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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 3d (2001/51)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 3d (2001/51) - Owner Review

Plenty of boot and cockpit space.

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Review submitted by
Dennis Jones on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Modded. So I guess it says boy racer. But really, I am not.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Family want to swap theirs for it, but nooooo, keeping my SXi for another few years yet.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. Love the way it drives, handles, the interior space. Everything about this car.

What are you likely to buy next?
Fred Flintstones.

Buying experience

4 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?
November 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
The asking price was £2000. I had the car for £1700 with a free 12mt warranty.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I was at a dealership and wasn't particularly looking for a Vauxhall. But the car was in mint looking condition, very striking silver colour. Also was a huge head turner due to the modded skirts, bumpers, spoiler, black alloys with wide low profile tyres and nuxus lights etc.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent. But not 100% honest as to what problems the car had. But what dealer is?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Drives well through all the gears. Smooth and reliable engine. The engine is simple in itself, so nothing major really goes wrong.

What's it like to park?
Plenty of clear viewing angles. Easy to park.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Wiper motor malfunctioned. Heaters stopped working. Back box had to be replaced (corroded) along with the front P/S headlight (letting in water).

What's most practical about your car?
Plenty of boot and cockpit space.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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