The Vauxhall Astra is a well-rounded, good-value family hatch that offers plenty of room at an affordable priceread the full model review
SRi comes with 17in wheels, front foglights, a leather steering wheel, sports seats, a front armrest, auto wipers, a six-speaker stereo with OnStar, auto-dimming rear mirror and auto braking. If you want sat-nav, go for the SRi Nav version.
Engine:1.4T 16V 150
With 148bhp, this engine offers a 7.8sec 0-60mph time while giving claimed combined economy of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 128g/km. These figures are the same as the two lower-powered 1.4-litre engines despite making the car warm hatch fast. CO2 figures drop by 1g/km if you go for the optional automatic gearbox.