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Forum: Astra General 08-02-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Flexmaster
My First Warranty Work (Gas Pipe)

At 4,000 miles my check engine light came on. I called the dealer. They said "your gas cap is probably loose." So I tightened the cap and the light still stayed on after 3 days of normal driving. ...
Forum: Astra General 08-02-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,159
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: No more Astras

Just call Saturn Southeast in Columbus and ask. The dealer told me that there were only about 35, 2009 models produced for the U.S. market before they cut it. The one I saw was a 4 door, red with...
Forum: Astra General 08-02-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,159
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: No more Astras

Saturn Southeast. Hamilton Rd.
Forum: Astra General 08-02-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,159
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: No more Astras

I saw them with my own eyes this passed Thursday when I was getting mine serviced.
Forum: Astra General 08-02-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,159
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: No more Astras

My dealer here in Columbus actually has a few 2009 Astras. He told me that that apparently There were just a few that actually made it to U.S. dealershiips even though in the U.S. we were only...
Forum: Astra General 07-12-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Dealer Asking Sticker "Because It's a Saturn" - still?!

Don't believe Saturn about their supposed "no haggle" policy. It's a farce. When I was shopping around for my Astra every single one insisted they have a no haggle policy yet they miraculously came...
Forum: Astra General 06-14-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: New Golf and Astra side by side

I kinda of like the Golf styling better. It looks more unique unlike the new Astra which has headlights that look like a BMW and a side profile that looks like a Mazda 3.
Forum: Astra General 06-13-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,873
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Golf vs. Megane vs. Astra

My sentiments exactly! He has a great personality and seemed very objective even though it hurt a little to hear about the Astra's shortcomings concerning torque steering. None the less this is a...
Forum: Astra General 06-13-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,873
Posted By Flexmaster
Golf vs. Megane vs. Astra

This is a great video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QhS6FKeP1s&feature=related
Forum: Astra General 06-11-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,975
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Challenges/frustrations with your Astra

Here is my list of complaints and things Saturn could have done better.

1. Easily chipped paint
2. Weathered roof rails
3. Gas, brake and clutch pedals are too close together.
4. Confusing...
Forum: Astra General 06-11-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,599
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Paint Chips - Bigger Problem?

This is what I just wrote Saturn (cac@saturn.com):

Dear Saturn,

I wanted to bring to your attention the paint issues I am having with my 25 day old Astra. The paint is way too easily...
Forum: Astra General 06-11-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,599
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Paint Chips - Bigger Problem?

One thing some of you fail to realize that if enough people complain about this paint chipping issue GM/Opel will have to listen as they see their angry customers go on to buying a Honda or Toyota...
Forum: Astra General 06-11-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,680
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Weathered roof rails

There's probably a reaction being caused with whatever car soap you are using. My car was made in March '08. It looked perfect when I picked it up. Now after washing it twice with Armor All Car...
Forum: Astra General 06-05-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Time to debadge the GM emblem

So what are you going to do, put on a big yellow backed Penske Truck emblem instead?
Forum: Astra General 06-04-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,858
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Current market new 08 Astra pricing

There are two Astra XR5 manuals left in Cincinatti. One is red (no options). The other is black (sun, sound and leather). I bought mine from there 2 weeks ago. Bad thing though is that the...
Forum: Astra General 06-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,439
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Difference in radio and display question

And to answer your questions about the information content. Yes, you still get the mpg, fuel consumption, avg speed, distance traveled, range, outside temp. and a stop watch.

oh and I found a...
Forum: Astra General 06-02-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,439
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Difference in radio and display question

You get the following:

1. Two board computers (BC1 & BC2)
2. Sound Equalizer
3. Sharper readout
4. Can read mp3 CDs
5. 6 CD changer
7. Seven speakers instead of the standard 6
8. ...
Forum: Astra General 05-28-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,789
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: MPG improvements

It could probably stand to lower the DFCO to below 1250 rpms because right now if I have it in 3rd gear on a level surface the car will go 20 mph on its own without me pressing on the gas. In second...
Forum: Astra General 05-28-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,737
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Intermittent wiper and Headlight Problem

I bet this problem is occurring in Europe Astras as well. Has anyone checked their Astra forums for this issue?
Forum: Astra General 05-28-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,737
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Intermittent wiper and Headlight Problem

I bet this problem is occurring in Europe Astras as well. Has anyone checked their Astra forums for this issue?
Forum: Astra General 05-28-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,789
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: MPG improvements

I'm not a car mechanic or guru but what I did notice when I got this car is that if you leave it in gear as you coast to a stop (5 speed manual) the engine keeps give it gas so the car keeps rolling....
Forum: Astra General 05-28-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Dirty Rims & Some Yellow Gunk

Thanks everyone. Good point about taking the rims off. I was thinking about doing that next time I clean them because it is tough getting all the brake dust off with the wheels on the axle. I know...
Forum: Astra General 05-27-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By Flexmaster
Dirty Rims & Some Yellow Gunk

Hey Everyone...I bought my Astra 5XR (red, 5 speed manual, sunroof, leather and premium sound) just last week. I actually drove to Cincinnati from Columbus to pick it up since the dealer down there...
Forum: Astra General 05-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,695
Posted By Flexmaster
Re: Astra roll call!

Just bought my 2008 Astra XR (5 speed manual) on 5/16/2009. Salsa Red. Sunroof, Leather and Premium Sound. Paid $15,178 out the door after $2,000 mfg rebate and $3,500 GM card points! I love...
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