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Old 04-09-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Saturn Astra Production Numbers?

I am bringing up this question since my quest for a Blue 3 door XR with a Manual transmission has been unsuccessful.

Does anyone have information regarding the production numbers and trim combinations for the 2008 Saturn Astra in the US? For example, 3,494 Twilight Blue - 2,867 automatic, 627 manual transmission, 1,021 leather, etc. etc. (these aren't real numbers).

It would be interesting to see the numbers and combinations that were brought here and you can also see how rare each color and combo is.

Again, I'm bringing this up because every damn Blue 3 door I am finding in NJ, NY, DE, MD, PA, CT, MA has an automatic and it's getting pretty frustrating.

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:18 AM   #2
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I am bringing up this question since my quest for a Blue 3 door XR with a Manual transmission has been unsuccessful.

Does anyone have information regarding the production numbers and trim combinations for the 2008 Saturn Astra in the US? For example, 3,494 Twilight Blue - 2,867 automatic, 627 manual transmission, 1,021 leather, etc. etc. (these aren't real numbers).

It would be interesting to see the numbers and combinations that were brought here and you can also see how rare each color and combo is.

Again, I'm bringing this up because every damn Blue 3 door I am finding in NJ, NY, DE, MD, PA, CT, MA has an automatic and it's getting pretty frustrating.

One year ago, when i was looking for an astra ,I found one blue manual xr3 with advanced audio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. i dont know if its sold though?Are you in USA or Canada?

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:36 AM   #3
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There's a blue XR-3 manual at my retailer here in IN. It's a nice color. It's been there a while, too...

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Old 04-10-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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I am bringing up this question since my quest for a Blue 3 door XR with a Manual transmission has been unsuccessful.

Does anyone have information regarding the production numbers and trim combinations for the 2008 Saturn Astra in the US? For example, 3,494 Twilight Blue - 2,867 automatic, 627 manual transmission, 1,021 leather, etc. etc. (these aren't real numbers).

It would be interesting to see the numbers and combinations that were brought here and you can also see how rare each color and combo is.

Again, I'm bringing this up because every damn Blue 3 door I am finding in NJ, NY, DE, MD, PA, CT, MA has an automatic and it's getting pretty frustrating.
Hey NJastra

I think I grabbed the last 5 speed Twilight Blue in the northeast back in Feb. I had contacted Saturn through ImSaturn and they along with my retailer found one in CT. The only other one I've been able to locate in Twilight Blue, advanced audio, leather, 18" wheels and stick is located in WA state.

Try contacting Saturn customer service and see if they can locate one like or close to what you are looking for.

Good luck

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Old 04-10-2009, 09:32 AM   #5
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Hey NJastra

I think I grabbed the last 5 speed Twilight Blue in the northeast back in Feb. I had contacted Saturn through ImSaturn and they along with my retailer found one in CT. The only other one I've been able to locate in Twilight Blue, advanced audio, leather, 18" wheels and stick is located in WA state.

Try contacting Saturn customer service and see if they can locate one like or close to what you are looking for.

Good luck
danger_d -I'm in the USA, in New Jersey. I bet that's one of the only one's left!

tackepj - maybe I'll be seeing you in IN LOL I'm really settled on this combo.

ChgoBlues - I guess I will try to contact ImSaturn for help. This doesn't sound promising though...they must be all gone

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Astra Production Numbers?

Here's one: http://www.saturnofchapelhill.com/Ve...ils/1039778284

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Old 04-10-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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Thanks! That's about 440 miles away and it's the closest one so far! Yes, I am that adamant about getting Blue with Manual. A very distant second would be White with Manual (which there still are several around). Well I'm determined so lol, some may think it's crazy, but hey.

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Old 04-10-2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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Thanks! That's about 440 miles away and it's the closest one so far! Yes, I am that adamant about getting Blue with Manual. A very distant second would be White with Manual (which there still are several around). Well I'm determined so lol, some may think it's crazy, but hey.

Thanks again!
cannot they order the car for you and lets say they charge you 400 bucks? thats not too bad.Mine was 200 miles away and they(saturn dealer) picked it up free for me.

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Old 04-10-2009, 03:52 PM   #9
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cannot they order the car for you and lets say they charge you 400 bucks? thats not too bad.Mine was 200 miles away and they(saturn dealer) picked it up free for me.
I wasn't sure if they would do that for me.

My concerns with that is:

If they do, I thought that might mess up some negotiation on my part for the lowest price possible. Also it's risky not seeing and driving the actual car.

Besides that it would be great if it can be done.

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:14 PM   #10
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I forgot. Saturn of Medford, MA has one on the used lot with 501 miles on it. It is fully loaded and a manual in blue.

http://www.saturnofmedford.com/Vehic...tButton=Search

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:16 PM   #11
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cannot they order the car for you and lets say they charge you 400 bucks? thats not too bad.Mine was 200 miles away and they(saturn dealer) picked it up free for me.
Ditto. I live in Boston. My dealer is in Norwood. They went to CT to pick up my car and drove it back. It had 205 miles on it when I took delivery. As far as best possible price, don't forget Saturn is home of the no hassle, no haggle price. With the cash back deals and zero finance its a pretty good deal already.

Or like I said, call Saturn Customer Assistance. It's an 800 # should be on Saturn's website.

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I forgot. Saturn of Medford, MA has one on the used lot with 501 miles on it. It is fully loaded and a manual in blue.

http://www.saturnofmedford.com/Vehic...tButton=Search
Thanks alot! That will be on my short list for sure. I am going to a dealer on Monday to check some out and inquire about a new one being shipped, depending on how good of a deal I can get, I just might check that used one out...it's exactly what I want (except I'm looking for cloth, but I can't be too picky at this stage apparently!)

THANKS EVERYONE SO FAR! I'm glad there's such a good group on this site

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I contacted IMSaturn with my request and personal choice options on the Astra last night. When I woke up this morning I had an email from them with all of the available Astra's pretty much exactly how I want the car! (Give or take leather vs. cloth.....but that's awesome!)

Thanks for the advice everyone. I have printed out all of the cars that you guys have mentioned so far plus the ones from IMSaturn. There's not a whole lot, but at least (for now) I don't feel like I'm in desparation......yet.

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