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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Astras are cheap to buy and run, drive well and have a good range of engines

Against The interiors are drab and early base models have sparse equipment

Verdict A thoroughly affordable, dependable and practical small famliy car

Go for… 1.6i 16V LS

Avoid… 1.7 DTi

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback
  • 1. Ensure that the cambelt has been changed every 40,000 miles
  • 2. Boot space is excellent - among the very best in the class
  • 3. Rear cabin space is very good, with plenty of legroom
  • 4. Check for damp in footwells, as rainwater can get in
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