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|
|R||Hatchback||1.4L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$11,988||$18,490|
|R||Hatchback||1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN||$11,990||$15,570|
|RS||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$15,790||$17,990|
|RS||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN||$14,500||$14,990|
Holden Astra Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Astra here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why does my 2020 Holden Astra have an oil leak in the transmission?
You could argue the semantics of what is and isn’t a major failure till the cows come home and still not get any joy. But while I’d still be talking to the dealership, I’d also contact Holden’s Customer Service department and explain the situation to see if it will overrule the dealership’s call on this. The number to call is 1800 46 465 336.
Meantime, if the car is fixed and working properly, what’s the problem? You could get a brand-new car and have exactly the same thing happen, so where do you draw the line on what’s acceptable and what’s not? Had Holden refused to fix the car or done a botched job that still left the car with problems, it would be a different story, but if the car is back to brand-new, I would consider the problem to be solved. I’m tipping head office will see it the same way.
Holden Astra GTC 2015: Why is my car coughing dark smoke?
It sounds like you’re dealing with a fuel-air mixture issue when the engine is started from dead cold. If the mixture is too rich – which would be my suspicion – then black smoke is often a consequence.
A coolant temperature sensor should be telling the engine’s on-board computer what the temperature of the engine is, so that the computer can then tell the injectors how much fuel to inject into each cylinder. A dud sensor can cause the computer to inject too much fuel, and there’s the source of your black smoke. As the engine warms up, the sensor starts sending the correct signal to the computer and the smoke stops.
Of course, it’s not always that simple and you could also be looking at a blocked air filter, a blockage in the air intake system, worn fuel injectors and plenty more. Even a stuck or jammed thermostat can cause an engine to run poorly and blow black smoke if it can’t maintain the engine at the correct temperature. Old or stale fuel in the tank can also cause these symptoms. The fact that your car is not showing any fault codes suggests that perhaps you’re looking at one of these old-school problems.
Holden Astra 2006: How can I fix a broken CD player in my car?
Have a car sound system specialist check it for you. They should be able to clear it so that you can insert CDs.
Holden Astra 2003: Water pump and timing belt replacement
It’s common practice to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is changed because they usually need it. It doesn’t appear to be overheating, i.e. the gauge is not going off the scale, so I would just keep an eye on it and if it does show signs of overheating get it checked out.