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Old 05-28-2010, 01:10 AM   #1
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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.




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Old 05-28-2010, 01:32 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:41 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:28 AM   #4
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Any thing I should be aware of?
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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.

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:37 AM   #5
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:05 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 05-28-2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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Enjoy your car, I've got a blue 3dr as well and I love it but I have 17s not 18s and no sunroof but I'm not big on those heh.

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Old 05-28-2010, 08:08 PM   #8
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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.

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