Holden Astra AH CD Coupe & CDX Wagon Car Reviews

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Holden Astra AH CD CDX Car Review

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Standard features

the coupe and wagon come with air conditioning, cruise leather sports steering heated door mirrors, windows — with reverse safety function, CD (six disc on the CDX wagon), wheels (15 coupe, 16 wagon) and fog lamps.

Design function


Passenger space is good in both. In the coupe’s the lower roofline doesn’t front or rear headroom. its taller profile and longer the wagon naturally offers room.

Both suffer a lack of places to store knacks. Fortunately there’s a size glovebox.

Coupe buyers aren’t on luggage space, while the makes stowing a week’s of groceries or weekend’s worth of easy. Also its flat rear seats and flush lip are big pluses.

A full size tyre, albeit on a steel is standard to both.

In true tradition the sports style is firm, especially in the lumbar Over time you acclimatise to it, but the cushion is a compromise for taller Despite the coupe’s low slung there’s usable rear space, and the wagon’s taller and longer wheelbase are an obvious

The tilt-reach adjustable wheel drivers of most shapes and should find a comfortable position.


Scoring stars under the EuroNCAP regime, the Astra is a solid Bear in mind these are for the left hand drive so local versions may differ.

Insurance’s rating of 61/120 the Astra line ball Ford’s Focus, but well from the Mazda 3’s score.

On the road

In automatic the coupe’s ADR figure of 8.2l/100km is average for the class. The wagon’s makes it slightly thirstier Toyota’s Corolla wagon

Certainly the Astra is no match for the powerful Ford Focus, but by the of your pants it isn’t a But the way the coupe’s automatic transmission the engine’s urge is a problem. It seems to work with it, refinement and relying on the kickdown more than engine to deliver acceleration.

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Against the wagon’s tall first hurts it from a standing but once underway the manual’s ratios help get the most the 1.8 litre. Some steeper along the test route present any problems in fifth

The coupe’s ride quality is but well damped, providing a mix of sporty feel without comfort. Even with profile tyres, the CDX wagon’s was even better. Perhaps its weight helped smooth out.

Handling steering

on 15 alloys, the coupe’s chassis has a nature, with minimal although its higher profile weren’t exactly leech in their level of grip.

the wagon feels a better through the bends. No doubt its wheelbase and 55 series tyres on the CDX), help keep stable. It certainly feels the balanced of the two.

Standard electric assisted steering robs some at straight ahead, but the system is weighted and direct.

Impressively both cars stopping are amongst the best in class. In all versions of the AH Astra tested so far returned consistently impressive Four wheel discs at the front), are standard along ABS and Brake Assist.


Just as in our original hatch (Dec 2004), the coupe’s speed automatic is a sore Designed to select neutral at it rarely provides a smooth off, and is best left out of D in driving. Otherwise it changes too soon, spoiling the car’s

In sport mode it just unnecessary harshness and noise.

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