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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V LS 5d (AC) (2003/53)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V LS 5d (AC) (2003/53) - Owner Review

Plenty of room in the boot for my fishing tackle.

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Review submitted by
Arthur Humphreys on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Cheap to run!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I have no idea. Probably think it could do with a wash.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes I would. It has been very reliable. Uses a bit of oil now which I have to keep an eye on weekly but on the whole very reliable. Never failed to start or broken down(99k on the clock now).

What are you likely to buy next?
Fancy another Astra or a Zafira.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
July 2004

Did you get a good deal and why?
From Motorpoint at £6,995. Local Vauxhall dealer wanted £8,995 for the exact same model, year etc.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Price and for safe transport of the family.

What was the dealer like?
Painless purchasing process that has made me want to go back. Bit overdue now!

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's a good drive and have kept to the Firestone fuelsaver tyres over the years so the drive is a quiet one.

What's it like to park?
Manual mirrors and easy to park with good visibility.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
EGR valve and thermostat.

What's most practical about your car?
Plenty of room in the boot for my fishing tackle.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air con - handy when the children were small on hot summer days.

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