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Old 07-31-2018, 01:12 PM   #4
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2008 Astra XR
Default Re: Considering an Astra for a commute car.

I have had a slightly different experience with my Astra. The OEM parts that are available tend to be expensive (but OEM parts will always be more expensive than ebay parts). That being said, I haven't had any major mechanical issues with my car, aside from normal wear and tear, specifically shocks, brakes, other regular things. I am the second owner of my car. The original owner bought it new and used it to commute, so I got the car with 73k miles on it. The original owner also took very good care of the car. The Astra was a better quality car overall than the other General Motors offerings for compact cars at the time. That is not to say that they are free from trouble, as AstraFasta proved. My Astra is at 122k miles and still going without a problem.

2008 XR Coupe
Twilight Blue
Wonderful Daily Driver


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