Chevrolet Astra Reviews from Brazil

2001 Chevrolet Astra 2.0 gasoline

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

I'd have another one if I was to buy a mid-size car (or compact, by US standards)

Faults:

The "lambda sensor", which controls gas emission started malfunctioning when the car had around 40000Km. The symptom is the yellow alert lamp on the console turning on from time to time. No hope in replacing it. After some time it starts turning on again... I gave up replacing it as there's no visible impact.

General Comments:

The car is great for it's category. Good engine (could be a bit more economic), good gearbox, elegant design and very stable, specially on highways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2009

2001 Chevrolet Astra GL 1.8 MPFI

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 MPFI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance34400 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Corsa

Summary:

The greatest car I'll ever have

Faults:

Driver's door noise @ 15000km.

Electronic Fuel Injection broke down at 30000km.

General Comments:

Astra is in my opinion's one of the most beautiful GM cars ever designed.

It is comfortable, reliable and has conquered the hearts of Brazilians.

For sure if it weren't an expensive car I would buy the top sport version of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2003

17th Jun 2005, 15:46

Opel is made by GM which makes Chevrolet. They are the same. The new Chevrolet Cobalt in North America is on an Opel body. As is the Saturn Ion.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews