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2008 Saturn Astra

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By Sandyfeet
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2008 Saturn Astra XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I've owned the car for two years and it is a lot of fun to drive. Very good handling, solid feel, good acceleration and very good fuel economy. My street bicycle fits in the back so it won't get stolen like it could with a bike rack. My remote control model airplanes fit in the back as well (even with the bike). Nice car.


Best Features

Great handling. No repairs.


Worst Features

An ipod input would have been nice. I fixed that with an aftermarket in-line modulator so the ipod works well now.


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Love my Astra
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By Cybergal
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2008 Saturn Astra XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I sincerely wish GM would import the new 2011 Astra as a Buick. This is the best small car I have ever driven. It feels bigger than it is. Drives quiet with excellent handling precision.


Best Features

Full Top Sunroof.


Worst Features

Americanized stereo with USB connectivity.


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5000 miles - GREAT BUY !!
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By ACruz
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2008 Saturn Astra XR 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Just bought a great piece of art ! Astra XR Cpe. Well put together interior, fit and finish with high quality materials, very solid and firm ride & handling, on the exterior, I love the headlamps along with the chrome pieces on the upper and lower grilles and needless to say rear quarter & dlid outstanding style, plus 32 mpg...


Worst Features

XM and iPod port would be nice to have


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Should have been yellow not red
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By Bonnie
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2008 Saturn Astra XR 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my car brand new, drove it off the lot, the next the low tire pressure light came, they reset it, then the engine light came on, they reset it, the dash rattled they put some packing in it, the windows leak, they said it was the way it was, the engine light came on, they reset it over and over and over, put in a new sensor it came back on, the battery went dead, they replaced the sensor, the abs and traction control light came on, the low tire pressure light came on, the doors lock themselves and the engine surges and dies - they reset it. Anybody want a lemon???


Best Features

I love the color, the ride, the warm seats in -40 and the extra room it has - if I could get it out of the shop long enough to drive it.


Worst Features

Decent service manager and service personnel who take you seriously when you call with a problem. The windows need to be redesigned as they "leak" and "whistle".


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Steal of the year 2
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By matt
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2008 Saturn Astra XR 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Same here. Got the 3rd to last one left in MI (Just after x-mas). They were less new than a typical used one and sales tax deductable too, warranty, etc. Got the dealer to throw in a second set of wheels for $100 (for winter tires). It has not been driven much, but seems to have tight handling and rides pretty good for what it is meant to be. My wife wanted an auto, but go for the manual, the auto is a little disappointing (only a 4sp auto) and the enigine is a little rougher running than the 1.8L in my son's Vibe. Great looks and is a pretty practical car. Not worthy of the $21,000 list, but at $12,400 it sure is.


Best Features

Looks, handling, fun, hatchback practical


Worst Features

Center arm rest


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