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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 CDTi 16V Club 5d (2004/53)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 CDTi 16V Club 5d (2004/53) - Owner Review

Good mpg.
2

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Review submitted by
Jayne Chard on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
This car has taught me that despite years of buying experience it is still possible to be sold a dud. In future I will endeavour to be even more careful when choosing.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
It was a bad buy.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I still like the Astra design. It can't possibly be so popular if every car ran like the one I own.

What are you likely to buy next?
2lt Mondeo diesel or Skoda.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,500

When did you buy the car?
August 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
No it was not a good deal. The car has extensive rust underneath which was not identified. 6 months after purchase I have had to replace alternator, battery, glow plugs, relay.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a diesel for motorway driving.

What was the dealer like?
Persuasive.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It drives smoothly and runs well. It does not have too much noise on motorway.

What's it like to park?
Really easy. A joy to park.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes, 6 months after purchase I have had to replace alternator, battery, glow plugs, relay. It has been the most unreliable car I have ever owned in 20 years of motoring.

What's most practical about your car?
Good mpg.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Sports seats.

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