Large car comfort and ride for small car costs
Although we do feel we have had very poor service (delivery and car service) from the main-dealer we bought it from.
Excellent cabin comfort and ride for (small) size of car.
Very pleasing interior, console and switchgear.
Superb auto box and 1.6 is ample for it. I had a previous new 1.6 Auto Astra in 1998 that averaged 37 mpg. This one (2003 model) averages 40 mpg. Excellent for a nippy auto. Really good brake/interlock feature on auto box.
Wonderful engine note that makes it sound like a much bigger engine at 2500-4000 rpm (and really quite quiet at low revs too). Only minor gripe is whistle/whine from engine, most noticeable when cruising 40-60 mph.
I don't think the new Astra (current model) is as good for cabin comfort.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st February, 2005