Small hatches can be good family cars if you’ve got a young family. You might not want an SUV yet (large, cumbersome and more expensive) or you might be looking at a small car as a second runaround that you can zip around in and park easily.
The exterior looks good - sleek and sporty, particularly in the black, it hasn’t had a big revamp like the Focus or Mazda 3 but still looks modern.
There’s quite a good amount of advanced safety equipment that comes standard with the Astra RSV including auto emergency braking at low speeds, a side blind zone alert, a forward collision alert with head up warning and lane keep assist. This car was also fitted with the Touring pack which costs $1990 and includes the sunroof and adaptive cruise control.
It comes equipped with Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard, which means you can plug your phone into the one USB point in the centre storage bin, and be instantly connected to the main apps on your phone. I used maps to navigate and Spotify to listen to music. The sound on the speakers is pretty good too.
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