2007 Holden Astra CDX Coupe 1.8 XER petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Beautiful, reliable, grunty and fun to drive!
Honestly the only thing I can fault about the car is that the clock is in 24 hour time and cannot be set to 12 hour, and that the keyless remote doesn't go as far as my previous car, so you have to be closer (10 metres or so as opposed to 20 with my last car) to the car before it will lock or unlock.
For a 1.8 litre engine, it is a grunty powerful little machine. I love the sound of my car when I rev it, and it is a lot more gutsy than I thought it would be.
The heated seats are awesome in winter, and I use them more than I thought I would, and the climate control is great too.
Steering is very direct and feels very precise, and you can feel the road well.
Cornering in it feels safe and reliable, and it stays flat and low on the road at all times.
I've been absolutely blown away by this car, and I love it to pieces.
It's been flawlessly reliable, and not a thing has gone wrong with it, it's perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th November, 2008