What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Supple ride; composed handling; strong engines

Against Narrow boot opening; dowdy image

Verdict Outclassed by rivals, but still great value

Go for… 1.6 Club 5dr

Avoid… 2.0 T (200) SRi

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback
  • 1. On SRI and VXR cars, check for uneven tyre wear and signs of crash damage
  • 2. On diesels, listen for engine noises that could indicate that the oil level has been allowed to drop too low
  • 3. On five-door cars, the cabin is comfortable, spacious and family-orientated
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