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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 Breeze 5dr

    gina ling , kent . Date: 31/03/2005
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A good smooth ride, easy to reach instruments. The indicators are very good, colour range good choice.

    A lovely looking car inside and out.

  • 1.9 CDTi 150 SRi 5dr

    Ryan Anderton Date: 07/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I currently own the Corsa 1.7 Diesel SXi. Now with another nipper on the way and nearly paid up for the Corsa I decided to take a test drive in the new Astra. They didn’t have the SRi 150bhp diesel I want, only the less powerful 100bhp 1.7 Diesel.

    I won't go on about the look because we all know it must be the most stylish car in its class! The first thing I noticed which I thought was cool was the flip-out key. Popped the door open climbed in with ease and we were off down the open road.

    Having been a bit of a boy racer in the past, I was looking for some improvement over my Corsa and there is, even from really low down in the rev-range without a lot of lag like the Corsa. It even liked being revved to the red line - the salesperson didn’t though! I instantly said to the salesman 'this is good enough for anyone so the 1.9 diesel must be a monster'.

    We got back to the showroom and I ordered the Astra 1.9 CDTi SRi (150bhp) with External Pack. I’m a bit gutted because I will not get my hands on it until May but I think it will be well worth the wait! I’ll post another review when I get my new motor!

  • 1.7 CDTi 100 Design 5dr

    David Pegg Date: 23/02/2005
    • 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

    This car replaced a 2.2-litre diesel Vectra, and the biggest compliment I can pay is that it feels neither underpowered, or underequipped by comparison. The standard spec is comprehensive, I added the obligatory metallic paint and the CD autochanger which also includes DAB digital radio.

    On the road, it is excellent to drive and still distinctive to look at although I'm sure future popularity will lessen the visual impact.

    My only slight concern is the fuel consumption which at present is hovering around 41 mpg, compared to 44 for the Vectra. Hopefully this will improve with time though.

  • 1.6 16v SXi 5dr

    Andrew Meredith Date: 16/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A fairly good all-round car. As with all new cars it takes sometime to break the car in as it were. But having now covered 6000 miles in my 54-plate Astra, it is a very responsive car which is a joy to own and drive.

    I was very disappointed however in not being informed of the impending introduction of the SXi digital with digital radio, which would have been a definite buy as the signal in my area is very poor. Poor marketing by Vauxhall me thinks!!

    The dealer was great, but Vauxhall customer services were very poor.

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