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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V Sport 5d (2000/V)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V Sport 5d (2000/V) - Owner Review

5 doors, a gem for taking mates to 5-a-side games!
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Review submitted by
Oliver Hubbard on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
average joe!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
they like it but they've always had a sta=range obsession with vauxhalls!

Would you buy this car again and why?
no, complete lack of equipment. all i got was aircon with mine but it didnt even work!

What are you likely to buy next?
i bought an A3 - not as great as people make out. thinking of going back to Astra but a better spec'd SRI this time

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?
December 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
average i suppose, got a cambelt change and warrantee thrown in with it, didnt see the depreciation about to hit the car though!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
wanted something sportyish and reliable

What was the dealer like?
ok... happy to palm off the responsibility when my car developed a leaking fuel line though! still got it fixed under warrantee

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
nice, 1.6 16v engine delievered smooth performance with decent economy... dont expect anything special from it though!went well round corners, much better then the megane i wrote off before it!

What's it like to park?
-

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
fuel line split, other than that i was quite impressed with reliability

What's most practical about your car?
5 doors, a gem for taking mates to 5-a-side games!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
none, a complete lack of anything, not even ABS on sport.

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