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blaisedaddy 05-28-2010 01:10 AM

SIXTH Saturn
 
Well I guess you could say I told you so, as i have said in the past I wold not buy another..... But I have went ahead and purchased my sixth (NEW) 2008 Saturn Astra 3DR XR with 8873 Miles never registered I will be the first owner yes it is MAY 27 2010 but this car was price right and I had to replace my ION or start putting money into it replacing and restoring as is 6 years old and has 93 thousand miles. I was car shopping and found this treasure. I was looking at all different cars but none seemed right until I found this one.




Any thing I should be aware of?
:yes: ?

blaisedaddy 05-28-2010 01:32 AM

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ttp://i46.tinypic.com/1zocnjo.jpg
wish I could add photo
wish granted Thank you !
:)

Mgg4591 05-28-2010 01:41 AM

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Tom S2 05-28-2010 10:28 AM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
[QUOTE=blaisedaddy;1625283]Any thing I should be aware of?
:yes: ?[/QUOTE]

Just the search function, and that your car looks like a three door with a sunroof. Please provide more pictures of the sunroof install, and if possible the brand, etc.

Looks like a nice car in the best color. Enjoy.

dede 05-28-2010 10:37 AM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
Leather seats :drool:

emg77 05-28-2010 11:05 AM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
I don't think anything stands out as being a significant problem with this car. Some people have had a wheel bearing or two go prematurely or an electrical gremlin, but it doesn't seem to be an incredibly high percentage. The Astra was in production in Europe for quite a few years prior to being brought over here, so I think they worked out most of the bugs.

The most important thing is probably to realize that getting some parts may be difficult (particularly collision parts), so just try not to get in a serious accident, but that goes without saying.

Hope you enjoy the new Astra.

Project 05-28-2010 07:24 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
Enjoy your car, I've got a blue 3dr as well and I love it :D but I have 17s not 18s and no sunroof but I'm not big on those heh.

NJastra 05-28-2010 08:08 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
Woohoo! Congrats! Just like mine, except the sunroof and mine is a 5speed. Good luck with it!

As for any issues, I had my belt tensioner replaced as I was hearing a high pitched whistling sound (close to the mileage you have at the time I started hearing it). All good now.

blaisedaddy 05-28-2010 10:22 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
A BIG THANK YOU
to all members for the information
I have found this site to be most helpful my old car was an 04 Ion and I was very happy with it.
as far as I know the power moon-roof is factory install as are the leather seats (bad news for the kids NO eating in Daddy's car!)
picture is dealer advert (will pick up the car Monday)
:usa:
have a
happy memorial day
remember the sacrifices made by others for us

Larry_va 05-29-2010 09:56 AM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
[QUOTE=blaisedaddy;1625521]A BIG THANK YOU
to all members for the information
I have found this site to be most helpful my old car was an 04 Ion and I was very happy with it.
as far as I know the power moon-roof is factory install as are the leather seats (bad news for the kids NO eating in Daddy's car!)
picture is dealer advert (will pick up the car Monday)
:usa:
have a
happy memorial day
remember the sacrifices made by others for us[/QUOTE]

Factory sunroof was not offered from the fctory on the 3dr model. It must have been a dealer install. Also be sure to get the in service date of the waranty so you know exactly how much factory waranty you have left. If it was a demo the waranty was put in service as of the date it was made a demo.

Astra3Dr 05-29-2010 05:05 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
Good luck with that Astra.

nicolas_p 05-29-2010 10:01 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
Very nice car that was my second choice of color and the only problem I have had with my car is the transmission ball bearing (shifter).

blaisedaddy 06-01-2010 06:48 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
[QUOTE=Larry_va;1625590]Factory sunroof was not offered from the fctory on the 3dr model. It must have been a dealer install. Also be sure to get the in service date of the waranty so you know exactly how much factory waranty you have left. If it was a demo the waranty was put in service as of the date it was made a demo.[/QUOTE]

I was wrong and the moon roof and the leather seats are all dealer add-on that's why the original price was so high. (no one bought it?) thanks Larry my warranty started January 2009 and is good till January 2012 for bumper to bumper alas on-star said no to the one year free as original dealer activated and canceled the service so I can do the 3 month free if I choose.
As for the sun/moon roof it is marked solaire sunroof so that's all the info.

Also GMC / Buick (Saturn) of Danbury CT was of no help as I expected..
The Young man I talked to would have may-be been helpful if I had purchased my car there. (I will Never buy a car from them that I am sure of) but that's another story...
Thanks again keep me posted...
(Blaise's Daddy)
:cool:

Saturn4Ever 06-01-2010 08:33 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
Congrats, I also have a blue 2009 XR 3 door, with black leather....love it so far.

Picked mine up in March 2010 as first owner (demo) with 6400 km on it.

Tom S2 06-01-2010 08:56 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
got the PM and the info. Thanks. Shoot a few pictures and measurements of it when you get a chance please. Im curious how it fits, etc.

Wow, it's Webasto. They made the factory roof for the GTO
[url]http://sunmarkup.com/webasto%20files/solaire_spoiler_brochure.pdf[/url]

72gssaturn 06-03-2010 07:04 AM

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i own an xr 3dr 5spd. it has not been back to the dealer for anything.
i find the driver's bucket seat uncomfortable on the side of my hips. i own a 99 SL1 and the seats are comfortable. the bucket seats in my 72 buicks are most comfortable, then again the car is larger.
i note in this forum that a number of owners are having cam sensor problems.
i have been problem free.

Suns_PSD 06-03-2010 12:43 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
You got a really nice one. Congrats.

I usually purchase cars that cost 2x as much as the Astra and I swear this car is better than all of my previous purchases. So much value. I really like it.

I'd like more hp, a 6 speed, more modern colored dash lighting, color Nav, proper stereo, passenger seat to go further back, etc but of course but that all costs lots more money in other cars.

Tell us more about that sunroof please. How is the noise? Is it far enough forward to enjoy from the front seat? Thanks.

blaisedaddy 06-03-2010 01:48 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
OK as requested moon roof images I did not put them in any order.

[url]http://s809.photobucket.com/albums/zz17/artsanrutas/[/url]

blaisedaddy 06-03-2010 02:11 PM

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[QUOTE=Suns_PSD;1626784]
Tell us more about that sunroof please. How is the noise? Is it far enough forward to enjoy from the front seat? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

I haven't noticed the noise. I was driving today and a car to my left was quite noisy (an old Nissan?) I had the roof tilted so the back was open (about an inch?) once my drivers window closed I did not hear the car to my left.
The roof is placed forward so it's not like the stock 5-DR at all. the moon-roof functions and looks like the stock roof that is on an L-300.
:bunny:

Tom S2 06-03-2010 04:19 PM

Re: SIXTH Saturn
 
Thanks for the shots. When I bought my Astra I wanted the cheapest car I could find with a manual, ABS, stability and traction (cant get in a cobalt coupe with a manual). I didnt want to search for a 5 door with the sport, couldnt get solid answers from the sales people, and prefer a 3 door. But in retrospect, after a year (will be on saturday) I am a little bummed that I didnt find a 5 door manual with the sunroof.


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