* Prices may differ from that shownMore Offers
I happen to be lucky enough to have in my possession an astra belmont. It is 1989 and has very low miles for its age. It has no rust YES! NO RUST!!! It starts first time, every time and mint condition isn't the word for it. Immaculate is! UNTIL we bought mixed fuel by accident but that is another story. It is the original car apart from a Sony stereo fitted. It is very economical compared to larger engine saloon in it's class and can carry 5 people easily. It is sluggish but for someone wanting a first car u could do a lot worse than to pick up a old cheap and economical and cheap to ensure belmot. UPDATE July 3rd I have been driving the belmont as my own car for many months now and have found it to be economical and very reliable. Being a young driver and sorry to say a bit of a dangerous one in like having the small engine as it keeps me from going too fast too soon!!!
The Belmont, whilst not pretty, or a speed machine, is a very practical car. It will get you from A to B and even C. It is a very cheap family motor (to buy, run, and insure). The Belmount will take a family easily, it is a good cruiser, and is comfortable. Okay, it may not have the best build as it's a Vauxhall, but it's still a good car. It can take a load, and although the 1.3 is no 2.8 V6 4Motion, it still goes well, and cruises nicely at average speeds. The beauty is that they are cheap, and plentiful, so if you crash, what about it, just get another. So if you want a cheap, reliable, spacious car, buy the Belmont.
I am not a car person. I do not ooh and ahh over cars. As long as it gets me from A to B without breaking down, I don't care what it is or what it looks like. I am not someone who would have a nice new sparkly car even if I could afford it, I only clean my car when I am going to sell it and get something else. I do this quite frequently because I get easily bored. That said, my last two cars have been Vauxhall Belmonts and I have not got bored with them yet. I kept the first one for about two years, which is something of a record for me, and then only sold it to replace it with a cheaper to run Diesel Belmont, which I have had for almost a year. There is nothing special about these cars, they are not great to look at and do not go particularly fast, however, in three years, I have had not a days trouble from either of them. Both are old cars (1986) and have needed some maintenece for MOT's but neither ever let me down. They got me to work through cold and rain. If you want something steady and reliable, I would recomend a Vauxhall Belmont to any second hand car buyer.