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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For A comfortable and cheap way to transport a reasonable amount of gear

Against It's tight in the cabin and all models lack basic safety kit

Verdict A cost-effective, if unexciting, way to move your bits and bobs here and there

Go for… 1.6 16v Club

Avoid… 1.7 TD and 2.0 Di

Vauxhall Astra Estate
  • 1. Ensure that the cambelt has been changed every 40,000 miles
  • 2. Check for damp in footwells
  • 3. Rear cabin space is very good, with plenty of legroom
  • 4. The boot is pretty decent, albeit with a little wheelarch intrusion
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