2004 Holden Astra from Australia and New Zealand
Car dealers! Still dishonest and unfair
Inside light falls out of ceiling.
Front drivers seats fabric unraveling.
Back seat seams pulled apart.
Head lights frosting over from the inside.
I purchased this car new and paid cash.
Got all extras; car care kit, electric sun roof, back windows, steel rims, rust proofing, extra air bags etc etc.
Had it serviced at the right time at the dealership I purchased it from.
Fabric in seats is faulty and has unraveled. Holden won't look at it, stating it's out of warranty.
Now they tell me I have to have a $1,000 service for a timing problem that they say WILL happen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th September, 2010
Car dealers are unfair most of the time, it's rare to find one that is not. Don't take it personally. It happens to everyone. Try and take it as a life lesson and look forward.
Timing belt issue? Was this a manufacturing issue or the 5yr/100,000km timing belt change? If it is the latter, then you need to have this done to prevent the timing belt from coming off or breaking. This would cause massive damage to your engine. Try a local mechanic for major servicing. Timing belts can vary from 300 to 1000, depending on where you go.