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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 DTi 16V Envoy 5d (2002/02)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.7 DTi 16V Envoy 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Economy
3

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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Broke young guy

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Friends laugh at it as I’ve had 2 other cars which were much better than this. Wife loves the economy

Would you buy this car again and why?
NEVER, seems like the problem with the injector pump is a common fault, and an expensive one as well.

What are you likely to buy next?
Volkswagen Golf TDi or Focus TDCI

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?
£2,200

When did you buy the car?
October 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
No Way, initially the salesman wasn’t pushy, however he faked the service history, and gave bogus receipts.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Cheap run around

What was the dealer like?
Chariots of Romford AVOID!!

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Boring and Dull. Non ABS brake which is a major down point on a 02 plate car!

What's it like to park?
Easy Peasy

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
It was fine until last week when the injector pump failed, nightmare of a job. One garage told me it’s going to cost £2700, found another mechanic hopefully his a bit more realistic.

What's most practical about your car?
Economy

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None!!

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