Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo in Motor1 endurance test: part 3

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The big final balance after three months

We admit it openly: Whether the whole flood of new products in the compact, we have already thought about how the new Opel Astra could look like. It is due to appear in 2021 with technology from the PSA group. That doesn’t have to be a disadvantage for him, like the razor-sharp one recently new mocha has proven.

With this question one could easily forget that the current Opel Astra is a very grateful car. And by no means outdated, as our three-month long-term test has shown. On the contrary: For many customers, the Astra should mark exactly the golden mean. Not a lunar module, but also no antique on wheels. Rather an automotive schnitzel: was good, is good, stays good.

Over the course of our time with the Opel Astra and its 130 hp turbo gasoline engine he has grown dear to our hearts. It may not be a car that inspires immediately and creates a wow effect. But a competent helper in everyday life with a decent amount of space without extravagances.

In the past two parts of our endurance test, we had already brought you closer to pricing, as well as the driving impressions of our editorial team. Now it comes down to the crunch: what has the Astra used? And is there any news about the price?


Opel Astra (2020) in the Motor1 endurance test, part 3

There are. First of all, of course, the VAT reduced to 16 percent. Then financing from 159 euros per month for the basic Astra with 110 hp. Or how about leasing without a deposit from € 189 a month? An online purchase is also possible, as is the search for storage vehicles. Or you can choose the special model “Astra 2020” with LED headlights and ergonomic driver’s seat as standard.

The five-door Opel Astra starts at 19,729.75 euros, the 130-hp petrol engine starts at 22,785.71 euros. Both of course with 16 percent VAT. Business equipment for commercial users is even cheaper.


Opel Astra (2020) in the Motor1 endurance test, part 3

Now we come to consumption: Opel lists between 5.2 and 5.5 liters per 100 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle in the official technical data. What has happened in reality? We drove exactly 3,544 kilometers in just over three months and filled up a total of six times.

On average, 6.75 liters of Super ran per 100 kilometers through the nozzles. A good value, especially since we did not drive explicitly economically and the 130-PS Astra delivers a powerful 225 Nm of torque. So why one Diesel to grab?


Opel Astra (2020) in the Motor1 endurance test, part 3

Conclusion:

The Opel Astra is a pleasant companion, especially in times when compact cars are becoming increasingly digital. It does not overwhelm its owner (or its owner), but already offers a lot of power with the 130 PS petrol engine. This engine is sufficient in everyday life, especially since the consumption is right. Just a shame that there is no automatic for this unit.

Whether you choose the Astra as a five-door or a station wagon depends on your personal interests. With a view to the successor, which is already emerging on the horizon, some discount should be possible.

Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo (130 hp) five-door engineThree-cylinder turbo petrol engine, 1,199 cc, with Otto particle filter power96 kW / 130 hp at 5,500 rpm Max / h9.9 seconds. 871 mm height 1,485 mm trunk volume 370-1,210 liters empty weight 1,280 kg payload 525 kg trailer load 1,350 kg (braked, 12% incline) base price 22,785.71 euros (with 16 percent VAT) Price of the test car 32,480.47 euros (with 16 Percent VAT)



















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