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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

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

    They like it,They like the style and the way it corners at speed but they mostly like the speed itself

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes it is very economical and the car done 102,000 trouble free motoring

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Well i would buy the new astra estate but they dont fit the 2.0DTi (16 valve) ecotec engine in them

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Independent

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £4,995

    When did you buy the car?

    February 2006

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes,We got a part-X on a 1994 Nissan serena (The only dealer to take it) and although the car had 96,000miles on the clock it had FULL service history from a leasing company(LOMBARD).Also got a 3 month warranty free

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    large engine and read some very good reviews

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good and bent over backwards to help and gave us a curtsey car while they were prepping our car

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Lovely, It is a realy nice drive with a comfortable drivers seat and good alround view without straining.

    What's it like to park?

    it is great to park but being an estate it cant fit in to a space that a fiat seicento can get in to!!!

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    The only thing we had go rong was at 102,653miles the head gasket blew :o( Well you cant grumble at that because it has been doing over 300 miles per week since march(6000 miles in 7 months)

    What's most practical about your car?

    The engine is astonishingly good as it can reach well over 100mph without struggeling (fully loaded!!!) also My 2 ex racing greyhounds love the boot space as they have plenty of room to strech out

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?