2006 Opel Astra Reviews

2006 Opel Astra H 1.4 petrol from Romania

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance67000 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1410

Summary:

Very reliable and solid car. Low performance of the 1.4 engine

Faults:

Battery changed after 4 years.

Small electrical problem - trunk would not open. One fuse changed and the problem was solved.

A few times the engine would not start, and some light appeared on the board "check engine". After a few minutes I would try again, and the car would start.

General Comments:

Initially I didn't really like the design of the car, but in time I came to like it more.

What I liked from the beginning, and I still like, is the feeling of "solid" and quality of build of this car.

This feeling is still present almost unchanged five years and 67.000 km later.

I also appreciate the reliability of the car, as I didn't have any major problems so far.

What I never liked is the slow acceleration of the 1.4 engine (90 hp). 0-100 km/h is 14 seconds. Because of this, I have problems overtaking. However for city driving and 2 lanes roads, the car is quite good.

Sometimes problems appeared in winter driving. The car doesn't have ESP or ASR, and this caused wheel-spin in low grip conditions. However the ABS was really useful, it saved me a few times from minor accidents.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2011

2006 Opel Astra OPC 2.0 Litre turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Litre turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance9000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

Good looking and hungry!

Faults:

Nothing gone wrong, paint on bumpers is very prone to stone chips. Makes a big rattle on startup that I cannot locate. likes the petrol.

General Comments:

Lovely car, really stands out and I prefer it to my 2005 Golf GTI in looks, but the Golf drove better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2008

2006 Opel Astra H 1.7 diesel from Romania

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7 diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance23500 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1310

Summary:

Best value for money without any doubt!

Faults:

The steering wheel makes a little noise, but it's nothing that bothers me.

General Comments:

I own the Elegance model of Opel Astra, and it is excellent in all aspects. There is no other model you could buy for this money and have this interior quality.

Driving it is a real pleasure, the 1.7 diesel engine with 100 HP has great performance with low fuel consumption. The direction and driving comfort are also great.

This care is a huge step forward for Opel. If I had to choose again ten times between Astra and VW Golf, I would always chose an Astra, even if they were the same price. This car has everything you want and it is inexpensive for what it offers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2007

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews