Vauxhall Astra 1.7 Cdti 16V Design [100] 5Dr Diesel Estate

Overview:

Mileage: 54,427
Trans: Manual
Body: Estate
Year: 09/59
Colour: Blue
Fuel Type: Diesel

Quote Reference Number: 031-510322

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  • MPG55
  • Insurance Group14E
  • Performance (BHP)100
  • Number of Seats5
  • CO2 (g/km)138
  • Road Tax£140

Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Green tinted glass
Laminated windscreen
Twin jet windscreen washer nozzles
Intermittent rear wash/wipe
Heated rear window with auto timer
Dark tinted rear glass
Electric front windows/one touch/auto reverse
Electric rear windows with safety auto reverse + one touch facility
Variable intermittent windscreen wipers + flick wipe
Chrome effect window side mouldings
Brakes
ABS/EBD
Cornering brake control
Emergency brake assist
Driver Aids
Electro-hydraulic PAS
Driver Convenience
Remote boot release
Driver Information
Rev counter
Service interval indicator
Handbrake on warning light
Low fuel warning light
Electronic odometer and trip odometer
Audible lights on warning
Multi Function Display
Auto correcting RDS time clock
Brake Fluid Level Warning Light
Front brake pad wear warning
Trip computer
Driving Mirrors
Body colour electric/heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Black instrument dials with chrome edging
Piano paint/semi gloss matt chrome interior trim
Entertainment
Radio data system with traffic programme
Flexible Roof Mounted Radio Aerial
Remote audio display
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Load sill protection
Body coloured side protection mouldings
Chrome grille surround
Chrome headlight surround
Silver roof rails
Body colour roof mouldings
Black foil on door pillars
Chrome effect front door sill covers
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Hazard warning lights and side repeat indicators
Electronic headlamp levelling
LED centre brake light
Door to door illumination
Adaptive brake lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Pollen filter
Air recirculation control/activation light
Air blend heater and 4 speed fan
Interior Features
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Front door pockets
3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
Load restraint lashing eyes
Chrome effect interior door handles
Front + rear tilting/retractable assist handles + coat hooks
Silver alpha cloth/morrocana upholstery
Interior Lights
Map reading lights
Instrument panel light dimmer
Illuminated load area and glovebox
Rear reading lights x 2
Theatre dimming interior lights
Packs
Seat comfort pack - New Astra
Sight and light pack - Astra Estate
Safety
Front seat side impact airbags
Energy absorbing steering column
Reinforced passenger safety cell
Two tone horn
Side impact protection beams
Integral protective side door padding
3 point centre rear belt
Driver's seatbelt undone warning light
'Childproof' rear door locks
Pedal release system
Full size curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Pyrotechnic height adj inertia-reel front + outer rear seatbelts + pretensioner/force limiters
Seat Piping/Additional Trimming
Carpeted rear seat backs
Seats
Front sports seats
Driver's seat height adjuster
Anti submarining ramps in all seats
Height adjustable front seat head restraints
Driver/passenger seat recline/slide adjust
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Height adjustable outer rear head restraints
Security
Locking wheel bolts
Interior switch for central locking
Freewheeling door locks
Key left in ignition audible warning
Vauxhall Engine Deadlock immobiliser system
Folding key
Security code and remote display protection for audio equipment
Remote central deadlocking (doors/boot lid/fuel flap)
Vanity Mirrors
Twin sunvisors and illuminated mirrors with covers

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

"Great value Estate, functional interior space. Low mileage."

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Claire Richardson, General Manager

Ten Second Review

The Vauxhall Astra is a fine example of the modern family hatch and its running costs are at their most affordable in the CDTi diesel models. The car rides and handles with genuine composure and the engines churn out a smooth flow of power once they're on song. A vibrant and solidly built cabin adds to the Astra experience and there's enough space to tick most of the practicality boxes.

Background

Some cars have more to live up to than others and the Vauxhall Astra is one that's saddled with particularly high expectations. The sixth generation model in Vauxhall's Astra line has been designed to push on from where the fifth left off. That means competing at the very top of the family hatchback class, preferably administering a sound thrashing to the mighty Ford Focus in the process. If the full scale of this ambition is to be realised and the Astra is to sweep all before it in the hatchback arena, it will need to be very good indeed and so will its diesel engines. Diesel is very much where it's at for cars like the Astra at the moment. The low cost, long distance potential of oil-burning cars makes them a perfect fit with the mile-munching fleet and business users that account for the lion's chunk of sales in this market. It's not a bad shout for private buyers either. The Astra has nothing particularly groundbreaking in its engine-bay to excite diesel aficionados because its oil-burning engines have been seen before in the previous generation Astra. All are solid units, however, and the Astra's designers are banking on other aspects of the car's make-up to move the game forward.

