Sure it's not the clutch burning? If it wasn't they must have been pretty crap tyres to have lasted as long without bursting.
2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...
199 BHP 322 lbs/ft Torque from a smokey diesel!!!!
This is Pointless to me