Used Vauxhall Astra 2009 - 2015 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Vauxhall Astra (09 - 15)
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  • Vauxhall Astra (09 - 15)
  • Vauxhall Astra (09 - 15)
  • Vauxhall Astra (09 - 15)
  • Vauxhall Astra (09 - 15)
  • Vauxhall Astra (09 - 15)
  • Vauxhall Astra (09 - 15)
Used Vauxhall Astra 2009 - 2015 review
Star rating

What's the used Vauxhall Astra hatchback like?

The Vauxhall hallmarks of mass-market appeal, ease of use and good value are all present and correct in the Astra. And while there are a number of areas where it could be improved, particularly when you consider the commensurate talents of its rivals, for the money the Astra manages to be a respectable used purchase.

The interior is nicely styled and offers plenty of space. While it perhaps offers not as much in the rear as rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf, it still has a decent amount of room upfront. Those front seats also have plenty of adjustment, especially if the car has sports seats fitted. There are, however, a few too many buttons on the dashboard, which means the infotainment isn’t quite as easy to use as rival systems. It’s also quite dark inside, with thick windscreen pillars blocking the light coming in and obscuring your view.