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

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

It's a diesel so is great on fuel. It is also very cheap for parts if anything does go wrong with it. Very reliable.

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Review submitted by
Karly Ashworth on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
The car says I like practicality. I want a reliable car that will get me where I need to be. At the moment I am having a few issues with it so it is definitely time for a new one.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They generally don't like my car in all honesty! My neighbours have even asked me to park it around from my house! It has served me well though.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would buy this car again. Although I am looking for a change, I would recommend Vauxhall to other car buyers.

What are you likely to buy next?
My favourite car is an Audi ( I previously owned an A4 which I LOVED). However it had issues with the turbo after it was re-mapped and I had to sell it on. (Not much luck with used cars) - I may have to look into the option of buying a new car!

Buying experience

3 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?
January 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, we got a good deal and negotiated the price as there were a few things that needed fixing on the car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was a reliable diesel car.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The car is a convenient size, it is fantastic on motorways and is easy to drive. The steering and handling of the car is great and cruises easily. Going uphill as it is a diesel car I feel I need to go down the gears a bit before I do go uphill.

What's it like to park?
Parking wise it's great. The size of the car is fairly average and the power steering is good.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
We have had the car for a year and only recently have we had issues with the diesel filter which needed to be replaced. It has been a very reliable car and would most definitely buy from this manufacturer again. At the moment it doesn't start too good and may be related to the diesel filter/ pump. Unfortunately I think he may need to go to the scrap yard soon...

What's most practical about your car?
It's a diesel so is great on fuel. It is also very cheap for parts if anything does go wrong with it. Very reliable.

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