2005 Holden Astra Equipe 1.8 fuel injected from Australia and New Zealand
The Astra is a lemon
Every few months, the car develops a fault that causes the car to be dangerous to drive. The car will suddenly lose power, so you could be doing 80km p/hr and the car will suddenly drop back to 20km p/hr. The car has stalled several times while going around corners. I can get into the car and the engine just rev's really high, but the accelerator does not respond. Holden have had 6 attempts to fix this, and have failed every time.
Every Astra owner that I have spoken with have not been happy with the vehicle because of faults. I would not recommend buying an Astra to anyone.
Don't ever buy an Astra, they have too many faults.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th June, 2008
4th May 2010, 08:57
That's a shame; I would as mine is excellent...
21st Jun 2010, 06:06
But it's a Holden, how can it be bad?
(that was sarcasm)
24th Jun 2010, 06:03
They were lemons when they came out of the factory and they don't improve with age! I suffered a similar attitude from Holden.
4th May 2013, 22:55
Strange comment? All Holden did was add a Holden badge! The Astra is made in Germany by Opel.
As of 2013 you can buy an Astra (once again) in Australia, but now under the 'real' Opel brand.