Scrap a Vauxhall Astra April 21, 2016
Vauxhall Astra H 2004
The Vauxhall Astra H generation was introduced to the UK market in 2004 as a 5-door hatchback. Completely revamped, this vehicle had a fresh, sleek appearance with Ecotec 16 valve engines, and its carbon emissions met the Euro IV standards.
It soon became one of the leading family cars in the UK, and there are plenty of them still on our roads today. Its new tear-shaped rear lights and curvy bumper added to its charm though ultimately it was an unremarkable although nice looking vehicle.
Like most cars, the Vauxhall Astra has a multitude of good points and some that are a little less desirable.
Highlights and Specifics
- Environmentally Friendly: The carbon emissions for this car fall well below the maximum discharges allowed by the Euro IV regulations.
- Economical: The official mpg for the car is 30.7–62.8 mpg. This is a low average and you certainly won’t be burning through fuel at a high rate.
- Relatively Cheap: The hatchback was always meant as a cheaper option and the prices for a secondhand car are relatively low.
- Space: The car was extended by 140mm giving passengers that little bit of extra legroom.
- Speed: The top speed for the Astra obviously depends on the engine that the vehicle holds, but at the lower end of the spectrum, the car can hit 107 mph and at the faster end, they can get up to 152 mph.
- Safety: 5 star NCAP safety rating.
- Noise: The car fails to successfully cancel out engine and wind noise, therefore travelling at 40 can feel like 80.
- Interior: The interior of this car is unremarkable, the boot space is awkward, and switches for the radio are too far down.
- Driving: The steering tends to kickback on corners, the suspension is just a bit too hard and makes the car less agile than it could be.
- All models suffer with a problem in the steering column module, leading to starting difficulties, problematic lights and wiper faults.
- A slight mistouch on the indicators often turns the lights on.
- There have been reported problems with parking brakes, allowing cars to roll when they haven’t been parked in gear.
It is easy to see that the Vauxhall Astra 2004 has many good qualities, and this is why it still proves to be one of the most popular cars today. However, they do come with a host of problems that can be expensive to repair.
If your Vauxhall Astra H is starting to suffer from constant niggles, it may be time to consider scrapping your vehicle. At Scrap Car Kings, we provide a smooth, hassle-free scrapping experience leaving you to concentrate on the issue of replacement.