Used Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (2004 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 28 Aug 2009
3.5
The Vauxhall Astra is a good all-rounder that's sharply styled and easy to live with. It's not the most exciting or involving car to drive but it's safe and composed with good road manners while there's a wide range of strong diesel and petrol engines.
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (04-10)
Neatly styled, well built, wide choice of engines, comfortable
Awkward boot space, poor cabin stowage, haphazard dash layout

New price range:

£13,030 - £23,855

Used price range:

£291 - £3,043

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Vauxhall Astra is a good all-rounder that's sharply styled and easy to live with. It's not the most exciting or involving car to drive but it's safe and composed with good road manners while there's a wide range of strong diesel and petrol engines. The interior is well finished too with good quality materials but unfortunately the layout isn't particularly good with some of the buttons and controls in awkward places.

The boot is cramped too - especially when compared to other hatchbacks. But with plenty on the used market and an abundance in car supermarkets, there's no need to pay over-the-odds for one.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Seats fold down to carry all manner of large objects, and carries five adults when required.  

5 out of 5

DAVID HOOD ,   13 Sep 2015    ... read more

 Auto headlights, auto wipers although they can sometimes get confused how heavy the rain is and wipe too fast, just turn them off and on again. cruise control,.  

4 out of 5

Benjamin Dixon ,   27 Aug 2015    ... read more

 Good size for carrying passengers, even in the back seat there is ample leg room for adults.  

5 out of 5

Pat Pirie ,   01 Jul 2015    ... read more

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