2002 Holden Astra Equipe 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand
Like the car, but very disappointed with the cost to keep it on the road
I like my Astra Equipe, but as per one of the other reviews, I too had a steering column lock which had to be replaced under warranty, a colleague told me he had the same problem on his Astra.
It has been back to the dealer twice for an engine error light with no fault found having crawled there at a dangerously slow speed on a highway; as per the handbook instructions.
In addition I was not made aware when purchasing that I would need a costly timing belt replacement on the 60,000k service.
At 62,769k I have just been told that I need both front shock-absorbers replaced which will cost me approximately $800.00 which I am told is virtually unheard of.
All brakes have also be replaced and the brake dust makes the mag wheels a waste of time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th July, 2005