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Vauxhall Astra VXR Reviews
Auto Express100
Autocar80
Car Keys80
Parkers80
Top Gear80
The Telegraph80
AA70
Carbuyer64
Reader Rating0 Votes0
Total Aggregate Score
79
5
5 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
It’s incredibly fast – the fastest in its class – but its sophisticated chassis finally makes all that power usable. Yes, the ride is firm and the price very high, but if you want a head-turning hot hatch that promises real driving thrills, this is it.
4
4 / 5
Autocar
Review Summary
Mature but with a raucous side, this fast Astra is still a VXR at heart.
4
4 / 5
Car Keys
Review Summary
All told this feels like a car designed to offer everything that the hot-hatch brigade will want - the power the chassis, the looks - while opening up the car to a broader demographic. This is a hot hatch with comfort, refinement and gadgets.
4
4 / 5
Parkers
Review Summary
It is fast, has an advanced suspension system, powerful Brembo brakes, plenty of equipment and a spacious and practical interior. The Astra’s running costs should even prove moderately reasonable thanks to wide service intervals, a “lifetime” warranty and Vauxhall’s sensible labour charges.
8
8 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
Now a very appealing high-output hot hatch with its own highly distinctive character.
4
4 / 5
The Telegraph
Review Summary
The hooligan grows up. Great styling inside and out and surprisingly good in normal use, the Astra VXR can still thrill with its raucous performance when called upon.
3.5
3.5 / 5
AA
Review Summary
If you prefer to let your car do the talking on the road rather than attract unwarranted attention for its looks, the Astra is an attractive and potent package.
3.2
3.2 / 5
Carbuyer
Review Summary
The most powerful car in its class, the Vauxhall Astra VXR also offers sharp handling to match its impressive straight-line speed.
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