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Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.6 Turbo SRi 180PS 3dr petrol Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond

Don’t go thinking that this is just a 5-door Astra with two of its doors lopped off and a few sporty decorations bolted on here and there. The GTC is markedly different from the hatch whose name it shares. How did this range-topping 1.6 turbo SRi version stack up?

A Chip Off The Old Block?

Vauxhall Astra GTC 1-6 Turbo SRi 180PS 3dr Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond - side photo

Not that it would be a bad thing to be associated with the 5-door Astra hatchback, as it is itself a cracking car in many ways – but I really think the GTC should have dropped the Astra name, as it’s quite different. Okay, its design does look somewhat similar from the front and side angles, but have a guess how many components the GTC shares with the hatchback! A hundred? Fifty? No, Continue Reading →


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