2008 Saturn Astra XR 3-Door Road Test

The Velocity Automotive Journal recently put the 2008 Saturn Astra through its paces. They liked the car's "superb seats with excellent support," sport-tuned handling, and fuel economy.

We were impressed with the Astra, which proved to be a nimble, practical hatchback for urban commuting. Despite its slightly underpowered engine, the Astra rewards drivers who don't mind rowing its slick 5-speed manual. However, this compact hatchback faces stiff competition from the more powerful Mazda3 and VW Rabbit, although the Saturn has the edge in fuel economy. Of course, it is significant that we actually compare the Astra to its Asian and German rivals, as the previous ION wasn't even in the same ballpark. If you can sacrifice some performance in exchange for superior fuel economy, the Astra is worth a look.

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2009 Saturn Sky Red Line Ruby Red Limited Edition

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For 2009, Saturn is offering a limited edition of the Sky Red Line roadster. The special vehicle features unique 18" split-spoke wheels, ruby red exterior, and distinctive hood and deck lid stripes. In addition, the Ruby Red Limited Edition Sky has sport-inspired red stitching on seats, steering wheel, shift knob, and doors.