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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V SXi (103ps) 3d (2004/53)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i 16V SXi (103ps) 3d (2004/53) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Adam Winstone on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
well, with a spoiler blocking the rear window, exhaust keeping everyone awake at night, and larger alloys, i think it says lawyer... no wait thats wrong... BOY RACER

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
friends like it, dont care what the neighbours think

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes, it has a comfy driving position and a good stereo with 6 speakers as standard... although i would like to see better body control on cornering

What are you likely to buy next?
latest generation of vectra (not insignia) SRi 150

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?
-

When did you buy the car?
May 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
reasonably good deal, tank of fuel and 1 years tax chucked in

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I had a corsa before and didnt really fit to well in it, so decided to go bigger

What was the dealer like?
helpful... and not to pushy

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
the twinport engine offers good pull around the 3500rpm range, helping on the motorway in 5th gear. suspension could do with a serious rethink. town driving results in a firm ride (as you would expect with an sxi) hard driving results in alot of body roll

What's it like to park?
easy to park thanks to large mirrors, although you have to remember the boot does poke out from the rear window despite being a hatch

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
oxygen sensor went causing an erratic idle and aircon condenser broke

What's most practical about your car?
large boot space

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
no real gadgets other than aircon on the car so it has to be aircon

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