The seats are comfortable and supportive. The car has fantastic handling, superb steering and is really fun to drive. I took it to my mechanic after the 2nd incident and was told it was the cable. I shopped every compact out there. A softer setup would likely be preferable for many drivers, even if it gave up some handling prowess. Computer information center is fun to play with as well; it provides numerous driving information.
The failure mileage was 45,000. It is as rare as a Ferrari where I live, I've only seen 3 others on the road. My last tank of gas was good for 36. There are some small annoyances that can be overcome, I installed the after market armrest from Boomerang with great success. The Rabbit is heavier—more than 3000 pounds—but its standard 2. It's not hard to understand why: the extra door gives them the edge in versatility over their sedan counterparts.
The trouble comes in when you spike-open the 1. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Units Affected 113716 Americans haven't exactly embraced the hatchback over the years, but that hasn't stopped numerous mainstream automakers from offering all manner of them for the U. Before you set out to purchase your Astra be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price paid in your area. The bottom line is this: The Astra is absolutely the best car in its class. It is immensely practical for a family on a budget, such as mine. Torque steer comes into play when you get on it hard but it's not a major issue.
Dual-Panel Sunroof The huge dual-panel sunroof four-door only covers nearly the entire passenger compartment and features a power-operated sunshade. I am up to 27,000 miles, and the car has been as reliable as clockwork. When the rear seat is folded, the five-door Astra offers 44. To get back in the groove, the company has borrowed a popular European brand to replace the aging and bland Ion. The turn signals also have a highway passing feature which took me a day to figure out. Consumers do, however, have options to detect mileage fraud. While occasionally underpowered, the Saturn Astra's four-cylinder powerplant holds up well around town.
After fiddling with the controls awhile you get the hang of most of them, though. And the Opel Astra-one of Europe's best-selling compact cars-is part of the plan. For a great vehicle look here. Called the Opel in Europe, the 2008 Astra has been introduced in the U. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
That being said the stock amp will turn the music down automatically to save the speakers, I'm used to it now and the steering wheel controls make it easy to counteract this. Saturn hopes the reasonably-priced Astra will once again put it on the shopping list of today's tech-savvy youth, evidenced by the car's very own page on the popular Facebook networking site. Design details The Astra has a clean, contemporary design that is infused with Saturn's signature styling cues, including a bold, bright grille bar with prominent Saturn logo. It has great seats too. It has a peppy four cylinder engine that is smooth and responsive, with a nice automatic transmission.
The Honda has a plastic feel like it will be blasted off the road in a fender bender, there is more to these things than numbers. Despite having a big wheel-and-tire package, the Astra returns a pretty smooth ride with very little road noise intruding into the passenger cabin. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The Astra's interior is attractive, but curiously implemented given that its U. A four-speed automatic transmission is optional on all models. We'd like to report that the reason for this restraint by Saturn was some new and enlightened perception of what's really important in terms of ride and handling, but that's not really the case.
What the Saturn Astra loses in terms of cargo space, it makes up for with its build quality. However, it still earns high marks when it comes to safety. Both the three-door and five-door models are distinguished from their European relatives with unique front and rear fascias that conform to North American bumper standards. The features offered on this car are unbeatable at this price point. For the 2008 Saturn Astra, Saturn has basically hijacked the Opel Astra from Europe and rebadged it for sale in America. The telescopic and tilting steering wheel makes the ride comfortable. It is the kind of car where you look forward to driving the twisting U.