Revealed - 2008 Saturn Astra (PIC)

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  1. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    I don't think anyone is going to miss the Ion.

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    Glad they kept the Astra name on this little German compact too. This is the first true Opel product Saturn will be selling the US. It hits dealerships this summer.
     
  2. Girth

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    I don't think anyone is going to miss Saturn either if it went away tomorrow. :o
     
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    :o this has to be a repost seen it around in various threads today
     
  4. nuclear

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    Looks like a Chrysler/Dodge.
     
  5. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    At least it looks better than the Caliber.
     
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    fixed
     
  7. Mercedes

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    it's not going to sell.
     
  8. mucky

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    Why the hell does GM still keep the Saturn name. Just change it to Opel already. The whole original concept of Saturn is dead.
     
  9. Mikel

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    GM should collectively drink bleach.
     
  10. Kremlin

    Kremlin "Wrong" ~ President Trump circa 2016 OT Supporter

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    I had an opel astra and it was :coold:
     
  11. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    What was the concept? Trendy econo-boxes?



    But I will admit that the original and second gen SC's were very good looking cars. It's a shame they've departed from that.
     
  12. TriShield

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    Saturn in an existing dealer network and franchise like Vauxhall is in the UK. And no, the original concept of Saturn is alive and well. It will likely be GM's hottest brand the next year.
     
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    Looks like an ugly TC.
     
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    you have the stig as your av but you think a saturn is cool...I'm missing something..:dunno:
     
  15. sub9lulu

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    they should change the saturn logo
    its just that logo that looks like shit
     
  16. mucky

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    The original concept of Saturn was to make a good American made car that is different from all the other GM rehashes. The Springhill plant had a different contract with the UAW workers and the dealer network had a no-haggling price.

    Now with the Springhill plant one stop from flatlining, new products being GM rehashes, parts and even whole cars being assembled outside the USA, and products being haggled up and down, Saturn is basically now an Oldsmobile version 2.0. The original concept of Saturn is dead and Saturn is slotted where Oldsmobile use to be.
     
  17. TriShield

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    Yes, this comment rivals the general discourse on AutoBlog for stupidity.
     
  18. Durka Durka

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    cobalt without a trunk
     
  19. TriShield

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    Saturn was concieved as a import fighting brand offering top-notch customer service and a non-negotiable, no-haggle price. That hasn't changed since the brand was founded. What has changed is it now offers products people actually want to buy.
     
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    wagner Disallowed words OT Supporter

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    I wish GM would just bring the Opel brand and model lineup to the States, I want the Vectra 2.8 V6 Turbo wagon.
     
  21. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Ah, I see... so how did this experiment fail?
     
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    Nooo not the ION :(
     
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    Having 1 product for 10 years. That's how it failed.

    Oh, and add to that GM mismanagement.
     
  24. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    I don't think I've ever known anybody who actually WANTED a Saturn.
     
  25. BLoG

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    so much better looking than any of the previous saturns
     

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