Car reviews - Holden - Astra - City 3-dr hatch
24 Aug 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
THE driver is well looked after in the three-door cockpit, with seat height and steering wheel reach/height adjustment and all controls within arm's reach. The one cause for confusion over most other Holden cars is the left-hand indicator stalk. This stalk is also used for high beam, while the right hand stalk controls the front and rear wipers - the former do not have a variable intermittent function but do adjust automatically according to road speed. Switches for headlamp levelling, rear foglights, headlights and instrument dimmer are positioned on the right-hand side of the dash. External mirrors are adjusted from paddles at the front pillars. Windows are also operated manually. There are no steering-mounted controls and no transmission indicator in the instrument cluster on automatic models.
Did you know?Dust sealing, which includes rubber seals on the water drain holes, is specific to the Australian Astra
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