Used Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (2009 - 2015) Buying & Selling

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
Alongside the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra hatchback is one of the most popular cars on sale in the UK. This latest model builds on that strong reputation while adding some much needed refinement and driver appeal.
4 out of 5

Buying used

As it's one of the most popular cars in the UK, there will always be plenty of Astras on the second hand market. The line-up is a little confusing with S supposedly the entry-level model, despite the Exclusiv being cheaper, however both come reasonably well equipped, albeit without alloy wheels. The 1.6-litre petrol is a common sight as is the 1.7 CDTi with 125bhp.

They're may be imported Opel versions on the market, usually cheaper than the equivalent Vauxhall. But be aware that these have a very different handling, steering and suspension set-up than UK cars.

See 1,110 used Vauxhall Astra Hatchbacks for sale, starting at £106

3.5 out of 5


Like the Focus, the Astra is one of best known small cars on the market and there will be few problems selling one. The average buyer will prefer the 1.4 Turbo or 1.6-litre petrol engines and the diesels will always be sought after by high mileage drivers. The sportier SRi versions have plenty of appeal thanks to alloy wheels and lowered sports suspension.