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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V SXi 3d (2002/02)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V SXi 3d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Good boot - fuel economy is ok, and it looks quite smart.
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Review submitted by
Rob Fellows on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I've grown up (a little bit).

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it's great.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - but I'd have the 1.8 instead, or maybe a 2 litre coupe for better performance.

What are you likely to buy next?
Toyota Celica

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,995

When did you buy the car?
June 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
CXheap car (website only offer) but they gave me nothing really for my Alfa. It was virtually knackered anyway!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
To replace a nail of an old Alfa Romeo

What was the dealer like?
Messed me around - took 2 weeks to get the car eventually. They were polite enough, but after promising the car to me so many times I was disappointed with the several broken promises.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Could be faster, but its so much cheaper than my previous car to run so a small sacrifice.

What's it like to park?
Easy.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I have a great guarantee/warranty - stuff has gone wrong but it was all replaced. Catalytic Convertor, Aircon compressor, stereo was all replaced.

What's most practical about your car?
Good boot - fuel economy is ok, and it looks quite smart.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Alloys are smart, seats are great. Auto closing windows are great.

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