What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Astra hatchback?
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.
Early reports seemed to indicate a strong performer on the reliability front, with very few known problems. However, the Astra finished last in the family car class in our most recent reliability survey, with an overall score of just 82%. Vauxhall as a brand finished in 27th 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.