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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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2005 Holden Astra CDX review

The 2005 Holden Astra CDX AH really is worth its bang considering it's 13 years old. I bought the Astra as my first car when I moved interstate and picked her up with 182,000km for $5600. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, just a car that was in reasonable condition, and anything but the Toyota Echo or the Holden Barina...

2006 Holden Astra CDX review

A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. I know most will be reviewing a later-model car, but I've had my Astra for nearly 12 years now, and as far as I am concerned it is a very good car. I upgraded from a TS Astra and the AH is a much better car in many respects...

2017 Holden Astra RS-V review

Holden Astra RS-V – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly General Motors Australia has been a mixed bag for decades. Consistency has not been a strong suit with Australian-delivered models merely being rebadged versions of other GM products. Being an avid European car enthusiast, the Astra always piqued my interest having rolled out of GM Opel’s factories...

2007 Holden Astra SRi review

Our other car had just suddenly and completely died, which put pressure on both our budget and time. The brief was to get a car with a practical boot size and we could only stump up about $15,000. I love to drive, but with just $15K to play with and living in a 'remote' area, I didn't fancy my chances...

2017 Holden Astra LT review

I purchased my 2017 Holden Astra LT Sportwagon in November 2017. It replaced a 2013 Mitsubishi ASX Aspire diesel. I sold the SUV because of the service costs associated with the vehicle, plus its rather agricultural ride and the fact it wasn't particularly frugal or practical for my need for an urban runabout. What can I say? I was a me-too SUV buyer...

2016 Holden Astra R review

Astra la vista baby. Yes, tested here is the 2017 Holden Astra R manual, the newest iteration of the Astra family launched in Australian showrooms in November 2016. Starting with design, the Astra has always been a good-looking car and this generation is no different. In base-model ‘R’ form, it really looks quite the package...

2016 Holden Astra RS review

I traded-in my much loved VE SS Commodore and bought the RS Astra. While there is a huge difference in power output, I absolutely love the Astra, especially in Sports mode. Power-to-weight ratio certainly makes up for the difference. We bought the SS for the long trips from north Queensland to NSW. And now the Astra is more than capable of handling these long trips...

2005 Holden Astra Classic Equipe Review

The car drives great and handles well. I've noticed great fuel performance and ease when it comes to driving start stop all the time. Only flaw is that the paint has faded and seems to be common on this model of car. The air-con is really cold as well. Love the boot space of the car and think that the sedan should of been continued but in the newer style...

2005 Holden Astra Review

The Holden Astra in Australia has forever been loved and loathed by its owners over the years as they got older, and was no longer available here after 2009. But as the owner of two Astras, I can tell you that the Holden Astra is one of the best all rounders that money can buy on the second hand car market. The 2005 AH 5 door hatch CD model with the 1...

2007 Holden Astra Review

So your trusty 92 Corolla just bit the dust. You only have about 15 grand to spend and you're a car nut so it'd be nice to upgrade to something substantially sportier. But you've been told by your better half it also needs to be reasonably practical and you absolutely cannot get a WRX, they're too ugly...

2007 Holden Astra Review

It's not commonly understood by many that the Astra marque was in fact an imported Opel that is designed in Germany and assembled in GM's Belgium plant, as such it comes with a feature set, all be it dumbed down for the Australian market, that is quite rich and technologically advanced, especially for it's year model, which sits on the cusp of the information boom that saw all new cars come with 7" LCD screens as standard equipment in dashboard consoles, however due to the global nature of the car aftermarket items from Europe and Asia are easy to come by and simple and cost effective to install which brings it to the level of features offered in today's market...

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