Which used Vauxhall Astra estate should I buy?
Unless you’re a high-mileage driver and really need the efficiency of a diesel engine, we’d go for a petrol-powered Astra Sports Tourer – preferrably the potent yet smooth 1.4-litre turbo, which is well-suited to the car whether you go for the 123bhp or 148bhp version (badged 125 and 150 respectively).
As for which model to choose, any version – even the entry-level Design – will come with a decent amount of equipment. But since the top-of-the-range Elite and Elite Nav (which has sat-nav) aren’t a huge amount more to buy, if we could stretch that far, we would.
Our favourite Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.4T 150 Elite Nav