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Holden Astra TS

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  • Value for Money
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  • Cleaning & Maintenance
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  • 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
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Thomatbr

ThomatbrSydney, NSW

  • 55 reviews
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billios

billios

  • 6 reviews

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I wouldnt buy a Holden again, I think they have too many problems. I sold the car soon after the extended warranty expired (six years).
Good solid car when comparing to athor small cars, good handling, suspension. Excellent braking and handling. Makes for nice easy drving. It's a good size car for city parking and can pack a fair bit in the boot.
Had afew things wrong with it: Had to replace the fuel injectors and key barrel. It took afew visits to the service department to repair the problem with starting up the engine as it would turn over about 15 to 20 times before it would start up. It needed the extra three year warrantee I took up after the problems started.

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All looked good up until the 7yr old mark and generally am concerned about any more costly repairs required, in particular in view of the negative reports/reviews I am reading/hearing about these Astra vehicles........am considering trading in
I bought my wife an Astra City hatch new in 2002, looks great,drives and handles well, good performance,fuel consumption OK, solid feel....generally we have been happy with the car
All OK with reliability up until about last June at the 50000klms mark -(she does'nt go very far) ....timing belt/water pump/alternator changed.Air conditioning packed in December 2009, new compressor required, am now advised that engine mounts are broken and need replacing.

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Emanchoc

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meagan_c_g

meagan_c_gSydney, NSW

  • 11 reviews
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Overall, I can't complain about my 2003 Holden Astra City. It is very reliable, very smooth to drive and is a good size for living in the 'burbs and near the city.

The only major issue I've had is the air con blowing - I don't know anything about cars so that could be normal. It cost almost a grand to fix which wasn't fun.
- Reasonably cheap to run.- Not too many issues in 7 years.- Very smooth to drive.
- The air con blew after 5 years (no idea if that is unreasonable).- Cds sometimes get stuck in the player.

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wonderful car

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I brought a MY08.5 CDX manual astra. Has been a great car. Only issue was a temperature sensor that was replaced under warranty. I have had the car serviced every 7500km and I believe this has made the difference. I would not hesitate in buying another one--except of course-they are not sold here now. Like the Cruze--but will give it a few more years --so they iron the "bugs" out of the system
solid, safe handles well
heavy on petrol in the city

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melissaf

melissafAU

  • 3 reviews
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Dont buy a Holden

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I have an 05 Astra CD. Loved my Astra at first but then stupid stuff started breaking and going wrong, stuff that shouldnt happen to a 4-5 yr old car!
Will prob be trading it in soon as Im worried more stuff will go wrong with it.
Cheap on petrol, quite roomy inside, good size boot for a hatchback, smooth drive
Where do I start.. air con died when the car was only 3 yrs old, then it was the coil pack needing replacing which cost in excess of $600 to be replaced (both the air con and coil packs are common Astra problems), then it was the brake rotors that needed replacing, and the Astra brake rotors are very expensive. I was quoted from $600 to $1000 to get these replaced.

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tbc101

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Do not buy an Astra!

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I love my car, best car ive been in

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The astra is a perfect car for any season..... Its fun yet reliable .. I have a 2003 model and i love it more then my boyfriend.
Fun, safe , reliable and inexpensive if kept well
Makes others green with envy

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Michael44897

Michael44897

  • 2 reviews

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I really love my Astra Convertible , all I think bad about it is the boot space. I love everything else . So I guess it's bye for now.
I purchased my 2004 Astra Convertible two years ago and the whole reason I like it is because of the amazing acceleration and ride comfort.
There is only one con in my Astra Convertible , it is that there is hardly any boot space with the top up or down.

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tomvuk

tomvukMoruya

  • 3 reviews
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Good experience, can recommend it.

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I bought new 2004 Astra CD auto and really can't complain. I do my own service except time belt change. Even battery is original after 8 years plus. Only problem was direction indicator failed and flusher unit had to be replaced at $ 160.00. Drives well and is economical on fuel. Poor performance on E10, better on regular and best using super petrol. No rust, solidly built to compete with WV Golf. Seats attract lint and had to cover front and back seats for easier cleaning. 60K timing belt change unusual. So far I have been happy with Astra, done 90K mainly country driving.
Zippy engine, suspension, practicality of it, economical to run.
new flesher unit had to be replaced at 65K

Engine Size1.8
Transmissionautomatic
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scott87

scott87Vic, 3006

  • 12 reviews
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was ok in the beginning

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Engine Size2.2 16v
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OK

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I have enjoyed my Astra convertible for over 10 years. Have had no problems at all except that the LED display is breaking up and almost unreadable, Looking for an economical way to get it fixed. Any ideas welcome

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l0ves_ch0c0late

l0ves_ch0c0lateQLD, 4212

  • 13 reviews
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Not made for warm climates!

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Best 1st car - common mechanical issues are no worry with extended warranty via a wholesale dealer

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Engine Size1.8L 4cyl
Transmission5 Speed Manual
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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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make of 2003 2.0 litre turbo astra, is it Vauxhall or Holden and country of origin please ???

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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)

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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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