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Old 10-21-2009, 12:33 PM   #341
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Saw a guy smoking in a red XE today at a stop light. I closed my windows haha.

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:12 AM   #342
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I was checking out the Yamaha Wind blog and sure enough, a white astra from California

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Old 03-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #343
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Just got back from a road trip to Fort Meyers Florida in my Outlook...sad to say that I didn't see a single Astra on my journey. On the other hand, keeps the Astra very unique, which I like.

Most numerous small car I saw was the Nissan Cube - yuck, not my cup of tea!

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:12 AM   #344
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Wow. Saw two Astras same as mine (black 2dr) in the last week in Ontario. First one one the way to ottawa, second one on bloor st in etobicoke!

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:33 AM   #345
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Wow. Saw two Astras same as mine (black 2dr) in the last week in Ontario. First one one the way to ottawa, second one on bloor st in etobicoke!
Think I might have spotted you a few times while I was at school this year.

Either in my old blue xe 5 or white xr3

Or one of your twins, I found 3 of them parked around whitby, oshawa. There is a Salsa red one on the same block as me. One near cullen garden(blue 3dr) and a silver 5dr near hwy 7 and baldwin

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:19 AM   #346
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Think I might have spotted you a few times while I was at school this year.

Either in my old blue xe 5 or white xr3

Or one of your twins, I found 3 of them parked around whitby, oshawa. There is a Salsa red one on the same block as me. One near cullen garden(blue 3dr) and a silver 5dr near hwy 7 and baldwin
Mine has the rear saturn logo removed

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:27 AM   #347
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I followed a White 2dr XR with 18" wheel package just like mine down Woodward Avenue in Birmingham Michigan yesterday. Passed him/her in the traffic a few seconds later. I found out my car looks nice on the road!

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:15 PM   #348
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I followed a White 2dr XR with 18" wheel package just like mine down Woodward Avenue in Birmingham Michigan yesterday. Passed him/her in the traffic a few seconds later. I found out my car looks nice on the road!
Our cars a def very nice on the road.

And I've definitely seen you then darek_dude

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:43 PM   #349
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I have seen a grand total of 4... all 5-doors.

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:01 AM   #350
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Hi everybody,

I am a new Astra owner. So new infact, I have not even picked my 2008 astra up from the dealership yet. I have only seen this car one time on the road. It was VERY memorable.

I was driving south on rt 1 in North Kingston Rhode Island. the 2 door hatchback Astra drove by me going North and I nearly twisted my neck trying to see what kind of car it was to no avail. I spent literally two years trying to figure out what kind of car it was, but couldn't find one anywhere! Just when I gave up on finding one, and was in the middle of negotiating on a used Mazda3 I stumbled upon tht adorable ca on autotrader.com, and discovered for the first time the name of my dram car, Saturn Astra. It is the most beautiful car I have ever seen, and I can' eleive it's all mine, and for only 12, 313$!

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:40 AM   #351
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Hi everybody,

I am a new Astra owner. So new infact, I have not even picked my 2008 astra up from the dealership yet. I have only seen this car one time on the road. It was VERY memorable.

I was driving south on rt 1 in North Kingston Rhode Island. the 2 door hatchback Astra drove by me going North and I nearly twisted my neck trying to see what kind of car it was to no avail. I spent literally two years trying to figure out what kind of car it was, but couldn't find one anywhere! Just when I gave up on finding one, and was in the middle of negotiating on a used Mazda3 I stumbled upon tht adorable ca on autotrader.com, and discovered for the first time the name of my dram car, Saturn Astra. It is the most beautiful car I have ever seen, and I can' eleive it's all mine, and for only 12, 313$!

Congrats! Is it new or used? New is, of course, a relative term here.

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Old 03-29-2010, 01:01 PM   #352
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The '2 door' is actually called a '3 door' because of the hatch.

I see a fair number of 4 doors. Probably one a week. I see another 3 door about once every 6 months.

These things are as rare as a Lambo.

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Old 03-29-2010, 01:38 PM   #353
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Congrats! Is it new or used? New is, of course, a relative term here.
Its a 2008 with 20, 900 miles on it. To me it is new considering I am upgrading from a 1996 toyota corolla with 185,000 miles on it. This Astra is my gift to myself for getting into graduate school at UCONN where I will be zipping around in the car of my dreams, while attending the school of my dreams! It's unreal!

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Old 03-29-2010, 04:09 PM   #354
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Its a 2008 with 20, 900 miles on it. To me it is new considering I am upgrading from a 1996 toyota corolla with 185,000 miles on it. This Astra is my gift to myself for getting into graduate school at UCONN where I will be zipping around in the car of my dreams, while attending the school of my dreams! It's unreal!
I guess double congratulations are in order!

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Old 03-29-2010, 07:37 PM   #355
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I don't know why, I see about 6-7 Astra daily, mostly 5 doors but I do see the occasional 3 door. And if anyone is interested there is a gold 3 door with 18' chrome wheels for sale in Oshawa. Every time i drive by it just looks gorgeous.

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:23 AM   #356
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Ever since I changed jobs, I see at least 4 Astra's in the parking lot at work. There's at least 2 silver and 1 blue 3 doors, and another blue five door like mine. I sometimes feel tempted to actually drive around the whole parking lot to see if I can find any others!!

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I see XE-5s all the time...well like once a week or so. Very rare to see XR-3s. But a few months ago I saw my car's doppelganger driving down a side street. Same colour, same 18 inch pentas...It just so happened I came up behind it at a stop sign and was amazed. My 7 year old was even more amazed. Ever since I got a "Saturn" every time he sees any Saturn he's all "look the same car as yours!" But when he saw that car, he was truly excited. A 5 door is rare enough, but seeing a 3 door is almost unknown. I love owning my car for that reason enough.

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Old 03-30-2010, 06:08 PM   #358
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Lately, I've been seeing Astras everywhere.

Yesterday, was driving south on Islington Ave in Toronto. Spotted a Silver Sand 5 door behind me, an XR with steelies & winters on. Cool, I thought.

A few minutes further up the road, I see another Silver Sand 5 door; an XE identical to mine.

I was very surpised. What are the odds of that - not just 3 Astra 5 doors, but all 3 the same color! A convoy of 3 Silver Sand 5 door Astras heading down the same road together for a few miles...I'll probably never see that again.

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Saw a red 3dr on Eglinton West just on the toronto/mississauga border

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Yesterday, was driving south on Islington Ave in Toronto. Spotted a Silver Sand 5 door behind me, an XR with steelies & winters on. Cool, I thought.
I see the silver sand one on Islington all the time

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I actually see them often around San Diego... Guess we have good taste down in this corner of the states

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