2000 Holden Astra City 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
1. Worn front shocks.
2. Some missing trim.
3. Some issue with the stereo (it sounds crappy).
I bought my 2000 Astra City just a few days ago.
Not having driven one before, these are my first impressions.
The body feels tight. The thing handles quite well, despite having badly worn shocks on the front; these will be replaced within the month, but they're priced a bit on the high side at $265 each.
For the age of the car at this time (14 years), the mileage is not considered excessive. The paperwork that I received with the car shows it's had its timing belt done at 230,000, and the coil pack and airflow sensor have been replaced in the last 12 months.
The paintwork, while not being pristine, has held up well. The car at some point has had a minor bingle, and has had the boot lid and rear bar repainted by a colour blind monkey; it's nowhere near a good match, and the finish is poor, but I have a trained eye for paint finish. The rest of the car has had the usual small scratches etc that I have been able to buff out as easy as pie.
One of the headlights has a water leak and is sun crazed. This is something that I should be able to fix easily enough. The other one seems to have been replaced at some stage as it's clear and bright.
My overall impression of it at this point is "It represents great value for the price".
The price I paid was just $1,300.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th September, 2014