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Used Opel Astra For Sale

The Opel Astra is a 5-door Compact Hatchback that has been one of South Africa’s most popular Opel Models since it was first launched in 1991! Thanks to its reliability and easy to maintain mechanical nature there is a thriving demand for Used Opel Astra for Sale across its 5 generations (denoted by the letters F, G, H, J and K) as well as model variants and trim levels. The current K Generation Opel Astra, of which we often have sed Models to Sell, consists of 7 model variants and three trim levels:

  • ASTRA 1.0T
  • ASTRA ENJOY 1.0T MT
  • ASTRA ENJOY 1.4T MT
  • ASTRA ENJOY 1.4T AT
  • ASTRA SPORT 1.4T MT
  • ASTRA SPORT 1.4T AT
  • ASTRA SPORT 1.6T MT

Opel Astra – A South African Legend!

Astra K
2015 – Present

Launched in Frankfurt in 2015 at the city’s Annual Motor Show, the current generation of Opel Astra is referred to as the Astra K. Slightly smaller and considerably lighter than the Astra J (see below) that preceded it, the Astra K has proven to be yet another feather in the cap of the Opel brand in South Africa thanks to its continued sales growth. This is due in part to its reliability and the trust that South African consumers have in the Opel name. One of the other reasons however is the Astra’s outstanding comfort, convenience and safety features (more about the latter in our FAQ section further down the page) which perfectly compliment its eye catching body sculpting and visual style.

Did You Know? Depending on the model variant and trim level the New Opel Astra is up to 200 kgs lighter than its predecessor! This is thanks to its improved vehicle architecture which uses a body shell that reduced the curb weight by 20% from 357 kgs to 280 kgs.

Astra K at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.0 L GM SGE Turbo
  • 1.4 L GM SGE
  • 1.4 L GM SGE Turbo
  • 1.6 L GM MGE Turbo
  • 1.6 L GM MDE Turbo

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,662 mm

Length

  • 4,370 mm

Height

  • 1,485 mm

Width

  • 1,809 mm

Astra J
2009 – 2015

Based on the styling of the Opel Insignia, which was a large family car sold by Opel at the time, the Astra J debuted in 2009 to much fanfare. Built on General Motors Delta Platform, it was conceived by Opel’s ‘International Technical Development Center’ (ITDC) in Rüsselsheim. Within a year of its launch it was placed third in the European Car of the Year Awards.

The 4-door Opel Astra sedan/saloon was also available during this J generation in South Africa, as well as an OPC trim of the Astra J (sold between 2012 and 2015). This Opel Astra OPC has proven to be exceptionally popular in the pre-owned vehicle market.

Did You Know? The Astra J was originally going to be called the “Astra I”, but to avoid confusing the letter I with the number 1 it was changed to J at the 11th hour before vehicle sales commenced.

Astra J at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.4 L
  • 1.4 L turbo
  • 1.6 L
  • 1.6 L turbo
  • 1.8 L
  • 2.0 L turbo
  • 1.25 L diesel
  • 1.6 L MDE diesel
  • 1.7 L diesel
  • 2.0 L diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,685 mm

Length

  • 5-door hatch: 4,419 mm
  • Sedan: 4,658 mm

Height

  • 5-door hatch: 1,510 mm
  • Sedan: 1,500 mm

Width

  • 1,814 mm

Astra H
2004 – 2009

Launched in 2004, the Astra H was larger than all previous Astra Hatchback models and was also made available as a 4-door saloon and 2-door convertible (called an Opel Astra TwinTop). Due to its global popularity this version of the Astra was rebadged and sold under a number of different brand names. These included:

  • Chevrolet Astra
  • Chevrolet Vectra
  • Holden Astra
  • Opel Astra Classic III
  • Opel Astra Family
  • Saturn Astra
  • Vauxhall Astra

Did You Know? The Opel Astra H was the second Astra generation to receive an OPC model variant, which was officially launched in 2005. It was powered by one of the best engines Opel has ever built, the legendary (and always reliable) 2.0 L turbo engine which produced 177 kW of power and 320 Nm of torque.

