Owners' Review

Choose a different review

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.4i 16V Envoy 5d (1999/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.4i 16V Envoy 5d (1999/S) - Owner Review

After 55,000 miles (mostly motorway), it's starting to show its age. The 1.4 engine is spinning quite fast at 70 mph - and it's quite noisy.
2

Want to know everything there is to know about this car? Then click on a link to see other car buying advice and help including car reviewscar valuations and cars for sale.

Review submitted by
Anonymous on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

-

Costs

1 out of 5

No comment - the company picks up the tab.

Driving

3 out of 5

After 55,000 miles (mostly motorway), it's starting to show its age. The 1.4 engine is spinning quite fast at 70 mph - and it's quite noisy.

Performance

4 out of 5

Not bad for a 1.4 16v engine - 90 bhp. It loosens up after a few motorway miles.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Engine replaced at 46,000 miles - the camshaft sheared on the motorway.

Image

2 out of 5

-

Comfort

3 out of 5

Driver's seat starting to sag. Stereo in Envoy is not very powerful.

Get an Insurance Quote

We've gathered the biggest companies on the market in one place to save you money.

Insurance group: 9

Security

2 out of 5

T-reg Envoy doesn"t have central locking or deadlocks.

Service

1 out of 5

The cabin fan broke on the hottest day of the year - they couldn"t look at it for 5 days. It also took them 5 weeks to replace the engine. Customer service is generally pretty poor.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
New engine needed at 46,000 miles.

Gearbox
-

Other
Airbag fault light appeared at 56,000 miles - still needs fixing at time of review.

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