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Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 24 April

8 monthes ago   |   By Autocar

Vauxhall Astra 2.0i 16v VXR, £4230
The Vauxhall Astra VXR has a mad soul and Lotus-fettled suspension - just watch for a sloppy gearshift
In these gloomy times, welcome to our roundup of fun motors at prices to suit most pockets. It kicks off with this, the Vauxhall Astra VXR. A Ford Focus ST is the better car but a touch discreet whereas the VXR screams hooligan.
Well, maybe not so much in the grown-up blue of our example. It's a nice car, this: a 2010-reg with 72,000 miles, a full service history and just two former keepers. It hasn't been tweaked and has just had new brakes all...
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