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Vauxhall Astra Estate (2004–2010)

Last updated 17 July 2018

Striking good looks and very roomy. Response yet economical engines. Good long-distance load-hauler with very tidy handling. Reliable.
Front suspension bushes can wear prematurely. Failed waterpump can fling off the timing belt on 1.9 CDTIs in just 40k miles.
Updated 12 May 2014

Four reports of mirror glasses falling out of two 56/57 reg Astras and two 56/57 reg Zafiras, all owned by the same family, but kept in different places and doing different mileages.

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Owners' reviews

Spacious, economical & reliable.
Good to drive and practical, but not that well built and reliable.
Astra 1.7 CDTI Club Estate - the good, the bad and what about the ugly?
Value for money estate with decent fuel economy
It's Ok but it's underpowered
An affordable and reliable motor
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