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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0 DTi 16V SXi 5d (2003/03)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.0 DTi 16V SXi 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

5 doors and plenty of room for me and 3 of my mates, good for a small family hatchback, and the mpg are good coz its a diesel.
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Review submitted by
Donald Warnock on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
young, budget concious and a bit sporty

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
a great improvment over my grandpa mobile almera lol.

Would you buy this car again and why?
no the seats are too hard and uncomfortable on a long drive.

What are you likely to buy next?
an audi A3 2.0 TDI

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,400

When did you buy the car?
May 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes - i got a 1000 trad in on my almera which wasnt in good condition at all, so id say a pretty good deal

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
wanted a cooler looking car than my x reg almera

What was the dealer like?
very nice, not pushy at all.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
pretty good for its age and its class.

What's it like to park?
very easy, great visibilty.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
it had to go back to the dealer for new glow plugs as the car wouldnt start at all 3 weeks after i bought it but nothing more since that.

What's most practical about your car?
5 doors and plenty of room for me and 3 of my mates, good for a small family hatchback, and the mpg are good coz its a diesel.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
air con, front fog lights andsteering wheel stereo fucnction which i think help with saftey when u skip the cd and radio a lot as i do.

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