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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i LS 5d (1998/R)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i LS 5d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Good handling and sure footing on the road.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

For what I paid for it, it's a bargain really.

Costs

4 out of 5

Running costs are low, because of cheap parts and fuel. Also insurance group 4 on this car, although it's more expensive to insure than my cavalier. So far it's cost me about £300 in new tyres and discs at the front.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good handling and sure footing on the road.

Performance

3 out of 5

Actually it flies for a 74BHP engine! I was pleasantly surprised by it's acceleration and top speed is 115MPH with my foot to the board.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Seems okay although the switch panel for the heater controls has broken and it cost me £80 for just the part alone! :( Also I notice a growling/ rumbling noise coming from the fan blower

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4 out of 5

I think it's a good car for the money, I'm fairly happy with Vauxhalls as they're good value and reasonably cheap compared to VW. I had a Golf MkIII 1.4 before this and the engine was gutless compared to the Astra 1.6 8V

Comfort

3 out of 5

It's OK, but the seats aren't as comfy as the old Cavalier. I was a bit disappointed about that. Also the ride is OK but begins to feel uncomfortable after 3 hours driving.

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Insurance group: 9

Security

3 out of 5

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Service

3 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
Won't go into first gear occasionally.

Other
Door locking mechanism broke, but magically fixed itself a few days later.

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