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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0 Di LS 5d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0 Di LS 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Heavy diesel engine tends to cause understeer.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Masses of ex-company cars and ex-motability bargains.

Costs

4 out of 5

Cheap to run and service.

Driving

3 out of 5

Heavy diesel engine tends to cause understeer.

Performance

4 out of 5

Huge improvement on the dodgy 1.7. Never had a hill it couldn't climb and is strong enough to accelerate out of trouble.

Reliability

5 out of 5

It's never let me down.

Image

4 out of 5

Looks and feels of German origin.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Backrest is unsupporting and cannot touch the headrest when leaning back... how effective would it be?

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Insurance group: 11

Security

4 out of 5

Remote deadlocks are very handy. Solid door contruction to avoid being prised open from the top.

Service

3 out of 5

See comments on engine.

Problems

Bodywork
Bonnet prone to stonechips.

Engine
Engine warning lights flickering was diagnosed as being a faulty MAF air sensor, which cost over £250.

Gearbox
-

Other
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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