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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i Club 5d (2001/Y)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i Club 5d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Lots of room and access with 5 doors
4

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Review submitted by
Mark Brookes on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Safe option

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Safe choice

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but would prefer the diesel for the fuel savings

What are you likely to buy next?
Another astra, but higher specfiication

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,000

When did you buy the car?
February 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Replace my mk3 astra

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Drives and handles well, much better than the MK3. The 1.6 8v engine has enough power to cope with modern traffic fine.

What's it like to park?
Parking is very easy, easier than the MK3 in my opinion. Visibility is good all round.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Thermostat was faulty, could only be changed by removing the timing belt. So got the timing belt changed early to do the work.

What's most practical about your car?
Lots of room and access with 5 doors

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Steering controls for the radio

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