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Old 01-24-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Saturn ASTRA reliability (please sign up if you own one)

Because existing sources of auto reliability information left much to be desired, in late 2005 I started conducting my own reliability research at TrueDelta.com. TrueDelta reports absolute stats like "trips to the shop" that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so it's possible to provide reliability information on new models quickly. Also, any significant changes in a model's reliability become apparent quickly.

Thanks to the help of Saturnfans and its members, for which I am very grateful, the AURA and OUTLOOK are among the best represented models, with over 100 owners signed up for each. And the 2008 VUE is coming on strong, with nearly 50 owners signed up already.

Hopefully we can do the same with the ASTRA, and have initial reliability results as soon as May.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

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Old 03-29-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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I just signed up my Astra, I hope I can be of help

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thanks, I appreciate it.

There are now 25 owners signed up. I expect a result in August.

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Old 08-14-2008, 10:20 PM   #4
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Hi, new Saturn Astra owner, I signed up for the TrueDelta database.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:06 AM   #5
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Signed up today.

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Old 12-04-2008, 02:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Saturn ASTRA reliability (please sign up if you own one)

In the latest results, the 2008 Saturn ASTRA had a repair rate of 71 successful repair trips per 100 cars per year. While this is average, it is about double the initial result reported in August.

If this trend continues, the repair rate will become worse than average. We'll find out with the next update, in February.

Excellent participation by ASTRA owners, but more would be even better.

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Old 03-09-2010, 10:26 PM   #7
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I have had my astra for one year and I purchased it because of the look and feel of driving it. It has now been in the shop 3 times all for different things. Unfortunately my view of it has now been skewed due to the problems but it is a GM product so a few problems are expected

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Old 04-11-2014, 09:49 AM   #8
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I am currently contemplating the purchase of 2008-2009 Astra and stumbled upon this forum.
So, you lucky owners of Astra, any regrets? Would you buy this model again?
I like how this car looks and drives but reliability is the main concern. Does it make sense to buy a 5-6 year old?

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:09 PM   #9
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Thanks!

We've updated our reliability stats for the ASTRA to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 ASTRA: 57, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 ASTRA: 57, < 1

Next updates in November and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Old 12-30-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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We've updated our reliability stats for the ASTRA to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 ASTRA: 47, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 ASTRA: 70, < 1

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Old 04-21-2015, 12:38 PM   #11
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You're welcome!

We've again updated our reliability stats for the ASTRA, this time to include owner experiences through the end of 2014. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008 ASTRA: 48, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 ASTRA: 65, 2

We'll have further updates in May and in August. More members have been selling than buying these, so additional participants would be very helpful.

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Old 08-14-2015, 10:20 PM   #12
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Just signed up!

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Old 08-15-2015, 12:20 AM   #13
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Any chance you'll provide stats on the 2009's? I've been contributing for about 5 years now...how many more owners do you need to publish stats on this model year?

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Old 03-28-2016, 03:20 PM   #14
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We've updated our reliability stats for the ASTRA to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better:

2008 ASTRA: 48, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 ASTRA: 65, 2

We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Old 12-29-2016, 01:35 PM   #15
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We've updated our reliability stats for the ASTRA to include owner experiences through September 30, 2016. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year (lower is better):

2008-2009 ASTRA: 43, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008-2009 ASTRA: 69, 3

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you're a crook. taking people's money for a bull**** warranty. those who have paid should DEMAND a refund. you're a pirate ... **** you, by the way.

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Old 12-19-2010, 01:34 PM   #17
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You clearly seem very unhappy with this... I am a member, but I've never had to pay for anything... please explain, let us know whats going on!!!!

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People that go to any site and post hate and discontent a few times and then don't return are just trolls. How many people in this thread have less then 10 posts?

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People that go to any site and post hate and discontent a few times and then don't return are just trolls. How many people in this thread have less then 10 posts?
Good point SL2cams. True Delta, I believe is trying to establish itself as a source of reliability data beyond that collected and in a different manner than that of Consumer Reports and JD Power.

He's trying for more credibility and truer #s that have less chance to be skewed by how they are collected or the questions asked. The guy is all right.

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