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Car Review: Opel Astra [VIDEO]

I attended the new Opel Astra launch last week and reviewed it here. I also did a video review for Ignition TV which airs on DSTV channel 189. I have just spent two full days driving the new Opel Astra and I am left feeling rather happy. The Astra has never been on my top […]

I attended the new Opel Astra launch last week and reviewed it here. I also did a video review for Ignition TV which airs on DSTV channel 189.

I have just spent two full days driving the new Opel Astra and I am left feeling rather happy. The Astra has never been on my top list of hatchbacks to offer readers, for no reason other than I couldn’t get the Opel Kadett from the early 90s out of my head. It was THE family car to own and it always brought back memories of my friend’s baby sister wiping grubby Marie Biscuit hands all over me while five of us sat side by side on the backseat. The Astra’s since have of course improved, but for some reason this image of greasy paws on me has never left my mind…until now!

I am happy to report that this unpleasant memory has been wiped from my brain and replaced with a far more delightful one. One that entails a drive along the coast in Port Elizabeth in a car that not only delivers on performance but also on handling and comfort, and don’t even get me started on the spec level!

For the full Opel Astra review click here
OPEL ASTRA PRICING:

1.0T Essentia                R 254 000
1.0T Enjoy                      R 284 300
1.4T Enjoy MT             R 328 000
1.4T Enjoy AT               R 338 000
1.4T Sport MT              R 354 000
1.4T Sport AT                R 374 000
1.6T Sport MT              R 387 000
1.6T Sport PLUS MT R 407 000