Hi Guys I've ended up with a Vauxhall Astra (14 plate) as a hire car for a few days. It's a 1.6l petrol and it's bloody rubbish! The centre console is a horrible mash of too many buttons, the gears do that juddery thing when you come off the throttle regardless of what revs you're at or whether you're in a high or low gear and to top it off the thing is pretty darn slow. I'd really advise against anyone looking at buying one! However, all things considered I could have ended up with a lot worse I suppose. Anyone else had an awful car as a rental that they've had to put up with?