Review: Vauxhall Astra Twintop (2006 – 2011)


Smart looks. Drives well, especially the 2.0 Turbo. Keen pricing.

Some reports of problems with the roof and windows. Waterpump failure can throw off timing belt on 1.9 CDTis in just 40k miles.

Vauxhall Astra Twintop (2006 – 2011): At A Glance

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22–55 mpg

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Why won't the back windows of my Vauxhall Astra go up all the way?

The back windows of my Vauxhall Astra Twintop aren't going up, they stop about 3-inches from closing. Any advice?
Might be the motors, might be the wiring harness. But if they are partially going up they might simply be sticking in their channels. Try lubricating the channels with silicone grease or Vaseline. If the channels are damaged, replace them (assuming you can get the parts).
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