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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i Club 5d (1998/S)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6i Club 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

back is really spaceous for a small car im 6ft and passengers still had room sat behind me boot also wasnt bad
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Review submitted by
Jack Milne on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
average guy

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
nice car

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes but would buy 16 valve engine because its faster and more ecomical

What are you likely to buy next?
Vauxhall astra bertone or skoda octavia

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?
£1,150

When did you buy the car?
October 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Wish id haggled more to be honest got it private or £1150 but needed for spend over a grand putting right the prevoius owners neglect to be fair though the guy was selling it for a freind who gone to spain so cant really blame him believe him because his name wasnt in log book

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
A guy i used to work with had one said it was good and went it a freind of a freinds one and was quite impressed

What was the dealer like?
private seller

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
quite nippy for only 83bhp 1.6 8 valve engine over takes ok but drinks fuel when you put your foot down. fast when its just me in it but more than 2 people in its slow but even at high speed engine isnt noisy. Handles well due to its lotus tuned suspention windy motorways dont phase it. Has a nice clutch and gear box

What's it like to park?
really good turning circle and visabilty really easy to park

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Loads the two years iv had it its needed new ecg vaule,break pipes,thermostat temperature sensor,breaks,vaccuume pipe just suffered general wear and tear during its life before me

What's most practical about your car?
back is really spaceous for a small car im 6ft and passengers still had room sat behind me boot also wasnt bad

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
only club model so quite basic but less electrics to go wrong

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