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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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12 reader reviews for Vauxhall Astra Coupe.
  • 2.0i 16V Turbo 2dr

    Rob Wilson , Ross-shire . Date: 10/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned the Coupe for nearly 2 years and have just opted to trade it for a Vectra CDTi. The power delivery is brilliant for the day to day driver, there's a bit of a flat spot at 4000 revs but easily forgotten about if you are not looking for it.

    It responds well in most gears at almost any speed and still manages to return over 30mpg.

    Turn in and response from the steering is good - better than you would expect. Very little chance of losing it round any corner unless you are right on the limit, which is not that easy to find.

    Space in the front is ample and gives a comfortable ride. Seats are quite firm but hold you well. Easily capable of doing long journeys. Standard items like traction control and cruise control are long over-due on Vauxhall's - the cruise control is good for munching the motorway miles taking the concentration away from watching your speed.

    The 'white dials' are sporty but at night they are illuminated orange. Not the most desirable colour but dim them down and you'll hardly notice them.

    At 103,000 miles it is as reliable as it was 30,000 miles ago with only the oil pump, water pump and timing belt needing changed. Well, along with the turbo but its a high(ish) performance car so its doubtful it would last forever.

    I would bu another one but not as my daily driver. I would rather have it as a weekend car or maybe even a 'track day fun car'

  • 2.2i 16v Bertone 2dr

    chris thickett , west yorkshire . Date: 22/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My car is a 2.2 SE1 edition with Europa Blue paint and half leather with blue alcantara. The car is great. It gets around 350 miles to a tank and costs about £40 to fill it up. Insurance is extremely reasonable and even after 85,000 miles it still drives like new.

    The only problem I have had was the coil pack needed changing, which is a couple of hundred quid.

    Performance is adequate but the coupe is quite a heavy car. It does benefit from lowered and uprated suspension as the ride height is a little high on the standard model. Go for one with 17" wheels as they suit the car better than the 16" on the smaller engined models.

    Overall, it looks great and turns heads - and it is getting more affordable now.

  • 2.2i 16v Bertone 2dr

    Simon Dickinson Date: 17/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had this car for 2 years on a 2001 model, it has now done 58,000 miles and we are sadly trading in for a Citreon C4 as unfortunately the 2 door coupe is not very practical as a family car as the passenger airbag cannot be switched off.

    The car is now 7 years old and has passed every mot without any work being carried out.

    If it is driven hard it does like to drink the fuel and it does also fall into the high tax band, otherwise it is lovely too drive and very quick.

    Our model had leather seats and in the winter to put the heated seats on was lovely. Would definately buy another and recommend to anyone not wanting to put a baby seat in the front.

  • 2.0i 16V Turbo 2dr

    lee nolan , surrey . Date: 16/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for two years now and while it has been fault-free and I have had to do nothing except change the tyres, the biggest problem for me is that anything above 50mph produces wind cabin noise which becomes annoying, along with the squeaky seats (drivers side).

    It's four years old and on 30,000 miles, which doesn't seem a lot for the seat. I wouldn't buy one again - I traded this in for a Vectra and everything is much better. Rattles are now very present and ride quality is very stiff and uncomfortable over 20 miles, which is why I opted for the Vectra.

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