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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 5d (2001/Y)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SXi 5d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Loads of room in cabin, front and back, huge boot.
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Review submitted by
Greg Milne on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
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Would you buy this car again and why?
no, would maybe go for the faster astras, GSI or new VXR

What are you likely to buy next?
Seat Leon Cupra R

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?
£2,500

When did you buy the car?
October 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
yes, was advertised for £3000 and paid £2500 with MOT

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
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What was the dealer like?
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Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Pulls well in all gears for a 1.8, bit of a wolf in sheeps clothing. you notice the power band after 3500rpm. holds the road well in corners but could do with stiffer suspension. quiet when driving sensibly.

What's it like to park?
easy, not exactly a big car

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
When stopping sometimes stalls even with clutch disengaged

What's most practical about your car?
Loads of room in cabin, front and back, huge boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
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