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Vauxhall Astra (1998 - 2004)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 23 September 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 22 February 2020
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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 30 May 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 29 July 2017
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reviewed by MTD on 22 March 2015
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1.8 16v Convertible

reviewed by DAZZAROONEY on 12 April 2013
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
3
Running costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

One of the best cars I have owned

I am a fan of convertibles and have owned numerous cars from Fiat Uno's to Jaguar XJ8's. Overall, this Astra I think is the best car I have owned. It's good looking and in a nice colour. Nice quiet and punchy engine. Zipped through last MOT with no faults. Nice driving position. Good steering, good brakes, nice gear change. Has never needed an oil or water top up. Car has done 125,000 miles and drives like new.

Faults -

Front brake discs warped - Cost £40 a pair and £20 for a mate to fit.
Air Con has stopped working (believed to just need a re gas) - Cost £N/A
Roof operation with key fob. Roof goes down but wont go up when using the key fob. Operation from the car with the dash button and the roof works fine - Cost £N/A
Handbrake seizes on in below freezing weather conditions making vehicle immovable. I have to leave it on flat ground, in gear with the handbrake off. Believed to be damp inside the brake cable that freezes (common problem)
No other faults since bought

Goodies -

Full Tan Leather
Heated Seats
Air Con
Electric Folding Hood

All this just cost me £1400 with 12 months tax and 6 months MOT all thrown in :)

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reviewed by mhamed on 27 June 2010

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