Driving Experience

None of the engines are particularly smooth-sounding but the volume is well muted in the Astra. The 1.7-litre units do take a second to respond if you catch them at low revs before the turbo has stirred itself. Once up and running they produce a smooth flow of power. Straight line performance is strong: the 2.0-litre engine can reach 60mph in 8.5s while the 1.7 109bhp takes a reasonable 11.8s to do the same. Vauxhall is putting its faith in a bit of engineering ingenuity to gain an advantage on the road. In the past, the Astra has used a basic but space efficient torsen beam rear suspension while family hatch rivals have used a smarter multi-link system and walked off with the ride and handling gongs. With this Astra, Vauxhall has developed the patented Compound-Crank rear axle with a Watt's linkage that, it claims, can match the dynamic attributes of multi-link while retaining the compactness of the crude torsen beam. Does it work? Put the Astra through its paces on the road and it's hard not to come away impressed. The ride and body control are assured and tight respectively as the car flows over the surface feeling well planted through bends. The steering is something of a let down by comparison and could be more precise but a slick gearshift and well-judged pedal weights go in the plus column. Generally, the Astra is a highly polished drive.

Design and Build

With five doors, the Astra isn't what you would call dramatic to look at but it's easy to appreciate its sharp, sculptural lines and they tend to grow on you as you take in the bodywork's nuances. Crisp, gently curving lines run across the flat surfaces and those familiar with the MkV Astra will notice the roofline dropping away at the rear along with the more muscular shoulders. The rear light clusters are a particularly neat touch with their chevron motifs. Vauxhall wanted the Astra to feel special from the driver's seat and by family hatchback standards, it does. Switchgear lifted from the larger Insignia is very much in evidence from the steering column to the over-buttoned main console. There are some nice design touches such as the way the dash swoops around to integrate with the doors and door pulls themselves. The use of light is clever with soft red illumination seeping out of the gap around the base of the gear lever and the red laser pointers that shine from the tip of the needles in the stylish instrument cluster. There are numerous storage options around the cabin and large vents built into the A-pillars that do a great job of demisting the side windows. The control interface is greatly improved over the last Astra and those awful one-touch indicators are gone. Hooray. It's no surprise that at 4420mm, the Astra is 170mm longer than its predecessor because most hatchbacks have been expanding with each new generation for some time now. 71mm of that extra length has gone into the wheelbase in a bid to improve rear passenger accommodation and the results are good with plenty of space for a couple of six-footers in the back so long as the front seats aren't right back on their runners. There's even an abundance of headroom back there, despite the car's plunging roofline. In the boot, a 370-litre capacity reveals itself which isn't enormous for the class but higher spec models get a neat FlexFloor underfloor compartment that improves matters.

Market and Model

The trim levels range for the Astra opens with the S models and that's followed by the Exclusiv. Even the basic models get a CD stereo with MP3 compatibility and an AUX socket, electric heated mirrors, remote central locking, a rake and reach adjustable steering wheel and a 60:40 split rear bench. For the fetching ambient lighting, you'll need to stretch to the Exclusiv. Above this level, there's the choice of going sporty with an SRi or taking a more luxurious route with the SE or, ultimately, the Elite. Only the 1.3-litre unit and the 109bhp 1.7-litre diesel are offered with the S and Exclusiv trim levels and neither engine can be specified with Elite trim but otherwise, there's a lot of mix and match potential. The 2.0-litre oil-burner is available with a smooth six-speed automatic and the FlexRide adaptive suspension is an option on the higher spec cars.

Cost of Ownership

The headline economy figure is 67mpg for the Astra ecoFLEX which features various mechanical and aerodynamic modifications to make this possible. Fuel economy for the 1.7-litre diesel models is the same no matter which power output you choose and at 60mpg on the combined cycle, these units are certain to be popular with company car drivers. Interestingly, the 2.0-litre diesel is only fractionally thirstier with 57.6mpg but the automatic gearbox option sees that figure tumble to under 48mpg. CO2 emissions are 124g/km for the 1.7-litre cars and 129g/km for the 2.0.

Fully carpeted luggage compartment, Green tinted glass, ABS/EBD, Electro-hydraulic PAS, Remote boot release, Rev counter, Body colour electric/heated door mirrors, Black instrument dials with chrome edging...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11.7
Engine Power - BHP100
Engine Power - KW74
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM4400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT177
Engine Torque - MKG24
Engine Torque - NM240
Engine Torque - RPM2300
Top Speed112

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CON
CO2 (g/km)138 (g/km)
HCN
HC+NOxN
Noise Level dB(A)N
NOxN
ParticlesN
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)55.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7
EC Urban (mpg)43.5

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