2000 Holden Astra Reviews - Page 2 of 6

2000 Holden Astra City 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Most recent distance3000 kilometres

Faults:

No problems so far.

General Comments:

The Holden Astra is a dream on open road. It flies over hills, definitely has got the magic. Not that good in 50k areas; this was built for speed :-)

Manual gearbox, that second gear just takes off (yummy). 120k feels like 100k, so have to watch my speed a little. Can usually keep up with the Holden Commodores, which isn't bad for an Opel motor.

Overall, a comfortable small to medium car. It took a little while to get used to the gearing (I'm used to Japanese cars).

Good on gas.

Solid body (built in Germany), and the seats aren't that hard to sit in either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2012

2000 Holden Astra CD 1.8 premium from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.8 premium Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance213000 kilometres

Summary:

Perfect!

Faults:

Nothing really. Except I have a rattle on the left back wheel.

General Comments:

Love the shape.

It's great on fuel.

It is like a little BMW (even on the inside).

Great performer.

Since I have owned it, I have only used premium fuel & it (the car) loves it.

Can't fault it really (even with 213000kms on the clock).

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

Review Date: 3rd November, 2011

2000 Holden Astra City 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

Nice interior and body, but reliability as a secondhand car, not so good

Faults:

No compression in number 3 cylinder due to part of the valve missing at 145 000 km. Had top end of engine reconditioned, timing belt replaced while it was off.

Fuel gauge needle sticks sometimes or does not work at all.

Water leaks onto drivers foot well when the aircon is used (this causes a smell in the car).

General Comments:

I have had this car for nearly 1 year, and as a secondhand purchase, I wish I bought a Corolla.

But the thing that attracted me to this car was the nice interior and digital display of the radio, time and date. The interior seemed more up market compared to other cars, and I also like the shape of them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2010

2000 Holden Astra CD 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance161000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pintara

Summary:

A great car to drive and own

Faults:

Common problem seems to be the rear window regulators, the keyless entry and sensor, although over the 6 years I have owned the car, I have only had to fix them once, and never before 100,000km's.

General Comments:

This car has been great. I have seen a lot of bad reviews on this car, but it only makes me wonder about the mechanics they are being taken too.

I would jump in this car and travel to Queensland, and know that it will be OK.

I would recommend this car to anyone. My advice is to take into account that the car must be serviced when required, and to change the oil every 5,000km's, as this benefits any vehicle and minimises the risks of things breaking.

I think that people also need to understand that because it is a European based car, that it will be slightly more expensive to fix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2010

2000 Holden Astra CD 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance104111 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Great small car, problems are very expensive

Faults:

Throttle body at 104000.

Computer fault at 104000.

General Comments:

Car has been great since I purchased it 2nd hand in July.

I just forked out $2300 to fix a computer fault affecting the whole system.

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

Review Date: 14th October, 2009

15th Oct 2009, 22:26

I bought my second hand Astra CD 2001 in February this year at 140,000km, and have just been advised by a Holden dealership that my computer and throttle body need replacing.

They've said there's no use replacing the computer without replacing the throttle body too, as the current one would destroy the new computer.

They have quoted me $2,500 for parts and labour! I am currently calling around some other Canberra mechanics to see if I am being ripped off. I know Astra's can be an expensive car to maintain, but this amount seems pretty excessive.

I will re-post once I get a response back, as I've heard these problems can be common in Astra's.

Cheers.

Jen.

2000 Holden Astra CD 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles

Summary:

Excellent except for the typical 'european' costs

Faults:

Expensive timing belt replacement.

Noise under drivers seat.

Headlights are very bad, seem to have 'sunk'?? Not very good distant vision.

General Comments:

Have loved driving the car, being my first car it is good on petrol, I average 550 klms per tank. 800 on long trips.

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

Review Date: 11th May, 2009

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 22 reviews