15Holden Astra

Holden Astra

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15Holden Astra
3.6

278 reviews

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Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
4.3
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Noise Level
4.0
Braking
4.6
Acceleration / Power
4.5
Gear Shifting
4.4
Suspension
4.4
Fuel Efficiency
4.4
Handling
4.6
Interior Design
4.4
Boot Size
4.4
Comfort
4.3
Features
4.2

Reviews

278 reviews
Mark S.
Mark S.
  BK

Wish I drove off a cliff drowsy after work

Anyone ever tried fixing a rear mount/bush I had to do all 3 as they were all finished but the rear one particularly made me want to hang from the garage after 3 months of going in and out of sphycosis es and thats coming off the back of a PCV/ rocker cover bill is rather pogo stick it to work (less head aches) Show details
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Paul C.
Paul C.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC11 posts
  BK

Good little car. Plenty of power and decent fuel economy

Had our 2017 Astra since new. 150,000km so far.

After the 150,000kms service it developed a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) issue.

This is a $2000 dollar repair!!!!
GM developed a rocker cover that has this valve integrated into it!!!

Very expensive repair. In most other vehicles this is a $300 fix. Have heard this can be an issue from 50,000km!!

Not happy GM Engineers!! Show details

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Carlos A.
Carlos A.
  BK

I love it

Excellent car, after 150k Kilometers 0 problems. Even though its small 1.4L engine, it is powerful and efficient. I would get a brand new if Holden still in operation. All the services have been done in Holden, in all this time I have just changed the front break pads, battery still been the original. It is a really reliable car. Show details
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Colleen
Colleen3 posts
  Astra BK
Whatcouldpossiblygowrong
WhatcouldpossiblygowrongSouth East Queensland, QLD15 posts
  TS

Getting old but very driveable

Owned my 20015sp Ts City Coupe since brand new now has 182,000ks,first 7 years were no problem then various sensors gave out the front wheel hubs were absolutely roaring at 95,000ks at about 120,000ks the computer and coil pack both decided to called it a day,got brand new ones for both then had extractors and a kn air filter installed and that made her more fun to drive,the last 6 years or so really nothing but 15,000k services and it just keeps going,Only problem I'm dealing with atm is the sagging roof lining but many screws are holding that in place, I wouldn't buy another 2000s Ts range astra nor recommend one as they are kind of sensitive/tricky when something does happen and it's always always big $$$. Show details
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ma p.
ma p.2 posts
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Peter
PeterFar North Queensland, QLD2 posts
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Sharon
SharonGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC9 posts
  AH

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

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. Show details
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Erin
ErinGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  AH

Fantastic car

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! Show details
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lee.hayes.102977
lee.hayes.102977AU5 posts
  BK

Unreliable

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. Show details
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Mick
MickSydney, NSW2 posts
  Fair Incentive BK

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

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. Show details
Peter McAlary
Peter McAlaryMid North Coast, NSW4 posts
  Verified BK

Don’t buy one faulty design and will fail

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.  Show details
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ethanbov1976
ethanbov1976Central, SA2 posts
  BK

Three years old and done piston 1

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.  Show details
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Tabot
TabotSouth-Eastern Region, NSW
  PJ

Great car with plenty of space, well kitted and quick

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. Show details
Lindsay G
Lindsay GGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC3 posts
  BK

Excellent hatch highly recommended

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. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Happy customer
Happy customer · BL (Sedan) LS+ (2017-2024)

Hi I have a BL LS+ 2018. It feels very hot to touch the bonnet after short 10KL drive in cool weather. The bonnet and top of the plastic cover on the motor also takes an hour or more to cool down. The temperature gauge reads normal. It has coolent in it.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you in advance

Paul C.
Paul C.  
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Mary A.
Mary A. · Astra TS (1998-2005)

How do I know if my 2000 Astra is a City, Cd Olympic City or Olympic CD

Mary A.
Mary A. · Astra TS (1998-2005)

How do I know if my 2000 Astra is a City, Cd Olympic City or Olympic CD?

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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $23,740$27,240$22,490$31,740
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels17" Alloy17" Alloy17" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption5.8 L/100km6.3 L/100km5.8 L/100km6.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 L48 L48 L48 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.4L4 Cylinder 1.6L4 Cylinder 1.4L4 Cylinder 1.6L
Max Power110kW @ 5600rpm147kW @ 5500rpm110kW @ 5600rpm147kW @ 5500rpm
Max Torque240Nm @ 2400-4800rpm280Nm @ 1650-3500rpm240Nm @ 2400-4800rpm280Nm @ 1650-3500rpm
Country of ManufacturePolandPolandPolandPoland
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)5 year(s)
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