Welcome to the Holden Astra Coupe Long Door Club, Wheels (Our Garage, February). Iím sorry, itís not a great club.
As an AH Astra owner, itís been five years of artificially tight car park spaces and graceless, contortionist car egress and ingress. It never gets better. So while I do dearly love this car, I canít wait for the day I can replace it with something that has normal-sized doors. Based on your findings, that wonít be another Astra.
My advice for the next few months? Stick to parallel and angle car parks.