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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 5d (2003/03)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Good, but not as good as Focus, even with the sports suspension that this model comes with.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Well-equipped with cruise control, CD, steering wheel radio/CD controls, lumbar adjustment etc. etc.

Costs

4 out of 5

20K service interval though mine is a company car so I don't pay anyway. Have done 52K in less than 18 months and hasn't needed repair yet.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good, but not as good as Focus, even with the sports suspension that this model comes with.

Performance

4 out of 5

1.8 quite lively though get used to it quickly.

Reliability

4 out of 5

So far, so good. Just needed a replacement CD player under warranty.

Image

3 out of 5

Biggest problem with the Astra - too common, dull-ish, now replaced, Vauxhall badge.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Sports seats hold you in on corners and lots of adjustment/lumbar on both front seats. But on long journeys the bolsters can make your legs ache.

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Insurance group: 19

Security

5 out of 5

Appears OK.

Service

4 out of 5

Vauxhall dealers are not the best, but then I've bad experiences with numerous Ford and Fiat dealers too...

Problems

Bodywork
Bootlid can squeak and rattle when shelf removed.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
CD player needed replacement under warranty.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes