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Hi, thanks for your kind thoughts, glad you agree but as was said all opinions are valid of course. My 2005 Astra ( h) estate a basic club marque, was totalled in its first year on the road, subsequently restored with full engineers report etc. Bought by a local ( to me ) fisherman, it had 8k miles on the clock when he got it and when I bought it from him in 2018 it still only had 30k on it and was kept in a Heated garage along with his classic car. It smelt new, drove like new and looked like new, I thought i'd nicked it at a grand. Lack of front compartment space is the only real criticism I can give it, no where to put anything really, other wise its been great and handles really well on all roads with really good suspension for such a basic car. Lacquer is starting to peel on the bonnet ( its silver ) which is i imagine the result of being resprayed all those years ago but otherwise its a minter. I feel guilty leaving it outside. I think most vauxhalls have reasonable suspension etc As said by "R" above.Motty01 I'm glad your surgery has gone well. I agree with the ride quality, it handles fine, stops really well and does give confidence on a decent twisty road. But show it the edge of a country lane above 20MPH, or brake late for a speed bump and its on the phone to a chiropractor. My '88 mk2 Cavalier with factory lowered suspension is more forgiving than my V40
The wifes V40 is 2.0l diesel, tremendous fuel economy, much better than my 2018 vauxhall grandland with a 1.6 diesel engine which was surprising and delivers so much more force, especially when I drive it when the wifes away to her mothers, lol Just a shame about the ride comfort, oh well...