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Opel Astra Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Opel Astra here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Opel Astra 2011: Are there any known problems?

    I have a question for you, David: Is the car a private import form Britain? I ask because you’ve quoted the distance covered in miles and the Opel Astra wasn’t sold in Australia until September 2012, while you say the car in question is a 2011 model.

    In any case, the Astra we got in 2012 was an interesting car and one that drove pretty well, but it wasn’t really suited to Australian conditions. Plenty of them suffered failures of the water pump which, in our climate, soon led to overheating engines. The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine was also a bit underdone power-wise and the turbo system could develop leaks. There was also a big problem with manual transmission failures, the first sign of which is a whining noise coming form the gearbox. Oh, and the car was also involved in the Takata air-bag fiasco.

    The whole idea of introducing the Opel brand to Australia turned out to be a huge flop for General Motors and the whole thing crashed and burned after just a little over 12 months.

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Opel Astra Dimensions

The dimensions of the Opel Astra Hatchback and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2013 Hatchback 1510x1840x4419 mm 106 mm
2013 Wagon 1535x1814x4698 mm 118 mm
2012 Hatchback 1510x1840x4419 mm 106 mm
2012 Wagon 1535x1814x4698 mm 118 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Opel Astra Dimensions

Opel Astra Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Opel Astra varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $6,500 and going to $19,030 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2013 Hatchback 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $6,500 $19,030
2013 Wagon 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $8,800 $15,070
2012 Hatchback 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $6,270 $13,200
2012 Wagon 1.4L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $7,700 $13,200
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Opel Astra Fuel Consumption

The Opel Astra is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.7L/100km for Hatchback /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2013 Hatchback 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2013 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2013 Wagon 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2013 Wagon 6.9L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2012 Hatchback 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2012 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2012 Wagon 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2012 Wagon 6.9L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Opel Astra Pricing and Specs for 2013

Opel Astra Wheel Size

The Opel Astra has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for Hatchback in 2013 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2013 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2013 Wagon 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2012 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2012 Wagon 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Opel Astra Wheel Sizes

Opel Astra Towing Capacity

The Opel Astra has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2013 Hatchback 0kg 1500kg
2013 Wagon 1300kg 1400kg
2012 Wagon 1300kg 1400kg
2012 Hatchback 1350kg 1500kg
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