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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i LS 5d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i LS 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Quite stable on the motorway, alright downtown.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

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Costs

4 out of 5

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Driving

4 out of 5

Quite stable on the motorway, alright downtown.

Performance

2 out of 5

The engine feels a bit weak. 16v might be better?

Reliability

4 out of 5

Bought the car 4 years old, was regularly serviced, had engine problems from the start.

Image

4 out of 5

I like the design, however it looks like not many young people drive Vauxhall Astra.

Comfort

4 out of 5

It's alright for a basic car.

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Insurance group: 9

Security

3 out of 5

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Service

3 out of 5

They show off a lot with their Network Q guarantee, but the car was not in good condition upon purchase, so they had to fix a couple of things for me first. Extended guarantee is very expensive.

Problems

Bodywork
Car starts getting noisy. Hinges don't look very stable.

Engine
Intermittent engine problems upon startup. After switching off and on again, it works fine.

Gearbox
Very stiff, particularly first gear. This should be improved.

Other
Rear window heating not very efficient - takes long to clear. Wing mirrors not very well protected from water.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes