Easy fix for Holden Astra !!!!
If your Astra overheats,
goes into limp mode,
or just plain and simple runs like crap, then call me in Western Australia to fix or perhaps improve the way it runs. My mobile is 0400501037. I have had two TS Astra sedans over the years and since I made this simple modification no limp mode or faults have come and both cars have been driven by learner drivers constantly stalling.....
Awesome car when in function...
Why does my astra 05 sedan. TS model
Thump into reverse also thump into drive selection and yet the motor runs and sounds normal.However when in drive car does not want to preform like every other day... trans oil check
Engine oil check. Battery check.. may it be a sensor fault.. car starts fine. Need advice plz
Thanks... Sonya perth...
Good reliable drive
Picked up our 05 Astra Bertone Convertible a few years ago and its been a very reliable drive. They are a good handling car with low outside noise and plenty of cabin room front and back. With the top down the radio increases and decreases volume as needed to compensate for the extra ambient noise. The only real negative is the size of the sunshield being to small to really make much of a difference.
Not a Bad for safety
Saved my life in a massive car accident, thank god airbags worked. It was very unfortunate incident, although I believe mechanically this car wasnt A-one but m more happy to be alive. at the time of purchase it felt like a very strong carand reliable too but later iit gave me a little issues
this is a great car need some ideas too get it fixed
I have not driven the car but would love too have my beautiful car on the road. And I need a bit of help to make this hapoen. My car has some sort of problem it won't kick over and it need a water pump replacement would this have anything too do with it.
Good If maintained
I have owned this car for a little while now. They handle and drive very well being German engineered. The maintenance on these vehicles however is a bit more than compared to Japanese car's of its class parts are very cheap because so many of them where bought and sold, so after market parts are easy to find and almost every wreckers I have been to has them in there yards. As long as they are maintained as per the service manual and proper repairs are done they make excellent car's to own and drive and are very economical to run they are per...fect for anyone who like to do a bit of diy servicing and repairs most repairs on these cars are relatively easy to do the only draw back on the model I have is that the timing belt must be done ever 60,000 km instead of every 100 000 km apart from that I like the car I have had 1 major issue with the car since I have purchased it the cars ecu had failed which costed around 550 dollars to have it repaired apart from that the car has done 178 000 km so it's expected that something will fail but then apart from coil packs, ecu 's and timing belt replacements they do make good cars to own and a pleasure to drive
Generally good, but problems appear with age
Bought this car new in 2002 and still have it. It currently has 165,000 kms on the clock. Used to love this car, but age (the car's, not mine :) ) has somewhat changed my opinion. Apart from the frequent timing belt changes, I am on my 4th coil pack, 3rd thermostat, 2nd water pump, and the air conditioning hasn't worked for 3 years (too expensive to fix). And I had to replace the ECU 4 months ago (why would ANYONE bolt sensitive electronic components onto the engine block??? (vibration and extreme heat)). Other than that, it is a joy to drive, ...has very reasonable fuel economy, plenty of legroom front and back, plenty of space in the boot, and the hatch is really useful. Oh, and some grub drew circles with a sharp implement on all panels down the nearside. Can't understand such mentality.
I brought my 2005 Astra used in roughly 2008-2009.
I love this car. It has been mostly reliable. The only real issue I had was that I needed to replace the timing belt but I was told upon purchase that this was a common issue in Astra's. Also, I didn't like my local Holden's customer service.
Driving experience is good. It handles well with little noise. Sometimes it lags a little uphill but that's it. It's good on long trips and I find it comfortable to drive. There could be some improvement in legroom in the back but it isn't terrible.... The interior is nice and at the time of buying had the usual features in its price range. Running costs are great! i dont spend a lot to fill the tank and I don't need to fill it often when just driving around town. Long trips doesn't use a lot compared to similiar small cars either.
Sucking to much air
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.
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.
Loved My Astra
i got the car 2nd hand with roughly 160'000ks on the clock, it was 2 car which i purchased just after i left school, i was very specific with the color and it had to be either dark blue or black, and finding one in good condition with no paint fade or peeling was hard, i ended up getting a blue Olympic Edition hatch with a spoiler! i loved my car, i would still have it today if a careless person didn't drive head on into me and write my car off. But with every car there are good and bad points, the bad points are the paintwork, on a majority of...Astra's the paint work is dodgy if not looked after! there were no cup holders but there is a space behind the handbrake where a 600ml farmers union iced coffee fits perfectly! people often whinge about parts being expensive and if something goes wrong with it then its expensive. yes, but what car doesn't cost lots to repair? i had a 5 spd manual and occasionally the gears would stick and it would be a real effort to get into first gear, but i managed to fix that problem by getting my mechanic to do something to the gear linkages. compared to other manuals it was a super touchy one to rive, you had to get the timing perfect in order to do a quick take off, but practice makes perfect! it is a bit like reverse wasn't in the normal position, its located next to first gear and you have to pull a leaver up to get it into reverse! but most modern cars now are adapting that idea and the Indicator Stick or "blinker" is on the left hand side unlike some of the other cars out there which may get confusing but you get used to it! it had a great turning circle and i could get into any tight car parks first shot! and having the spoiler made it easy to reverse out! there are lots of negative reviews but if you treat your car well then it will treat you well! get it serviced regularly, and don't drive it on red light! i never drove it under 1/4 tank and put premium fuel in and i noticed the better fuel economy! my astra never missed a beat!
Best driving small car
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.
Holden australa parts can be expensive. Get parts direct from Uk or on ebay at about half cost of Holden australia.
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
I have the 2007 CD and bought it brand new. I am happy with my car nothing major is wrong with it but have had little problems.
The air con broke once and got it replaced. it has always been very noisy when exhilarating and the air con is on at the same time.
It's a very reliable car and has served me well in the 6 years i have owed it.
looks good, no major problems
air con broke and makes a funny sound
I bought my 2003 manual Astra CDX in 2004. It was a demonstrator with 170 km on the clock and $5000 off. I still have it and intend to keep it for quite awhile (provided my reliable and trustworthy mechanic doesn't retire soon).
I have just had the original brake pads replaced after 100 000 km. Fair amount of wear but I am an old fashioned driver, taught to use the gears and brakes to stop. Also taught to brake early when approaching red lights. Now no more black muck everywhere.
Took the mechanic quite some time to clean things before ...putting on new pads. Some stupid Euro regulations causes this black muck problem. Have had to have the waterpump replaced at about 95 000 km. Replacing the timing belt at 60 000 km is a pain. But better that than having it break and making a mess of the engine. Arm for rear window mechanism snapped at 100 000 km. Replaced with non-genuine part which was about a third of the price of Holden part. Replaced original battery at 95 000 km. Moving gear lever through the gate from 2nd to 3rd can some times be iffy. Just can't find where 3rd is on occassions. Paint from top of tailgate behind the radio antenna is being worn away. Seat are a bit hard but the racing-type styling means you are not fighting to keep your position when cornering hard. Has a bit of zip when required. Can corner hard without changing down. Holds the road well. Fairly frugal. Indicator on left. If indicator doesn't cancel when turning corner, you realise this in the midst of changing gears with your left hand.
I have a 2005 model Astra, automatic. The first 5 years were great, only problem was the back window jamming once. But this year alone I've had problems with the thermostat, indicator and an intermittent leak. But I love my Astra, I enjoy driving it. However, thinking of replacing it soon as I'm worried more things are going to go wrong with it!
Easy to drive, good looking.
Needs better cup holders!! Had problems with electronic windows jamming, left indicator goes haywire every so often.
holden astra 2005 cdx
I bought the car with 70000 on the clock and i have had it now for four years and i still really like the car. It handles very well and has never let me down., as long has you get all the services done i would recommend this car to anyone wanting a small hatch back.
handles very well and great on fuel
I think these are a good vehicle, but be careful when buying. Brakes wear, and factory rotor replacements are expensive. I don't think I would purchase the automatic versions, as the 4-speed Aisin transmission is way off the pace in a modern car. The 2.2 litre motor is actually a lotus design used in the Vauxhall VX-220 in Europe. It is an all alloy design, a nice performer, but with a renown appetite for oil, and noisy timing chains. The turbo version offer great performance, but beware of the timing belt interval changes.
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Considering a few things have gone wrong with the engine, i totally put it past how great the car actually is. I have the 2001 model with 140ks on it and bought it when it had 100 last year. I dont think the previous owner took care of it as well as they should have. I've owned a few cars and the astra has so far been the best buy i have ever made. But, as i said, make sure if you buy one second hand (which is the only way to get one now.. ) make sure you get a warranty that covers alot of things with at least a $2000 bill cover cost and you wi...ll have no problems whatsoever. I've put xenon headlights into it and it makes a world of difference. Fuel economy is beautiful and its great that the screen tells you pretty much how much you have left to the kilometre as well as every part of the car if something is wearing like "check oil level" "check coolant level" "rear tail light" "park light" etc. 8/10. i suggest buying one if you want one. all cars have problems at some point in their lives, just some are more expensive then others. Has high class considering its sedan/hatch version is mostly all basic, traction control and abs make driving it a breeze (mostly) sound system when working properly is brilliant Blaupunkt CD player dies pretty quick, along with the orange pixels in the screen. If you notice the engine uses a bit of oil dont wait to get it checked out it can lead to huge problems as i found out the hard way (holden now apparently offer a modification for the 2.2 Engine to stop the oil consumption.) Had a few problems with the brakes wearing quick as well as it has moments where it goes through a bit of coolant. Traction control is pretty good in it but if you accelerate (moderately) and do a full lock turn the back end of the car goes sideways alot even with new tyres. Mine had a horrible grinding noise in it when it would accelerate and be under 60-70 kms a hour but it was a minor fix. I advise people to test the manual version first. I purchased the Automatic version and it has no guts at all until its up to about 3-4 thousand revs in second gear. Sports mode is a bit over dramatic, loves first gear alot and mine seems to refuse to change to second sometimes until it valve bounces if sports mode is on. Parts are incredibly expensive, so make sure if you buy one its through a dealer and they give you a pretty good warranty and covers things up to at least $2000. The computer in mine failed about 6 months ago and put the car into "limp mode" a whole new computer itself was $2100 that wasnt including labour to set it up for the car. SPARE KEYS also very expensive to replace, holden quote about $150-$200 for a single key with remote and you cant just get one cut at a key cutting place because holden wont let them. roof gets stuck sometimes when i go to open it, like it goes up a bit and stops and just beeps, but if you give it a little push it usually releases and folds away. Leather seats (especially black ones) are prone to scratches, so be careful if you have metal buttons on the back of your pants.
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.
Questions & Answers
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
make of 2003 2.0 litre turbo astra, is it Vauxhall or Holden and country of origin please ???
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
|Category||Cars, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Sedans|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Consumption||8.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||52 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.2L|
|Max Power||108kW @ 5800rpm|
|Max Torque||203Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Belgium|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 1998|
|Discontinuation date||Jan 2005|
|Replaced by||Holden Astra AH|
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