Holden Astra 2016
Carsguide Joshua Dowling had this to say at the time: The new Holden Astra is worthy vehicle and a welcome return to form — but the price is steep by any measure. Be sure to haggle, or wait for deals to emerge.You can read the full review here.
This is what Joshua Dowling liked most about this particular version of the Holden Astra: Sleek exterior design, Roomy, upmarket interior, Good road holding
The 2016 Holden Astra carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1420 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Holden Astra 2016 Price and Specs
|Holden Astra Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|GTC||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$11,800||$17,270|
|GTC||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN||$11,200||$16,390|
|GTC Sport||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$13,200||$19,140|
|GTC Sport||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN||$12,300||$17,820|
Holden Astra 2016 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Astra here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
The car alarm system in my 1998 Holden Astra hatch activates for no reason, what could be the problem?
Holden Astras of this vintage have been known to suffer false alarms from the security system, and it seems as though a re-flash or replacement of the ECU (on-board computer) is the ultimate fix. In many other cases, false alarms are the result of faulty switches and sensors, but the Astra’s track record suggests the computer will be the culprit. At which point you have a decision to make which may involve disabling the alarm system altogether (make sure you advise your insurance company if you go down this road).
This model Astra was also infamous for a radio that could turn itself on (independent of the ignition system) and flatten the battery.Show more
How do I get a key programmed to my 2006 Holden Astra?
There are two possibilities here and it will all depend on whether your car is a 2005 model (that was first sold in 2006) or a post-facelift model and also whether it’s a TS Astra or an AH model Astra. If it’s the earlier car, then you might be in luck. The process involves taking the new key, placing it in the ignition and turning the ignition on (without starting the engine). Then, when all the dashboard lights are lit up, you press one of the remote buttons on the key. And that’s about it. You should hear the car lock and then unlock itself to let you know the process is complete and you’re good to go.
For post-2005 models, however, things are not so simple. In this case, you need to either visit a locksmith or a workshop that has the Holden diagnostic gear, as the new key needs to be coded to the car via the diagnostic port. That said, I’d give the first method a try before spending money at a workshop. Who knows, you might just get lucky.Show more
Why is there a knocking noise under the bonnet before starting the engine of my 2005 Holden Astra?
You’d expect any noise from under a car’s bonnet to be caused by the engine, but if this noise occurs before you’ve started the engine, you’re on to a real mystery. Perhaps the noise can be heard as you crank the engine but before it actually fires? If that’s the case, the clunk or knock could be coming from the starter motor. Or perhaps the action of the starter motor is causing the engine to rock back and forth on worn engine mounts and allowing the engine to hit on the cross-member or some other component under the bonnet. Perhaps it’s a loose exhaust system that’s banging on something as you crank the engine. Once the engine fires and is running, the frequency of its vibrations changes and the clunk goes away.
But I’m afraid that without more information, this one remains a mystery to us.Show more
Why doesn't the auto gear lever in my 2009 Holden Astra engage securely?
The good news is that this probably isn’t an actual gearbox problem, but rather one with the mechanical linkages that select each gear or perhaps even the gear selector itself. If you can remove the centre console, you might be able to locate the offending (loose) fastener that is allowing the gear lever to flop about and not find its proper place.
If, however, you mean that the vehicle doesn’t want to select Drive properly first thing in the morning and either won’t move or moves very slowly when you accelerate, then you could well be looking at a worn transmission. That said, the same problem can be caused by a transmission that is simply low on fluid, and a top up will put things right. So that’s the first step: Check the owner’s manual for the correct fluid-checking process and try that. If a top-up doesn’t fix it, it’s off to a mechanic. But beware – driving the car in that state could be doing extra damage to the transmission.Show more