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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

Good handling, firm seats, low firm ride. Cruise control adds to the fun. ABS. PAS etc
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

£16,000 brand new, bought for £5000 3 years old. Plus these engines reportedly last 150k miles easy

Costs

3 out of 5

SRi means everythings expensive. Decent on petrol considering engine. Only insurance group 9

Driving

4 out of 5

Good handling, firm seats, low firm ride. Cruise control adds to the fun. ABS. PAS etc

Performance

4 out of 5

Very quick. Sees off most boy racers in their Nova GSi's or Saxo VTRs. Brilliant braking power too. Nippy in all gears!

Reliability

3 out of 5

Head gasket at 72000 (Which I've heard is common on these Ecotec engines) starts everytime. Never broken down

Image

4 out of 5

Bit of a Grandads car plus they're everywhere. SRi trim makes a difference with rear spoiler and fog lights though

Comfort

4 out of 5

Air con. Lumbar support. Cruise control. Steering wheel radio controls. A real lazy boy's car. Hard seats are the only let down, but you learn to live with them

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Insurance group: 19

Security

4 out of 5

Alarm/ immobiliser are standard and double locking. What more do you need?

Service

4 out of 5

Decent price on the servicing. No messing about. Had car for very short period of time. Can't complain

Problems

Bodywork
One of the fog lights filled up with water and died. Bar that no problems

Engine
Head gasket at 72000

Gearbox
None

Other
Thrust bearing may need doing soon

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