Leather Seats, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.8L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 77K Miles, White/Black
I love this car, very good on gas, plenty of room, don't see many of them out there. only down fall is needs a 6th gear. But I have gotten use to it. very good car for the money
The car was a second choice for me. I have the 2 door Astra hatch XR. Gas mileage is consistant 30mpg. Car does not have much "get up and go" power. Cup holders (as others report) are in bad spot. Cruise control is not user friendly. Be aware that the radio is not easily replaceable. It is not a normal unit....it is conected to everything....the onboard computer, mirror, steering wheel. And not at all user friendly, after 3 months I still have problems figuring it out. No aux port. Also, everything on this car, down to the wiper blades, is expensive to replace and hard to find. You can fit more into the car than what you would think. I regularly have it packed full. I do like how it looks. It feels "solid" when driving, much more so than the Kia Rio I previously had. The windshield wipers are a plus, they sense water on the windshield and adjust accordingly. The car is okay. Would not buy again.
Pros: Fuel economy, handling, braking, cornering, unique European look, overall quality, price, safety features (abs, 6 airbags, traction control, etc.), comfy front seats, roomy cargo area, overall value. Cons: Leisurely acceleration (0-60 mph in just over 10 seconds with a manual transmission), somewhat noisy cabin over 65mph, cramped backseats for adults taller than 5'11", confusing radio controls and board computer operation (need to be studied carefully before using them becomes second nature), no automaker standing behind the car (once 36K miles warranty is gone) since Saturn no longer exists. Great car for singles or couples (with only 1-2 kids). Great for commutes but only OK for long trips (once again, it's pretty noisy over 65mph). Great gas saver. Solid German quality all around. Perfect for practical, level-headed drivers looking for a fun drive, too. NOT for speed demons, thrill-seekers and insecure people. Not for big people who require a ton of space and who use their car as a restaurant. Get used to the fact that hotheads/losers (usually driving Mazda's, Mitsubishi's and pickups) will constantly be racing you at traffic lights (out of envy maybe?) and on freeways, and you WON'T be winning any contests (other than the higher IQ contest and the most gas saved...). Enjoy your Astra!