Opel Astra 2000 vs Volkswagen Bora 1998

Opel Astra
2000 - 2004
Volkswagen Bora
1998 - 2000
Body: HatchbackSedan
The hatchback generally has more luggage space thanks to a larger trunk door opening and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into luggage space. Sedans tend to be quieter than hatchbacks, due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 84 HP101 HP
Torque: 138 NM145 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.5 seconds14 seconds
Volkswagen Bora is a more dynamic driving.
Opel Astra engine produces 17 HP less power than Volkswagen Bora, whereas torque is 7 NM less than Volkswagen Bora. Due to the lower power, Opel Astra reaches 100 km/h speed 0.5 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.28.4
Real fuel consumption: 8.6 l/100km8.2 l/100km
By specification Opel Astra consumes 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Bora, which means that by driving the Opel Astra over 15,000 km in a year you can save 30 litres of fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Opel Astra consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Bora.
Fuel tank capacity: 52 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 630 km in combined cycle650 km in combined cycle
810 km on highway850 km on highway
600 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 4 years14 years
Engine spread: Used also on Opel MerivaUsed also on Volkswagen Golf
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Volkswagen Bora might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.11 m4.38 m
Width: 1.71 m1.74 m
Height: 1.42 m1.45 m
Opel Astra is smaller.
Opel Astra is 27 cm shorter than the Volkswagen Bora, 3 cm narrower, while the height of Opel Astra is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 370 litres455 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1180 litres785 litres
Opel Astra has 85 litres less trunk space than the Volkswagen Bora. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Opel Astra (by 395 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.1 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Astra is 0.9 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Bora, which means Opel Astra can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`6401`750
Safety: no data
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Average price (€): 10001200
Rating in user reviews: 7.5/10 8.0/10
Pros and Cons: Opel Astra has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Volkswagen Bora has
  • more power
  • roomier boot
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