Vauxhall Astra Used For Sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
The used Vauxhall Astra for sale is great used car buy, good to drive, handles well, comfatable, quick, and easy to own. The SXI brings style and a touch of sportiness while being the same group 6 insurance as other Astra 1.6. All in all a great alternative to the Ford Focus.
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Used Vauxhall Astra Cars For Sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Like so many of the mainstream hatches the Astra was all-new for 2004 - the only hangover remaining from the old range being the convertible models that are due to be replaced in 2006. For the hatchbacks and estates though out went the frumpy, forgettable looks of the old car for a far more edgy, lithe style that looks classy and solid. The three-door 'Sports Hatch' is a particularly good looker, the high performance models offering real pace. The interior in all is simple and uncluttered without being dull and feels solidly built. A central 'infotainment' system operates everything from the ventilation to the standard CD player and DAB digital radio. Comfort is acceptable in all, the driving position good, even if the seats on lower spec models do lack support and rear legroom behind taller drivers is limited. Bootspace isn't overly generous either, but expect the estate version, which sits on a longer wheelbase platform, to appease those wanting mammoth carrying capacity.
A wide choice of petrol engines delivers anything from 90-240bhp from 1.4- to 2.0-litres capacities, the diesels 80-150bhp in 1.7- and 1.9-litre guise. All but the smallest engines give the Astra good performance, diesel customers paying for their additional economy with more vocal powerplants. Numerous electronic devices ensure the Astra is a safe machine, but with little feel through the steering and a sometimes reluctant gearshift it's not the most involving drive in the class, though ride quality is impressive and the handling surefooted. All round it's a very competent competitor in this tough class, with style, generous equipment levels and sensible pricing in its favour.