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Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop (2006-2010)

Vauxhall/Opel were slow to react to competitor’s coupe-convertibles, but the final result has been a good-looking well though out design. The Astra Twintop’s roof folds into 3 pieces minimising wasted space and keeping the rear of the car relatively slim compared to much of the competition. The convertible Astra is a good drive for its class, but its weight blunts the performance a little. Rear space isn’t great and some may find the headroom to be restricted with the roof up but in general it’s a very attractive package.

The Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop makes a sensible used car buy, as it pre-dates the more complex modern designs that may be more costly to run into their old age.

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop Details

Production dates2006-2010
Luggage capacity 440 litres / 15.54 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 52 litres / 13.7 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 60,000 miles
Service intervals 20,000 miles

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.6i 16v

The 1.6 litre Astra Twintop was the base model giving good economy but less than breath-taking performance. It is best suited to cruising around town.

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.6i 16v Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 115@6000 bhp
Torque 114@4000 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
UK retail price from £17,995
UK insurance group 9/16

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.6i 16v Performance

Max speed (manual) 119 mph / 192 kph
0-60mph (manual) 12.4 seconds

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.6i 16v Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 42.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 154 g/km

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.8i 16v VVT

The 1.8 litre Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop benefits from variable valve timing to produce a more eager feeling car than the smaller 1.6. The result is a more entertaining drive without being that much quicker. The engine needs to be revved to get the best out of it.

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.8i 16v VVT Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1796 cc
Power 140@6300 bhp
Torque 129@3800 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual / 4-spd auto
UK retail price from £22,840
UK insurance group 10/18

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.8i 16v VVT Performance

Max speed (manual) 130 mph / 209 kph
Max speed (auto) 117 mph / 188 kph
0-60mph (manual) 10.7 seconds
0-60mph (auto) 11.9 seconds

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.8i 16v VVT Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 40.4 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 38.2 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 164 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 164 g/km

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 2.0i Turbo

The 2-litre turbo Astra Twintop topped the range with impressive amounts of power. A Sport button sharpens the throttle response and sharpens the steering transforming the mellow Astra into a more direct and sporting car. It corners well with minimal body roll. A flex can be felt from the chassis when driving over uneven surfaces.

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 2.0i Turbo Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1998 cc
Power 200@5400 bhp
Torque 193@4200 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual
UK retail price from £24,895
UK insurance group 16

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 2.0i Turbo Performance

Max speed (manual) 147 mph / 237 kph
0-60mph (manual) 8.3 seconds

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 2.0i Turbo Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 29.7 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 228 g/km

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.9 CDTi 16v

The 1.9 turbo diesel engine suits the Astra Twintop well giving spritely performance and good economy. Engine noise is muted at speed but can be a little intrusive around town with the roof down.

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.9 CDTi 16v Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1910 cc
Power 150@4000 bhp
Torque 236@2000-2750 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual
UK retail price from £24,860
UK insurance group 12/21

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.9 CDTi 16v Performance

Max speed (manual) 132 mph / 212 kph
0-60mph (manual) 9.5 seconds

Vauxhall/Opel Astra Twintop 1.9 CDTi 16v Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 47.1 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 159 g/km

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