Used Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2004 - 2010 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (04 - 10)
  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (04 - 10)
  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (04 - 10)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Astra hatchback?

This generation of Astra has proved durable, and usually sits near the top of the reliability league table. However, there are some problems to be aware of.

Axle and suspension issues and electrical faults are the most common complaints. The front suspension bushes can wear quickly, the instrument cluster can give false readings and electric windows have been known to fail.