Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 1.9 CDTi 16v

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Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 1.9 CDTi 16v

Convertible - Front (FWD) - 6 Speed Manual - 1910 cc - Max Speed: 132 mph - 150 bhp - Diesel, Petrol - Available Trims: Air, Design, Sport

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published 26/03/2010 | bfritz87
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Pro Very comfortable to drive, looks great
Cons fuel economy ver low, cost of parts was very high
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"Vauxhall Astra Twintop by bfritz87"

Before I got my Mazda6 I had the pleasure of driving a 1.8 Astra Twintop. I have to say the loveliest thing about this car is those summer afternoons when you drop the roof and relish the sun.

The interior was basic, but it had a lot of features as standard, such as heated seats and full aircon, electric seat adjustment and best of all it had space at the back to fit another human being. The boot was great aswell. There was literally enough space to lay down, but other than that it would quite happily take a full bed and matress from Ikea. I liked the fact that you felt safe when drining it, and it was narrow enough to make parking at Tesco a breeze.

Unfortunately, however great as this car was, it had alot of design faults. Firstly the twin-top took up to 30 secs to fold up and down, which by todays standards is an age. Secondly, although it was a diesel, the fuel economy was outrageous. I think throughout my ownership of this vehicle I must have only hit 35mpg about twice, as the average was usually between 24-29mpg. The worst thing about this car though, was nothing to do with the car. I had broken down one night after work, had my car towed to a vauxhall garage to find that the alternator had broken. Long story short I ended up paying over £400 for costs and labour. I was mortified, but it had to be done.

I've got to say that this car was a typical vauxhall. It was very nice to drive and comfortable to sit in. It looked amazing and did long distances like a dream, however the running costs were a little to high for my budget.


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Product Information : Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 1.9 CDTi 16v

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Convertible - Front (FWD) - 6 Speed Manual - 1910 cc - Max Speed: 132 mph - 150 bhp - Diesel, Petrol - Available Trims: Air, Design, Sport

Product Details

Body Type: Convertible

Fuel Type: Diesel, Petrol; Diesel

Available Trims: Air; Design; Sport

Weight: 1553

Length: 4476

Width: 1759

Height: 1411

Avg Price: 22255

Power: 150

Cylinders: 4

Transmission type: 6 Speed Manual

Insurance Group: 12

Range: Vauxhall Astra

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Service Interval: 20000 miles

Boot Capacity (litres): 205

Towing Limit (kg): 1200

Engine Size (cc): 1910

Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 47.1

Wheel Base (mm): 2614

Torque: 236@2000-2750 lb/ft

Fuel Capacity (litres): 52

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Maximum Speed (mph): 132

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 9.5 seconds - (Man)

Emissions Class: EU4

CO2 Emissions: 159 g/km - (Man)

Range + Engine Type: Astra TwinTop 1.9 CDTi 16v

Manufacturer: Vauxhall

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