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VIDEO: Vauxhall Astra - better than it needs to be

Published 22 December 2017

The Vauxhall Astra is consistently one of the best selling cars in the UK. Well, here we explain why that is - it's not as average as you think. Even though in many ways it is quite average. 

The review's good though. Click play above and enjoy, and have a lovely Christmas. 

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   on 23 December 2017

The new astra is a load of poo .had and 09 plate Sri 1.8 petrol for 8 years . Lovely and nice to drive .went and test drives the new one on the motorway. Put my foot down and nothing happened .it was about as slow as kia picanto. This was the 1.6 cdti Sri

   on 23 December 2017

Disagree. Underpowered, no spare wheel, and the onstar is overpriced.

Lineker    on 23 December 2017

Try the 1.4 turbo petrol fast with a sport button setting also.1.6 turbo petrol.6.6 secs 0 - 60 mph..Mr dinosaur.

Stewart Thomas    on 23 December 2017

I have had a number of Vauxhall's and I kind say in all honesty, never again, all shonking nonsense. There are simply better cars out there.

Martin Garvey    on 23 December 2017

I've had 3 Astras my latest is the 150 bhp 1.4 Turbo. Best car I've ever had out of the 16 I've owned. Brilliant acceleration, wonderful roadholding and fantastic consumption

   on 23 December 2017

The 1.4 turbo 150 hp it's a great little car and I have driven all of them since 1985 .it's the best yet.

Mark walton    on 23 December 2017

Had the misfortune of owning an insignia cost more in repairs over three years than I paid for the car. I would rather get the bus than own another vauxhall. Worst car I've ever had and that includes 5 fiat's.

   on 24 December 2017

We've had a Carlton 2 Corsa's a Astra a zafira and a Insignia and now a Insigna grand tourer can't get enough of them. The latest one I recommend to everyone it's faultless in every way.

John Tucker    on 24 December 2017

Absolutely rubbish car's, I have learned my lesson with the Vauxhall's that I owned and I will never buy another.

golfauto11    on 24 December 2017

I am really a massive VW fan, I have had 3 Golfs and 2 Polos. 2 of these cars gave me nothing but hell with problems. I had a problem free Astra back in 2003, and because Golfs are becoming so expensive, even 2nd hand, I recently returned to an Astra. Auto Express has had the Astra, pipping the Golf at the post during this year, and is a much better looking car, unless you go for a Golf GTI or above. My Astra is an Elite automatic, with a 1.4 turbo petrol engine. It flies, far better equipped than a Golf, almost as well put together as a Golf and a joy to drive and own.This car has gone well above my expectations!! Sadly, it will be my last, now that Peugeot have bought out Vauxhall. Future Vauxhalls will be on PSA platforms with PSA engines. No thanks!!

robert wood    on 13 February 2018

Robo 13/2/ 2017

Have owned three Vauxhall Astras , all been great cars to drive and reliable, best one being a 2004 Astra G convertible 1.8 , still going strong having never broken down, just changed original battery last year.

My wife owns a 66 plate 1.4 Turbo GTC, great car but stop-start is a pain, never really works well.

As Peugeot now owns Vauxhall not sure if I will buy another due to doggy French build quality.

Caravan man    on 17 March 2018

There is always a story behind ever car purchase.
Some good some bad. We have all had the good and bad cars.so no one is right or wrong. For what it's worth I bought a Vauxhall Corsa. Had over 3 years. No problem at all. Touch wood.( tapping the top of my head) good luck with whatever you buy. Take an expert with you.no guarantee still that you won't have any problems. They are mechanical creatures.

conman    on 7 April 2018

My father use to swear by (not at) Vauxhalls and had them all his life. So I was totally against them, anyway after reading about the latest Astra model I decided to have a test drive. What a difference years make I found the car brilliant and was looking for a 6 month old model Elite 1.6 CDTI. 134 bhp.
I use it to visit the continent, I can't ask for more, comfortable, fast and economical over 1000 miles at a time averaged 67 mpg.
And a 6 month old is priced affordably.

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