Vauxhall Astra Excite
The Vauxhall Astra Excite is a good looking hatchback that really can compete with the most popular motors in this class. What you get is something that seems to do everything right, and always has a positive attitude. Safe, secure, reliable and very practical, it’s the perfect choice for families as it does exactly what it says on the box. With a good level of kit and a good driving experience to boot, engines include 1.4 to 1.6 litre petrols and 1.7 litre diesels.
Featuring some modern and shapely designs, the Vauxhall Astra Excite really does live up to its name. It’s got a lot of attitude and a definite sporty nature too. Inside the cabin, there’s a lot of room and a strong finish quality, plus 350 litres of boot space which keeps things nice and practical. On the kit front, expect to see items like alloy wheels, air con, a CD player, electric windows, driver assists, airbags, body coloured bumpers, cloth seats, remote locking and even some driver assists. Easy to control out on the road, it handles well and has a definite perkiness to it. You’ll get one for £10,000 used.