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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

The boot is quite roomy for hatch and the split back seat helps with load carrying. Tyre wear is good i got over 40,000 miles out of the back tyres and about 20,000 out of the fronts
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Review submitted by
Dan Hardwick on

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Hmmm not sure.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Most liked it, the colour was lovely. Back seats were ok for 4 adults if a little cramped on long journeys.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes I would, i had no complaints about the car at all and the vauxhall service was excellent.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not really sure, and Audi would be nice.

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?
£9,000

When did you buy the car?
September 2004

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car was just six months old and i bought it for £9k. Not bad for £15K car, and they offered me £1200 for my battered old T reg clio.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Liked the Shape of the cr and it was the right price. Only had 4000 miles on after 6 months on the road.

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful and friendly

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Lovely drive if a little stiff but thats to be expected for the SRI. Seats are comfortable for about 4 hours and then get a bit too huggy. Gear ratios are good and can cruise at 75 at just under 4000 rpm. Fuel econamy was about 36mpg average with mixed driving.

What's it like to park?
easy to park lots of vision and good lock.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I had a fuel guaging problem, below half a tank it would not read correctly. Dealer replaced the tank unit and dash unit and the problem went away. All carried out under warranty. Plus i got a free courtesy car.

What's most practical about your car?
The boot is quite roomy for hatch and the split back seat helps with load carrying. Tyre wear is good i got over 40,000 miles out of the back tyres and about 20,000 out of the fronts

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cruise control was an added bonus, great for those average speed cameras and moterways.

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