For The Vauxhall Astra has sharp looks, great quality, smooth ride, good refinement and secure handling. There's plenty of space inside, too.
Against It’s expensive to buy and lease, and doesn’t hold its value well. The steering is vague.
The classy, spacious cabin is a real highlight, but the Vauxhall Astra falls short of the best small family hatchbacks in too many other areas.
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Owning an Astra shouldn't cost you the earth. Yes, list prices are high, but dealers will offer big discounts to prise business away from their competitors, and you'll get even larger savings from online brokers.
Fuel consumption figures are competitive for the class, and reasonable CO2 emissions (especially on Ecoflex models) mean that tax bills won't be too steep for company car drivers. Vauxhall's boffins have done lots of work to make low-speed crash damage simpler and cheaper to repair, and that also drives down insurance costs.
If you're wondering which Astra you should pick, it depends on your circumstances. If you’re a private buyer, the 1.6i Techline provides lots of luxury kit for an affordable price. Company car drivers should opt for the 1.7 CDTi 130 Ecoflex Tech Line due to its low emissions.
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The Astra of choice for private buyers, with reasonable prices and bags of kit. Just don't expect it to be fast.