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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2003/52)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2.2i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2003/52) - Owner Review

Its reliability and a very high comfort level for a car in this class.
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Review submitted by
Tony Jaffa on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Its says that I enjoy driving Vauxhalls cause apart from one disastrous experience with a car that has a blue oval badge they are the only cars I have ever owned

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I have had nothing but positive comments. Th

Would you buy this car again and why?
No but only because this models have now ceased production but I would recommend these cars to anybody that is looking for an understated sports hatch.

What are you likely to buy next?
The Astra VXR but not until they come down to a reasonable price which by my reckoning wont be until at least 2010!

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£7,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
I paid the market price at the time so it was an ok deal

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I previously owned an Astra Mk3 GSI and this was the natural next step up as far as I was concerned...

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very smooth , nice in town and a pleasure to drive on motorways and the cruise control is superb for a car in this class

What's it like to park?
The view from the rear window isnt the best but the light steering certainly helps me get into those tight spaces but always worried about catching the alloys on curbs

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I have owned the car for over a year now and so far so good.....

What's most practical about your car?
Its reliability and a very high comfort level for a car in this class.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
First car I have ever owned thats has A/C.The trip computer comes in handy too.

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