Advantages: Space age looks (New Model 2004) Great Engine. Quality interior. Equipment Disadvantages: Driving position. Ride & handling.
...as sharp as the recently obsolete Focus.
The model I chose to drive was a double test as it had one of GM's all new 1.7 CTDi engines under the bonnet. A brand new Astra, with a brand new engine, this does not very often happen, usually when launched a car range will be offered with carry over engines - it saves the manufacturers on time and development costs.
100bhp from 1.7 litres is not...
Advantages: Value for money, performance is great, economical in fuel, tax and insurance Disadvantages: Not for the image conscious
...I recently bought this car and it is certainly a winner in my view.
I previously owned a VW Golf, 1.9 TDI, and was tempted to by another one because it was a good motor. I was recomended an Astra and thought I may as well test drive it, what harm was there. I booked a drive and was instantly impressed. I not only found that this car handled just as well as the golf but also matched its...
Advantages: Drives Nice, Great Economy, Cheap Tax, Cheap Insurance Disadvantages: Not as quick as some.
...was the most unreliable car I've ever seen.
On a budget of £3500, I was looking to get the newest, best condition car available. 406's, Mondeos (newer ones) and Golfs were all either well out of my price range, or had huge miles.
I spotted the Astra 1.7Dti Envoy in Autotrader, at £3495, in Silver, 81,000 miles, with Full Service History, and one owner, on a 2001 Y plate.
This was the best...