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    Opel Astra
    The Opel Astra combines excellent looks with great performance and user comfort. Itís CLUB (Petrol) model comes with a customized electric sunroof that glides back at the push of a button. Its specially designed interior offers a high degree of comfort and convenience. In the sphere of safety, the Opel is equipped with integrated ramps in the seat frames in addition to the dual side impact protective bars.



    The Astraís powerful CFC free air-conditioner keeps out the heat The Opel has a 1.6-liter engine.

    The different versions are the GM Opel Astra CLUB Automatic (Petrol), the GM Opel Astra Metro - 4 (Petrol, Diesel), which is the basic, budget version of the Astra, is powered by a 1.6-liter engine and comes with very few additional attachments.

    The GM Opel Astra MY - 99ís (Petrol, Diesel) basic features and technical specifications match that of the Metro Model.


    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF OPEL ASTRA
    Dimensions
    Length 4239 mm
    Width 1696 mm
    Height 1410 mm
    Kerb Weight 1030 Kg
    Ground Clearance 173 mm
    Wheel Base 2517 mm
    Power
    Type Throttle body injected ( 16NZR plus F13)
    Number of cylinders 4, inline, traverse mounted
    Piston D-1isplacement 1597 cc
    Max. Po-Power 75bhp@5400rpm
    Max. Torque 12.3kg-m@2800rpm
    Fuel System
    Single-Point Fuel Injection
    Gears
    5 forward (all synchromesh)plus reverse
    Suspension
    Front Independent, Wishbone plus McPherson Strut
    Rear Compound link with double conical coil spring and torsion bar, gas charged dampers.
    Steering
    Type Power assisted steering
    Turning Radius 4.9 Mts.
    Brakes
    Type Hydraulic, Diagonal dual Circuit, Power assisted
    Front Disc, Asbestos free
    Rear Drum
    Tyres
    Type Steel Belted Radial 165/80, SR 14
    Performance
    Max.Speed 170 kmph
    Source : www.opelindia.com/astra.html

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    It was a really great car in it's time but now it is really expensive to own it as its spare parts are not easily available in market and some how you get it they are really very expensive. So this car is a history now.

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    Only in India.. In UK opel sells in the name of Vauxhall and Vauxhall astra's are still selling like hot cakes in UK and I have a Vauxhall astra active and I still love it.. its 2003 model and I have never had any trouble with it.
    Even the UK police has astras in most areas and they have bought hundreds of new ones as well and the main reason I see is the handeling at extremely high speeds is just great and its one of the safest cars available

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    Opel Astra is really a good car to drive. A friend of mine has one like this but modified (its more sportive) and I really like it ! Personally i wouldn't like driving something like that as its too fast and too risky

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0lgi View Post
    Opel Astra is really a good car to drive. A friend of mine has one like this but modified (its more sportive) and I really like it ! Personally i wouldn't like driving something like that as its too fast and too risky
    Well if you dont like this car because it is too fast then i think it is not a good reason. Like every car can be fast all and i think all that matter is that how fast you drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0lgi View Post
    Opel Astra is really a good car to drive. A friend of mine has one like this but modified (its more sportive) and I really like it ! Personally i wouldn't like driving something like that as its too fast and too risky
    This car is not that much fast as you are saying. Like what we get in India is not anything near which would make me afraid of it in any terms.

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    is anyone of us a opel dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by akash mehra View Post
    is anyone of us a opel dealer?
    I dont think so... Do you wanna buy a opel?

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    This car had a big drop back like it had starting problem in winters and the second big drop back of this car are its spare parts costs which are very expensive. So not recommended to any one who is looking to buy it.

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    hey all,
    this is jus to make you guys clear your doubts regarding the opel astra,
    the astra is one of the most loves and reliable cars that are sold in induia.
    i happen to own an 2001 opel astra club for last 4 years and the car is still running like a dream.
    where we guys go wrong with opels is u end up givin your car to some shaddy roadside mechanic/ garage. opels need specialised care and knowhow.

    i have not spend a penny more that wat i have spent on my other cars on my astra.
    moreover the car has never failed me in spite of havin run more than 100thousand kms.
    and the comfort is unbelievable!!!!!!!!

    speed wise - she can do 200kmph on the pune -mumbai expressway without breaking a sweat.

    get in touch if you like opels and would like to optimize their performance..
    so long......

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    Hi Astra Club,

    Its good to see someone who enjoys Astra's in India. I own a 2003 ASTRA 1.6. and I'm looking for a good Mechanic in Pune. . have shown it to quite a few ppl but no one has been able to resolve the issues. . . I'm facing some issues wid the suspension of the car, so if u can reffer any good Opel Machanic in Pune. . It will be great help .
    Thanx. .


