What used Vauxhall Astra coupe will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Astra coupe?
It's a Vauxhall, so it shouldn't be too expensive. Fuel economy is good, for a start, with the 1.6 delivering 42mpg, and the 1.8 and 2.0 Turbo returning 35mpg and 31mpg respectively. The 2.2-litre option delivers a reasonable 34mpg.
Insurance premiums are competitive for the class, but as with all coupes they are generally high. The 1.6 starts in group 9 and the Turbo comes in at 15. The 1.8 and 2.2 sit at 11 and 13.
The coupe's service intervals of every 10,000 miles are par for the course, but Vauxhall dealers aren't known for their high prices, so that will cushion the blow. However, you will also need to budget for timing belt changes (every 40,000 miles), so check when it was last done.