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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Vauxhall Astra Estate (04-10) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Vauxhall Astra Estate (98-04) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Loads of interior space makes it very practical

CONS

Ford Focus is much better

At a glance

New price £11,695 - £17,665
Used price £195 - £1,935
Fuel economy 27 - 58 mpg
Road tax cost £125 - £325
Insurance group 9 - 27 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Loads of interior space makes it very practical

CONS

Ford Focus is much better

Vauxhall Astra Estate rivals

The reason you see so many Astra vans pounding the fast lane is because they're excellent workhorses and the closely-related estate is no exception. It's a much better car than the early '90s car that it replaced. Changes to the suspension and chassis mean that handling and ride are far more responsive and comfortable than earlier Astra models. Even the estate is a driver's car despite its lack of image.

Used prices are now very competitive for this dependable workhorse and there's a wide range of petrol and diesel engines.

Vauxhall Astra Estate rivals

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