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2008 Saturn Astra - Ordering Guide

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2008 Saturn Astra Ordering Guide
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Key Standard Features (XE)
1.8l VVT 4-cyl
Dual-stage front, thorax, pelvic side airbags; rear side curtain airbags
AM/FM w/CD | 6-speaker stereo
Cruise control
Driver's infomation center
Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
Dual lighted vanity mirrors
Lighted glovebox
Assist handles
Power windows w/express
Power mirrors
Halogen projector headlamps
16" steel wheels
Rainsense wipers/speed-sensitive rear wiper

XR Adds...
Air conditioning
MP3 playback | 7-speaker stereo
Steering wheel audio controls
Overhead sunglass bin
Foglamps
Stainless steel moldings
16" alloy wheels
Door sill plates

Key Options
Dual panel sunroof
4-speed automatic
Stabilitrak (std on XR 3-door)
17" alloy wheels (std on XR 3-door)
18" Star Spoke alloy wheels (opt only on XR 3-door)
Advanced Audio Package (incl 6-disc CD changer, AM/FM/MP3, 7-speaker stereo, enchanced radio display)
Premium Trim Package (incl heated leather seats, vinyl door trim, ambient LED lighting pack)
Sport Handling Package (opt only on XR 5-door)

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A/C isnt standard yet lighted vanity mirrors are!?!?

Keep in mind this is a German car built on a German line that was never intended to cater to American tastes. Many lower end German cars come without A/C.

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Air conditioning is overrated you wussies.

I could be happy with power nothing- not even steering and no a/c. Just give me a stick, some style, speed control, and a fun to drive factor, and that's all I'd ever need!

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While the lack of A/C as standard is - at face value - odd, expect every single Astra to be equipped with it.

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look at those cloth/leather choices... WOW! lol... that's about it though.

hope they sell all of them faster than they can ship them here.

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This isn't much good without pricing info. I want to know how much a 3-dr XR without any other options.

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Well-

A 5dr XE in Twilight Blue.

Auto, Sunroof.

AND IT BETTER BE UNDER 20k! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Keep in mind this is a German car built on a German line that was never intended to cater to American tastes. Many lower end German cars come without A/C.

Not sure about not being able to cater to American tastes, as they are able to cater to Australian tastes. Holden's entire Astra lineup comes with A/C as standard and with different trim levels to the Opels. Although I think most Holden Astras aren't sourced from Germany, but other Europian countries like Belgium.

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While the lack of A/C as standard is - at face value - odd, expect every single Astra to be equipped with it.

Do I see marketing ala Honda Civic mode?

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Wow. Are those the 18" wheels in those color sample pics? Makes me notice how diminuitive this Astra is. It seems a lot larger in pictures, when you aren't considering the wheel size.

Also, Americans might be put off by its styling. It looks a bit more awkward than the Cobalt and even the ION, but not as awkward as the G5.

Anyway.... I'll take an '09 Red Line in Salsa Red with leather seats, and the 260hp unit from the Sky RL. :thumbsup:

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While the lack of A/C as standard is - at face value - odd, expect every single Astra to be equipped with it.

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I am also sure that the base price was lowered a bit without the A/C so that models equipped with A/C would be competitive with other cars in the market. I think this car is going to do extremely well. I think this is what my daughter is going to get when she begins driving.

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GM AGAIN ONLY WITH BLACK INTERIOR.....MY CUZ WAS GOING TO BUY ONE SHE WAS WAITING FOR THIS CAR..

SHE WON'T BE BUYING THIS CAR B/C ALL HER CARS HAVE BEIGE INTERIORS IN THEM. SHE ISN'T HAPPY B/C SHE WAS WILLING TO OVERPAY FOR THIS CAR A LITTLE TO WAIT FOR IT. SHE MISSED OUT ON A GOOD DEAL ON A CIVIC COUPE THAT SHE REALLY LIKED AND I TOLD HER TO HOLD OFF FOR THE ASTRA. SHE ALWAYS BUYS HONDA OR TOYOTA. NOW SHE IS PISSED OFF AT ME B/C SHE MISSED OUT ON THAT DEAL. WHAT CAN I SAY TO HER SHE IS RIGHT, I HAD NO IDEA THAT GM WAS ONLY GOING TO OFFER BLACK IN THE INTERIOR WHEN EVERY OTHER AUTOMAKER OFFERS AT LEAST BEIGE AND GERY. NOW SHE SAID THAT GM IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE SECOND RATE TO HER AND THIS JUST PROVED IT TO HER. I MEAN I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE THAT GM IS DOING THIS. WHEN WILL THEY JUST MAKE A CAR RIGHT. STOP TAKING SHORT CUTS MAN. I WANT TO PULL FOR THEM SO MUCH BUT WHEN THEY PULL STUFF OFF LIKE THIS THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO CUT CORNERS. I ALWAYS TELL EVERYBODY THAT I KNOW TO GO LOOK AT GM CARS. I AM EVEN WAITING FOR THE G8 V6. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST THEM TO OFFER DIFFERENT COLOR INTERIORS I MEAN SERIOUSLY?

ONE MORE CUSTOMER LOST TO HONDA/TOYOTA BECAUSE OF INTERIOR COLOR................COME ON GM I'M PISSED RIGHT NOW.

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The ION didn't have standard AC either, how many of those hit lots without it? I dont think I saw an ION after the first year of production that didn't have AC.

Of the color choices presented, I'd have to go with Arctic White, since I'm tired of red, but I wish there were more choices. Cant wait to test drive an XR 3-door.

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Is this car going to be dated before there are more engine choices available for it?

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ECA -- Key, foldable with Remote Keyless Entry

'Bout time. Getting sick of the seperate key and fob. This is a step in the right direction.

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I am also sure that the base price was lowered a bit without the A/C so that models equipped with A/C would be competitive with other cars in the market. I think this car is going to do extremely well. I think this is what my daughter is going to get when she begins driving.

Exactly, it just gives them a chance to advertise with a "starting at only 1X,XXX" price that's a grand less than most of them will actually cost.

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nice looking car, but too much ground clearance, it reminds me of those early '80's AMC Eagles 4x4 car things.

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Its alright, but I share the why-is-A/C-optional-on XE gripe. I wonder what current GMNA colors would look good here too, but the Sandstone looks good here. Why did the Malibu Order Guide take so long to get out too? Thanks for the posting!

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Colors are Cadillac boring to say the least, give me some Orange, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Raspberry Red, Lime Green, Purple Plum, also keep the boring colors they came up with for older folks who will buy this too.

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I am disappointed by the lack of Digital Green that's offered on earlier Euro Astras and currently on the TwinTop.

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I'm blown away that Rainsense is standard on XE. That's crazy!

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