Other Vauxhall Astra (2004 - 2010) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Likes open top motoring all year round.

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

    They all like it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, but it ceased production in 2010.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Not sure.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Thought so at the time but 2 weeks later he was advertising my part ex. at a gob-smacking price on the forecourt.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted a medium sized coupe cabriolet without spending too much.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very pleasant with a good local reputation. Immaculate showroom.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very good. It's a very smooth cruiser on all roads. Not too firm despite the large wheels. I find the leather seats extremely comfortable with bags of adjustment. very good handling and cornering.

    What's it like to park?

    No problems. (rear sensors).

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Not yet.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It's not really a practical car but it's just what I wanted.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Keyless go/entry....18" wheels....Cruise control (but who designed the switches for the cruise ? It's a very fiddly operation) and of course ,the roof... 'Sport' button turns the car into a manic, high-revving dragster.