Opel Astra Reviews from Israel

2001 Opel Astra GSi 2.2 petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance235000 kilometres
Previous carDaewoo Nubira

Summary:

Buy one, enjoy it and sell it fast

Faults:

For the first years that we had this is car, it was really good, but in it's last moment everything went wrong.

The gearbox broke down.

The car was leaking from everywhere.

Plastics inside the car broke.

And more and more stuff.

Before all these things happened, it was really reliable and we drove it around 45000k for a year. And then it fell apart all together.

General Comments:

Very sporty car.

Don't keep it for too many kilometers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th July, 2009

2001 Opel Astra GSI 2.2L petrol

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2L petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Very satisfied. Will never sell it

Faults:

Fan blower heater doesn't switch to windshield mode.

Air-condition sometimes needs several "restarts" in order to work properly.

Manual gear would not shift into reverse mode.

General Comments:

One of the few 2.2 in Israel, and probably the only one with manual transmission.

Very smooth, stable and comfortable driving and handling.

Power and acceleration felt only after 3rd gear and is quite impressive.

Engine power was increased to 162 hp.

Very economical fuel consumption when cruising at 100 kmh. (approx 15 km per 1 liter).

Overall, great value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th March, 2009

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews