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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Vauxhall Astra Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Does most things very well.

CONS

It's too common.

At a glance

New price £10,140 - £17,030
Used price £165 - £2,005
Fuel economy 24 - 64 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £325
Insurance group 9 - 31 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Does most things very well.

CONS

It's too common.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback rivals

The Astra MK IV was the car that signalled that Vauxhall (and European sister Opel) was once again serious about car building. The MK III was a disappointment: the engineering was mediocre, the suspension was soggy and the car simply didn’t suit pot-holed, bumpy UK roads. And by the mid-nineties its styling looked dated. Lotus helped tune the suspension and chassis and turned it into more of a driver’s car; the styling was far sharper and safety was – at the time – among the best in class.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback rivals

Other Vauxhall Astra (1998 - 2005) models: