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★☆☆☆☆

“Astra 1.7 dti”

Written on: 29/08/2012 by relyonthruth (1 review written)

Purchased this car 2nd hand at end of June, cannot trust anyone at all these days...a world full of choisters!!foreign izuzu engines no good.sluggish in low gears. when driving at 30 and 40 mph it is too fast for the conditions of the roads these days Oil in coolant resevoir had previously been by passed. had 3 flush puts. then water from coolant resevoir leaking in the drivers footwell. Heater matrix and hoses perishes. Also tacky cheap immobiliser fobs bad design and failure to activate… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Decent looking car shame about the engine”

Written on: 07/01/2012

I purchased Astra 1.7 SRI diesel almost new, currently it has 37000 miles on speedometer but engine sounds as if it covered 137000 saying that I cannot imagine this engine doing much more the 60 000 it sounds like a tractor constant thumping down in bottom of the engine particularly on acceleration last I heard such sounds was in my MK2 Cortina which covered almost 80 000 miles (Which back in them days was quite high mileage) and the big ends packed in I wouldn’t be surprised if this engine… Read Full Review

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“problems,can anyone help”

Written on: 10/10/2011 by outofpocketforever (1 review written)

i have a 52 plate astra 1.7 tdi est,it had a new engine just before i bought it and the car has done about 25,000 miles now.i was told it needed warming on a morning butnot for 2 hours!!.it misses,lurches along with clouds of smoke poring from the exhaust,sometimes its white but occ black,if i move the gears up quickly it seems to help a bit,ive had it to lots of people,cant afford to take it to the dealers,anyhow the prev owner had it there and they didnt solve it,i thought it could be an… Read Full Review

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Hosehead's Response to outofpocketforever's Review

Written on: 07/11/2013

yeah i had same issue after a recon engine was fitted after trying every thing i adjusted the diesel pump a very tiny bit with the car running and it just started running fantastic still is there were no warning light though but often the maf sensor is the issue take off and clean with carb cleaner check youtube for same isssues

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★★★★★

“hi i have some problem with my car its i cant set my...”

Written on: 30/03/2011

hi i have some problem with my car its i cant set my car timing plz help my out… Read Full Review

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“Bought this June 2003 astra 1700CDTI ECO4 in...”

Written on: 09/03/2011

Bought this June 2003 astra 1700CDTI ECO4 in February2004 and had no problems with it until this year (2011) had a new alternator and its just about to get a new EGR valve both repairs are quite expensive but I am still getting around 55-60MPG and road tax of £30 per year. It is still nippy and relatively quiet. It is very economical and reliable. It doesn't look the newest car on the road but it is so cheap to run I shall be keeping it untilit falls apart… Read Full Review

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Written on: 13/05/2012

I have same car and i am paying £90 road tax per year, would like to know how yrs is only £30?

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“hello, i have an astra 1.7 diesel sl, it is a good car...”

Written on: 06/03/2011 by tony1979 (1 review written)

hello, i have an astra 1.7 diesel sl, it is a good car and dont drink alot on fuel thought,, when i drive on motorway after a while a worning light comes on, it is like a car with a spaner on the middle, and once this light comes on the car works like is tired, once i reduce the gears and the speed, the light goes off and the car works ok. any sugestions,what this light means?? please if someone out there knows it,, let me know. best regards… Read Full Review

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Lyniroquai's Response to tony1979's Review

Written on: 16/05/2011

Hi, I just bought an Astra Estate 1.7 diesel and I had the Engine maintenance light (orange light with a car & spanner) come on when I went on the motorway, I slowed down a little and it went off, I need to take my car to have a diagnostics test now, the garage hooks it up to a machine that reads out the codes that the cars ECN records, those codes will tell the diagnostics team what is wrong with the car and to get it fixed, Maybe this is what is happening to your car too? hope this helps you a little bit :D

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Outofpocketforever's Response to tony1979's Review

Written on: 03/04/2012

hi,same with mine and it was the crankshaft sensor,auto electrician did it for £40

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Guest's Response to tony1979's Review

Written on: 10/10/2011

i have a astra estate 1.7 dti,had the same problem (1 of many) but that warning light with the spanner on was the crankshaft sensor,replaced that and i havent seen the thing since

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★★☆☆☆

“Although reasonably nippy, spacious and comfortable,...”

Written on: 12/08/2010

Although reasonably nippy, spacious and comfortable, beware any poor sod who is thinking of buying one. The 1.7 Vauxhall diesel engine is a horrible, noisy piece of junk that sounds like it belongs in a clapped-out Polish tractor. I am still waiting for Vauxhall to do a "Field Remedy" repair on the faulty turbo actuator rod . In plain English, this means that they know it is a bad design, and haven`t got, made or even designed the parts needed to rectify the issue). At the moment and for the… Read Full Review

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“Previously owned an Omega, very nice to drive, but...”

Written on: 28/07/2010

Previously owned an Omega, very nice to drive, but cost a lot to maintain - sensors, etc.

The Astra 1.7 Estate has been a real surprise. This is my first diesel car, but it will not be the last. Average at least 44mpg driving on motorways every day at about 3500 revs in top gear, driving in the right hand overtaking lane most of the time (this is now slouch). Acceleration is very good. It uses very little oil (maybe 1 litre in 5,000 miles, no water). The fan belt recently broke at nearly… Read Full Review

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“I have loved my 06 plate, 1.7 cdti sxi since i bought...”

