Opel Astra Reviews from Turkey

2005 Opel Astra S.W Elegans 1.6 petrol

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance14300 kilometres
Previous carFiat 131

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

Nothing yet mechanically has gone wrong with it, even though, I have only had the car for the last 8 months.

General Comments:

I bought the full-spec version with Easytronic gearbox.

Comfortable ride.

Excellent grip and handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2006

2001 Opel Astra GL 1.4 16v Z14XE

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Z14XE Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Palio

Summary:

A nice car to drive

Faults:

At 8.000 kilometers both headlight had to be replaced due to formation of vapor, under warranty. At 30.000 kilometers, plastic bushings on the front suspension was changed due to stange noises during cold days. At 45,000 kilometers water pump together with the pulleys and the belt had to be replaced, which were not covered by the warranty. Finally at 55.000 kilometers the EGR valve failed and replaced, following that the on board computer gave a "misfiring on cylinder 2" fault code, which is probably due to carbon built-up on the cylinder heads. We are trying to solve the problem by using gasoline additives and carbon clean process. The good thing is that the car never let me sit on the side of the street it kept going.

General Comments:

I think Opel engineers should work on the seats and seat belt. Almost on all Opel's I have observed that the backrest of the seat makes strange squeling noises, which can't be fixed by the dealer, and after a while (2 years or so) the front seat belt does not roll up like it used to.

It handles very nicely and if you rew it up its no slower than a 1.6Lt.

I like my car and would like to keep it for another 2-3 years.

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

Review Date: 15th April, 2003

1996 Opel Astra HB GL ECOTEC 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission ECOTEC 1.6 16v Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44454 kilometres
Most recent distance49250 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable and economic decision

Faults:

Until now nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I like the design of the car which is still better than the newest models. Also despite the automatic transmission, the fuel consumption of the car has one of the lowest in its category.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews