Opel Astra Review from Denmark

2007 Opel Astra Enjoy 1.3 CDTI

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 CDTI Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired9500 kilometres
Most recent distance21500 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa

Summary:

Surprisingly good

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This being the Wagon model, it has plenty of space, and is a good load hugger.

The little 1.3L CDTI diesel engine is an absolute gem. It puts out 90Hp and 200Nm of torque. It is surprisingly quick, considering the small size of the engine.

It does however lack power when below 1500rpm, that's why I only give it 5 for performance.

The fuel economy is extremely good. On a high speed (140-150km/h) motorway trip to Prague (about 1000km) it did an average of about 19,4km/l.

On the smaller country roads an speed of about 90km/h, it is possible to get 23-25km/l, which I find very good indeed, considering the size of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2007

14th Mar 2013, 16:21

I have an Opel Astra 1.3 diesel Enjoy model 2011. As you said, it is an amazingly smooth car when the engine is cold. When it gets warm, then sometimes I lose 40% of the power, then it becomes a tractor. I have told this to Opel, but they are unable to find the fault, as this is only a periodic fault. It is annoying that this happens without warning. Only answer I got from Opel is that it regenerates / cleans and you cannot stop it. I am very unhappy that I bought this car.

Palden Sherpa, Denmark.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review