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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 3d (AC) (1999/T)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 3d (AC) (1999/T) - Owner Review

Handling is poor, hit a corner too fast and you will end up in a bush! In the rain you slide all over the place and the traction control button does nothing.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

Bought mine for £3000 with 50,000 on the clock.

Costs

2 out of 5

Parts are pricey! Petrol not bad, I only do a few miles a week so £10 lasts a week.

Driving

2 out of 5

Handling is poor, hit a corner too fast and you will end up in a bush! In the rain you slide all over the place and the traction control button does nothing.

Performance

3 out of 5

Poor off the lights, wheels just spin if too heavy a right foot. Traction control is SOMETIMES useless. At 50 the 16 valves start to kick in and your off can go from 50 to 110 very very quick!

Reliability

4 out of 5

Had flat battery (my fault left the lights on!) and only real problem was alternator since then not a single problem.

Image

3 out of 5

Very common but the 3dr is a bit rare.

Comfort

3 out of 5

My Renault 5 was better, but a few options to adjust seat in different ways, also I'm 6ft 3 and I don't have my seat to the back seats.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

5 out of 5

Still got it and dead lock system good idea and immobiliser fitted.

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Easy to mark front and back bumper harder to mark sides.

Engine
Had to replace battery, alternator, front discs, pads, egr valve, exhaust.

Gearbox
Stiff.

Other
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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