Munchen, 22. September 2015 – the world is not always fair, which also shows itself in the evaluation of cars through the trusted buyer. Image now seems to have a dominant role in the decision for or against a model, at least those who can afford. Most other buyers look at the price, which brings in the middle of gutburgeren brands in the bredouille, all of their qualities. The opel astra is a good example for this thesis. The new makes much better than his process, but is questionable whether he will help him.

Bothered start

With the previous astra opel wanted to have any qualitative discussion from the table. This is quite successful, because he does not have serious weaknesses like the maladen tax chains at volkswagen. In this regard, therefore, there is no need for change, which is not the worst base base. Opel has also handled or renewed almost all engines. A trial with the completely new 1.4-liter four-cylinder, however, shows that despite 150 hp and 245 nm just in the lower speed range rather. Culture culture and performance are completely fine. But we suspect that most buyers will opt for the 125-horsepower petrol or one of the diesel engines.

Save or spurt

The consumption of the 150-horsepower gasoline is opel with 5.4 l / 100 km. If the customer decides for the 200 euros expensive "ecoflex" version, only 4.9 liters should be in the cycle. This not only brings a long-sleeved transmission control and a start-stop system with, but apparently also another engine arrangement. The savings version has between 2000 and 4000 / min 230 nm, the normal variant 245 nm between 2000 and 3500 / min. Probably therefore the "ecoflex" driver takes 10.8 seconds from 80 to 120 km / h – without the austerity package, it should be 9 seconds.

The chassis is skilfully matched and offers more than only sufficient comfort. Much lightweight than previously the astra directs the precise steering positively. However, she is not quite free from drive influences, here the astra does not set a new mabboat.