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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V CDX 5d (1999/T)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V CDX 5d (1999/T) - Owner Review

Confident handling, suprisingly fun to drive!
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Loads of toys - dirt cheap car from auction.

Costs

5 out of 5

Excellent fuel economy for a 1.8, Nice & cheap servicing from back street garages.

Driving

4 out of 5

Confident handling, suprisingly fun to drive!

Performance

4 out of 5

Not sports performance but never seems to struggle.

Reliability

4 out of 5

92k miles on the clock and no major problems (yet!)

Image

3 out of 5

Pretty anonymous, nice alloys on the CDX.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Seats not as supportive as I'd have liked, ride excellent.

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Insurance group: 17

Security

5 out of 5

Deadlocks are superb - thieves coun't get into my friends, even with a crowbar!

Service

4 out of 5

Local Vauxhall dealership are good but too expensive!

Problems

Bodywork
No rust, even with quite a few untreated stone chips!

Engine
EGR valve went - no biggie though...

Gearbox
Clutch starting to go after 92k miles…

Other
Rear brake calipers keep seizing up…

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