2007 Opel Astra Cosmo 1.7 turbo diesel 110hp from Romania


Efficient all rounder


During a long trip (1300 km), the turbo vacuum valve made the light on the dashboard light up and the car go into safe mode. Happened twice during the trip. From then the light is lit, but the engine is working fine; no loss of power, no other problems at all. The light on the dashboard disappears after driving some 20 km (the engine warms up).

Other cars are a bit lighter (some 10-40 kg), and this impacts acceleration and fuel efficiency.

General Comments:

What I like is:

- Very fuel efficient: I get 4.4 l/100 km if I drive normal.

- If you keep it under 90 km/h, you will get 4.0 l/100 km

- Reaches 160 km/h very quickly.

- No creaks.

- Seats are very good.

- In the back there's plenty of space.

- The dashboard has many useful, very well sized buttons.

- Plenty of space at the driver's seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st August, 2011

2007 Opel Astra Enjoy 1.4 from Romania


The best car money can buy


One thing: the handbrake seems a little bit out of shape. I noticed that on a very inclined hill when facing down.

General Comments:

The car handles beautifully with or without any load on board. Its perfect both for city drive and out of city highways. It never tires me when driving it on longer periods of time and it's simply a pleasure to drive it. I have to mention also that being a little sporty, on very rough roads, it tends to forward the road vibrations to the driver but not so much. The consumption is great. On the last 5000 km, it has a 7.4 l/ 100km consumption. If I take for a spin and bring my family with me (so I don't go faster than 100 km/h) the realtime consumption shows me a nice 5.6 l / 100 km which is GREAT. The radio comes with six speakers and it has a good reception. The interior is definitively much nicer than the one of the VW Golf 5. I will never sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2008

2007 Opel Astra CLASSIC II 1.4 16v petrol from Poland


Economical choice


No failures so far (the car is quite new).

There is just one little thing: a bit annoying rattles and vibrations while starting gently (when releasing the clutch). Becomes unnoticeable if accelerates harder. Dealer claims it's a normal behavior, I wouldn't say so. Not fixed anyway.

General Comments:

This car (called ASTRA CLASSIC II) is technically a basic version of a previous European ASTRA-G model. GM continues to manufacture and offer it in some markets, Eastern/Central Europe mainly.

The interior is roomy although little on a cheap side.

Suspension/steering is well tuned and provides a good comfort/road feedback proportions.

Small engine does its job, has enough oomph for a city commuting. Surprisingly, due to a short gear ratio at the 5th gear, the car accelerates relatively well even at the higher speeds (becomes noisy though).

Fuel economy is very good, it can easily achieve 56 mpg in the relaxed country lane cruising, 38+ in a city traffic.

There are some minor drawbacks though:

The 90 bhp TwinPort is a noisy, lazy revving engine (not particularly good for the the city stop&go conditions).

To keep the basic price down, there is an extra charge for almost everything: power windows, seat height adjustment, trip computer, A/C,...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th March, 2008

2007 Opel Astra OPC 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


Great value, great looking, great pace, but handling lets it down slightly


Nothing has gone mechanically wrong with the car.

The Recaro seats are comfortable, but they "creak" a little where their bolted to the floor.

No wheel jack or spare wheel came with the car, just a puncture repair kit, I'd rather have the spare wheel, but I didn't get the choice here.

General Comments:

I love the looks of this car. The center tail pipe looks different, but good, but I'd have prefer-ed a double pipe system with pipes coming out either corner of the rear end.

I'm a little bit past the "boy racer" age, but this car has brought it back again and I feel it suits the slightly more mature boy racer look.

There's great sprint ability in this car, 0 to 100km in 6/6.5 seconds. That's brilliant for 35k euro new.

However the handling is a little scary at times, but I'm not one for ripping around back roads at crazy speeds so the handling is more than sufficient for my pace.

The room in the back is a little scarce, but that's not what you buy this car for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2008

2007 Opel Astra Enjoy 1.3 CDTI from Denmark


Surprisingly good



General Comments:

This being the Wagon model, it has plenty of space, and is a good load hugger.

The little 1.3L CDTI diesel engine is an absolute gem. It puts out 90Hp and 200Nm of torque. It is surprisingly quick, considering the small size of the engine.

It does however lack power when below 1500rpm, that's why I only give it 5 for performance.

The fuel economy is extremely good. On a high speed (140-150km/h) motorway trip to Prague (about 1000km) it did an average of about 19,4km/l.

On the smaller country roads an speed of about 90km/h, it is possible to get 23-25km/l, which I find very good indeed, considering the size of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2007

14th Mar 2013, 16:21

I have an Opel Astra 1.3 diesel Enjoy model 2011. As you said, it is an amazingly smooth car when the engine is cold. When it gets warm, then sometimes I lose 40% of the power, then it becomes a tractor. I have told this to Opel, but they are unable to find the fault, as this is only a periodic fault. It is annoying that this happens without warning. Only answer I got from Opel is that it regenerates / cleans and you cannot stop it. I am very unhappy that I bought this car.

Palden Sherpa, Denmark.

2007 Opel Astra Classic II 1.4 Twinport Ecotec from Romania


Reliable and comfortable, cost effective to have


No major problems whatsoever so far.

Small squeaking sound in the seat - solved at the dealer.

General Comments:

First thing I like - the car handles very well on the road.

Very stable and reliable.

Comfortable for long drives (longest drive so far this year - 34 hours when going to Turkey on holiday:) )

I would appreciate a stronger engine, but then the fuel consumption would also be higher.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2007