What used Vauxhall Astra estate will I get for my budget?
You can get quite a lot of car for your budget, because there are plenty of used Astra Sports Tourers to choose from. Really high-mileage diesels from 2010 can cost as little as £2000. Reduce the milage to 50,000 or less and you can find 1.3 CDTis for £4000, or 1.7 and 2.0 CDTis for £6000. The facelifted car with the newer 1.6 CDTi engine will cost you around £7000.
If you need a petrol Astra Sports Tourer, be prepared to have to search more for one, because the majority sold were diesels. For a 1.6-litre petrol, you'll need around £5000. There was also a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol, but it was only available for a short period of time, so they are rare on the used market.