9th Feb 2003, 10:26

The speed sensitive stereo used in the Astra has 5 levels of adjustment. Basically the stereo will increase in sound when a certain speed level is reached. The amount it increases can be adjusted (5 levels) or You can turn it off.

For example when 100 km/h is reached the sound level will rise slightly.

Also it allows for changes in surface for example: concrete highways to normal tarmac.

29th Dec 2010, 20:34

Hi everyone, judging from a few reviews, the Astra does have a few strengths and weaknesses, however they are quite cheap and efficient. Would the Astra be a good first car for a young driver?

I'm looking at the Astra TS Olympic City to buy in the next few weeks... just wondering if anyone has any feedback on it?


7th Jan 2011, 02:17

OK. I bought a TS City too. Where I buying the car again, I would buy the CD model. It has many more upgrade potentials catered for in its wiring loom. You may not ever want to do upgrades... fine. Go for it. If you do (like cruise at some point), with the CD, you would only have to buy the different indicator stalk and plug it in inside the steering column. Done. Same with many other things. With the City, you have to do the entire thing yourself.

So, you be the judge. Drive wise, my car is brilliant, and very mechanically sound, which is the main thing. Just one thing. Check the service records for the vehicle to see when it last had its timing belt done. You need to do those every 50-60,000 km, and that will cost you like 600. If you don't do it, it'll cost you a lot more.

2nd Sep 2015, 12:54

It seems that many people commenting on here know nothing about cars. As cars age, parts need to be replaced. With proper maintenance, this is less often and less costly. Stop blaming the car when you haven't maintained it.