LIFETIME Holden buyer Elizabeth Hansen is delighted with her new Astra sedan, despite admitting she’s yet to master “all the buttons” on her week-old car.
She went to her Holden dealer looking to trade-in a Cruze sedan for a Trax SUV. Instead, she left with the Astra, swayed by the added safety features of blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist and forward collision warning.
“I’m carting a grandson around now. I enjoy the extra reassurance of the safety features — it was certainly a selling point,” she says.
“I’ve always had sedans. I like having the boot separate, nothing clattering around in the back.”
She says it is too early to rate the Astra LT as a drive but her first impressions are positive.
“The dealers were good and showed me all the features. Now it’s a case of getting used to all the buttons.”
Her Holden sedan lineage includes Commodore, Cruze, previous-generation Astra and Barina. She considered other brands but came back for the dealer experience and features-for-money.