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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2003/53)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 5d (AC) (2003/53) - Owner Review

Boot space is adequate for my needs.
5

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Review submitted by
Ben Ellis on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone who drove in it enjoyed it, one person who was not so keen was the missus, due to the engine being a bit thirsty on fuel, but that was her only negative opinion on the car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
If i found a perfect example and fuel prices were lower, then yes.

What are you likely to buy next?
Good probability of a Astra 1.9cdti SRi.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,500

When did you buy the car?
September 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, car had only done 27k when i bought it, FSH, 7 service stamps ( previous owner had it serviced every 10 months without fail regardless of mileage ), also came with 11 months Tax/MOT, was up for £3250 managed to get it for £2500.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Neighbour had a 3-door version and i just loved the whole car.

What was the dealer like?
Very pleasant.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Absolutely beautiful, engine is the quietest out of the cars i have owned/currently own, steering i find really pleasant, and the suspensions surprisingly makes a lovely car for long journeys, obviously its juicy on fuel, but its really comfortable.

What's it like to park?
Fine for me, rear view is enough for me to do reverse parking, and if i drive into a parking space again no problems.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No, in the 2.5 years i owned it the only time it was in the garage was for a service, MOT or tyres being replaced.

What's most practical about your car?
Boot space is adequate for my needs.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cruise Control, i do alot of miles so this really helps on long journeys.

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