Chevrolet Astra Reviews

2001 Chevrolet Astra 2.0 gasoline from Brazil

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

I'd have another one if I was to buy a mid-size car (or compact, by US standards)

Faults:

The "lambda sensor", which controls gas emission started malfunctioning when the car had around 40000Km. The symptom is the yellow alert lamp on the console turning on from time to time. No hope in replacing it. After some time it starts turning on again... I gave up replacing it as there's no visible impact.

General Comments:

The car is great for it's category. Good engine (could be a bit more economic), good gearbox, elegant design and very stable, specially on highways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2009

2002 Chevrolet Astra Elegance 2.2 gasoline from Venezuela

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance28000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Gol

Summary:

Great German Car

Faults:

The air conditioning failed at 22.000km. The cause of this was the coil of the air compressor that burned and damaged the clutch and accessories belt. Cost around 500 American dollars and a week to be fix.

Other than its regular maintenance, nothing.

General Comments:

The car was imported from Germany and is sell in my country as a Chevrolet.

The engine is outstanding, but you have to go over 4.000 RPM to feel the power.

The brakes are excellent. My car is also equipped with the electronic stability program and traction control. The electronics have saved me from two severe crashes.

Cruising in the car is great, very quiet and can maintain high speeds without effort. Very roomy interior too.

The autonomy is fantastic. I accomplished 615km with a tank at 140km/h.

Built quality is great, although in bumpy roads it has some noises.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2006

2000 Chevrolet Astra 1.4 from Singapore

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?

2001 Chevrolet Astra GL 1.8 MPFI from Brazil

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 MPFI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance34400 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Corsa

Summary:

The greatest car I'll ever have

Faults:

Driver's door noise @ 15000km.

Electronic Fuel Injection broke down at 30000km.

General Comments:

Astra is in my opinion's one of the most beautiful GM cars ever designed.

It is comfortable, reliable and has conquered the hearts of Brazilians.

For sure if it weren't an expensive car I would buy the top sport version of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2003

17th Jun 2005, 15:46

Opel is made by GM which makes Chevrolet. They are the same. The new Chevrolet Cobalt in North America is on an Opel body. As is the Saturn Ion.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews