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The 2017 Holden Astra sedan will form an important cog in the Australian company's attempts to recover lost ground following the end of local manufacturing. It might just be the sweet spot in the range too.
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LIST PRICE RRP:$29,970
CARADVICE RATING 7.5
FUEL ECONOMY 6.1L/100km
SEAT 5
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