Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer estate (2010-2016): owner reviews

“The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is a very well rounded family estate car, although isn’t quite up there with the best this class has to offer”

Carbuyer Rating

3.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

58%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 5reviews
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  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Other (5 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
As only 6months old I would expect it to be reliable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
had a problem with the start stop, car would stop then not restart, this happened about 6 times and in 4 of those times i was at traffic lights and nearly had a crash on one of the occasions, i was informed that there had been a recall for the ECU reprograming and it hasnt done it since the reprograming.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

not had to buy any parts, but the fuel ecconmy is fantastic, had 70mpg on a motoway run not too long ago

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
no problems from new
Running Cost

5 out of 5

quite low all round

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 cdti se

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
I have only driven urban and I am getting minimum 44 mpg/month and maximum 50 mpg/month. It is responsive enough when accelerating, holds the road well when cornering, and gives the driver confidence in all weather conditions. I don't find the engine at all noisy, it drives better than old 3 series BMWs and the information I have given requires considering it has not yet had a full service and has clocked up 37,000 miles since October 2013. It feels light sporty and at the same time comfortable for an Astra and for the size of car surprisingly agile.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.7 cdti

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48.6
Review
horrible noise from engine fuel system that is a known fault with this engine Vauxhall have issued a Technical Service Bulletin 2347 which DOES NOT cure the problem still living with it!!! also alternator belt tensioner fractured, other wise not a bad car

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0L Diesel Start stop

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
The car has broken down on us twice with problems with the exhaust sensors. Both sensors were replaced by the local main dealer but the problem has reoccurred another three time with the service soon warning appearing on the information screen. A software update has been carried out but does not seem to have solved the problem. Engine temperatures seem to be OK but the exhaust sensors trip on a regular basis.
Reliability

1 out of 5

Very poor reliability.
Performance

4 out of 5

When running the car is a beautiful ride and feels reasonably responsive and stable.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Reasonable for size of engine. Trying to fix this problem would be leaking money if the car were not still under warranty.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.7 CDTI Ecoflex

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
My car has been extremely reliable, albeit the fuel consumption is considerably less than claimed by Vauxhall. It is comfortable on long journeys, with good suspension and steering. At 70 mph, the engine is only pulling 2000 RPM, so it is relatively quiet inside the car. The brakes are excellent, and at 50,000 miles, it is still on the original discs and pads. The carrying capacity is excellent. Despite the opinions of the staff at "What Car", it is more than a match for similar estates.
Reliability

5 out of 5

The car has never let me down, so I cannot criticise it for reliability.
Performance

4 out of 5

The performance is adequate for what the car is. It pulls like a train, even when heavily laden. It cruises very comfortably at the national speed limit, and has sufficient acceleration for sensible overtakes. It is however, not intended as a sports car.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

It is fairly economical on fuel, achieving over 50 mpg on a longer run, and the £30 per annum excise duty helps a lot. Servicing is on a par with other cars in its class.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sri

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Not a bad car to drive. have got 65mpg plus on a long drive with a light foot, only problem is with brakes new pads and discs.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems
Performance

5 out of 5

OK
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
Not one reliability issue in 37k miles

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No issues

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
no problem as of yet
Running Cost

3 out of 5

no where near the manufactors claims

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
no problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

expect 55mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

diesel

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I've driven 100,000 miles in two years in this car. On the whole it's been a pleasure to drive with only one or two mechanical problems which are forgiveable considering the mileage. DAB radio and satnav are brilliant. I find the seats very comfortable over long distances. I would buy another one but probably with a spare tyre instead of the inflating kit. Only down side is I've been disappointed with the Vauxhall main dealer service. If that was better I would give 5 stars.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.7 CDTI

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Very Reliable. Easy to Drive. Good Acceleration.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.7 CDTI

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very beautiful and practical car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
its never let me down
Running Cost

5 out of 5

other than petrol and i service it hasnt cost a penny in just over a year

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Bought Car

New
Review
cAN RELY ON IT STARTING EVERYDAY
Running Cost

3 out of 5

20 -25MPH - URBIN, 40MPH - LONG RUN

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
fine in the first 6 months
Running Cost

3 out of 5

fine in the first 6 months

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Had a failure on the central locking for the fuel filler cap
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel costs higher than expected but still good for a car of this size

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
I comparison with previous company cars, unfortunately poor. New gearbox required, problems with HVAC, digital radio software issues, timing belt problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Copany car, so main cost for me is income taxe, v.good cO2

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
No problems with it just trim fitted incorrectly gave air noise
Running Cost

4 out of 5

good fuel economy although not as much as stated

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2litre diesel vauxhall astra sports tourer sri

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
Good practical estate with excellent flex-organiser system to keep your boot tidy an secure. It is a superb system and such a simple idea. The car has 3 deadly design flaws in that the cars front A pillar has a huge blind spot, the middle door pillar and finally the rear window is hard to gauge. Coming out of a junction can be tricky. It does not handle as well as a Focus, the Vauxhall is more of a cruiser. The design of the Vauxhall is superb. It had a problem with the stop-start system but was fixed under warranty.
Reliability

3 out of 5

Had a problem with the parking sensors but was fixed by dealer under warranty. The stop-start system had to be fixed and was repaired by putting in a new battery. car has been reliable and only needed its yearly service to keep in top shape.
Performance

4 out of 5

I have the 2-litre so has ample power, but to accelerate you have to drop down 2 cogs for a rapid escape.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I am getting around 50-55 on a run now where near the claimed 64 mpg.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
I have not had to have anything happen to it since I bought it
Running Cost

4 out of 5

only have fuel costs at moment

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

62
Review
gets me from A to B reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Vauxhall parts expensive at times

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
no problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

no problems

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
no problems to date

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
No problems. Everything work as it should.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Excellent fuel consumption, low tax.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not as good as the manufacturers figures

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
No problems in the 5mths of ownership
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Just as expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
No problems so far in 5 months
Running Cost

3 out of 5

okay so far, not yet serviced or needed tyres etc.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 litre diesel SRI

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58
Review
Having owned estate cars for 30 years I find this the most enjoyable to drive. It has surprising power and is very economical. Very comfortable with supportive seats. Plenty of room in back for three adults and loads of boot space. Main problem with motorway driving is keeping to 70mph as it is so quiet! SRI trim is great. Only downside that I find and does not seem to get mentioned is visibility through front triangular windows by overtaking mirrors is not very good. I had a 2007 Astra Design before this car which I liked but this model far exceeds it!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
It as never failed to start and runs lovely.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

This is the most economical car I have owned and have the instantaneous fuel consumption on to make sure I get the best from it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
No problems since delivery
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Great mpg, not had to service replace anything yet

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Review
car is reliable enough but has developed intermittant fault with electrics
Running Cost

3 out of 5

running costs not bad

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Running Cost

2 out of 5

new tyres are extremely expensive

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