Be the First to Drive, Buy the '08 Astra

Saturn is inviting you to be among the first in America to drive the all-new 2008 Astra hatchback. Like the car itself, the new Astra website was designed by Saturn to reach out and engage prospective compact car buyers.

"Driver, meet car," reads the text on the site's main page. "Sending emails. Scarfing lunch. Flossing. It's time to stop multi-tasking and start driving. To put both hands on the wheel and feel your car hug the road while the available sport seats hug you. It's time to enjoy seeing what the independent sport suspension can do to the twisties. Introduce yourself to the all-new Astra, available January 2."

On the site you can view pictures, review vehicle specifications, and "claim your Astra before it arrives." Yes, through the website, you can secure your spot in line to own one of the first Astras that arrive at retail facilities around the country. If you're not ready to buy one, but you'd still like to drive the Astra before the general public, sign up to test drive the Astra this fall at one of the following special Saturn driving events:

  • Auburn, WA
  • College Park, GA
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • East Rutherford, NJ
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Novi, MI
  • Pomona, California
  • San Mateo, CA
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Villa Park, IL
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Check the Astra website for dates and venues, as well as other information. Hurry, as of this posting, there's only 103 days before the new Astra arrives. View Astra pricing online here.


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