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Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer estate (2010 – ) expert review

The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is UK-built and designed, and is a fine addition to the new Astra range. It not only looks good, but has more space than ever before.

Date added: Saturday 20 November 2010.

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Vauxhall Astra (2004-2009) used car guide

The medium-sized Vauxhall Astra hatchback and estate has been a family favourite since 1979, and makes a practical and affordable buy. The fifth version appeared in 2004 and was replaced in 2009, and is generally regarded as a big advance on its predecessors and good enough to compete favourably with its contemporary rivals, the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic.

Date added: Wednesday 18 August 2010.

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Vauxhall Astra hatchback (2009 – ) expert review

The Vauxhall Astra represents a significant move forward over the previous model. Its sleek, low looks move it closer to the competition, while its interior is similarly improved.

Date added: Thursday 15 April 2010.

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Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch hatchback (2004 – 2009) expert review

Vauxhall’s smartly styled three-door Astra Sport Hatch might not be the newest hatchback on the market, but search around and it can be a bargain.

Date added: Wednesday 03 March 2010.

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Vauxhall Astra car review 2

With over forty years of ‘compact car’ history, the successor to the best-selling UK-built car in Britain has just launched – the sixth generation of the Vauxhall Astra. Will the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf get an Astra shaped dent in their sales figures? Vijay Pattni travelled to the home of Astra – Ellesmere Port – to find out.

Date added: Tuesday 20 October 2009.

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Vauxhall Astra VXR hatchback (2005 – 2010) expert review

Sharp looks and amazing performance are offered in Vauxhall’s Astra VXR, but it’s overdue for replacement.

Date added: Thursday 21 August 2008.

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Vauxhall Astra TwinTop convertible (2006 – 2011) expert review

The Vauxhall Astra TwinTop successfully combines practicality with good-looking, open-top motoring.

Date added: Monday 24 July 2006.

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Vauxhall Astra estate SRi car review

The Vauxhall Astra estate is one of the grand old men of the British road. Fashion may come and go but the good old Astra estate just keeps going. Only it’s not so old any more, after being revamped in 2004, and depending which model you choose, it can be very far from boring. Find out why we reckon it’s a choice which combines good driving and good sense by reading on – or simply hit the links below to read the section you’re interested in.

Date added: Friday 16 June 2006.

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Classic Ads – Vauxhall Astra

Remember what the future used to look like? In the ’50s, it was all jet packs and flying cars; the ’60s brought robots and electronics into the home, but the ’80s were more optimistic, and suddenly it was all about transistors, chips and computers.This Vauxhall Astra advert from around 1984 proves our point.

Date added: Wednesday 29 January 2014.

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Driven: Vauxhall Astra BiTurbo

We’ve just sampled the new-look Vauxhall Astra, which now has a sharper design and is available with a potent BiTurbo diesel engine.

Date added: Thursday 06 September 2012.

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62-plate wish list: Vauxhall Astra VXR

Hot hatch fans will remember the outgoing Vauxhall Astra VXR as a rather lairy beast. Sporting 237bhp, it outgunned nearly all of its contemporaries, but was a proper brute of a car.

Date added: Friday 24 August 2012.

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Vauxhall Astra range expands to include powerful BiTurbo engine

Vauxhall has introduced its new BiTurbo diesel engine into the Astra hatchback and Sports Tourer estate, after its successful debut in the Astra GTC coupe. The engine, which uses advanced sequential turbocharging technology – something which is usually the preserve of more expensive executive and performance cars – develops 192bhp and a healthy 295lb/ft of pulling power.

Date added: Wednesday 01 August 2012.