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Other Vauxhall Astra (1998 - 2005) models:

  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Unsure, but I would imagine it wouldn't be too exciting.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?


    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. It is too slow and uncomfortable.

    What are you likely to buy next?


  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    August 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I got a good deal, in my opinion. It was a cheap diesel and ticked all the boxes for me.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    I needed the space and practicality that the Astra estate offered.

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Not very nice. It is noisy, very slow and under powered. It isn't very comfortable but it is a great mile muncher and it is good on diesel.

    What's it like to park?

    Okay, it may be an estate but it isn't very long.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Clutch failed, followed by both window regulators, and it needed a new coil pack.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Space, fuel economy.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Basic spec, very little options.