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Attractive company car tax bills and big discounts for private buyers are the two main pulls of the Vauxhall Astra. If you’re looking to inject a little excitement into your daily commute, the Ford Focus is a better bet, but the Astra is still a fair choice if you just want a down-to-earth family hatchback.
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The 1.5 Turbo D diesel engine delivers adequate acceleration but doesn’t feel quite as strong as the 1.6 TDI you can get in the Skoda Scala. There's a noticeable pause between you squeezing your right foot and the Astra surging forward, especially at low revs, and it's quite easy to stall in stop-start traffic.
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