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Holden Astra

Holden Astra

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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.1 (28)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (27)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (27)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (28)
  • Braking
    4.6 (29)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.4 (28)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.4 (26)
  • Suspension
    4.4 (27)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.4 (27)
  • Handling
    4.6 (26)
  • Interior Design
    4.4 (25)
  • Boot Size
    4.3 (26)
  • Comfort
    4.4 (26)
  • Features
    4.1 (25)
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Peter
PeterFar North Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Nice car to drive but ages quickly

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Purchased in for $32,500.

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Sharon
SharonGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 3 reviews

Very helpful advice when ur not sure where the bits are in ur motor.

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Used for work a lot! On roads,very reliable 2008 wagon.used as outings,everything basically.254,00 kms so far.very reliable.Driven all over Victoria,only issue was my petrol door locked up,but mechanic helped there.otherwise very reliable.Wear and tare like all cars,but not expensive to fix.

Purchased in for $10,000.

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Erin
ErinGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Fantastic car

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Brought my car at 150km and now had for 6 years and had small issues at the start that ended up fixing easy, never had any issues since, my dad used to be a mechanic and he reckons my car was a great buy for the money!

Purchased for $5,500.

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lee.hayes.102977
lee.hayes.102977AU
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Unreliable.

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Car was serviced to book by previous owner, then same by myself. Engine died 3 months out of warranty due to now well known LSPI issue, thanks to poor calibration and construction. $3500 for engine rebuild. Oil spec change, bearing and piston change. Holden refused to help out. Now, a recall for an oil change and re-flash issued to cure “rough running” that resembles the exact same symptoms as when the number one piston broke due to LSPI.
Worst car I’ve ever purchased.

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Mick
MickSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Excellent car! Can't believe it's being discontinued.

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Purchased this car as a second family car and could not be happier. It is used daily on the freeway, has ample power and is very sturdy. The room in the back was important to us also, and it's fantastic. The aircon is also excellent in the back. The appleplay is great for my daughter who is on her P's. In fact, if this car was not discontinued, my daughter would purchase one for herself.
We service this car 6 monthly and there have been no issues.

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Peter McAlary
Peter McAlaryMid North Coast, NSW

Don’t buy one faulty design and will fail

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At 61k and bad servicing by Holden Coffs Harbour the PCV Valve failed and my sump negative pressurised causing the plastic rocker cover to split under enormous pressure. The result is replacing the rocker cover and the seal and also the PCV Valve under it at a cost to me of $700 plus three hrs labour totalling $1300..I would recommend anyone that has an Astra get rid of it while they can because it’s a design fault and will fail around 60-80k. Good luck with dealing with Holden.

Purchased in for $23,400.

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ethanbov1976
ethanbov1976Central, SA

Three years old and done piston 1.

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90000 kms and 3 years old and it’s done piston number one. Will be interested to see how energetic General Motors will be on getting this fixed considering it’s a common documented problem and has tried to be fixed with a recall with different oil. Bought the Opel hatch because they were supposed to be better than the Korean sedan. Time will tell.

Purchased in for $24,000.

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Tabot
TabotSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

Great car with plenty of space, well kitted and quick.

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Everyday driver including interstate travel, serviced as manual recommends. No issues in 5 years of ownership. Would recommend to friends and family. Frugal but powerful engine, fits people 195cm tall in all seats and has a 375L boot.

Purchased in at Holden Dealers for $14,888.

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Lindsay G
Lindsay GGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 2 reviews

Excellent hatch highly recommended.

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Bought this Astra in February 2020 after owning ST Fiesta, Honda Civic hatch x 2, Focus, Nissan Maxima, Kia Cerato, I am extremely happy with this car, very solid European feel, quiet, enough power, not one issue after 8000ks, love this car, fun to drive, comfortable, reverse camera could be better.

Purchased in for $19,995.

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Pandie
PandieCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

2009 Hatch

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German design makes for lovely traction and handling.
Seems to be lacking some features my old 2006 Commodore had, although I haven't thoroughly searched through the manual properly:
No option for digital speed readout.
No switch for automatic headlights.
No sunglasses holder.
No Bluetooth in factory sound system.
Only one cupholder (although it will accommodate a wider cup that wouldn't fit in the Commodore's holder.
Otherwise, I'm happy.

