Opel Astra Australia
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Opel Astra Q&As
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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.Show more
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|