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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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126 reader reviews for Vauxhall Astra Hatchback.
  • 1.4 16v Expression 5dr

    David Rose , Northants . Date: 13/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I own an Astra SRI CDTI 100bhp Hatchback 5 door. It is and has been fantastic. It has had a few niggles but the Isuzu diesel engine ( same engine as old honda civic) pulls like a train, it corners like its on rails, and still returns average 45mpg with mixed driving. I have had various electrical problems which i have managed to sort without going to Vauxhall. Latest being alternator (again) loss of power steering due to no output from alrenator. I had the old unit repaired or checked 3 times, tip - dont bother get a new one off ebay - paid £100 for a brand new hitachi unit, everything behaving itself now... I changed all my tyres to Avons and they are spot on, made the car a lot quieter when motorway driving. No one can touch vauxhall for parts prices, the sheer numbers of Astras you see shows how good they must be!! Buy an astra with a CDTI 100 engine - a perfect family car, if you get a dog, get an estate like I am going to have to do..

  • 1.7 CDTi 100 Club 5dr

    Steven Wakefield , Cheshire . Date: 09/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After 4 years of ownership, I think it's time to part exchange the Astra for a Ford or something Japanese as I'm very disappointed in the mechanical build of this car. 1st problem was, the car went through the front set of tyres within 3000 miles, 2nd, whilst travelling down the motorway the car decided to drop its coolant, 3rd, it started to drop diesel due to a faulty fuel pump. That was replaced but since then the car has broken down twice due to the same problem. The car is very very noisy at motorway speed so you literally have to shout at your passenger just so they can hear you. I do not like this car at all anymore and that's why it's up for sale. I purchased a 12 year old Escort for a run around which I have found to be much more fun to drive if I’m honest and has a few extras more than the Astra.

  • 1.9 CDTi 150 Design 5dr

    Stevan Broadhurst , Derbyshire . Date: 15/01/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Nice motor to drive. Bit disappointed with the fuel consumption at times. Had the car from 6m old and now got 46K on the clock. Just had to have a new radiator due to old one having a leak. Garage where i had the work carried out stated that the problem was down to a manufacturing fault. Their reasoning was that, the radiator was fitted up too tight to the fan housing. Contacted Vauxhall, but got the standard reply - no one else had reported this problem.

  • 1.7 CDTi 100 SRi 5dr

    andrew harrison , west midlands . Date: 12/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    used to have 1.7 sri it is brilliant to drive and i got a vw jetta now grip in the astra was better. seats are ok on long jouneys and sport swich is fabuluas £7600

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