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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

Love driving this car. Gear box much improved over old Astra, but still not class leading.
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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Bought from main dealer second hand, 6 months old, with remainder of 3 year warranty, thus avoiding bad depreciation and saving £4.5K from new.

Costs

4 out of 5

Only servicing costs. Dealer in Derby seems good.

Driving

4 out of 5

Love driving this car. Gear box much improved over old Astra, but still not class leading.

Performance

4 out of 5

Handles really well. Lotus have done a good job on chassis. The engine is very smooth throughout and loves to rev. Performance doesn't really kick in till over 3500rpm, then it goes!

Reliability

4 out of 5

Good so far, apart from annoying sqeaky sound from breaks when going really slow. Fixed under warranty.

Image

4 out of 5

Plenty of street cred, even though it's a Vauxhall. Dull inside.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Can get very good driving position, with plenty of adjustment on very comfortable seat and steering wheel. Suspension is quite stiff, but I like this.

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Insurance group: 27

Security

3 out of 5

Alarm, immobiliser and deadlocks.

Service

4 out of 5

Pentagon Vauxhall in Derby seem to be a good main dealer.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Break squeak.

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