Purchased in for $3,800.

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Finally said goodbye to my 18 year old Astra

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Purchased in for $20,000.

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Shel
ShelGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect

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Almost a year when I bought this car. Have to say one of my best cars I ever bought. Fits within my budget and an excellent fuel consumption. Very spacious

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Avinesh Lal
Avinesh Lal
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Amazing car

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I bought Astra LT almost a year ago. So far i had no issues with this car. A very comfy ride and spacious. Good value for money if you are looking at a good price

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Jessica
JessicaCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 5 reviews

Love my small car

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Needed to trade in my old car (a very sad day.) This was for safety reasons. This car is for commuting to and from work and other personal use trips. The car is reliable and loves a long trip on the freeway. It has much more power than my previous small car. It's heavy and strong, unlike a lot of other small cars. Would highly recommend.

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Philip
PhilipCroydon
  • 4 reviews
  • 7 likes

First small car, fun to drive.

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My Astra is a 2020 RS Black Edition.
Packed with features, this car is a delight to drive. Smooth, quiet, beautiful ride, and performance in the warm hatch category. I've driven most of the Astras competition which are very good, but this cars European roots certainly shine through. So glad to have purchased one of these cars at a fabulous end of Holden in Australia price. Having driven large cars all my life, I didn't want to downsize to a buzz box. The 1.6 litre turbo in this car is a little pocket rocket, I love it.

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Questions & Answers

Jamie S.
Jamie S.asked
Astra BK (Hatchback) (2016-2022)

Hello,
I’ve owned my 1.6 red rocket for 6 months now. It’s a good car, very zippy. I’ve recently added an aftermarket Alpine stereo. I was explained everything will be the same, reading the MyLink. This is not the case. Has anyone had the same problem? Main issue is Park assist feature, climate control comes up Dora’s not reflect units current operation. Parallel parking feature does not show up, reversing trajectory guide lines do not move with vehicle. In the units installation settings the CAN bus has disconnected. Could this be the issue?

Thanks in advance

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Robert W.
Robert W.asked
Astra TS (1998-2005)

Hi i have a 2002 astra city 1.8l. It had a code reader and said miss fire in 1 and 3 cylinder. I put new coil pack ,new spark plugs. Now when I start it it's good then a miss again code reader po302 misfire in cylinder 2.now I have checked all air/vacuum hoses. I've cleaned throttle body. And put a nother new coil pack and spark plugs just to make sure. Please help if you can. O it has full power at top pick up just a little miss on idle and when you start taking off to pick up speed

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Ross M.
Ross M.asked
Astra AH (2004-2009)

I have an Astra 2.2l Twin Top, 2007 build, 04/2008 complied. The positive battery lead end is getting exceedingly hot and is untouchable. Interestingly, starter terminal is cool. The car starts but lead end stays hot. I have cleaned light corrosion from all obvious terminals. Battery was installed on July 2nd 2022. Could this issue be related to starter or alternator? Any thoughts?

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Sharon
Sharon

My 2008 model had trouble not starting.Someone( mechanic) said ultinator.Turned out to be just top of battery heads? One was sending enough charge.Wasn’t battery either.

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CategoryCars and SedansCars and SedansCars and SedansCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $22,740.00$25,790.00$29,790.00$26,240.00
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualAutomaticAutomaticManual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels16" Alloy17" Alloy18" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.1 L/100km6.1 L/100km6.1 L/100km6.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 L48 L48 L48 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.4L4 Cylinder 1.4L4 Cylinder 1.4L4 Cylinder 1.6L
Max Power110kW @ 6500rpm110kW @ 6500rpm110kW @ 6500rpm147kW @ 5500rpm
Max Torque240Nm @ 2000-4000rpm240Nm @ 2000-4000rpm240Nm @ 2000-4000rpm280Nm @ 1650-3500rpm
Country of ManufactureSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaPoland
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)3 year(s)
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