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An attractive interior and a good chassis only part-compensate for an ageing turbodiesel

Our Verdict

The Vauxhall Astra is one of the best-looking hatchbacks, but average dynamics and performance hamper its overall appeal

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12 October 2009

You said "For this 109bhp engine none of these figures is especially competitive, the 104bhp Golf 1.6 TDI beating it on every count for emissions (119g/km), fuel consumption (62.8mpg)". Well if the VW beats it for CO2 emissions then it's bound to beat it for fuel consumption, isn't it!! Duuuh.

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