Written on: 02/07/2010 by clairey10 (1 review written)

I have loved my 06 plate, 1.7 cdti sxi since i bought it, it had a mere 5k miles on the clock. Then suddenly, yesterday, my turbo blew...a very expensive repair for a car that has only just done 22k miles. Am appalled at the turbo going on car vehicle with such low mileage...And I am no girl racer in it either...Has anyone else had the same happen to them? or am i just the unlucky one...not leaning towards any recommendation for this car now!!!
Would love to know if this is normal… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“My 1.7 Astra estate 2002 model Went from London to...”

Written on: 02/05/2010

My 1.7 Astra estate 2002 model Went from London to Inverness and back with £80 deisel.... thats about 1200 miles. Did the same journey in an audi 1.8 petrol and cost me £155....thats a saving of £75 I've had my Astra 3 years with no problems… Read Full Review

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“my astra elite 1.9 cdti covers 60k + a year up and...”

Written on: 16/04/2010

my astra elite 1.9 cdti covers 60k + a year up and down the motorway and is about to have its 100k service, i also have a 335i bmw and the astra has been more reliable !!! boring looking handles like a piano but very good reliable safe comfy car with long service intervals and 48mpg average i just hope it carries on being so as i have no plans or funds left to replace it… Read Full Review

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“My Mk 4 astra is a 1.7CDTI and it is the pain in my...”

Written on: 25/03/2010

My Mk 4 astra is a 1.7CDTI and it is the pain in my life. It is sluggish, rough over speed bumps, I have had no end of repairs on it, the seats are very un-comfortable and the dash is dull and boaring.

I dont know how people get good MPG from them because I only get 40 max driving like my granny. for the size of the engine and the aid of the turbo I would expect plenty of power at my disposal but P reg 1.0L ford fiestas and 1.2 nova merits pull away and leave me standing on motorways.

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★★★★★

“I went fron a petrol Zafira to the Diesel Astra. ”

Written on: 05/03/2010

I went fron a petrol Zafira to the Diesel Astra.

I actually wanted a Diesel Ford Focus, but they were too expensive.

It's superb, fuel economy is excellent and the engine is sweet as hell.

I'll never go back to a petrol engine… Read Full Review

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“best car ever just keeps going ”

Written on: 25/02/2010

best car ever just keeps going… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“only had my astra 2 days, it has only got 96000 on the...”

Written on: 04/01/2010

only had my astra 2 days, it has only got 96000 on the clock and yes, it is genuine as it has full service history and the bodywork is as good as a new car along with the interior, the only thing i can find wrong with it is a ticking noise from the engine but still giving good mileage, had a full tank when i picked it up and have already covered nearly 250 miles and the guage has hardley moved. would recommend these to anyone… Read Full Review

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“THIS CAR HAS BEEN MY WORST NIGHTMARE!! 13 YR OLD...”

Written on: 05/12/2009 by pisssedoff (1 review written)

THIS CAR HAS BEEN MY WORST NIGHTMARE!! 13 YR OLD PEUGEOT WAS SO MORE RELIABLE...
A MONTH OUT OF WARRANTY MY TURBO WENT TOOK CAR INTO A DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIRS AND THEY BLEW UP THE ENGINE, DOWN TO ADMITTED NEGLIGENCE!!!!THEY REPLACED ENGINE, TURBO 3 TIMES, CLUTCH, FLYWHEEL, BOOST PRESSURE SENSOR, STARTER MOTOR AND A FEW MINOR THINGS.. LOL IN THREE MONTHS I HAD TO RETURN IT 6 TIMES DUE TO ISSUES STILL NOT RESOLVED DOWN TO SUBSTANDARD WORK...

NOW ALTERNATOR HAS GONE AND ONLY HAD CAR BACK FOR A… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Had a Vauxhall zafira,which was an absolute...”

Written on: 27/10/2009

Had a Vauxhall zafira,which was an absolute nightmare,cost me a small fortune in repairs due to an inherent fault that the main dealer could not rectify!
Bought me a 97' diesel(isuzu engined) astra estate with 160,000 on the clock,for £500, two years ago and the only thing that has gone wrong are the glow plugs! It's a solid car that will give you cheap and cheerful motoring!… Read Full Review

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“I Have my diesel astra for 6 months not many problems...”

Written on: 07/05/2009

I Have my diesel astra for 6 months not many problems except for an egr valve expensive 600 euro would like to keep it till it dies but who knows… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Vauxhall Astra 1.7 Diesel is cheap to run nice to...”

Written on: 30/04/2009

The Vauxhall Astra 1.7 Diesel is cheap to run nice to drive cheap parts and power steering!!!!!!!! thats a plus as the car is old lol... oh and has air con,,,,could of been a bit more imaginative with the body shape.. i love my astra :)… Read Full Review

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“The Vauxhall Astra 1.7 Diesel looks good,handles...”

Written on: 12/03/2009 by nfm102 (1 review written)

The Vauxhall Astra 1.7 Diesel looks good,handles well,steers straight as a die.very usable estate car.Izuzu engine is brilliant,revs well,goes like stink and can give 50mpg. parts are cheap and easily obtained. I cant think of many really,estate car tailgate can be a bit rusty on older vehicles. A great all rounder,very reliable and a great second hand buy.will give years of service if serviced regularly… Read Full Review

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