Vauxhall Astra (2009 - 2015)

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reviewed by Andrew Killian on 29 July 2019
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reviewed by S Thompson on 15 December 2018
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reviewed by Mark Richardson on 30 December 2017
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reviewed by A Lester on 24 November 2017
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reviewed by Anonymous on 16 February 2016
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reviewed by Miniman777 on 28 October 2015
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reviewed by GHSAUNDERS40 on 7 April 2015
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reviewed by Terence1313 on 6 March 2015
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reviewed by Anonymous on 17 January 2015
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SRi 1.7 CDTi 16v (110ps) ecoFLEX 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by nellyc56 on 16 January 2012
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
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How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Lots of kit....poor build, naff dealer service

I've had this car for 12 months and covered just under 24k miles. Firstly, its crammed full of kit and its a very smooth and comfortable cruiser. It looks good especially as I'd specified the 18inch wheels on it. It looks classy with the chrome trim and after driving a huge mondeo for 3 years previously the size was welcoming.

However, the car has been blighted by poor build and niggly mechanical issues. There is a horrendous rattle from the dash behind the passenger airbag which only happens at and above 70mph. The tyres on 18inch rims are like gold dust - not quite sure why, its only an Astra. It took me 3 days and £200 to get a replacement for a puncture. The engine sounds very ropey after say a 300 mile trip and the handling is very wooly to say the least. There is an awful turbo related whine when the car de-accelerates and the clutch pedal does not return to its original position, I have to put my foot behind the pedal and pull it up most mornings!

My local dealer is awful. I dropped the car in for them to check the above rattle and whine and a supposed recall (only highlighted to me when I dropped the car in, I wasnt informed of a recall). I left the car with them for a whole day, and on picking it up, noticed that the car hadnt even moved and the mileage not changed. They then told me that it had been out on a road test and no faults found....blatant lie!

Oh, fuel economy is poor...I do a mix of urban and motorway travelling, and the best I have is 48mpg...way short of its claimed 62mpg!!

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reviewed by colxdark on 22 November 2011
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reviewed by Comical Engineer on 20 May 2011
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reviewed by yitzak on 6 December 2010

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About this car

Price£12,995–£25,285
Road TaxA–H
MPG38.7–78.5 mpg
Real MPG76.0%

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