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

New price £11,595 - £17,505
Used price £290 - £1,775
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £130 - £340
Insurance group 9 - 27 How much is it to insure?


Loads of interior space makes it very practical


Ford Focus is much better

Vauxhall Astra Estate rivals

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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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