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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i Club 5d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i Club 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Can be very light on cornering.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Very cost effective. Cheap to run, insure etc.

Costs

4 out of 5

Low insurance group, reasonable tax, comes under old taxation scheme.

Driving

4 out of 5

Can be very light on cornering.

Performance

5 out of 5

Very good for a 1.6 8V. Only changed air filter for performance.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Hmmm debatable. Go careful where you buy. Dealer steam cleaned engine without telling me first, since then many electrical problems, New alternator, new E.C.U, new battery, new oil pressure switch. Luckily all covered under Vauxhall warranty.

Image

1 out of 5

Young driver in a family car, get some funny looks. Often get confused as police (even in green) which is very annoying as people slow down right in front of you for no reason.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very good. Just wish there was an arm rest. Plenty of leg room in front and rear. Nice on long Motorway journeys.

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Insurance group: 9

Security

3 out of 5

Good immobiliser and dead locks, but fitted Cat 1 alarm for piece of mind.

Service

5 out of 5

Very good, sales and after sales, very quick when repairing faults under warranty. They still managed to get money out of me.

Problems

Bodywork
Stone chips on bonnet. Nothing other than that.

Engine
No problems as of yet.

Gearbox
Just started to notice some gears will not select, but am going to get it looked at A.S.A.P.

Other
As I said a few electrical problems but I blame dealer for steam cleaning the engine bay. Other than that VERY VERY nice car!

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