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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8 16V SXi 5d (AC) (2002/52)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8 16V SXi 5d (AC) (2002/52) - Owner Review

Good, positive handling
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Purchased mine from dealer with 6800 on the clock, only reg to the dealer but used as a demo/runabout, got about 4,500 off the list price

Costs

4 out of 5

With extras, Astras work out expensive, but base models about average price

Driving

5 out of 5

Good, positive handling

Performance

5 out of 5

1/8 16v SXi is a sporty responsive engine

Reliability

5 out of 5

Done 12000 miles and had no problems yet

Image

4 out of 5

Probably a bit staid for some, but I really like its looks, chunky and sporty

Comfort

4 out of 5

Hardish, sporty ride on the SXi, but front seats comfortable and very supportive

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Insurance group: 19

Security

4 out of 5

Central remote deadlocking is good

Service

4 out of 5

Purchased car from local main agent and has been serviced once by them. OK, I suppose

Problems

Bodywork
Few small dings/car park scratches but no rust

Engine
Sporty and responsive

Gearbox
Five speed manual ok, not quite as smooth as the old Astra

Other
Only group 7 insurance for the SXi - sporty ride without paying through the nose on insurance!

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