This car is fantastic. I got it brand new in 2008, and never looked back.
I was a bit unsure about the engine being only a 1.3, but how I was wrong, this car is a little rocket when you put the foot down.
I love this car and it's very cheap to run. I get 65 mpg, and the road tax is low too. 156 per year.
I would recommend an Astra to everyone. Make sure to go for 1.3 CDTi engine; avoid the 1.4 petrol, they're not half as fun as the 1.3 TDi, and they're more expensive to run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th April, 2011