Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Auto - automaticallyuk
Hi all,

Spotted a 1998 old shape vauxhall astra 1.6 auto for sale £2895 ono, 18000 miles on the clock? FSH etc.

Any problems with these?
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Auto - Dynamic Dave
If it's the 8 valve engine, then don't expect skins to be removed from rice puddings in a hurry!! The 16 valver is better.
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Auto - Dan J
Echo what Dave says.

I would *guess* that it is the 8 valve as the autos always seemed to be. The 8 valve engine is very reliable and good for vast mileages if looked after. It also doesn't suffer from all the cam problems and frequent belt changes that the 16v engine does. The gearbox is also generally reliable (as opposed to the Ford CD4E) though don't expect smoking tyres away from the lights.

My only concern with this car is its very low mileage. Has it only ever been used to pootle to a shop 2 miles away? Won't necessarily make it a bad buy but it might need a damn good engine rinse and a good thrashing if so...
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Auto - Ian (Cape Town)
I would *guess* that it is the 8 valve as the
autos always seemed to be.

PROBABLY.
The 8 valve engine is
very reliable and good for vast mileages if looked after.

YEP!
It also doesn't suffer from all the cam problems and frequent
belt changes that the 16v engine does.


75000 kms belt changes on my 1.8 4-DR- I suspect a 1.6 is the same.

>>The gearbox is
also generally reliable (as opposed to the Ford CD4E) though don't expect smoking tyres away from the lights.

THE OPEL/VAUXHALL BOX IS OK IN A 4-SPEED. DOES IT HAVE THE SPORTS SHIFTER?
My only concern with this car is its very low mileage.
Has it only ever been used to pootle to a
shop 2 miles away? Won't necessarily make it a bad
buy but it might need a damn good engine rinse and
a good thrashing if so...

CAN TAKE A GOOD THRASHING!!! - ALSO, A DECENT LONG-RANGE CAR, VERY COMFORTABLE. I FIND IT HAS GOOD FUEL ECONOMY, DOESN'T CHEW TYRES, PLENTY SPACE.

 

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