Pros and cons of a used opel astra


As you know, the average year of life of one generation of a modern car does not exceed 5-6 years. If you believe this, then the next modification of the Opel Astra will appear in a year – another. For experts and connoisseurs, this means that prices for the predecessor a priori will go down and fans of this model will be able to buy it for an inexpensive price. In this article we will conduct a kind of test, or rather, a review of the Opel Astra and find out all the strengths and weaknesses of the car.

Car Opel Astra

Car Opel Astra

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Model history

This is the fourth generation of the Opel Astra, denoted by the internal classification of the English letter J. This car began to produce in the fall of 2009, and in our country sales began several months after that. But at first it was not so easy to buy this car, because you had to wait, sometimes months, to be delivered. What caused such a popularity of this model? The fact is that the design of the Opel Astra impressed many and the attractiveness of the car has been preserved to this day. In addition, the Astra was equipped with a powerful and economical turbo engine.

Specifications car Opel Astra
Year of issue20092009
Body typehatchbackhatchback
Length / width / height, mm4420/1815/14854420/1815/1485
Wheelbase, mm26852685
Trunk volume, l480-1560480-1560
Volume of fuel tank, l5555
Weight, kg1320/18901300/1870
Gearbox5MKPP / 6AKPP6МGearbox/6АGearbox
engine's typePetrolGasoline, turbo
Working volume, cm315981398
Maximum power, l. with.115140
Maximum speed, km / h188202
Acceleration time 0-100 km / h, s11,79,9
Fuel consumption, l / 100 km5,1/8,34,7/7,9

Body design and engine range

The five-door hatchbacks were the first to go off the assembly line. A year later, the Opel Astra wagon saw the light, and in 2011 the debut of the 3-door version of the GTC with advanced design took place. As for the sedan, its sales began in 2012.

Opel Astra Hatchback

Opel Astra Hatchback

The hatchback of this model was equipped with the following types of engines.

  • four-cylinder petrol engines with a 1.4-liter turbocharger and a capacity of 87/100/140 l. with.;
  • four-cylinder petrol units of 1.6 liters capacity of 115 and 180 liters. with.;
  • 1.3-liter turbo diesel capacity of 95 liters. with.;
  • 1.7 liter turbo diesel capacity of 110 and 125 liters. with.;
  • 160-liter turbo-diesel engines with a capacity of 160 liters. with.

С бензиновыми атмосферными агрегатами взаимодействовала 5-ступенчатая механическая коробка. Что же касается дизелей, то на них устанавливали 6 МGearbox. Кроме того, всем двигателям, кроме мотора на 1,4 л, предлагалась и АGearbox на 6 ступеней.

Топовой версией считался двигатель на 1,6 л мощностью 180 л. с. с АGearbox.

Looks completely different 3-door version of the Opel Astra. This is a stunning version of the car, presented as a coupe and bearing the original name Astra GTC.

Кузов универсал, как и было сказано выше, выходит через год после hatchbackа. Это самый крупный в семействе кузов. Opel Astra Sports Tourer, как нарекли универсал, имеет практичный и стильный внешний вид. Восхищения вызывает его багажник, объем которого достигает целых 1550 литров.

Opel Astra Sports Tourer

Opel Astra Sports Tourer

In 2012, the world saw the sedan of this model, assembled on the basis of a station wagon. Also with a huge trunk, which also increased if the rear seats folded, this sedan was a good option for purchase.

Opel Astra Sedan

Opel Astra Sedan

Emphasis on modernity

Этот стало даже девизом производителей Опель Астра, которые ежегодно старались выпускать автомобиль в ногу со временем. Emphasis on modernity чувствуется и снаружи, и внутри салона. Сидя за рулем этого автомобиля, тебя не покидает ощущение чувства надежности. Такое ощущение защищенности пока что могут дать только немецкие марки машин Discounts for new cars! Profitable loan from 9.9% installments 0%, distinguished by excellent ergonomics and high-quality assembly.

Opel Astra for Russia is assembled in St. Petersburg, although many of our citizens are skeptical about this, believing that such cars cannot be initially reliably assembled. In fact, even the Astra of the German assembly is not sinless and the so-called “lapses” are identified by experts. Here the Opel Astra is always doing well and there are no “cockroaches” in it. Excellent insulation Opel Astra will not let excess sounds penetrate the interior.

Choosing Used Opel Astra Versions

Used Opel Astra is always well equipped. The basic equipment of this car under the name “Essentia” with a 1.6-liter engine (115 hp) implies the presence of ABS, modern brake force distribution system along the axles, ESP, front airbags, excellent acoustics and much more.

Another version of the "Active" with a 1.4 liter turbo engine (140 hp.) Is equipped with 4 airbags, full power and heated seats.

The most popular equipment "Cosmo" implies already climate control, rear parking sensors, navigator, bi-xenon, etc.

Being a relatively young car, the Opel Astra was nevertheless honored with incriminating evidence. On the other hand, opinions about this car are rather contradictory and it’s impossible to say exactly about the preferences of the owners. For some, the Opel Astra is the perfect car, rarely in repair; others take it to the service after 4−5 years of operation; still others, after 50 thousand km of run, managed to sort out the car almost completely. Yet disaffected Astra minority, but they exist. The correct choice of a used Opel Astra, according to experts, implies a competent decision in favor of a particular version of this car. We will consider them below.

Saloon car Opel Astra

Saloon car Opel Astra

In general, a standard 1.4 base aspirated can be called reliable (100 hp). But such an engine for a car with a considerable mass is rather weak. However, such modifications in the market are a dime a dozen and they are bought. We note in this engine in the gas distribution system a metal chain, which is considered as an advantage. But the unit is too picky about fuel, and one refueling of the so-called “donkey urine” can put the sparker at a cost of 220 rubles each and ignition coils of 1,800 rubles per cylinder. In addition, there may be a problem with a lambda probe (4.3 thousand rubles) and a neutralizer.

The turbocharged version is much more powerful. The flaws are practically not noticed. It remains an open question about the continuation of the life of the turbine. On the other hand, there are cases when this engine did not require repairs up to 150 thousand kilometers, but failed on the 50th thousand valve. Those who purchase such a version would like to advise the following: after working at high revs, the turbocharged unit should be allowed to idle for some time to cool the turbine bearings. It is not recommended to jam such a motor immediately. Some install on such versions a turbo timer for 9,500 rubles.

Atmospheric with a volume of 1.6 liters also showed itself well. True, he does not have enough power. In addition, the supercharged version has quite a few flaws. After 25 thousand kilometers of run, the pistons burn through and not one by one, but in large quantities. Earlier, dealers took the cost of repairs to such a new version, thereby confirming the fact of a weak link a priori.

Overview of a used car Opel Astra:

Almost all Opel Astra turbos have disadvantages associated with leaking coolant. In addition, the thermostat fails quite often, and the new dealer costs about 20 thousand rubles.

Now the boxes, among which is not sinless and automatic. In this case, with an enviable periodicity flow cooling tube. To replace all this with details, it is necessary to snatch 15 thousand rubles from the family budget.

В остальном подержанная Опель Астра хороша. Не наблюдается никаких проблем, связанных с ходовой частью. Приобретая Опель Астру, вы получите автомобиль с достойными ходовыми качествами, стильной внешностью и хорошей звукоизоляцией. С другой стороны, на этот автомобиль довольно высокая цена, а АGearbox и двигатель 1,6 л довольно проблематичны.