Vauxhall Astra Car Reviews

The Vauxhall Astra is a small family car that has been long serving and successful for Vauxhall. Despite its old age the Astra is by no means a stale product, over thirty years after it was produced, the Mark 6 version of the Astra became UK’s best-selling car in June 2010 with beyond 10,000 sales.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 4/5
Fun to drive
Well made
Pretty expensive
Resale value
Could struggle against rivals

Latest Vauxhall Astra Car Reviews:

Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.8i 16v 3dr - March 2012
An car that has become a firm favourite with families on a budget, the Vauxhall Astra range offers a great number of models. The Astra SRi 1.8i 16v is a great model and combines great performance c...
Vauxhall Astra Expression 1.4i 16v (87ps) 5dr - March 2012
The Astra Expression 1.4i 16v (87ps) is a good option for families on a budget thanks to a bargain basement purchase price and low fuel consumption. The interior is a little basic but this is only ...
Vauxhall Astra ES Tech 1.7 CDTi 16v (125ps) ecoFLEX 5dr - February 2012
This latest offering from Vauxhall is the sixth generation of the Astra brand. The model has earned itself a reputation as being reliable and affordable, and is often the first choice when looking ...
Vauxhall Astra Exclusiv 1.7 CDTi 16v (110ps) ecoFLEX Start/Stop 5dr - March 2012
The Astra Expression 1.7 CDTi 16v (110ps) ecoFLEX Start/Stop is a great car which offers low running costs. However, the high purchase price may put buyers looking for budget motoring off.
Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.4 16v Turbo 5dr - March 2012
The 1.4 litre turbocharged engine makes this version of the Vauxhall Astra quite attractive in terms of a good balance between running costs and performance, and it has a decent trim level too. Th...

Vauxhall Astra Overview

The current Mark 6 version offers a wide range of engines to choose from, with sporty turbo options and a range of diesel options which have a very decent mix of speed and economy.

It is a pleasure to drive with a smooth ride, a good amount of grip and high standard breaks.


The Vauxhall Astra was originally produced in 1980 and replaced the Vauxhall Viva. It was Vauxhalls first model to have front wheel drive and achieved a good amount of sales in its first generation.

The Mark 2 version of the Astra arrived in 1984 a re-designed body style to that of the Mark 1 but with the same range of engines as the Mark 1. The Astra continued to have good sales with the Mark 2.

The Mark 3 then hit the market in 1991 and was the first of the Astras - and one of the first cheaper family cars - to begin incorporating safety features and using them as a selling point.  The Mark 3 was then replaced by the Mark 4 in 1998, the Mark 4 continued the Astra’s new found emphasis on safety and addressed a lot of the criticisms of the Mark 3 Astra.

The Mark 5 Astra was introduced in 2004 and received much success, it was made available as a five-door hatchback and eventually a five-door estate and a sporty three-door hatchback. The Mark 6 version then replaced the Mark 5 in 2009.


The Astra is a solid all-rounder that is very popular on British roads, since it was put in production in 1980 it has remained popular and fresh, and has proven to be one of the leading cars in its class.

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