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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 3d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 3d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Handles well on stiffened suspension, but gets a little twitchy when pushed hard.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Cracking car for the money.

Costs

4 out of 5

Bits are expensive when somthing does go wrong.

Driving

4 out of 5

Handles well on stiffened suspension, but gets a little twitchy when pushed hard.

Performance

5 out of 5

These things don't half shift. Shocked me!

Reliability

5 out of 5

It hasn't broken down yet, apart from a sticking rear brake caliper.

Image

3 out of 5

Just too common.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Stiff suspension great for handling, but poor for security of fillings.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

4 out of 5

It was still on the drive last time I looked.

Service

2 out of 5

Vauxhall were very unhelpful when my rear caliper seized. They wre not willing to sell me a repair kit and swore blind that it was a sealed unit requiring specialist knowledge to repair. Humbug it is!

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
That damn caliper! It only takes half an hour to strip, repair and re-build.

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