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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 5d (2003/03)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

5 Doors and a good sized boot.
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Review submitted by
David Thornton on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not that bothered about looks or performance.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Old mans car

Would you buy this car again and why?
No

What are you likely to buy next?
A Focus ST

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?
£5,650

When did you buy the car?
March 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
It was advertised for £7,000 and I got it for £5,650

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Quite new for the money.

What was the dealer like?
Like all car salesman, tell you what you want to hear.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Hasn't got enough power or torque for a 1800cc car. Steering is too light so you don't get much feed back through the steering wheel. Difficult and noisy gear changes.

What's it like to park?
Plenty of rear visibility so easy to reverse.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Engine management light keeps coming on.

What's most practical about your car?
5 Doors and a good sized boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cruise control.

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