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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2001/X)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2001/X) - Owner Review

Handles really wel. Chassis seems solid.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

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Costs

1 out of 5

No costs incurred yet (still under warranty). Fuel consumption a little heavy but is improving.

Driving

4 out of 5

Handles really wel. Chassis seems solid.

Performance

3 out of 5

2.2 engine likes to rev. Nothing much happens until above 3200 rpm… then it's much better!

Reliability

2 out of 5

No mechanical problems as yet, but many other problems such as a badly fitting body kit, doors not aligned correctly, tailgate/bumper moulding not aligned correctly. Poor paint finish in parts!

Image

5 out of 5

Looks good. Has won a recent What Car? award.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Suspension is fairly stiff but not uncomfortably so. Seats are quite supportive, although driver's seat is now squeaking! Very annoying, and after only 3000 miles, very poor!

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Security

3 out of 5

Deadlocks, engine immobiliser and alarm. I still keep it in the garage though!

Service

3 out of 5

Fairly good, bearing in mind that I rejected the first car on the spot due to a paint defect. Now with all the problems with this car, Vauxhall are going to replace it for the third time!

Problems

Bodywork
Many problems, mostly with the body kit and some paint problems. Body panel fit could be better.

Engine
None apart from difficulty starting on one occasion.

Gearbox
Much better than on previous Astras.

Other
Heater motor burnt out whilst on the motorway - cabin filled with smoke! Very scary and dangerous!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes