What is an Astra? Here is a little info as it was widely acclaimed on its 2004 European release; the Opel version has been the top-selling hatchback in Europe, and is called Astra in the states. Reviewers who've driven the Astra report good handling, body control, high-speed stability, and steering precision. This peppy 1.8-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine includes variable valve timing and produces 140 hp at 6,300 rpm on regular gas and helps you get over 30 mpg on the open road - Nice.
The XR trim adds plenty of comfort features to this hatchback, which includes lumbar support and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It has 60/40 split-folding rear seats offering good space for groceries or stuff. The standard safety equipment list is an impressive result of Astra's emphasis on safety: stability and traction control, On Star, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, dual-stage front airbags, seat-mounted front side-impact airbags, head curtain side airbags, a breakaway pedal-release system, front-seat active head restraints, a tire pressure monitoring system, and daytime running lamps.
Safety, fuel economy, good fit and finish, GM reliability...no wonder it's a best seller in the European markets. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!