Chevrolet Astra Review from Singapore

2000 Chevrolet Astra 1.4

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance73000 kilometres
Previous carHonda City

Summary:

Good, reliable car, although unexciting

Faults:

No major ones to date. The minor issue has been the maintenance free battery that came with the car. It tends to die on us (twice) very suddenly.

General Comments:

1.4L is slightly underpowered, but we wanted a manual car and it was only offered as a 1.4.

When on the road it handles very well. We wished the insulation was better as the road noise does sometimes intrude a little too much.

Consumption is comparable (city+highway) is about 14-15km/L which is quite good considering the car is heavy. We don't try to be the first off the line, which helps the consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

11th Feb 2005, 09:49

With a 1.4 liter, you are never going to be first off the line whether you try to or not.

Unless the other vehicle is a mule cart.

12th Feb 2005, 01:13

Shouldn't this be an OPEL rather than a Chevrolet?

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review