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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2004/53)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8i 16V SRi 3d (AC) (2004/53) - Owner Review

Its a much bigger than ma previous car so I enjoy the extra space in the back and boot.

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Review submitted by
Graham Magee on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Its a sporty looking car which packs a punch and is a good all rounder.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all approve ? car is very smart and looks the part no matter where you are.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes would maybe opt for a turbo version now I'm getting older but I will be keeping my car until it dies.

What are you likely to buy next?
Astra mk4 sri turbo or gsi. I haven't drove anything that does everything as well as the astra. Also quite rare cars !

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
August 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes picked it up for £2400 knocked nearly £750 off asking price. Car only had 48,000 on the clock and was immaculate.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always liked the way the drove and held the road. Opted for the 1.8 because of insurance and running cost.

What was the dealer like?
Nice and friendly but easy to bargain with !

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It is by far the best car I have drove. Steering precise and has a good feel about it, but does have a dab of under steer. Engine is responsive and pulls hard throughout the rev range. The car is no slouch !

What's it like to park?
Easy enough ? isn't too big has decent visibility and steering isn't too heavy either when trying to get into the tricky spaces.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not a thing, runs sweet as a nut.

What's most practical about your car?
Its a much bigger than ma previous car so I enjoy the extra space in the back and boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cruise control is awesome, especially on long journeys.

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