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Holden Astra TS

Holden Astra TS (1998-2005) (page 2 of 6)

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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (2)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (2)
  • Braking
    5.0 (2)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.5 (2)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (2)
  • Suspension
    4.5 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (2)
  • Handling
    5.0 (2)
  • Interior Design
    4.5 (2)
  • Boot Size
    5.0 (2)
  • Comfort
    5.0 (2)
  • Features
    4.5 (2)
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Alternator

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Today I got replaced an alternator (new) and cost me 620 AUD dollar (400 for alternator and for fitting it with its supply is 220) moreover I asked for second hand alternator to get it fixed but he said me there wouldn't any warranty on that. I was just wondering either it was really($) that expensive for astra TS 2004 HATCHBACK or mechanic ripped me off. The reason I got it done was my car was acting up for 2 days as it was showing engine, sport (s), emission sing on dashboard moreover after getting start its steering used to get harder than harder after 30 second, at the end I would ask anyone here with same problem or similar bit. Thanks!

BodyHatch
BadgeCD Classic
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionAutomatic
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Franky

FrankySpear's point

Sucking to much air

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It goes not to bad,until you try to accelerate then it dies...there is a engine light on the dash baord, a little worrying but think its just a service light,a slight tapping sound from the engine...pretty good,just need to fix air flow so it stops waisting our fuel when we drive.

BodyHatch
BadgeCity
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionManual
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Tim

TimSydney

  • 31 reviews
  • 29 likes

Really enjoyed owning this car

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Great combination of punchy engine, smooth ride, feeling of solid build, and incredible ease of parking.
Great storage space in the hatch. If they are regularly serviced they should be long lasting as a used car proposition. Don't know why people say they were bad - perhaps build quality was variable but mine is lasting just fine.

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BadgeCity
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionAutomatic
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Karmaisking

KarmaiskingNSW, 2011

  • 21 reviews
  • 13 likes

Great car

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If you service it this particular iteration of the car (2001) was excellent. Great drive, good stereo, spacious boot, comfortable, punchy, good auto transmission. Don't know about the reliability of the later models - it actually went worse apparently. I bought NEW and have had it for 14 years. That's saying something. Service has been good from Suttons City. Can't really complain, it's been a loyal and reliable car.

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Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionAutomatic
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Jinx

JinxCaloundra

Never had a problem

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Alot of people go about how astras a crap, ive owned a ts city 2001 since new, only problem ive had was the ignition, maybe if people get them serviced when there surposed to they would find they will have no problem at all. It's the best small car of its time.

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BadgeCity
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionManual
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Awesome

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I have found this site to be fantastic as I am not very mechanic wise on my new addition. I am trying to learn the little quirks that he has & this site has been fantastic. I will be using this site for whenever ai have a problem with him.

BodySedan
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needsleep

needsleepSydney

  • 3 reviews

2005 Astra TS Classic Equipe - Manual Hatch

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Just wanted to say how brilliant the Astra TS Classic Equipe 2005 (manual) has been for me. I can't say for the other models but this was the last of it's series and has been rock solid. I bought it new in 2005 and I've always done the regular log book service + extra brakes/pads/dics/tyres as needed. It's been a brilliant car! It's about to go for it's 180k major service next week. I look forward to driving this for atleast another two years.

Purchased in February 2005.

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Samuel K

Samuel K

  • 17 reviews
  • 20 likes

STEER CLEAR OF THIS RUBBISH!

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BadgeCD
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionAutomatic
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Traction control light problems

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while driving our holden astra the traction light comes on the car loses all power we need to roll the car to the side of the road turn the engine off wait a few minutes start the car again only for it to happen within 10 minutes later, a few mechanics have told us there is nothing wrong with the car, we are scared to drive this car in traffic and at high speeds as I feel my family's safety is at risk . any advise on this problem would be appreciated.

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Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionAutomatic
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Aidan Lawrence

Aidan LawrenceSouth Australia

  • 8 reviews
  • 14 likes

A brilliant little car.

