What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Astra hatchback?
Despite still being a newish car, the Astra is the sort of car that often attracts high-mileage users, so it’s always advisable to check any service history carefully, as well as examining closely the general condition of the interior and the tyres, and checking for any unwelcome or unusual noises.
This generation of Astra is a little too new for us to be able to accurately gauge its reliability, but early reports seem to indicate a strong performer, with very few known problems. The Astra finished among the front runners in the family car class in our most recent reliability survey, with an excellent overall score of 94%. Vauxhall as a brand finished in 11th place out of 31 manufacturers.
Like all Vauxhalls, the Astra comes with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty from new, with the option to extend this for another three years or 80,000 miles.