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Vauxhall Astra Sporthatch (2005–2011)

Last updated 7 January 2016

Eye-catching looks. Excellent balance between sharp handling and a comfortable ride. Perky yet economical engines. Reliable.
Poor rear visibility. Waterpump failure can throw 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

nice car
Good to drive but unreliable
Great fun to drive - but silly little problems
Easy rider, enough power, simple to drive - all you could want really
Good value discreet hot hatch which nobody knows about
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