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Old 01-06-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default 2009 Astra is Dead!

A Saturn source says that Saturn will not be building the Astra for 2009. The extreme limited few that have been built will most likely destroyed.

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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A Saturn source says that Saturn will not be building the Astra for 2009. The extreme limited few that have been built will most likely destroyed.
And who is the source?

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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You never reveal your source....

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2009 Astra is Dead!

Your source is either really bad or is pulling your leg. Why?

1- If they had built them, they would sell them, destroying them would be absolutely ridiculous, especially since they are cash-strapped.
2- Even if they canceled the 2009 Astra, they still sell the car elsewhere, they'd just re-tool them and send them to a market that appreciate the car more. (Europe, or even closer, Canada)
3- Saturn dealers in Canada already have 2009 Astras in stock and are selling them.*

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2009 Astra is Dead!

Is it just me or does it seem odd that they would just destroy those that have been built? Seems like the rarity of them may interest a collector or something. That may be niave thinking on my part though. As far as the 09 Astra not being released...if the info is true it's not a surprise I guess. The Astra hasn't sold well has it?

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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Is it just me or does it seem odd that they would just destroy those that have been built? Seems like the rarity of them may interest a collector or something. That may be niave thinking on my part though. As far as the 09 Astra not being released...if the info is true it's not a surprise I guess. The Astra hasn't sold well has it?
collector item? Europe is full of them.
I think the OP is bluffing....or not? Remember what GM did with the Evo?....yep, they destroyed them.

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #7
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The Astra hasn't sold well has it?
On a good month the Cobalt out sold the whole year of US sales of the Astra. i.e. In June 08 they sold over 20,800 Cobalts...

Yet some people believe Opel will save Saturn...

The only thing left of Saturn is the name, if they stake their survival on just Opel's they'll be gone for good.

Cold hard fact is Americans have never bought Opel's in enough numbers for any company to survive solely on those sales.

The Malibu has cut Aura sales, and the Traverse has cut Outlook sales. The Astra has never sold well. The only thing Saturn has that is selling is the VUE.

Possibly America has realized that most cars Saturn are selling don't offer anything unique from other GM models. The re-badging game may have caught up with GM.

I personally bought my first Saturn because it was one of the first new US car that was more advanced from the competition, imported or US made. This advantage no longer exists at Saturn.

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2009 Astra is Dead!

I checked my calendar and April Fools is less than three months away.

The 2009 Astra is not dead, but the next-generation Astra which debuts in Europe for the 2010 model year, may well be.


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Old 01-06-2009, 07:32 PM   #9
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Well thats news to me, LOL. NO the 2009 Astra is quite alive and production of the 2009 will be happening soon. This from Saturn themselves.

Folks, please dont take GM Inciter as real news, if this is where the OP got his info from.

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #10
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A Saturn source says that Saturn will not be building the Astra for 2009. The extreme limited few that have been built will most likely destroyed.
Saturn doesn't build the Astra now. OPEL builds them and puts "Saturn" badges on the ones shipped to USA and Canada.

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:47 PM   #11
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Yes, the Opel Astra will continue (in Canada too)... Ask your US Saturn retailer to order your 2009. good luck.

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:50 PM   #12
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Default Re: 2009 Astra is Dead!

I think the OP meant to say that the Saturn source said that the Astra will NOT BE BUILT in 2009...meaning that the 2010 model year is in fact dead.

This is old news. To the OP: You do know that car companies build the next year's model in the previous calender year...Meaning: The 2008/2009 Astra models were built starting in August/September 2008 or around there.

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:54 PM   #13
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Look, GM simply doesnt have the $$$ to import the rebadged car to the states.

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They aren't going to be building them overhere if that is your thought. Saturn is nothing more than a badge now, unfortunately. It's been discussed heavily over the past 3 months ad naseum here.

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And who is the source?
Some tuy with a tin foil hat waiting at the bus stop I suspect.
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This thread is a total crock of you know what.

I WILL divulge my source which I know is true. Guess who I work for? And no, my lot won't be devoid of 2009 Astras when they become available.

Yes, there will be a 2009 Astra. Saturn puts out their models years later than the other GM divisions. Edmunds.com just did a review in an actual 2009 Saturn Astra.

When you don't have absolute proof and just bash without proof it's called TROLLING. Lets close this thread please.

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This thread is a total crock of you know what.

I WILL divulge my source which I know is true. Guess who I work for? And no, my lot won't be devoid of 2009 Astras when they become available.

Yes, there will be a 2009 Astra. Saturn puts out their models years later than the other GM divisions. Edmunds.com just did a review in an actual 2009 Saturn Astra.

When you don't have absolute proof and just bash without proof it's called TROLLING. Lets close this thread please.
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You never reveal your source....
Maybe if you're giving government secrets to a news paper, but on here if you don't reveal your sources, you're not believed and your "information" is blown off as hooey, as it should be. When GM says it, I'll believe it.

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Maybe if you're giving government secrets to a news paper, but on here if you don't reveal your sources, you're not believed and your "information" is blown off as hooey, as it should be. When GM says it, I'll believe it.
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