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For The Vauxhall Astra GTC is an affordable, good-looking alternative to coupes like the VW Scirocco. It drives well, it’s practical and comes competitively equipped.

Against The styling may be a little conservative for style-conscious coupe buyers, and it won’t match a Scirocco on resale values.

Vauxhall Astra GTC
33 5stars

The Vauxhall Astra GTC is a sharp-looking coupe with the handling to match, but it falls short of the VW Scirocco’s brilliance.

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There are 22 Vauxhall Astra versions available

GTC 1.4T 16v 120 Sport S/S 3dr £19,040
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.4T 16v 140 Sport S/S 3dr £19,930
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.4T 16v 120 SRi S/S 3dr £20,755
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Sport S/S 3dr £20,850
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 1.4T 16v 140 SRi S/S 3dr £21,155
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.4T 16v 140 Sport auto 3dr £21,230
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.6T 200 Sport S/S 3dr £21,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Sport S/S 3dr £21,450
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Sp.109g S/S 3dr £21,845
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 2.0 CDTi 165 Sport S/S 3dr £22,000
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S/S 3dr £22,080
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Sp. 109g S/S 3dr £22,445
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 1.4T 16v 140 SRi auto 3dr £22,455
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.6T 200 SRi S/S 3dr £22,520
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S/S 3dr £22,680
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX 109gSRi S/S 3dr £23,075
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi S/S 3dr £23,225
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 2.0 CDTi 165 Sport auto 3dr £23,430
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SRi 109gS/S 3dr £23,675
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
GTC 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S/S 3dr £24,220
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto 3dr £24,655
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
GTC 2.0T 280 VXR 3dr £27,315
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Don’t think the Vauxhall Astra GTC is just a three-door version of the Astra hatchback. In fact, the GTC doesn’t share a single body panel with the five-door Astra. It also has a longer wheelbase, a wider front- and rear track, more sophisticated front suspension, revised rear suspension, and sits 15mm lower.

The sharper, more focused driving experience means the Astra GTC is a rival for sporty coupes such as the VW Scirocco.

The pick of the engine range is the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol. It's not quite a hot hatch, but the performance is still impressively strong and responsive. We'd also go for Sport trim, which is well equipped and good value.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Astra GTC 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi S/S 3dr

Picked up my GTC yesterday. Travelled 50 miles in my Insignia to PX it for the GTC in the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo. I thought the Insignia had a…

Malcolm Mallett

5 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Astra GTC 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto 3dr

I have had my 2.0 CDTi SRI AUTO since Oct 2012 and have done 44,000 miles and all in all its proved to be a fantastic car! Its not lacking in power…

Nadine Rowlands

4 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Astra GTC 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto 3dr

I have covered 12,000 miles + now in 10 months and I have been very impressed with the drive and chassis of this car , it is a fantastic car to drive…

David Errock

5 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.6T 16v 180 SRi 3dr

I got my 1.6 Astra GTC Turbo in June 2012 and have loved driving it ever since I first got in it for a test drive. I have had no problems with it at…

Craig Barnett

5 out of 5 stars
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