Used Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (1991 - 1998) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014
2.5
A long-running favourite with family buyers but now looking dated. The Astra fulfils most people's expectations of an inexpensive small family car thanks to affordable running costs.
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (91-98)
Practical; easy to live with; good value
Handling may disapoint the enthusiastic driver

New price range:

£8,510 - £18,070

Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

A long-running favourite with family buyers but now looking dated. The Astra fulfils most people's expectations of an inexpensive small family car thanks to affordable running costs. There's a huge choice of versions to suit most purposes but higher specification models would be the ones to seek out. Older cars may have been through many hands and possibly 'clocked', so be very wary if history is incomplete.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

1.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 5 doors and a nice size boot very easy to drive and park.  

5 out of 5

Martin Broomhall ,   21 Feb 2016    ... read more

 Large boot and fold down seats for extra capacity.  

4 out of 5

S Salhan ,   29 Apr 2013    ... read more

 The boot for a small car, i fittted a washing machine in the back with it standing up right!!! boot shut completely. MM's to spare!  

5 out of 5

David Hilton ,   12 Mar 2013    ... read more

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