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Even More Vectra/Aura Spy Pics

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Looking at this car makes me notice how ugly and bricklike the current Aura's styling is! It is still the best that the 2002-2007 cycle had to offer, but with this new Altima and the 'Bu on the way, it is very hideous!

And what's up with the Bangle-bashing? As long as it's rounded out to look good, this design is more appropriate than the Camry's , Altima's RL's or 7's rears. It increases vertical space, so there's less overhang, and more luggage!

Another good sign... NO FENDER VENTS! Yeah! So happy that won't come to Saturn...

Also, funny how there are complaints this is "too Japanese"... The Japanese take the German's styling, and Saturn is basically German now, so... no :censored:

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if that bangled trunk is just camo, then its a great job, cause thats one high 3rd brake light. and the body lines kinda look like they flow into the higher bangle trunk

The lights are not production, just cobbled-together for functionality. What you can see at the rear is a box sitting on top of the rear deck lid to hid the real shape. You can't make any judgments as to what it really looks like just yet.

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They have no soul............kind of like their citizens (ouch!).

Hey man, they've got Seoul in South Korea...all ya need is love.

:AH-HA_wink:

Wiseass moment over.

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this car is still three years out. is there reason for speculation/favor/criticism? we're looking at a design that won't reach our shores until 2010 MY, at the earliest.

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Passat + Altima

Good eye and good call! I can do without the fussiness in the rear lamps.

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Alright, now correct me if I'm wrong but I came to believe that the new Aura is going to be on an extended Epsilon II platform while the Vectra(Insignia) will be based off the shorter one that and shared with the new Saab 9-3. I'm beginning to wonder if there was any truth to that factoid because this does look to be a decent sized vehicle that they could build here as-is under the Saturn brand. Something that's larger might be too big for the Aura.

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Alright, now correct me if I'm wrong but I came to believe that the new Aura is going to be on an extended Epsilon II platform while the Vectra(Insignia) will be based off the shorter one that and shared with the new Saab 9-3. I'm beginning to wonder if there was any truth to that factoid because this does look to be a decent sized vehicle that they could build here as-is under the Saturn brand. Something that's larger might be too big for the Aura.

Nope, Saturn=Opel.

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Looks too asian...

It really has become a sad day in the auto industry. Every sedan looks the same and because the asians are supposedly "the standard" the sedans all look like $h!. No originality or anything, it even has that ugly cropped rear that the new puke-tacular Altima has.... Maybe it'll have the horrible cut lines as well or the same 'fat arm' syndrome that the front of the Altima (front fenders) suffers from.

That is the funniest thing I have read in the last week! How true! :lol:

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Just for comparisons sake... take a look at the Open GTC Concept and how closely related the two cars really are.

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1) Look at the dip in both headlights

2) The creases on both the middle of the hood and ones riding up the hood from the grill line

3) The over-all shape of the grill and the air inlet below the grill

Hell even the side-mirrors resemble the concepts.

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this car is still three years out. is there reason for speculation/favor/criticism? we're looking at a design that won't reach our shores until 2010 MY, at the earliest.

It starts production in Europe in a bit over a year, and starts production here in a bit over two years.

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I like the current Aura sheet metal as an Aura. This doesn't say it to me. Nice looking car though as a flagship. Are the dementions the same (similar) to the current model ? To me this car looks to be bigger than the Aura, I think this will hold the top spot above Aura.

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I like the current Aura sheet metal as an Aura. This doesn't say it to me. Nice looking car though as a flagship. Are the dementions the same (similar) to the current model ? To me this car looks to be bigger than the Aura, I think this will hold the top spot above Aura.

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It will probably be smaller actually; the Ep2 Aura is on the short wheelbase version of the architecture.

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