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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 DTi 16V Envoy 5d (AC) (2004/53) - Owner Review


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Review submitted by
Mr Anderson on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Its says that you just want a good car which blends in.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Nice car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes because the money saved on low insurance group (8 i think) , tax at only £100 a year and 55+mpg means its allot cheaper to run than most in its class. Offers a comfortable sporty ride.

What are you likely to buy next?
Alfa 156 Sports wagon Diesel.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Looked great on mpg, also had larger boot than other cars in this class. liked the body shape, its not a show off car just blends in.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It holds the road nicely and docent flop around even with a full load. the engine is not very powerful especially with a full load sometimes struggling to get up large hills. however at 55+ mpg on average makes this car worth it. the power is not an issue when driving normal speeds giving you more than enough to get around and overtake cars. on the motorway it is a bit loud but can keep up with all the over cars at reasonable speeds.

What's it like to park?
No problems to park like the ford focus.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
This car has done 120 000 miles so things have gone wrong. nothing major though. ball joints suspension and alternator. All these problems are age related though. Parts prices are competitive so it docent cost a fortune to repair.

What's most practical about your car?

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Comfortable seats for long journeys and driving position.

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Insurance group: 9