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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 5d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Excellent driving position. Doesn't feel like a five door family wagon.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Excellent. Got mine cheap off a family member, should hold its value for some time (I hope!)

Costs

3 out of 5

Insurance isn't too bad (Group 7 or 8). Petrol can be pricey if you put your foot down. Wouldn't get 400 miles out of a full tank if you drive it hard often.

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent driving position. Doesn't feel like a five door family wagon.

Performance

5 out of 5

Unbelievable! My 0-60 is 8.2secs, not bad for a family hatchback. Can beat most boy racers! Clock only goes to 130mph whereas newer SXi models (which replaced the sport) go to 140mph, but it'll go off the clock.

Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems yet.

Image

3 out of 5

Family hatchback! Say no more, but hoping to improve that with some sensible modifications.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Excellent interior. Sports seats with lumbar and adjustments for motorway driving, adjustable steering wheel for a great driving position.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

4 out of 5

Standard Cat 2 but I've up'd mine to a Cat 1 Toad Ai606 alarm and immobiliser for peace of mind.

Service

3 out of 5

Car hasn't reached its service interval yet but had Vauxhall's before, normally quite good.

Problems

Bodywork
None, apart from the odd stone chip.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Rear washer jet, absolute nightmare to fix.

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