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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0 Di LS 5d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0 Di LS 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Excellent! I cover 20,000 miles per year. The diesel engine is responsive and gets me out of trouble no bother, although I need to put my foot to the floor to do it. I find the heavy engine causes some oversteer on tight bends, but it does feel solid.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Picked a 2.0 Di 16v up for £3250 a year ago.

Costs

4 out of 5

Very cheap to run considering it's a 2.0-litre.

Driving

5 out of 5

Excellent! I cover 20,000 miles per year. The diesel engine is responsive and gets me out of trouble no bother, although I need to put my foot to the floor to do it. I find the heavy engine causes some oversteer on tight bends, but it does feel solid.

Performance

3 out of 5

Reasonable. End of day, it's a diesel.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Injector seals went after 110,000 miles. £350.

Image

3 out of 5

All colour-coded, looks same as '03 model.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Seats are hard; headrest useless; no lumbar.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

2 out of 5

Who really wants to steal one?

Service

5 out of 5

Fab. Bent over backwards.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Injector seals went, 11000 expected.

Gearbox
-

Other
Getting company sticker off window difficult.

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