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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2002/02)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2002/02) - Owner Review

Fast, comfortable, refined and economical (36 mpg) hot hatch.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

Heavy depreciation is the only bugbear.

Costs

5 out of 5

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Driving

5 out of 5

Fast, comfortable, refined and economical (36 mpg) hot hatch.

Performance

5 out of 5

Compares most favourably with my previous car, a Golf Mk3 GTi 2.0 16v.

Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems, apart from noisy rear brakes when driving slowly in traffic. Cured by dealer - weights added to rear calpiers.

Image

2 out of 5

Vauxhalls have no image as such, which is both a good and bad thing; good, as less likely to be stolen, but bad from the point of view of residuals compared with Golf.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very good, if a little unforgiving on some poor surfaces in town, but the compensations are good ride and suspension control on main rods, whatever the [legal] speed.

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Security

4 out of 5

Windows do not close automatically when car locked using remote control. Windows can be left open without alarm going off!

Service

4 out of 5

Long wait for a Saturday appointment - three weeks.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
Revs slow to drop when changing gear.

Gearbox
-

Other
Brakes (see above).

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes