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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2001/51)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2001/51) - Owner Review

Sure footed. Doesn't feel as nimble as say the Peugeot 306, but then it is a bigger car. traction control is a Godsend on ice, snow and wet. The power steering is nicely weighted.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Good value for what you get. Make sure you shop around for one with the optional goodies on it too.

Costs

4 out of 5

Can't comment really, but cheaper than Peugeot for sure. Vauxhall parts have always been good value.

Driving

4 out of 5

Sure footed. Doesn't feel as nimble as say the Peugeot 306, but then it is a bigger car. traction control is a Godsend on ice, snow and wet. The power steering is nicely weighted.

Performance

4 out of 5

Certainly has lots of pull. More after 4000 rpm. Smooth power delivery. At first i thought it was slow compared to the 306 D'Turbo, but it's because the power doesn't appear in great lumps.

Reliability

4 out of 5

I hear the Ecotech engine is bombproof

Image

4 out of 5

Looks sporty yet refined and elegant. I like the fact it doesn't say SRI on the back. Watch out baseball cap brigade.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Excellent. Roomy. Loads of leg room. Big boot. I acually like the plain black dash. lumbar support on seats.

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Insurance group: 19

Security

5 out of 5

Ultrasonic alarm, immobilser, deadlock, Thatcham locking wheels nuts, coded radio with removable panel. What else is there?

Service

4 out of 5

They actually did a proper service unlike the Peugeot dealers i've used

Problems

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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes