28th Mar 2007, 13:10

I bought my Opel Astra a year ago. I want to trade it in because it has a habit of jumping like a kangaroo at times and very jerky handling from first gear. However I was told by a local garage that a Opel don't make Astras and that mine is a Kadett. He looked inside and said the seats and lack of aircon means it can't be an Astra. It says Astra on the rear. He also says this means he will only be able to give a very low value for it as if it needs parts they will have to come from Germany. I am a bit worried!

9th Sep 2007, 13:19

Hi, I have an Opel Astra G wagon 1999 and am experiencing major problems with the airbag system. I have just replaced the Main Module and yet the warning light is still coming on. HELP!! As for the loss of power problem, it turns out that it is a failure of the coil pack. If just one part of the pack fails then one gets a dramatic loss of power, and "bunny-hopping". Apparently a common problem with these cars, and kind of expensive too! the only reason I know this is I have had to replace this also!

27th Jan 2008, 20:25

I had an Opel Astra 1.4 car and I used it from 2000-2006 and it was a perfect car. I did about 160 K in the car. Hardly any problems. There was a oil leak in the power steering that was the only one. Latter part of 2006 the Fuel pump was replaced. Yes it is not powerful in acceleration, but very steady car. It is very comfortable car to drive, it had a Blauphunt audio system too.

6th Aug 2009, 12:25

Need help! I have a opel astra g 1999, I have problem with the ac, not coming cold. I already change everything but till same problem...

3rd Mar 2014, 03:12

Opel Astra G 1.7 TD. It is very bad car, the engine has a lot of problems with the block etc. I don't suggest buying this car to anyone.

24th Jan 2017, 19:56

My Astra 1.6 16v 2004 model started giving lots of problems. High idle, low idle, surging, hesitation, high fuel consumption, low power, misfired slightly, growling engine noise on acceleration, you name it. Spend lots of money on it with no solution to any problems. Got fault codes from TPS, airflow meter, idle control valve, and O2 sensor, but nothing from the culprit. One faulty injector. It wreaks havoc on your engine. Replaced that one and all problems solved. Running like a dream, 340 000km on the clock, and haven't touched the engine.