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Our Fleet Test Drive: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer - 3rd report

Date: 18 October 2011   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

Astra front end

Fleets provide a sales sanctuary for lower medium estates facing increasing overall and internecine rivalry from compact SUVs and MPVs. Hence the more stylish Astra Sports Tourer is bracing itself for the new Zafira's arrival while the Meriva nibbles at its edges.

Our SRi's standard spec reflects that market pressure with daytime running lights and an electric parking brake. The wrap-round lights have aesthetic and higher visibility merit, but I'd prefer a hand-operated brake lever to the small finger-manipulated alternative. It saves central console space but is less than seamless to use.

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTi SRi
Claimed combined
Our average
Forecast CPM54.7p
Actual CPM56.2p
Why we’re running itTo see if the latest
Astra wagon can shake off
its predecessors’ stigma of
being a utilitarian workhorse.
PositiveWell made and
easy on the eye
NegativeEarly mpg lags
behind official figures