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BadgeCDX
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionAutomatic
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Charles

Charles

  • 3 reviews

Great runner had from new but getting on now

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BadgeCD
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionAutomatic
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EVM

EVMAU

  • 11 reviews
  • 12 likes

Ours is not a lemon. Still great after 10+ years. 2004 CDX TS

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TransmissionManual
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RjC

RjCsouthaustralia

  • 17 reviews
  • 14 likes

Loved My Astra

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BadgeCity
Engine Size1.8L Petrol
TransmissionManual
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Dianne

DianneSouthwest, VIC

  • 7 reviews
  • 9 likes

Holden Astra 2005

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Bought the car in Feb 2006 new from the dealer has only done 40,000k, the paintwork is now shocking. I have 2 lines down the roof where the paint has faded and peeled off, this is also starting to happen on the boot and bonnet. Holdens Customer Care response (once they saw the cost of the repairs) is that this is sun damage and its an old car !! Really? We have a 15yr old Pajero with no such fading or chipping......but what do Holden care, they have my money now and can hide behind the 'out of warranty' statement. Would never buy another as clearly the paint is not up to the climate the car is being sold in.

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Astra 2001

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This car is a lemon! Do not own one! Expensive to maintain it will be a constant replacement to all the Astras faults from electronically to michanically. Its not worth owning one.

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Astra 1.8 CD 2001 Speeedo intermittant - Anyone know why?

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We have driven our Astra from 140,000km -197,000 but gave up when the speedo became intermittant then stopped all together. Air con never worked. ABS light came on (and stayed on). Great little s/wagon to drive but reading all the bad wrap am not keen to spend more money on one....

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rrsyd

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Best driving small car

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have driven other small cars and holden astra ts cd has it over them. Supple ride over bumps and excellent steering. Seats very comfortable around town and on long trips. Simply swallows luggage - i cant believe a small car can take such a large volume. Engine and auto gearbox well matched and much better than other small cars of similar vintage. Need to change cam belt at 60K and its wise to do water pump at same time. Thats sooner than similar small cars but they all need this done.
comfortable ride
Holden australa parts can be expensive. Get parts direct from Uk or on ebay at about half cost of Holden australia.

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Tammy

Tammymelbourne

  • 2 reviews

Help

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My 2005 Holden Astra traction control light starting coming on, and today it just kept shutting down with no other warnings except the traction control light...driving and while stopped just had no power and shut off anyone knows what is causing this, and $....to fix....apart from this it's been a nice car to drive...worried it will shut off again driving to work before I can get someone to look at it

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Adrian

AdrianPerth, WA

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

OK but Astranomically Expensive

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Engine Size1.8L
TransmissionManual
BadgeCity
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Michael012

Michael012Melbourne

  • 77 reviews
  • 26 likes

Great to drive but not to own!

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Engine Size1.8L
TransmissionAuto
BadgeCD
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Questions & Answers

CGR

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Astra TS (1998-2005)

I'm changing the alternator in my 2001 TS Astra, but cant get the plug undone that connects to the old alternator. Any tips on how to get this undone? The cord for the plug is very short so i cant pull the alternator out to see how the plug works

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Matthew James jong

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Astra TS (1998-2005)

make of 2003 2.0 litre turbo astra, is it Vauxhall or Holden and country of origin please ???

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Con

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Astra TS (1998-2005)

Hi I have a 03 1.8 astra I had engine light come on had it scanned and came up with crank Angel sensor replaced it with a new one drove ok for about 1k then engine light came on again with the same code

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Holden Astra TS (1998-2005)

Details

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CategoryCars, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Sedans
Starting Price $43,990
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrol
Wheels16" Alloy
Fuel Consumption8.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.2L
Max Power108kW @ 5800rpm
Max Torque203Nm @ 4000rpm
Country of ManufactureBelgium
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Release dateJan 1998
Discontinuation dateJan 2005
Replaced byHolden Astra AH
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