2002 Holden Astra TS CD from Australia and New Zealand
More expensive as time goes by
Timing belt and pulleys changed every 60000k; $700 each.
Stereo is erratic and turns up on its own.
Ignition barrel sticking - key stuck.
Front brakes, $750.
Coil pack, $450.
Air con condenser leaking at 120000k.
Water pump leaking, $700, 120k.
Water hose leak at the rear of the engine - 120k.
My mechanic refuses to work on another one of these leaking water pipes, as it took him 4 days to replace one before. Never again he said!
Heavy on fuel.
Electrics are erratic.
Many mechanical faults and repairs.
Costly wheel alignments.
Expensive services for timing belt and pulley replacement every 60k.
Very hot interior in the summer sun.
Air con never was very good.
Cannot do any work on the car, as all nuts and bolts are a special type, only accessible with specialised tools.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd August, 2012