Astra H at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.4 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.6 L turbocharged petrol
  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L turbocharged petrol

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 5-speed semi-automatic
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 6-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,614 mm

Length

  • 4,249 mm

Height

  • 1,467 mm

Width

  • 1,753 mm

Astra G
1998 – 2004

The Opel Astra G was launched in 1998 and was sold in various Model Derivative Formats, including:

  • A 3-door hatchback
  • A 5-door hatchback
  • A 4-door saloon
  • A 5-door estate
  • A 2-door coupé
  • A 2-door cabriolet

Many of which were built in South Africa at the Delta Motor Factory in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

Did You Know? Opel won the 24th Nürburgring in 2003 with a V8 Astra G series Coupé. This speed machine was powered by 4.0L, 500hp, V8 engine which pushed out 370 kW of engine power.

Astra G at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.2 L
  • 1.4 L
  • 1.6 L
  • 1.8 L
  • 2.0 L
  • 2.2 L
  • 2.4 L

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,606 mm

Length

  • 4,110 mm

Height

  • 1,425 mm

Width

  • 1,709 mm

Astra F
1991 – 1998

The Opel Astra F launched at the end of 1991 as a 1992 model year and was the global successor to the Opel Kadett Vehicle Range. Here in South Africa this First Generation Opel Astra was produced under licence by Delta in P.E with the “Kadett” name being retained for the hatchback version of all South African Astras until 1999.

During this vehicle generation an Opel Astra which was unique to South Africa was manufactured and sold here called the Opel Kadett 200tS. This astonishing vehicle could trounce the BMW M3 in a quarter mile run at the time and was powered by a 2.0 16V turbo engine.

Did You Know? In an interesting turn of events (which has not occurred again until this day), the Kadett and Astra both won the title of ‘South African Car of the Year’ in 1994 and 1995 even though they were exactly the same versions of the car.

Astra F at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.4 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.0 L turbo petrol
  • 1.7 L diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,517 mm

Length

  • 4,050 mm

Height

  • 1,410 mm

Width

  • 1,696 mm

Used Opel Astra FAQ’s

Q: What are the latest Astra Safety Features?
A: The latest Astra comes standard with all of the following safety features across the entire range: Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Front Seat Side Airbags, Curtain Airbags, Pedal Release System, Passenger Airbag De-Activation Switch, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage, Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners and Seatbelt Reminder. Additionally, model and trim specific safety features include: Front and Rear Park-Assist, Side Blind-Zone Alert, Hands-Free Park-Assist and a Rear-View Camera. There is also an optional Driver Assistance Pack which can be added that includes: Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance, Lane Keep Assist, Low Speed Collision Mitigation Braking and Traffic Sign Recognition Software.

Q: Are Used Opel Astra Hatchbacks reliable?
A: Opel is known worldwide for its reliable vehicles, and the Astra name is possibly one of the best hatchbacks available in the country because of this. Used Astra models are no exception, and our vehicle sales team scours the country to ensure that we have not only the latest used models, but also ones that are mechanically sound and ready to take you onto the road in style.

Q: Is there an Astra with Automatic Transmission?
A: Yes, the ASTRA ENJOY 1.4T and the ASTRA SPORT 1.4T model variants are both available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Used Opel Astra Prices

Our Used Opel Astra Prices are some of the best in the country thanks to our dedicated team of expert quality vehicle specialists. We source the best to ensure that you get the best, and all at a highly competitive Used Astra Price that will enable you to drive off in a quality used car that is safe, mechanically sound and in a guaranteed overall good condition. In fact, our Used Astra Prices are centred around the fact that we:

Do not sell old vehicles, but previously owned vehicles: You’ll only find the latest Used Astra Models for Sale on our showroom floor!
We offer multiple model variants and trim levels: There will nearly always be an Astra to suit your needs and budget!

If you cannot find a Used Astra for Sale on this page, then please don’t hesitate to contact us with your vehicle requirements are we will source a Used Astra for you to suit your needs whenever possible. With 7 Group 1 Pre-owned Showrooms across the country to choose from, there should almost always be a Used Astra for Sale near you:

Used Opel Astra in Cape Town

Find a Used Opel Astra for Sale in Cape Town, Stellenbosch or Knysna at one of the following three Group 1 Showrooms:

Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
Tel:
021 900 5200

Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
Tel:
021 887 6900

Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
Tel:
044 302 2600

Used Opel Astra in Johannesburg

Visit us at The Glen or in Midrand to find a perfectly priced and stylishly appointed Opel Astra for Sale in Johannesburg:

Group 1 at The Glen
Tel:
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
Tel:
011 312 2678

Used Opel Astra in the Eastern Cape

A quality Used Opel Astra is for Sale and waiting for you in the Eastern Cape at one of our Group 1 Pre-owned Showrooms in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage:

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
Tel:
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
Tel:
041 994 1800

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