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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6 16V SXi 5d (2000/V)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6 16V SXi 5d (2000/V) - Owner Review

Smooth drive, responsive handling.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Sport seats and white dials a bonus.

Costs

3 out of 5

Main dealer exspensive, spares are reasonable.

Driving

4 out of 5

Smooth drive, responsive handling.

Performance

4 out of 5

Lively for a 1.6, would benefit from more power at lower revs.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Not let me down....yet!

Image

4 out of 5

Nice looking car, 3 door looks better though!

Comfort

3 out of 5

Supportive sport seats, although can cause lower backache if you are tall.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

3 out of 5

Deadlocks and immobilisor as standard, nothing special.

Service

2 out of 5

Have to complain to get things put right, warranty covers very little!

Problems

Bodywork
Flame red fades very quickly, starting to turn a pinkish colour! Have to wax very often. Rust bubble on rear arch, although main dealer is willing to repair f.o.c.

Engine
Nearly £200 for cam belt and tensioners at main dealer! Got it done for £140 at smaller garage.

Gearbox
No problems so far, nice and positive gear change.

Other
Passenger side window seal has been replaced twice, wind noise at 40 mph +.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes