2008 Opel Astra 1.6


A very good car


The rubber cover of the clutches fall off every time I fix them in place.

General Comments:

This car is a very good car, you can safely depend on it. Very good mileage per liter, and it's a big winner in saving on petrol, it is a very quick car and it handles perfectly. The only bad thing about it is the seat are so firm that sometimes they hurt my body, I can never sit with my wallet in my back pocket or it will hurt me.

It has a good boot space. I did hit the road on a trip of 350 km doing a smooth 170 km/hr with no problems.

The inside of the car is really well put together, giving you the feeling that it is a one of the top cars.

All around, it is one of the best cars in this price range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2009

26th Oct 2009, 07:28

I disagree.

In this car's price range, I'd say ALL the other cars are better. This car is VERY expensive for what it is.

2005 Opel Astra sedan 1.6L


Nice car


Around 60,000 KM the water pump made a sound and it needed to be changed, then at 70.000KM a very tricky and noisy sound occurred in the engine, and it was very tricky because the sound was near the valves and the cylinder head; then after long investigation and many wrong diagnoses, finally the sound was in the intake manifold and it was repaired by one of the car dealers.

General Comments:

Advantages: It is a very good car, strong body, AC is not bad at all, average accelerating rate, stable and handles good till its boundaries speed is reached, speakers sound nice.

Disadvantages: Although there is ABS (Anti-Lock braking system), but the brakes are a bit weak, especially at high speed. About the interior space is not very big; but its great as long as you are less than 185cm tall and also you don't have many children (2 max.)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2008

9th Jan 2010, 01:08

Hey I'm a lil bit confused now. I wanna buy a used car, but there are three options in my head; Opel Astra, Renault Megane or Lancer, but all my concerns are about stability and handling, so I want some advice about it... Thanks.