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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.
  • 1.6 16v Design 5dr

    Jeffrey Wood Date: 01/01/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I sold my 2002 Toyota Celica and bought the 1.6 Astra Design. Not only is the Astra good looking, spacious, refined, solid and very comfortable but also a better drive than the Celica!

    The engine also feels much more powerful than the figures suggest and always has plenty of urge available.

    I cannot fault this car other than for the lack of oddment storage space in the cabin. Many road tests have criticized the narrow boot opening, but I have not found this to be a problem; the boot easily accomodates my cricket bag and has plenty of space for more.

  • 1.7 CDTi 80 Club 5dr

    paul statter Date: 31/12/2004
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven this car and I thought it was a good drive. I own the previous generation model and the new one just blows it away.

    I would recommend this car to anybody who is after a new look good equipment and a good drive.

  • 1.6 16v Club 5dr

    tony martindale , e/yorks . Date: 24/12/2004
    • 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

    Last car was a Zafira, hated it. Used to own old model Astra. Not a patch on this one - can't fault it.

  • 1.8 16v Design 5dr

    Chris Hennon , Gywnedd . Date: 09/12/2004
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car looks great, the front grille, alloys and lights makes the whole exterior look very stylish.

    I like the styling of the interior the flat dash, and computer and CD player column look good and the driving position is comfortable.

    Driving this car in the City, didn’t feel that different to how the mrk 4 drives, It’s when you drive on country roads that this car feels a whole lot better.

    The handling round corners at speed is fantastic the breaks feel great too, the car feels powerful and the ride is smooth. This is great improvement on the previous model. This is a very good car and a joy to drive.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback

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