    Quote Originally Posted by astra club View Post
    hey all,
    this is jus to make you guys clear your doubts regarding the opel astra,
    the astra is one of the most loves and reliable cars that are sold in induia.
    i happen to own an 2001 opel astra club for last 4 years and the car is still running like a dream.
    where we guys go wrong with opels is u end up givin your car to some shaddy roadside mechanic/ garage. opels need specialised care and knowhow.

    i have not spend a penny more that wat i have spent on my other cars on my astra.
    moreover the car has never failed me in spite of havin run more than 100thousand kms.
    and the comfort is unbelievable!!!!!!!!

    speed wise - she can do 200kmph on the pune -mumbai expressway without breaking a sweat.

    get in touch if you like opels and would like to optimize their performance..
    so long......

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra club View Post
    speed wise - she can do 200kmph on the pune -mumbai expressway without breaking a sweat.

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    Are you serious? the stock car with 75hp can do 125 miles per hour?
    I doubt my Opel Omega clone can even do that with 200hp...

    -F

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    Hi,

    Its good to see Astra lovers in this forum. . I own a 2003 ASTRA 1.6. and I'm looking for a good Mechanic in Pune. . have shown it to quite a few ppl but no one has been able to resolve the issues. . . I'm facing some issues wid the suspension of the car, so if u can reffer any good Opel Machanic in Pune. . It will be a great help .
    Thanx. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kesarsangharsh View Post
    Hi,

    Its good to see Astra lovers in this forum. . I own a 2003 ASTRA 1.6. and I'm looking for a good Mechanic in Pune. . have shown it to quite a few ppl but no one has been able to resolve the issues. . . I'm facing some issues wid the suspension of the car, so if u can reffer any good Opel Machanic in Pune. . It will be a great help .
    Thanx. .
    You can try at Pashankar Automobiles at the junction of Pashan-Sus Road and NH4 bypass.

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    whats its price??

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra club View Post
    hey all,
    this is jus to make you guys clear your doubts regarding the opel astra,
    the astra is one of the most loves and reliable cars that are sold in induia.
    i happen to own an 2001 opel astra club for last 4 years and the car is still running like a dream.
    where we guys go wrong with opels is u end up givin your car to some shaddy roadside mechanic/ garage. opels need specialised care and knowhow.

    i have not spend a penny more that wat i have spent on my other cars on my astra.
    moreover the car has never failed me in spite of havin run more than 100thousand kms.
    and the comfort is unbelievable!!!!!!!!

    speed wise - she can do 200kmph on the pune -mumbai expressway without breaking a sweat.

    get in touch if you like opels and would like to optimize their performance..
    so long......
    Hey I m planning to buy an 1998 automatic astra petrol at around 1.25 lakhs. please guide me regarding its price and further cost of owning like fuel efficiency, servicing costys etc. your advice will make big diff for me. thanks

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    hi , i do agree with you that its the best car available in market , i have got 2 cars both petrol one golden color next black injection fuel model ,, golden one is cool in all other aspect except starting trouble which it got recently i dont know what to do , iam having a dealer who can avail any parts for opel just with in week time , now not a single mechanic could find what exact problem causing this starting touble ,,, some r saying may ecm sensor and some say petrol motor and some say the motor wire line ,, or crank sensor ,, iam totaly in fix what to do ,, some one help me to recognize the problem so i can make my car run again ,,


    hey pal suspenssion is a great proble but only if it goes off ,,, if u get four new suss then u have to fix it correct rather fitting ,,, all normal mechanic does it wrong trust me ,, i ahve done it with locals and got lots of sounds while turning and even going straight ,, then i met a guy who repairs only mercedese and he fixed it properly ,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by astra club View Post
    hey all,
    this is jus to make you guys clear your doubts regarding the opel astra,
    the astra is one of the most loves and reliable cars that are sold in induia.
    i happen to own an 2001 opel astra club for last 4 years and the car is still running like a dream.
    where we guys go wrong with opels is u end up givin your car to some shaddy roadside mechanic/ garage. opels need specialised care and knowhow.

    i have not spend a penny more that wat i have spent on my other cars on my astra.
    moreover the car has never failed me in spite of havin run more than 100thousand kms.
    and the comfort is unbelievable!!!!!!!!

    speed wise - she can do 200kmph on the pune -mumbai expressway without breaking a sweat.

    get in touch if you like opels and would like to optimize their performance..
    so long......

    I own 1997 Opel Astra 1.6 GLi. It is a very good car. People do always complain about the higher maintenance cost. But touch wood till date I have never spent much on the maintenance, just a routine maintenance is more than enough.

    I wish to increase the Ground Clearance of the car ... any suggestions ?
    Also any Performance and Efficiency improvement tips ?

    Regards.
    Manoj

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