Hello, Well. I ask the question in the title. "Are astras really any good?" I, in august bought a 2001 X reg Astra Club, 1.6 8v. Since buying it, I seem to have had nothing but problems. Heres a list....
Front pads and discs - £60
Clutch slave cylinder - £290
Full exhaust system - £100
CV Joint - £50
That doesn't seem like a lot, but then when you realize I have only had the car 2 months. It is a lot.
Front pads and discs were shot to bits, Possibly been on the car since new.
The slave cylinder started leaking and had to be replaced, Possibly due to old age? Who knows.
The exhaust had to be replaced due to the rear box baffles being knackered, The middle box had a whole in it, and the flexi was knackered on the front pipe.
The CV Joint needed to be replaced due to it snapping when I went to pull away on full lock. (Thank god for the AA)
The list doesn't really end there neither. The car is going to need lower arms in the next few months as they have fairly extreme play in them. I also need to get the rear shoes done soon too. Don't get me wrong, I love my astra its a great car, but is it really worth constantly spending money on it like I am. What happened to good ole' Vauxhall reliability?