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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V CDX 5d (2000/W)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V CDX 5d (2000/W) - Owner Review

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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Family guy not yet ready to commit to MPV status

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Same as me - nasty and need rid of

Would you buy this car again and why?
No way, not this Astra, any other Astra or any Vauxhall.

What are you likely to buy next?
MPV but not a Zafira!

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,500

When did you buy the car?
November 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
No. Good PX but offset against top end price of Astra.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Big boot for upcoming family

What was the dealer like?
Poor. Keen and friendly for sale but unhelpful and slow when things went wrong.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Disappointing - feels more like a 1.4 than a 1.8

What's it like to park?
Okay

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Lots. Bought with 46k and FSH, altenator went within a week. Then drove poor and finaly broke down. Throttle body replaced (on warranty) then ECU (at £915 by ME!!). Still drives poor, intermittent warning lights flash for ABS and Traction Control and bonnet release broken (worn out I guess).

What's most practical about your car?
Boot size

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
RDS time update on clock (which works)

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