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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2002/02)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2002/02) - Owner Review

It handles bends smoothly, with no effort needed. A very quick and comfortable drive on the open road. Reaches 100mph with ease and with out you realising it, as the engine's so quiet.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

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Costs

2 out of 5

With £35 of Super unleaded, covered a distance of 200 miles. It does drink a lot when you put your foot down.

Driving

5 out of 5

It handles bends smoothly, with no effort needed. A very quick and comfortable drive on the open road. Reaches 100mph with ease and with out you realising it, as the engine's so quiet.

Performance

4 out of 5

1st & 2nd gear acceleration feels weird. It feels as if you're damaging the car? It's not a 0-60 car, but more of a mid-ranger. It's very quiet and can be easily redlined if you're not watching the rpm.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Noisy rear brakes (rear pads keep sticking to the discs and make an irritating squeak). Seen Vauxhall dealer and problem is being fixed. Rear spoiler is a bit faded. WHY!?

Image

5 out of 5

In black with the full Irmsher Kit and 17" alloys, the car does look the part and heads do turn. I have received nothing but compliments.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very comfortable ride with a lot more space than the old Mk3 astra. Lovely sports seats. No squeaking seats heard yet, but I've only done 1000 miles so…

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Insurance group: 27

Security

5 out of 5

Tilt sensors, deadlock, immobiliser and a very loud alarm.

Service

3 out of 5

It took Vauxhall 3 months just to build this car. WHY!? Nice people, but too many excuses.

Problems

Bodywork
Faded paint on the rear spoiler (COWBOYS!)

Engine
No problems yet.

Gearbox
Close ratio? Are they sure?

Other
Please fix my rear brakes or take the car back.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes