Vauxhall Astra MK1
1980-1984, 1117662 produced.
Hatchback,3 doors,4 seats
Estate,5 doors,4 seats
The model was launched in the UK in January 1980, and had been around since November 1979 as the Opel Kadett. Replaced the Vauxhall Viva. Vauxhall's first front-wheel drive car that was aimed directly at the Volkswagen Golf MK1 as well as the upcoming Ford Escort MK3.
Buyers Guide Vauxhall Astra GTE MkI featured in Practical Classics June 2005 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|110 mph||9.8 s|
1981 Vauxhall Astra MkI
|Publication||Practical Classics Spring 2012|
|1981 Vauxhall Astra MkI - Abandoned, bodged, written off, stolen...Nathan Billing's Astra really shouldn't have suirvived.|
Buying Guide: Vauxhall Astra GTE MkI - A hit from the Eighties (1983-1984)
|Publication||Practical Classics June 2005|
|Buying Guide: Vauxhall Astra GTE MkI - A hit from the Eighties - It was the car that was built ’to make your heart beat faster’. Now you can buy one for pennies - if you can find one.|