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.