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Used Vauxhall Astra Convertible 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Advice for buyers

Vauxhall Astra Convertible (01 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Astra Convertible (01 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Astra Convertible (01 - 05)
Used Vauxhall Astra Convertible 2001 - 2005 review
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Advice for buyers

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

On the whole, the Astra is reliable, and the good news is that the electric hood is very reliable. However, there are a few things to look out for.

Above all, make sure the timing belt has been changed according to schedule and be aware that the power steering pump can fail on high-mileage examples. The exhaust manifold on the 1.8-litre is also known to crack - an expensive job to fix as it means replacing the catalytic converter.