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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 3d (AC) (2000/W)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V Sport 3d (AC) (2000/W) - Owner Review

Standard it's Ok, but not as good as the Focus. I've lowered mine and added a strut bar. This has improved handling by about 40%
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

I would never buy one new, but second hand they are very good value. I bought mine 1 year old for half price!

Costs

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption is reasonable for the performance, but does suffer if you 'cane it'.

Driving

4 out of 5

Standard it's Ok, but not as good as the Focus. I've lowered mine and added a strut bar. This has improved handling by about 40%

Performance

4 out of 5

Good for a 1.8. Keeps up with my mate's 2.0 focus no problems. Just needs a bit more low down power >2000 rpm.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Had car for 1 year, no problems at all, then the gearbox went - £400 bill. Other than that no problems.

Image

3 out of 5

Ok. At least it isn't as common as the focus. You see those things everywhere!

Comfort

3 out of 5

Not bad, but seats could be better. Don't like the interior materials either, then again you get what you pay for.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

3 out of 5

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Service

3 out of 5

Never had any contact, so can't say.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Gearbox
Second gear stripped itself - my fault though!

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