One of the best loved family cars since its introduction in 1979, today the popular Astra is available as five-door hatchback and a five-door estate. Winner of the Best New Car at the 2010 Fleet World Awards, it won the accolade for its excellent build quality and frugal running costs. In the used car market the three-door Astra Sports Hatch and convertible Astra Twin Top remain popular and, as they’re no longer manufactured, you can pick up a bargain.
Even though it’s been around for the last three decades, this is one car that hasn’t dated. Built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant, the Astra is British engineering at its best. Choose from eight petrol and diesel engines and five trim levels and, with features such as air-conditioning, electronic stability control and anti-skid included as standard, you’ll certainly get a lot for your money.