Have just recently become the owner of an Astra SRi 2.2L manual, (the Holden version as in Australia but it's a full import).
Nice car except for one annoying thing - when pulling away, going from first to second, in the transition from accel. off to back on again there is one hell of a lag that causes a big 'lurch' and the following car to almost run in the back of it! It kind of feels like the fuel has been cut and no matter how I try and drive it the same thing occurs. It does happen t other gear changges but is most pronounced between 1st - 2nd.
Have taken it to two diff. dealers who admit there is something strange going on but cannot find what - am now waiting for Holden to get back to me as I believe they are chasing it up with Opel!?
Has anyone else suffered something similiar, do they all do it .... ??
Any help much appreciated as this is really starting to annoy, (only had it a month but it will be lucky to see two if this continues - the last car I ever owned when in the UK was a Mk1 GTE so thought this would be a major improvement over that - not!)