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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i LS 5d (AC) (2001/Y)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i LS 5d (AC) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Its just a good all round practical car for daily use. No fussy gadgets to go wrong.

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Review submitted by
Matt Lovatt on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
You won't stand out there are thousands about. Especially silver ones.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
What is there to say. Like baked potatoes, good wholesome food but you're not going to rave about them.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. Good value practical car. Reliable and inexpensive to run.

What are you likely to buy next?
Astra Twin Top. 1.8i 16v VVT Exclusiv. In black.

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?
October 2001

Did you get a good deal and why?
As the car was only 6m old compared with paying for a brand new car, yes. Also get free MOT test for life of car whilst I own it.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Previous Astra Owner

What was the dealer like?
Friendly helpfull and not pushy.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A little bit slow off the mark as it is a heavy car but a smooth comfortable ride once up to speed. Not as agile on winding roads as a Ford Focus but more relaxed than a Focus on long journeys.

What's it like to park?
View out the back is not the best but overall no problems.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes. Exhaust recirculation valve. £147 to fix in July 2004.

What's most practical about your car?
Its just a good all round practical car for daily use. No fussy gadgets to go wrong.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Alloy wheels as an optional extra give the car much better look.

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