Vauxhall Astra Cars for Sale

The Astra is Vauxhall’s bid for the family hatchback crown. Wrestling for the position with the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus for years, it’s known for not holding its value particularly well from new, making it much more sensibly priced in the used market.

Owning one might not offer the same ‘street cred’ as the aforementioned kings of this particular corner of the market, but that just means you should find more gadgets, gizmos and comfort features at the same price point. Over 2.9 million Astra sales in its 36 years on UK roads is testament to that.



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£4,999

Finance from £107.22 pm
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  • 2010 (60)
  • Manual
  • Wakefield
  • 55,883 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 3dr
£5,999

Finance from £129.57 pm
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  • 2010 (60)
  • Manual
  • Wakefield
  • 34,779 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr
£6,799

Finance from £147.44 pm
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  • 2010 (10)
  • Automatic
  • Manchester
  • 34,673 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr
£6,999

Finance from £142.66 pm
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  • 2011 (11)
  • Automatic
  • Sheffield
  • 53,147 mi.
  • Diesel
  • Hatchback 5dr
£6,999

Finance from £144.26 pm
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  • 2011 (11)
  • Manual
  • Sheffield
  • 58,231 mi.
  • Diesel
  • Hatchback 5dr
£7,333

Finance from £134.90 pm
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  • 2011 (61)
  • Manual
  • Manchester
  • 71,556 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr
£7,499

Finance from £143.47 pm
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  • 2013 (62)
  • Manual
  • Manchester
  • 20,847 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr
£7,499

Finance from £143.52 pm
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  • 2013 (13)
  • Manual
  • Sheffield
  • 25,636 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr
£7,799

Finance from £151.06 pm
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  • 2012 (62)
  • Manual
  • Wakefield
  • 25,228 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr
£7,799

Finance from £151.29 pm
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  • 2012 (62)
  • Manual
  • Wakefield
  • 26,085 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr
£7,799

Finance from £141.35 pm
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  • 2012 (62)
  • Manual
  • Sheffield
  • 28,150 mi.
  • Diesel
  • Hatchback 5dr
£7,999

Finance from £155.39 pm
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  • 2012 (62)
  • Manual
  • Sheffield
  • 22,070 mi.
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback 5dr

Key Facts

The Astra is a good all-rounder, scoring highly in terms of style and choice throughout the range. The fact the Astra was at one point used for the ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ segment on Top Gear, where celebrities try to set the fastest time around a track, says a lot about its reputation as a reliable investment in hassle-free motoring. It also speaks volumes about its potential for power when you need it.

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Why buy a VAUXHALL Astra?

It’s good looking and well made. Mostly bought new as a five-door, chances are that you’ll be able to find one of those reasonably-priced with ease on the second-hand market, which makes your life easier if you have kids. When you factor in the Astra’s reputation for a roomy interior as well, it makes it a good, lower-cost buy if you want a steady, spacious family car.

Both the hatchback and sports tourer versions have long been a favourite of police forces up and down the country too. So, you know that if it’s well-made and reliable enough for the keepers of the peace, there’s more than a good chance it’ll be able to handle your daily commute.

Which VAUXHALL Astra is right for me?

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Looking the part: Vauxhall Astra GTC

Looking the part: Vauxhall Astra GTC

This is the coupé version of the Astra and it’s known for being decidedly more attractive than its five-door counterparts. As those bothered about handling might expect, it offers more enjoyment when it comes to actually driving it when compared to more practical models. Plus, the ‘slowest’ engine in this bracket will do 0–60mph in 11.9 seconds. Good for those who want looks and power that can impress.

The one with everything: Vauxhall Astra Elite

The one with everything: Vauxhall Astra Elite

If you want an Astra with all the bells and whistles, take a look at an Astra Elite. It’s more likely to come with executive-level extras than anything else in the Astra range, because it’s packed with them when bought new. Expect electrically foldable door mirrors, automatic lights that shine into corners and adapt between town and motorway driving to give you the best view possible in the dark, plus dual-zone electronic climate control.

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The middle ground: Vauxhall Astra Design

The middle ground: Vauxhall Astra Design

If you want an Astra that isn’t overly rugged and is instead more sophisticated, then the Design is the model for you. It’s more than enough to get you from A to B in good time, while these tend to depreciate heavily from new, so you’ll get a bargain on the used market.

What are the Alternatives?

For German engineering: Volkswagen Golf

For German engineering: Volkswagen Golf

The Golf has owned this part of the market for decades. Driving one gives you combined helpings of status and reliability that other choices struggle to compete with. It scores well for handling and looks too. All these benefits are reflected in the pricing, of course, but the consensus has always been that it’s worth ponying up the dough if you’ve got it.


Used Volkswagen Golf

Cheap and reliable: Ford Focus

Cheap and reliable: Ford Focus

The Focus is similar to the Astra in that it does a lot of things well – certainly for families who are in the market for a hatchback. It is deceptively spacious inside, while it’s also available fairly cheaply.

It’s noted for having a smooth ride and is therefore an enjoyable car to drive. While it may not have the same love-me-or-hate-me looks as the first Focus models, it’s still more than worth a second glance.


Used Ford Focus

For more style: Renault Megane

For more style: Renault Megane

The current iteration of the Megane offers good fuel economy and cheap running costs, while models made between 2002 and 2008 have that distinctive double-shaped rear. That same version even won European Car of the Year in 2013, nodding to its quality. Well-made and comfortable, certain models even have TomTom satnavs built in.


Used Renault Megane

Low cost, easy to run: Toyota Auris

Low cost, easy to run: Toyota Auris

So reliable that current Auris owners have probably forgotten what the inside of a garage looks like, you can be confident one of these will keep going and going. Even though it scores lower in the desirability stakes than the more prestigious VW Golf and Audi A3, it hits essentials like practicality and emissions out of the park. It’s had a reputation for being bad on road noise for several versions now, but has been bolstered with improved handling over the years.


Used Toyota Auris

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