The end is nigh for the Astra

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davie24
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The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by davie24 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:10 pm

After almost 3 years and half a dozen batteries,the time has come to order the next motability vehicle.
Sticking to the brand ,but changing model to the Grandland X.
Will be sorry to see the ST go,however good it's performance is,the reliability has been disappointing.
Roll on September.
Astra 1.4 150bhp Sports Tourer SRi 66 plate
Lava Red
Parking sensors front and rear.


Andyastra
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Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by Andyastra » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:05 pm

DO NOT BUY VAUXHALL OF ANY MARQUE UNLESS YOU ENJOY TAKING THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALER ON A REGULAR BASIS (MONTHLY).
IT IS CONFIGURED WITH MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS WHICH SHOULD NOT OCCUR


Scotty_b
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Joined: Tue May 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Astra Model: 1.4T 150 Sri
Astra Options: Flux Capacitor
Astra Colour: Summit White

Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by Scotty_b » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:33 pm

In your opinion and experience. :roll:
Astra K 1.4T 150 SRi, Summit white. De-Chromed with gloss black.


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Old Codger
Posts: 87
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Astra Model: Tech Line Nav 1.4T (125)
Astra Options: 17" Alloy wheels
Astra Colour: Deep Sky Blue

Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by Old Codger » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:05 pm

Certainly NOT my experience with my Astra K in the 18months of ownership. Nor with Astra G, or Astra F over the previous 23 years.
Studying at the University of Life


Asherzzz
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Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:32 am
Astra Model: Astra K Griffin
Astra Options: None
Astra Colour: Darkmoon Blue

Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by Asherzzz » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:11 pm

All makes have their problems.

vauxhall wouldn't be intentionally causing problems in their cars as this would just damage them and they have nothing to gain from that

Enjoy your grandland x , they look like nice cars to be fair and not to be one to judge but im sure being a motability car, the size difference will be a benefit for yourself
2019 Astra Griffin 1.4t (150 BHP) in Dark Moon Blue


Alanw
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Astra Model: Sports tourer 1.6t
Astra Options: Ergonomic seats,mudflaps,spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power red

Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by Alanw » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:36 pm

I concur with “old codger” ,in the 3 years I have owned my 1.6t st. I have had ZERO problems with reliability and still enjoy the fantastic whoosh when it has some welly. The only real issue was corroded wheels which were replaced without fuss within a week of my complaint.my fishing mate who works in a body shop tells me they get a constant stream of corroded BMW and AUDI wheels for refurbishment. So very common apparently.
Power red 1.6t 200 sri nav. sports tourer, agr seats, spare wheel,mudflaps.


nsanderson
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Astra Model: 1.6T SRi 200 Nav
Astra Options: AGR seat, winter pack,parking sensors, spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by nsanderson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:45 pm

Not my experience either- all the way from a MK2 1988 Belmont 1.6L through several G and H models and even a J, the Astras have always been pretty much bomb proof. The only one I ever had broken down was the Belmont when its engine earth strap corroded through after 10 years and 103,000 miles!
Is the K as robust as its predecessors? Not sure - the G and H in particular seemed like they would just go forever - but I suppose time will tell.
1.6T (200) SRi Nav - Power Red, AGR seat, winter pack, parking sensors, spare wheel,


Paulch
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Astra Model: SRi Nav 1.6T (200PS)
Astra Options: Parking pack, climate control, spare wheel, towbar
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by Paulch » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:37 pm

Andyastra wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:05 pm
DO NOT BUY VAUXHALL OF ANY MARQUE UNLESS YOU ENJOY TAKING THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALER ON A REGULAR BASIS (MONTHLY).
IT IS CONFIGURED WITH MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS WHICH SHOULD NOT OCCUR
Hi

Don't you just love comments like this?

Lets see some hard evidence and I don't mean anecdotal.

Cheers

Paul
SRI Nav 1.6T (200). Parking pack, Climate control, spare wheel and towbar. Power Red.


Pompeydave
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Astra Model: seat Leon / fiesta st2 / poss another Astra k soon
Astra Colour: White

Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by Pompeydave » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 pm

Hi davie24 , nice vehicle the grandland X , neighbour has one in dark grey and it does look pretty good.
Like the higher up position , engine seems a little small 1.2t but neighbour says it's a nice smooth unit.


mjd1499
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Re: The end is nigh for the Astra

Post by mjd1499 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:45 am

Are you saying you got through 6 batteries in 3 yrs?

If so, well....

Mike


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