Vauxhall Astra 2016 Review

So here goes, my second review, and this time it will be as promised – the Vauxhall Astra 2016 edition. This British made car has been scored highly in all preliminary reviews, as we’ve come to expect over the years, this manufacturer really does not mess about. The car is beautifully refined and offers new buyers an outstanding quality interior, exterior and everything else, including all of the latest technology too – all for a fantastic price too. What could possibly be better than all of this?

Vauxhall Astra

The Vauxhall Astra is truly up there with the best in its class, you may be asking yourself, exactly what class does the Astra fall into – well, we can tell you that it’s a small family hatchback based car. While the price is surely higher than the Viva we reviewed previously, this model boasts considerably more clout than the Viva. Not only this, but the energy is actually more efficient than its contemporary too, this is not something that we usually expect to hear when we purchase a car with a larger engine. Either way, from our review of various Astra models, we always feel safest by going for the larger engines. As a result we personally recommend the SRi Nav 1.6 CDTI, this beautiful car comes in with a huge 135 horse power.

1995 Astra

The Astra has been around for many years now and Vauxhall are really milking it for every single drop they can muster, it’s currently in its 7th generation and this trend looks likely to continue long into the future. It really is a hallmark model within the British car manufacturing world, it has world renowned rivalry with some of the biggest car manufacturers in the world; most notably in the case of Volkswagen with their Golf and Polo and with Ford and their Fiesta and Focus. We highly recommend choosing the Vauxhall in all of these cases, mainly because the car is so much cheaper, but not only that – it also now has the highest specifications in almost all aspects too, again, there really is something special about this 2016 Astra.

One thing that I have to note here is that it is possible to choose a slightly higher specification with the 2016 Vauxhall Astra, however I’m not sure it’s worth the large price jump to do so, many will ignore this and just go all the way. But for those who are on a tight budget, know this, there is nothing to be ashamed of with the 1.6 litre engine – it has more than enough power and can actually accelerate to 60 miles per hour in under 10 seconds, quite a feat for such a cheap model if I don’t say so myself. If you want to check out more reviews go ahead, or if you want information on how to purchase this lovely model then go ahead and follow the link to Vauxhall’s website below.

Vauxhall Viva Review

Okay so I promised everybody that I’d look at the 2016 astra before doing anything else, however I’ve been totally captivated by the new Viva in the past few days and feel like it’s a car that will be truly dominating the market in days and weeks to come. Firstly, let’s put it in perspective. While it’s certainly not one of Vauxhall’s flag ship models, it’s definitely capable of competing with its rivals; the Skoda Citigo and the Hyundai i10. Other models that are on its radar are the Suzuki Celerio and the Peugeot 108.

Vauxhall Viva

The first thing that I have to note is the fact that the Vauxhall Viva is the cheapest Vauxhall model that is currently available to purchase. It costs as little as £7,995 and therefore is considerably cheaper than models that I mentioned previously. It comes with a single engine, as with all of the Viva models, and has a nice and tasty 74 horse power, all driven by a single 1 litre petrol engine. The car has only got 5 distinct gears, however it is extremely quick at accelerating, you can expect to reach 60 miles per hour within 13 seconds if you stick your foot to the floor.

In terms of the basic equipment that comes with the car, it’s really not too bad. All versions of the Vauxhall Viva have a total of five seats, all of the interior of the car uses electricity; the windows, wipers and it has a remote central locking system too – now you’re all beginning to see why the Viva is quite the bargain for only 8 thousand pounds, not bad! Other features that the Viva boasts is the climate control system, it also has both USB and bluetooth connectivity and an excellent safety mechanism too.

I personally believe that while this car is fairly suited to anywhere you live, it is best fitting within a city environment and it certainly performs best there too. I would personally choose it above the Skoda Citigo and the Hyundai i10, despite them costing considerably more than this entry level car. Released in 2016, the Vauxhall Viva is going to be in Vauxhall’s ranks for many years to come now, it is perfectly suited to driving throughout a town or city, and in a range of weather conditions too. Yes, the engine is small and yes it’s not the quickest either, however it’s absolutely everything that you could possibly require if you are a city dweller like myself. It’s slight frame and excellent handling makes it easy to maneuver through winding city streets at absolutely any time of the day. I would actually go as far to say that it is one of the top performing city cars that is currently in productions – for any brand – not just simply Vauxhall alone.