2002 Holden Astra CD 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand
Please don't buy one
I had to change the timing belt kit before it reached 60,000 KMS.
I recently had issue with the compressor, and hence the air conditioning did not work.
Overall, the car is good when running, but very expensive to maintain. It is more expensive than BMW and Mercedes. Even though the parts are manufactured locally, they are very expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th December, 2010
31st Dec 2010, 17:12
That car is not a local car - it's a rebadged Opel Astra, likely assembled in Belgium. Its parts are not domestically made.
12th May 2011, 06:12
All 2002 model Holden Astras hatch, sedan and wagons were produced in Germany.
The parts were sourced from GM suppliers around the world. The aircon systems are built in Mexico, and are also used on Rover and Mini cars!
Most parts are European obviously. The floor mats come from Holland. The roof grab handles are from Portugal. The number plate light cover is from France. The front tow hook cover is from India. I know all that because they are all what I have have purchased in the time I've had the car.
I bought the roof grab handle for the driver. The indent in the roof is there, but they put two space fillers over it, so I thought I'd make it look flash, so now my Astra is the only one in the world to have 4 grab handles!