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Fun And Affordable —

Even as a standard car it was quite exceptional, after some modifications it has been improved to suit my style. The performance is right up there with some of the "hotter" cars available and there are not many four cylinder vechiles that can keep up, even on the reliability front as the vechile has covered over 500000 km without a breakdown and everything still works as per original. I had to replace a central door locking motor on the driver side door. The turbo motor is a recent upgrade. The original 2.0l 8v motor was replaced on approximately 140000km with a red top 2.0l 16v unit. The motor was pretty much standard except for the cylinder head that was gasflowed and the compression ratio which was raised from 10,5:1 to a healthy 11,5:1. It proved very reliable and quick, dispatching of Vw Golf 5/6 GTi's, Ford Focus ST's, quite a few of the 2.0l turbo Subaru's and so on. Impressive top whack and fuel comsumption that was good at normal speeds and excellent when pushing on, up to 6,4l/100km while cruising at 180km/h with aircon cooling the interior. What a pleasure. The motor was sold after a joke was made with a rediculous price. The motor had by that time covered approximately 370000km without a glitch. Now its turbo time and i will keep u posted. Great fun to own and drive.

Pros: The sleeper that can catch very big fish!

Cons: So easy to get into trouble with the law.

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Good Looking ,powerfull — it is a good looker,power when u need it ,it can be tuned ,very easily i might add to be a strong racer ,she's reliable when u look after her & dont drive like other opel drivers ...& the quality of the build is good considering she was built in 98

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: power ,when u need it

Cons: you can more powerfull though

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Outside Is A Family Car, Inside Is A Fast Runner. — Good acc, it has a weird sound when you turn it off, it is a small car but it looks great, it is great in corners and doesnt have a lot chassis twisting. it has 1400ccm 90 hp engine but it can be fast and practical.it is very loud in high RPM.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: good looking

Cons: its a FWD, but it will pass.

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1998 Opel Astra 160is — Overall handling was good. For a 1.6l it had good performance and fuel consumption. It had a full body kit and looked good. It was affordable to run. I engine the low down torque and ease through the gears. It was a Roma Red which was good colour

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Overall performance

Cons: No airbags or ABS

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Opel Astra 180ie 1998 Model — Cost of Ownership – mileage is very high , maintenance is very expensive.Handling is good considering you have got power steering and luxuarious space and gadgets such as electrical windows and ABS braking system.This is good for long distance drives other than the mileage being high it is very strong and tough.

Pros: It is very fast

Cons: Very expensive to maintain.

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Made To Last For A All Together Different Class — Endlesss...still running wild, you can't compare this babe with the new kids on the block...it has a class of its own

Pros: Built quality, matchless ride quality, space, exceptional handling

Cons: low fuel efficiency, maintenance

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Opel Astra — Nice car, good handling. Excellent braking

Pros: Reliable

Cons: Apperance

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Trouble — Will carry you here and there incase it doesn't make you feel miserable first!

Pros: Performance

Cons: Needs a lot of repair and maintanence

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2007 Opel Astra Reviews

Astra Gtc By Pavel

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2006 Opel Astra Reviews

Best Bang For Buck On The 2nd Hand Market In It's Price Class! By Marius

Performance - exceptional in all performance areas Build Quility - Sturdy construction, but costly if neglected Appearance - Kind of a sleeper, will run with the big boys yet looks like a ordanary h... Read More

Astra By Joško

Very good acceleration, and braking is not due to a quickie includes ABS, not even a good big spending, internal and external appearance are good. the ride is not bad. All in all a very good car with ... Read More

2005 Opel Astra Reviews

Great Vehicle If Driven Properly, Fast If You Know How To Work It...:) By Shiven

a great all round car, that does what needs to be done.... I've had a lot of great times with it and enjoyed every second of it... the build quality is excellent, however its not a race machine and en... Read More

Good Ride By Andy

good handling, great fuel consumption (7.6l/100km), torquey. Well spec. Good build quality, well equipped. Good clean lines, aggresive looking from and side profile. Apart from the high cost of replac... Read More

2004 Opel Astra Reviews

Good For The Price By Hisham

For Astras are cheap to buy and run, drive well and have a good range of engines Against The interiors are drab and early base models have sparse equipment Verdict It's thoroughly affordable, depe... Read More

So Hot....!! By Johnny

best car ever...!! fast ...high guality car....it doesn't want many repairs.. and it's awesome.... ! it has a very good outlook... and it's style is the best..! it costs only 20000 euro..! with many e... Read More

2003 Opel Astra Reviews

Fun Car By Bhaskar

performance was very good and the main problem was with the spares very costly and hard to find and mileage was not that bad and for the apperance it was a bit old model build quality was very good ca... Read More

Opel Astra By Breejen

Opel Astra, a very good looking luxury car with more amenities than many new cars of today and built like a Tank thanks to German engineering. Zero Maintenance, with an average of 8 in the city and 13... Read More

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