 2 litre or even better 2.6i with all the toys. An '88 Carlton with a 1.8 isn't exactly the best ones they made... even so, you shouldn't have had so many problems, the Carlton was a fantastically reliable car. Mind you, they're getting very old now and even harder to find.
19th Sep 2007, 11:12
Sounds like the reviewer bought it already as a scrap.
The Carlton is actually a good car.
4th May 2010, 18:57
"Never so glad to scrap a car!" Me too. Mine was a H reg.