Used Vauxhall Astra Estate (1998 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 22 Aug 2014
3
The reason you see so many Astra vans pounding the fast lane is because they're excellent workhorses and the closely-related estate is no exception. It's a much better car than the early '90s car that it replaced.
Vauxhall Astra Estate (98-04)
Loads of interior space makes it very practical
Ford Focus is much better

New price range:

£11,595 - £17,505

Used price range:

£206 - £2,076

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The reason you see so many Astra vans pounding the fast lane is because they're excellent workhorses and the closely-related estate is no exception. It's a much better car than the early '90s car that it replaced. Changes to the suspension and chassis mean that handling and ride are far more responsive and comfortable than earlier Astra models. Even the estate is a driver's car despite its lack of image.

Used prices are now very competitive for this dependable workhorse and there's a wide range of petrol and diesel engines.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 It gives reasonable miles per gallon and is fairly reliable. It has reasonable size boot.  

2 out of 5

Graham Cole ,   07 May 2013    ... read more

 Has four wheels and turns. Good size boot can fit lots into it. Good MPG - can achieve over 60mpg if driven sensibly.£20 = about 210 miles based on trip reset. Good for holidays with friends or...  

3 out of 5

Chris Shaw ,   10 Apr 2013    ... read more

 The boot is truly huge. lots of space for the dog, luggage or shopping.  

5 out of 5

Steve Lelean ,   11 Sep 2012    ... read more

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