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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V Club 5d (2003/03)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V Club 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

The size is great for a family and I couldn't be without my hatch. I've bought wood big enough to repair my shed which takes the full length of the car and pops out the passenger window! I've carried all sorts from regular suitcases to beds.
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Review submitted by
Sian Hallewell on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I am 'messy', the inside always needs a tidy and the outside needs a wash more often!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I have no idea as I've never asked, it's too old for anyone to 'admire', but it does its job.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, I would buy it again as it is so reliable.

What are you likely to buy next?
I have no idea.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
August 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
I don't know if it was a good deal, it seemed a reasonable price that I was happy to pay.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Low mileage, good size with a hatch.

What was the dealer like?
Small independent who shopped around to find a car for me knowing only my budget and that I wanted a medium sized car with a hatch and low mileage as I do quite a lot of miles.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's a nice car to drive, nips along the motorways easily, drives around town without a fuss. Has taken me from the Midlands both north to Scotland, south to Cornwall, east to Licoln and over the border to South Wales all with no complaints.

What's it like to park?
I always reverse park and after all these years together we make a good team!

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I'm very happy with my car, we've been together for a number of years and very little has gone wrong. It gets serviced when it pops up to say one is due and my local independent garage looks after me.

What's most practical about your car?
The size is great for a family and I couldn't be without my hatch. I've bought wood big enough to repair my shed which takes the full length of the car and pops out the passenger window! I've carried all sorts from regular suitcases to beds.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Its not a 'new' car with loads of gadgets, but its got A/C, a radio and CD to sing along to. What more do you need?

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