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Old 08-08-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the 2008/2009 Astra door handle...
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Yes, that is the door handle... where are you going with this? Does that one happen to make drinks and serve them to you with a Scottish accent?
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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Oh I'm not bashing him at all. When I first opened the thread and read what was there, I was almost waiting for a punchline... but it wasn't there Needless to say, I suddenly have the urge to make my door handles serve me drinks in that accent I spoke of. Too bad it won't happen.
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Here's the handle in black, in case you can't imagine what it looks like in a different color.
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Here's the handle in black, in case you can't imagine what it looks like in a different color.
This one quite obviously serves Thanksgiving dinner in a Cherokee accent. Seriously though, there are days I almost wish I bought black instead of red.
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This one quite obviously serves Thanksgiving dinner in a Cherokee accent. Seriously though, there are days I almost wish I bought black instead of red.
Just trying to figure out a response to that thread. Figured another door handle picture makes about as much sense as the first one.

I actually wanted blue, but it was hard enough to find a manual transmission car with heated seats and advanced audio. I ended up with no choice in color. The black looks great, but it is a PITA to keep clean and looking good. It really shows the swirls too, so you can't take it through a car wash without suffering the consequences
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I think what he meant to do was post a pic of his original stock door handles then post a pic of his new chrome door handles or something... but before he could his computer blew up.
Well, now I think we need pictures of all the colors. Then it will be the most worthless thread ever and we can over all the great pictures
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oooh so preetttyy I just looked at 4 of them in the same color
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here's the handle in black, in case you can't imagine what it looks like in a different color. :d
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:46 PM   #10
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Here's the blue for comparative purposes
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Here's the blue for comparative purposes
Seafood in a Norse accent for this one
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Thanks for the kind words! I mean, nobody can make door handles like Opel. I loved it so much I took another pic!
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:48 AM   #13
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Hmmm what might that be... It's a coupé... Don't recognize the interior or the crease (altough the crease might be a Fiat Coupé, but I doubt you got one ) so what can it be... Hmm... If it's original colour, it's a GM colour, so it's something GM-ish... Looks a little like a Saturn Sky (aka Opel GT).. But that doesnt have rear windows... Tricky this. But wait, I just realized I recognize that (dare I say awful?) interior!

I think it's a Chevrolet Camaro that seems to have been painted with two different batches of paint.
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But wait, I just realized I recognize that (dare I say awful?) interior!
Camaro with an awful interior? I find them rather nice actually, and now that you mention it, I do see that Camaro steering wheel in there. So now the question is... SS?
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I can only speak from photographs but it looks very much like a sea of cheap, hard plastic.

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It's all subjective really, it may be "cheap plastic", but it's still a nice dash if you ask me. I've been in a few Camaros and it definately doesn't feel cheap like the Mazda3 I rented for awhile there did. Besides, if Leno thinks it's good, it is.
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Tada!

PS: They really are identical, at least from the outside. Funny how our Astra's are being replaced in 2010, yet the "brand new" Camaro is using hand-me-down parts from yesteryear.
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They show up here and there

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And here
http://allworldcars.com/wordpress/wp...ze_sedan_1.jpg

and here (yes I know
http://195.54.155.205/bilder/stora/C...Kombi_2008.jpg

and here
http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-conte...insignia_1.jpg

and here
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