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Vauxhall Astra (1998 - 2004)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 23 September 2020
5
reviewed by Anonymous on 22 February 2020
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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 30 May 2018
5
reviewed by Anonymous on 29 July 2017
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reviewed by MTD on 22 March 2015
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reviewed by DAZZAROONEY on 12 April 2013
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1.6 8v Cub Auto

reviewed by Nashx on 1 October 2012
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Overall rating
3
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
2
Running costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
5
Experience at the garage or specialist
5
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Reliable, Cheap to run and insure but weak and underpowred

I've had two of these, one a 20 and one at 22, though it is practical, it is very under powered for a family of four, fuel economy is average to low, currently costing £30-£40 p/w for only 11 miles driving for 5 days, paintwork within a year has faded on bonnet, roof, tailgate and doors, so polishing is a must, the demister is poor, a/c poor (recharged twice), dashboard & interior get very hot even in winter, leg room is bad for driver and offside passenger, near side has better space, boot space is very good for hatchback, front wheels need air every week or so (aligned several times, changed tyres, new wheels even still no improvement), gear changes can be unpredictable sometimes, terrible drive on cold starts, sluggish even when conditions are excellend, rear springs make noise in winter. window wipers get stuck while driving (hefty repair & fine) Ice mode and sports modes are handy in snow and motorway cruising, easy to work on, bumper removal is easy, easily modified, many aftermarket parts available. service every year or 40k miles, but parts come cheap, relevently cheap to insure, overall 5/10, ideal car if upgrading from 1.0 or 1.2, can get used to bigger cars with an Astra.

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reviewed by dougiefourspeed on 25 February 2012
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reviewed by cherryred on 6 January 2012
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reviewed by reddevilmad on 22 September 2010
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reviewed by mhamed on 27 June 2010

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