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Used Vauxhall Astra Convertible 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Our recommendations

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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Which used Vauxhall Astra sports should I buy?

The Convertible has a choice of four petrol engines. The 123bhp 1.8-litre has enough power to feel nippy, while the 2.2 with 144bhp has plenty of oomph and is great on twisty roads. The 2.0-litre turbo delivers near-150mph performance, but for those who prefer a slower pace there is a 1.6 with 99bhp. The only auto option was on the 2.2-litre, but it's no more than competent.

The 2.2 is probably the best all-rounder. It has much better performance than the 1.8, but its fuel economy and used prices are very similar.