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

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

Drives and handles well, a sporty ride and gets quicker with age.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

Depreciates heavily.

Costs

3 out of 5

Not bad if you drive sensibly.

Driving

4 out of 5

Drives and handles well, a sporty ride and gets quicker with age.

Performance

5 out of 5

Fastest 1.8 in its class.

Reliability

2 out of 5

If no network Q warranty, could cost you a fortune, In first 11 mths of owning the car, key fob, suspension (coil spring snapped) Brakes(front and rear pads and discs and rear calipers), Oil leak from oil pump, sump gasket leak, timing belt roller kit.

Image

5 out of 5

Looks nice with sxi trim

Comfort

4 out of 5

Average, due to stiff suspension.

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Insurance group: 19

Security

5 out of 5

Very good standard alarm, remote central locking a big plus.

Service

1 out of 5

Network Q is to entice u to buy from main dealer, but you will have to argue your right everytime.Dealer no interest in customer service.

Problems

Bodywork
Bumper fell off, side trim skirt fell off, small spots of rust starting to appear.

Engine
Timing belt roller kit, oil leak from pump and sump.

Gearbox
Very notchy when cold.

Other
Went into main dealer for MOT only 11 months after purchase and failed on suspension, brakes. Had to argue to get work done on network q warranty, even though it comes with MOT guarantee. Load of rubbish!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No