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The humble but reliable Vauxhall Astra is a brilliant all-rounder. It’s one of the best compact hatchbacks around, which makes it a firm favourite on the used car market year after year – in fact, the Vauxhall Astra is our most commonly financed car here at Zuto, just ahead of Ford Focus finance.
If you’re looking for Vauxhall Astra finance, you’re in the right place. With over 15 years’ experience, we’re the experts when it comes to financing cars, helping over 1,200 drivers finance an Astra each year - we’ve got some helpful insights and things you need to know about the different models.
If you’ve already found the car you want, we can help arrange the finance - check out our car finance calculator to see how much you could borrow. If you’re still looking for the right Vauxhall Astra, you can browse thousands of vehicles in your account area after applying.
The Astra is a classic – the various models have been a mainstay on UK roads since the original was launched in 1979. Here are some of the things that you should know before you get an Astra on finance.
The reason that Vauxhall Astra used cars are so sought-after is that it ticks a lot of boxes. The Vauxhall Astra has a reputation as a classic run around car. If you want a car that can keep up with driving to and from work and handling school runs, but that’s still powerful enough to handle long weekend drives, then it’s a great pick.
If you want something a bit more luxurious, then look out for the Griffin Edition trim, which adds some high spec extras onto the standard Astra models, including additions like heated seats, front and rear parking sensors, and a touchscreen instrument panel.
The beauty of the range is that there’s an Astra model for everyone. As one of the UK’s most popular used cars, there have been plenty of versions released over the years. The sportier Vauxhall Astra SRi has a lower, stiffer suspension to improve handling, but if you’re after something with a bit more power, the 1.6 litre engine in the Turbo model with 197bhp might be the right pick for you. That goes all the way up to the Astra VXR, which boasts a muscular 237bhp.
There’s plenty of variation in the engines across the Astra family, with engine sizes ranging from 1.2 litres to 2 litres across the different models. There’s also all the standard varieties you’d expect – the standard Astra is a five-door hatchback, but there are three-door versions available like the slimline GTC coupe, as well as eco friendly models, automatics, convertibles and more. If you’re looking for something specific, apply for Astra finance with us online, and you’ll get instant access to our database of thousands of cars from our trusted dealers across the UK, so you can find the exact model you’re after.
The standard Vauxhall Astra model boasts a good sized boot - bigger than the similar Ford Focus - and there’s plenty of head and legroom in the roomy interior, even for four adults with someone sat behind a tall driver. The back seats can be easily adjusted for more room, for situations where you need space for family holidays or moving furniture. If boot room is important for you, then the Astra Sports Tourer might be a good choice: the seats can be folded completely flat to create a massive space.
Of course, older models might have less of these additional safety features, but the Astra has long been considered a safe set of wheels, ranking five stars in Euro NCAP’s safety rating.
If you’re looking at Vauxhall Astra finance because you want a reliable, smooth drive, then you’ve picked the right car. The Astra was developed and is built here in the UK, which means it’s well suited to handling bumpy tarmac and its suspension can handle plenty of potholes. That’s because all new Vauxhall models have their suspension tested on UK roads. AutoExpress’s test drive shouts out the slick manual gearbox and responsive steering, that can easily handle tight bends and corners.
Borrowing £5,300 over 48 months with a representative APR of 19.3%, the amount payable would be £155 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,143 and a total amount payable of £7,443.
The Vauxhall Astra is a solid option for most drivers, which is why it’s the most popular make and model that we finance. Here at Zuto, we regularly arrange Vaxuhall Astra finance every month, and there’s a reason it’s remained popular for so long. It’s good to drive and cheap to run, with strong steering and plenty of space.
The Astra is a well-liked and reliable car – which is why they’re so in demand as a used car. There are a few things to look out for, and electrical faults and braking issues tend to be the main thing to keep an eye on. Of the Astras we have MOT data for, most of the cars that failed due to a major fault failed because of the brakes or tyres.
We regularly check the MOT database, so we can see how reliable Vauxhall Astras are. Of the 560,156 Astra models with MOTs completed, 88,684 failed, which is an 85% pass rate.
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