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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.4i 16V LS 5d (AC) (2000/W)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.4i 16V LS 5d (AC) (2000/W) - Owner Review

Good ride quality, great cornering, front a bit eager to wash out in the wet and less traction than you'd expect.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

It was a company car.

Costs

3 out of 5

Not as economical as I'd expected.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good ride quality, great cornering, front a bit eager to wash out in the wet and less traction than you'd expect.

Performance

4 out of 5

Fantastic for a 1.4. Engine thrived on revs, probably why fuel economy was so average.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Two gearboxes went on me in as many weeks, but other than that it was fine.

Image

3 out of 5

Very middle-of-the-road. I thought it looked quite stylish, however they are everywhere.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Good ride. A little cramped if more than three people were travelling.

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Insurance group: 9

Security

2 out of 5

No alarm as standard.

Service

4 out of 5

Dealer service was good, although I don't think the mechanics fitted the second gearbox since it broke two weeks after being fitted.

Problems

Bodywork
Excellent.

Engine
Vauxhall's Ecotec engines are the best thing about their cars.

Gearbox
Two gearboxes had to be replaced. Shift quality wasn't great.

Other
Every so often, AC smelled funny.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No