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New Astra repairs 11% cheaper

THE new Vauxhall Astra costs 11% less to repair than its predecessor, according to Vauxhall Aftersales, in a comparison analysis on crash parts pricing. Using a basket of parts the new Astra reduces the parts replacement costs by £48 based on a 1992 Astra 1.4 16v against the new 1.4 16v model.

The parts used in the comparison were: bonnet, front grille, front panel assembly, front wing, front headlamp assembly, new radiator and rear lamp assembly. Vauxhall aftersales director Jim Raymond said: 'These savings have been brought about by the improved build techniques which are an integral part of the new Astra range and can therefore be passed on by Vauxhall dealers to drivers of new Astras which are in for repair.'

Confirmation of the repair prices follow reduction in insurance group ratings for the model which went on sale in March.

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