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.
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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 14 Vauxhall Astra versions available
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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:
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…
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…
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…
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…