I purchased the car with 27K on the clock. The handbrake needed rebuilding, the gearbox seal went. It just failed the MOT on the CO level. A tech 1 diagnostic revealed a faulty Oxygen sensor (previous Vauxhall dealer missed this). After new sensor car was fine.
Very quick car, wheels will spin too easy. Close ratio gearbox means that 1st is a bit too highly geared and 5th is a bit low. It will still pull speeds in excess of 130 quite easily though (so I'm told of course). I get about 30-40 MPG depending on right foot! I recommend the 'Cav', servicing is cheap (ish) and the 16V climbs all over the 8V. Bog standard it's approx 150BHP (pre eco-tech engine) but can be tweaked to around 200. Buy buy buy!!! (16v's getting rare now)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd October, 1997