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Vauxhall Astra VXR coupe

Vauxhall Astra 2.0 VXR 3dr Coupe (2012 - 2012) expert review

The hottest hot hatch at the time of its launch, the 280bhp Vauxhall Astra VXR is a bit of an animal. But, despite its hilarious pace it’s not too noisy or uncomfortable when you want to relax.

Date added: Friday 15 June 2012.

Vauxhall Astra GTC coupe

Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.7CDTi Sport Coupe 3dr Diesel Manual (119 g/km, 108 bhp) Coupe (2011 - ) expert review

The Vauxhall Astra GTC is a surprisingly spacious five seat hatchback with attractive coupe looks. Steering and suspension developed specifically for British buyers ensures a good drive.

Date added: Friday 21 October 2011.

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer estate

Vauxhall Astra 1.7TD SE 5dr Estate (2010 - 2012) 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.

Vauxhall Astra hatchback

Vauxhall Astra 1.7TD Active Hatchback 5dr Diesel Manual (119 g/km, 108 bhp) Hatchback (2012 - ) expert review

The Vauxhall Astra is a good car, but it has one big problem. It competes in a class where there are some absolutely stunning cars, and in that sort of company, ‘good’ just isn’t good enough. That said, if you choose the right combination of engine trim, you’ll get a very capable all-rounder for a competitive price, and it shouldn’t cost the earth to run.

Date added: Thursday 15 April 2010.

Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch hatchback

Vauxhall Astra 1.6i SXi Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual (163 g/km, 103 bhp) Hatchback (2004 - 2008) 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.



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.


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.


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.


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.