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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5


Practical; easy to live with; good value


Handling may disapoint the enthusiastic driver


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.

What owners say about this car

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

The boot for a small car, i fittted a washing machine in the back with it standing up right!!! boot... Read owner review

Well it starts first time ,P.A.steering makes it a bit easier to drive and park,and the ride isn`t... Read owner review

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