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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 CDTi 16V Sport 5d (2004/54)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 CDTi 16V Sport 5d (2004/54) - Owner Review

Boot space is excellent - class eladign in my opinion and there is plenty room in the back
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Review submitted by
Fraser Campbell on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Perhaps that Vauxhall = reasonable comfort and reliability at a very reasonable price

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
no negative comments

Would you buy this car again and why?
no - the power to weight ratio was terrible. Decent MPG can only be had on a motorway at 55mph. Suggest mpg is 64 however driven at 70mph you get mroe like 54

What are you likely to buy next?
not sure

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,000

When did you buy the car?
August 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
Paid £8,000 for the car 8 months old and £4K miles on it so yes I feel I got a great deal.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Economy

What was the dealer like?
Good

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The drive is very good - firm, confident however the engine is very much underpowered. 75bhp I think from a 1.7 diesel is just not enough. 5 Gears is hard work also

What's it like to park?
easy

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No

What's most practical about your car?
Boot space is excellent - class eladign in my opinion and there is plenty room in the back

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air Con

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