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Old 01-15-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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LOL I said the ASTRA and Corsa would be sold as SATURNS right after the Opel/Saturn LS hit the market.

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Old 01-16-2008, 06:56 AM   #3
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How much will it cost is th most important question. These new small cars are too expensive to justify buying one over a slightly used car.

Other than that, I think it is good. I'm glad we are getting Vauxhalls. Now can we get some european Fords please?

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:48 AM   #4
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We need these cars YESTERDAY! (Especially here in Canada, where the small car is king.) I just hope thye're not too expensive.

But Cahrlie, becareful in your title block wording, jeez! If you're not careful, you'll conjure up some unwanted parallels.

Ya know, that other european designed sub-compact.

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Old 01-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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Ya know, that other european designed sub-compact.
hahaha.. The Omni/Horizon has become a well loved car on this forum apparently!


The Corsa looks girly... Hahaha.. I think it will do well among rich-daddies-trying-to-buy-their-bratty-daughters-brand-new-cars crowd

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My brother drives a Corsa (really his wife's car, but he's finally got an English driver's license).

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That was my first car. Almost identical to that one. Mine was a 1979 that I bought in 1989.

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Always thought it was a blatant ripoff of the VW Rabbit.

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LOL I said the ASTRA and Corsa would be sold as SATURNS right after the Opel/Saturn LS hit the market.

See my comments / suggestions from October of 2001.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5802

If they'd started this trek a few years earlier, we'd have these cars to the market already.

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I feel that it was GM's plan to leave the Corsa price market segment to Chevrolet as Saturn's direction is clearly "up scale markets". But that was before $3.00 a gallon gasoline. We all heard Mr. Lutz state that the next generatrion Opel Corsa would be marketed here as a Saturn Corsa.

Regardless of Saturn's up scale direction, they need the Corsa to compete in this insane $3.00 per gallon fuel market because gas prices aren't going down anytime soon. All indications are, gas will continue it's upward spiral.
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All I wanted as a kid was an Omni. For some reason I really liked them. I still get a little excite when I see one.

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All I wanted as a kid was an Omni. For some reason I really liked them. I still get a little excite when I see one.
Trust me, you're much much much better off in your SC2. I had an Omni (Horizon actually) and all I wanted to do was not have one.

NOTE: The picture I posted a few posts up is actually of a Plymouth Horizon, and that was my tie-in to the title. The only difference in the cars was a subtly different grille and badges (only name bages, all the Chrysler products wore the samepentastar, which fueld the confusion ). Chrysler was just as bad if not worse than GM for it's rebadging in the 80's, they just had fewer divisions to spread the cars across and only one logo to use.

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The regular Omni or the GLHS?

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I feel that it was GM's plan to leave the Corsa price market segment to Chevrolet as Saturn's direction is clearly "up scale markets". But that was before $3.00 a gallon gasoline. We all heard Mr. Lutz state that the next generatrion Opel Corsa would be marketed here as a Saturn Corsa.

Regardless of Saturn's up scale direction, they need the Corsa to compete in this insane $3.00 per gallon fuel market because gas prices aren't going down anytime soon. All indications are, gas will continue it's upward spiral.
I don't think GM was intent on taking Saturn out of this market segment. It's not as much a matter of price as it is segment. The Corsa will/should cost more than the Aveo, since Saturn is still going to be more upmarket compared to Chevrolet. This would mean that the Corsa would come with more features standard and be a better all around car.

Is it just me, or does anyone else see a lot of future Corsa in this Saturn Concept that was revealed on Monday?


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