It's an example of very bad German engineering and holden service
I got this car from a dealer for $6500, and within 3 months the gearbox stuffed up. I was been told by my mechanic that it a problem with an Astra. Got the price to fix was just $3340 which is half the price what I paid when I bought the car.
Inquired at holden service centers and was been told that you get us the 2nd hand gearbox and we will install it for $600.
So no one can help now and I would recommend not to buy any car which is not aussie made as you won't know how much you will send for parts of it stuffs up.
I would recommend not to buy this car, if you r getting it cheap still think of it as it can be very expensive later on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th June, 2006