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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0i 16V GSi Turbo 3d (2003/03)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0i 16V GSi Turbo 3d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Sport suspension keeps it stuck to the road. Gets frisky when the Turbo cuts in. Good direct steering and 380mm brake discs stop very nicely!
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Good value, although new Astra is pushing value down on this car.

Costs

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption around 28-30mpg round town. 38 - 40mpg average on motorway at 80mph. Insurance typically high.

Driving

4 out of 5

Sport suspension keeps it stuck to the road. Gets frisky when the Turbo cuts in. Good direct steering and 380mm brake discs stop very nicely!

Performance

4 out of 5

Awesome! Power to weight ratio high in comparison to other vehices. Ecotech engine just keeps pulling. It could do with a 6-speed box to get the best out of it though.

Reliability

4 out of 5

A few niggles with the Vauxhall stereo which required two replacements (under warranty). Car itself is very reliable.

Image

5 out of 5

It looks mean and has the performance to live up to the image. Not many of them on the road so always a head turner.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Part leather Recaro seats with lumbar support grip nicely. Back seats too, are comfortable and roomy. Standard tyres are noisy. Eagle F1's are best. Ride is very sporty without being too hard.

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Insurance group: 31

Security

4 out of 5

Standard Vauxhall toys keep the thieves at bay. Not an easy car to break into!

Service

5 out of 5

Bicknells Worcester are fantastic both with Finance, sales and service.

Problems

Bodywork
No problems although front bumper skirts gets easily scratched as it's so low!

Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
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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