Vauxhall Astra Estate 2004 - 2010

Vauxhall Astra Estate 2004 - 2010

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Review by T Raven
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Silver Astra MkV 1.7 CDTi "

Exterior and Interior

This car looks really good from outside, with large headlamps providing good visibility. Interior is rather basic, but made from solid materials, ergonomic design. Lack of engine temp is a small issue in diesel car. Seats are rather basic, that's not a car for a long distance, but perfect for daily trips.

Performance and Economy

In my opinion 1.7 CDTi is the best of Vauxhall diesel range, but not as good as competition in terms of economy and doesn't like speeding over 60mph. If you drive slowly cost of fuel is around 12p/m. Engine is noisy but quite dynamic, not for aggressive driving though.

Like to Drive

Besides the simple McPherson construction it drives rely well, nicely keep track and well deals with all these potholes we have now:) Nice, large mirrors and windows provides very good visibility. Simply, nothing to complain. <

Faults and Repairs

For the last 20k miles (from 60k to 80k) I had just one breakdown: alternator. Besides that there are no more issues, even clutch and breaks haven't been replaced yet:) Turbo perfect as well.Generally speaking solid German design with Japan engine.
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