Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Astra Convertible scored four out of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests and the reinforced windscreen pillars and rear steel head restraints provide passengers with sufficient rollover protection. It’s packed with safety features, including front airbags, ABS, and three-point seatbelts throughout, while traction control is fitted on all but 1.6 models.

Soft-tops can be vulnerable to theft, but all models get remote central locking with deadlocks, an alarm and immobiliser. Additional security measures may be needed to reassure insurers.

The all-year-round versatility of a convertible is a big draw for buyers and the Astra looks great in the sun with the roof down. Lengthy journeys may be impractical for tall passengers and access to the back seats is hampered by the two-door design, though this is only a major concern if they are frequently used. The 330-litre luggage capacity is functional and larger than both the 306 and Beetle Cabriolet.

It can carry the weekly shop and isn’t infringed by the fold-down roof too much, either. The electric soft-top roof - which can be operated by the key fob - folds away neatly into the boot within 30 seconds, and can be redeployed with minimal fuss in case of a quick change in the weather.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Astra Convertible (01-05).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Telephone

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Side airbags
  • Telephone

Edition 100 equipment

Edition 100 standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags
Edition 100 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Telephone

Exclusiv equipment

Exclusiv standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
Exclusiv optional equipment
None available

Linea Rossa equipment

Linea Rossa standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Side airbags
Linea Rossa optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Telephone