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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.4i 16V LS 5d (AC) (1999/T)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.4i 16V LS 5d (AC) (1999/T) - Owner Review

Large boot. 5 doors. Split folding seats.
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Review submitted by
Steven Lincoln on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Mr Average

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Server a purpose

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. Cheap to tax and insure. Practical.

What are you likely to buy next?
Vauxhall Zafira.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,100

When did you buy the car?
February 2004

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Large boot. Nippy engine. Cheap spares

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A little flighty, especially when having to perform an emergency stop whilst cornering slightly. Only return about 35 MPG.

What's it like to park?
Easy

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Blew head gasket soon after buying, at about 45000 miles. Broke diff and need a new gear box costing £800 at about 60000 miles

What's most practical about your car?
Large boot. 5 doors. Split folding seats.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air Conditioning

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Insurance group: 9