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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V CD 5d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V CD 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Comfotable seats, reasonable boot. One touch opening and closing on both front windows.

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Review submitted by
R Amey on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not sure.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Never recieved any negative comments. Always looked good when it was washed (Star Silver), but keeping the plastic trim black was a pain.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I got rid of it as the family out grew it. Did nearly buy an Astra Estate. It was a good car, you'd be amazed what you could fit in it. Driving across europe with wife, child, 2 cats and all our luggage.My only regret was not buying the 1.8 16v. I put 76k on it, I would get 30-35k out of a set of michelin tyres. The servicing was reasonable. Economy was good.

What are you likely to buy next?
I bought a Jeep.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 1998

Did you get a good deal and why?
I bought it tax free for a start. I got a good trade in on my Orion and got a competitive price and finance from the dealer. We even got him to throw in Mats and a Vauxhall umbrella.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Was better value and a better drive than the Golf.

What was the dealer like?
Sherwoods in Darlington, very good service.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Good away from the lights. Lacks a bit of mid range punch, you need to go down two cogs to get her moving when overtaking. Handling was very tidy and quite grippy on 195/60 tyres. I have seen off a Golf GTi on a twisty road before now.

What's it like to park?
Quite easy, rearward visibility could have been better.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
It never let me down. Started first time every time for 6 years.

What's most practical about your car?
Comfotable seats, reasonable boot. One touch opening and closing on both front windows.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
CD player a must.

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