Vauxhall Astra Estate (04-10) - Review

Review by David Ross on
3.5
Vauxhall has produced yet another capable variant of the Astra in the form of the estate. It offers more rear legroom than the hatchback models as well as a usefully large carrying capacity.

Vauxhall Astra Estate (04-10)
Wide choice of engines available, strong build quality, good-sized boot
Drab interior, awkward button layout on dash, other estates are more stylish

New price range:

£14,100 - £23,835

Used price range:

£1,139 - £8,966

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Vauxhall has produced yet another capable variant of the Astra in the form of the estate. It offers more rear legroom than the hatchback models as well as a usefully large carrying capacity. It might not have the biggest boot in the sector, but it is helped by some innovative features such as the FlexOrganiser, which can keep various items in the boot separate. There's a wide range of petrol and diesel engines too that will suit most driver's needs. The cabin is a bit of a let down though - it lacks the sophistication of alternatives such as the Ford Focus and the layout of the buttons is poor. However, that doesn't prevent the Astra estate from being a comfortable and useful family car.

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

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Its size. I carry a lot of equipment for work purposes and find the space to be its best asset.  

4 out of 5

Alex Phillips ,   26 Sep 2013    ... read more

 The space when the rear seats are folded flat make it useful for storaging and transporting bigger items.  

4 out of 5

Matthew Ward ,   21 Aug 2013    ... read more

 Lots of space in the back that can be used for everything from transporting a wet dog or a trip to the local tip.  

4 out of 5

eleanor larkin ,   31 Jul 2013    ... read more

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