Opel Astra 1998 Hatchback

This generation of Opel Astra has been produced from January, 1998 to August, 2004. We can provide information about 25 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Opel is available with nine petrol engines with displacement from 1.2 to 2.2 litres and power of from 65 to 147 horsepower un six diesel engines with displacement from 1.7 to 2.2 litres and power of from 68 to 125 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (16 versions), as well as automatic (9 versions) gearbox.

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Opel Astra 1998 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.1 to 9.3 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.6 to 6.7 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Opel Astra 1998 hatchback petrol engine version is Opel Astra 1.2 16V, consuming 6.1 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Opel Astra 1998 hatchback diesel - Opel Astra 1.7 CDTi for 100 kilometers consumes 4.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Opel Astra real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 5 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +4% for petrol engines and +5% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Opel Astra modification.

Opel Astra 1998 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 149 to 224 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 130 to 181 grams per kilometer. From Opel Astra with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Opel Astra 1.2i-16V which produces an average of 149 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Opel Astra diesels least CO2 distributes Opel Astra 1.7 DTi - 130 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.8 seconds has Opel Astra 2.2i-16V version, conversely the tardiest one is Opel Astra 1.7 TD reaching this speed only in 17 seconds. The maximum top speed is 214 km/h for the 2.2 petrol 4-cylinder 147 hp version (Opel Astra 2.2i-16V).

Lenght of Opel Astra is 411 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Opel Astra is about 21 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo hatchback, but 3 cm shorter than Ford Escort hatchback. Opel Astra gross weight is from 1515 to 1765 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 7 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Opel Astra trunk space is 370 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1180 litres.

This Opel is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 850 €. According to user reviews, average Opel Astra repair costs are 100 € per year. Users calculated Opel Astra 1998 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1900 € cost per year and 0.18 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 58%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 27% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Opel Astra for your situation and driving habits here! Our review authors managed to sell their Opel Astra in average time of 5 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about Opel Astra prices and costs.

In user reviews Opel Astra received average grade 7.5 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 94% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Opel Astra modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Opel Astra 1998 1.2 16V Jan 1998 — Dec 2000

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.2 Petrol 65 HP 6.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 2001 1.2i-16V Aug 2001 — Aug 2004 1.2 Petrol 75 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 1.4 Ecotec 16V Jan 1998 — Dec 2000 1.4 Petrol 90 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 1.4 Ecotec 16V Jan 1998 — Dec 2000 1.4 Petrol 90 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 1998 1.6i Apr 1998 — Jul 2000 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 1.6i Apr 1998 — Jul 2000 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 2000 1.6i Jul 2000 — Aug 2004 1.6 Petrol 84 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 2000 1.6i Jul 2000 — Aug 2004 1.6 Petrol 84 HP 8.2 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 1998 1.6i-16V Apr 1998 — Aug 2004 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 1.6i-16V Apr 1998 — Aug 2004 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 7.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 1999 1.7 TD Jan 1999 — Nov 1999 1.7 Diesel 68 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1999 1.7 DTi Nov 1999 — Aug 2003

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.7 Diesel 75 HP 4.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 2003 1.7 CDTi Aug 2003 — Aug 2004

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.7 Diesel 80 HP 4.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 1.8i-16V Apr 1998 — Jul 2000 1.8 Petrol 116 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 1.8i-16V Apr 1998 — Jul 2000 1.8 Petrol 116 HP 8.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 2000 1.8i-16V Jul 2000 — Aug 2004 1.8 Petrol 125 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 2000 1.8i-16V Jul 2000 — Aug 2004 1.8 Petrol 125 HP 8.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 1998 2.0i-16V Apr 1998 — Jul 2000 2.0 Petrol 136 HP 8.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 2.0i-16V Apr 1998 — Jul 2000 2.0 Petrol 136 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 1998 2.0 Di-16V Apr 1998 — Jul 2000 2.0 Diesel 82 HP 5.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 1998 2.0 Di-16V Apr 1998 — Aug 2002 2.0 Diesel 82 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 1999 2.0 DTi-16V Jul 1999 — Aug 2004 2.0 Diesel 101 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 2000 2.2i-16V Jul 2000 — Aug 2004

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds

2.2 Petrol 147 HP 8.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra 2000 2.2i-16V Jul 2000 — Aug 2003

Most powerfull petrol version (147 HP)

2.2 Petrol 147 HP 8.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Astra 2002 2.2 DTi-16V Aug 2002 — Aug 2004

Most powerfull diesel version (125 HP)

2.2 Diesel 125 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Astra service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Opel Astra safety

During safety testing Opel Astra has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Opel Astra is evaluated with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Opel Astra got one star.

Opel Astra prices

Opel Astra 1998 - 2004 hatchback price in Latvia is from 400 € to 2000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Opel Astra price is more below average - Opel Astra is approximately for 26 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1998 - 2004 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Opel Astra 2004 price 700 € 1400 € 2000 €
Opel Astra 2002 price 600 € 800 € 1100 €
Opel Astra 2001 price 600 € 900 € 1400 €
Opel Astra 2000 price 500 € 700 € 1000 €
Opel Astra 1999 price 400 € 600 € 900 €
Opel Astra 1998 price 500 € 600 € 900 €

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Opel Astra reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Opel Astra reliability is average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2015 defects were detected in an average of 32.4 percent of Opel Astra of this generation (on average 14 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 32.1%.

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Opel Astra 1998 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Opel Astra with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
60%
Metallic paint
56%
Adjustable steering wheel
40%
Climate control
12%

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Opel Astra reviews

Total 89 Opel Astra owner reviews

Opel Astra 2004 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2004 (new car) Owned for:275`000 kilometers (18 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1900 € (~ 105 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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