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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2004/54)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2004/54) - Owner Review

Nice smooth drive. Light steering which weights up nicely on lock. Positive about the straight ahead position too. Ride can be quite hard at times.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

I consider it to be great value bought as 2nd hand. £9k at 6 months old. 15k new.

Costs

4 out of 5

Cheap to run. Good economy, even around town if driven carefully. Reasonable group 9 insurance too.

Driving

4 out of 5

Nice smooth drive. Light steering which weights up nicely on lock. Positive about the straight ahead position too. Ride can be quite hard at times.

Performance

4 out of 5

Good strong performance for something which is barely a "warm hatch". Smooth acceleration through all gears. Short gearing means it picks up well in any gear. Bit noisy at 80+ mph.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Nothing to report so far. Not put a foot wrong. Small noise starting around the tailgate.

Image

4 out of 5

Nice subtle extras mark out the SRi from other models.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Ride can be hard. Sports seats could do with being a bit wider. Plenty of room for 6 footers, even in the back.

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Insurance group: 19

Security

4 out of 5

Good, standard alarm and immobiliser.

Service

4 out of 5

Fine. Had problems in the past though with previous Vauxhalls.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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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