Used Vauxhall Astra Coupe 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Coupé

Section: What is it like?

2001 - 2005 review
Vauxhall Astra Coupe (01 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Astra Coupe (01 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Astra Coupe (01 - 05)
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What's the used Vauxhall Astra coupe like?

Being based on the Astra hatchback is no bad thing as it provides the Coupe with a taut chassis and good cornering ability. The Coupe sits 30mm lower than the standard car and has firmer suspension settings, so it drives more sportily, but you'll only notice the ride being anything less than comfortable on the bumpiest of roads.

Likewise, the driver shouldn't have any problem getting comfortable thanks to a highly adjustable seat and steering column. However, the design of the cabin is not that inspiring (and not that different to the standard hatchback), although it is well laid out and logical.

On the other hand, it is remarkably practical for a two-door. There's a good helping of space for the driver and front-seat passenger, and two adults can sit in comfort in the back unless they're very tall. Plus, the front seats slide forward as they tilt, so it's simplicity itself to get there. And, to cap it all, the boot is a decent size and there's a split-fold rear seat.