What used Vauxhall Astra hatchback will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Astra hatchback?
The great thing about Astras is that they're affordable, and you shouldn't be in for a shock when it comes to running costs.
The diesels use less fuel, but will cost more to buy in the first place. The 1.3-litre averages 58.8mpg and emits 130g/km, but the 100bhp 1.7-litre isn't far behind at 56.4mpg and 135g/km. The 1.9-litre averages 47.8mpg and 159g/km, but the most efficient of all is the 1.7-litre ecoFlex, at 62.8mpg and 119g/km.
The petrol models will suit those who cover fewer miles. The 113bhp 1.6-litre petrol model averages 43.5mpg and 156g/km of CO2, with the 1.4-litre just in front at 44.8mpg and 151g/km. The 1.8-litre model is noticeably less efficient with average economy of 38.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 175g/km.
Insurance ranges from a reasonable group 9 for the low-powered petrol cars, through to 32 for the turbo models. Servicing and repair costs are low, and parts are readily available.
Steep depreciation was always an issue when buying the Astra new, but cars will have already passed though the painful years, so buy at a fair price and it shouldn't be a concern.