2008 Opel Astra Review from UK and Ireland

2008 Opel Astra Exclusive 1.3 CDTI turbo diesel

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.3 CDTI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 307


Very good



General Comments:

This car is fantastic. I got it brand new in 2008, and never looked back.

I was a bit unsure about the engine being only a 1.3, but how I was wrong, this car is a little rocket when you put the foot down.

I love this car and it's very cheap to run. I get 65 mpg, and the road tax is low too. 156 per year.

I would recommend an Astra to everyone. Make sure to go for 1.3 CDTi engine; avoid the 1.4 petrol, they're not half as fun as the 1.3 TDi, and they're more expensive to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2011

5th Jun 2013, 13:23

I totally agree with you. I just got a 1.3 CDTi Club model, and it is very, very good. I had a 1.4 petrol and I'm sorry I didn't get the diesel one first. The diesel one is so much faster and cheaper to run. I will never look back.

6th Jun 2013, 09:09

I agree with both of you. I got a 2009 Astra Design 1.3 CDTi in 2011 with 38000km on the clock, and I have to say I love it so much. My wife has a Hyundai ix35, and when she drove the Astra, she did not say much, but two weeks later she told to me she was going to get one, and one month later she was driving a gorgeous 2010 Wine Red, Elite, top of the range model. Need I say any more...

Average review marks: 9.8 / 10, based on 1 review