New '08 Saturn Astra Provides an Economical Alternative for the Growing Family

The Automotive Addicts drove the 2008 Astra and concluded that the small Saturn hatchback offers "bold looks, plenty of power for getting around slow moving traffic with a nimble suspension, contemporary interior features, a versatile interior for almost all of your needs, and a safe, comfortable environment for you and your family."

With gasoline prices headed for the stratosphere, many consumers are looking for compact vehicles that bring higher mpg and more function for their day-to-day driving needs. The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra brings all of that plus a decidedly European flavor to Saturn showrooms across the country. It is packed with a wide range of standard equipment and safety features, and delivers sporty performance with very good fuel economy. Astra offers new technologies to provide an agile, yet comfortable, driving experience. StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control is standard on all three-door Astra's, and available on five-door models. This system works in concert with the standard four-wheel, ABS brake system to help you maintain control during adverse road conditions or during sudden emergency driving situations. An electro-hydraulic, rack & pinion steering system is standard on all models. This system provides a solid, linear feel of a hydraulic power steering system, but improves fuel efficiency by operating the power steering pump only when necessary.

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Telesto Ventures, an investor group that includes private equity firm Black Oak Partners and a number of Saturn retailers, reiterated its intent to acquire Saturn Distribution Corporation (SDC) in its ongoing effort to save more than 440 US and Canadian Saturn retailers and preserve an iconic American brand. The group originally put forth its intentions to GM on April 9th.