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:1.6 CDTi 16V 136
With 134bhp, this engine is capable of 0-60mph in 9.0sec with the six-speed manual gearbox. It may be nippy, but CO2 emissions are only 103g/km, with claimed economy of 72.4mpg. If you need a bit more performance from your diesel, it’s a good option. This is the only diesel available with an automatic gearbox, but the figures change to 62.8mpg and 119g/km.