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Old 02-08-2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default What color Astra?

What color do you guys think I should get? I am getting the 5 door XR, and it is a toss up between silver and black, any photos (not internet ones) might help me out.

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Old 02-08-2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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Here's the way the silver and black dillema works, since I've owned both colours...

Black looks better. Black is the best car colour there is, period. BUT black doesn't look as good when it's not clean, and it's the hardest colour to clean. So you have to wash it all the time and take your time to do it right.

Silver on the other hand looks good, but not as good as black. Silver, however always looks clean, no matter what! You hardly ever have to wash it and it always looks good. The only way I could tell my silver Saturn was dirty, was by seeing the dirt in the blacked out windows.

Do you want it to look good all the time, or really good just some of the time?

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Old 02-08-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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i like the white from the ones I've seen so far, seen in person that is

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:02 AM   #4
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I think dark colors look more upscale. My Astra will be black. I don't like silver; it looks cheap, and every other car on the road is silver.

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:09 AM   #5
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I ordered a black XR 5 door. However, I think the red is one of the best reds I've seen in many years. The blue is also a great color. I considered the silver, the sand, and the black for our new Astra, but not after I parked our Sunlight Silver Protege5 next to silver and sand Astra 5 doors. It then occurred to me that the Astra silver and the sand are rather "muddy" compared to the Mazda silver. They just didn't shine like the other colors or the Mazda. So it became an easy choice. I got my first look at a black 5 door earlier this week and am so glad we ordered a black 5 door XR. The car looks so rich in black. Yeah, I'll be washing it more than the Protege5, but it is worth it. Fortunately, I can wash the cars in the garage in the winter.

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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Color is all personal preference, so really - can anyone here really help you decide?

Personally, the Blue is the only Astra color I like.

Now if they offered that "Bluestone" that they have on the Sky, I'd be on my way to the dealer right now...

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Old 02-08-2008, 02:24 PM   #7
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Another black Astra proto-owner here

I was considering going with white just to be different from my black Ion but ultimately chose black again. As others have said, itís hard to keep it looking clean, especially here in the salt belt, but it looks great when it is clean and especially with a few fresh coats of wax.

Also, for me, the black contrasts well with the chrome lines and accents, giving the car a nice professional look.

If they had a dark gray color, I would've considered that too.

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #8
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Color is all personal preference, so really - can anyone here really help you decide?

Personally, the Blue is the only Astra color I like.

Now if they offered that "Bluestone" that they have on the Sky, I'd be on my way to the dealer right now...

Well I realize color is personal choice (I currently own a black 05 Vue Redline), I just wanted others opinion on what they prefer or what they have purchased themselves.

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:12 PM   #9
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Also, for me, the black contrasts well with the chrome lines and accents, giving the car a nice professional look.
I thought the same about that as well...oh I hate making these decisions

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Old 02-08-2008, 11:00 PM   #10
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Star Silver is awesome.

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Old 02-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #11
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For a picture of a "real" personally owned blue Astra with sunroof, see my post titled "Bosco's Astra".

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Old 02-09-2008, 04:50 PM   #12
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I think you should get the color you like ... Some like it in blue, I think it looks like crap in blue. No matter what color you get .. you only have to make yourself happy.

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:21 PM   #13
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Default Re: What color Astra?

Thanks everyone who replied...I know it is my choice, but still nice to see what everyone else thinks about the car and the color choice.

Went to the dealership this morning and looked at both the silver and black next to each other.....Black it is.

And after looking at renzofan's black XR 5 door, man that looks sweet. Everything but the leather, going to be sweet

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:34 PM   #14
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I just got a blue Astra very nice color but dificult to keep it clean.

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Old 02-11-2008, 03:05 PM   #15
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Mine's red and it's hard to keep clean too. Any colour is hard to keep as clean as it was when it left the paintshop. Except dirt-grey.

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Old 02-11-2008, 06:17 PM   #16
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Mine's red and it's hard to keep clean too. Any colour is hard to keep as clean as it was when it left the paintshop. Except dirt-grey.
My dad has been buying tan or brown minivans for over 10 years, just because they don't show the dirt so much. Before that his colour of choice was navy, or light blue. As I said above, my silver SC1 hid the dirt very, very well as well.


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very well as well the silver hides the dirt


Where is it you live that the dirt is grey?

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Old 02-11-2008, 10:21 PM   #18
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Richard, He says he is from Windsor, Ontario. It's probably the salt residue.

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Richard, He says he is from Windsor, Ontario. It's probably the salt residue.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:18 PM   #20
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Well we got our Astra 5 door XR yesterday, black, everything but leather.

So far I like it, I have been sick so I have not been able to go for a "drive" yet but so far it handles awesome, acceleration is actually ok, it has some pep to it and sounds great. For what the car is to me, it is everything and more, should be great on gas, cheap payment (compared to the Redline Vue, which I traded back in).

The advanced audio is nice, but does not have a sub, not sure what the standard system sounds like, but this one sounds good, alot of tweaking you can do to get it the way you like it and the position option is nice as well.

I do have a small peev about the car, over some bumps, there seems to be a rattle/knock coming from the dual-panel sunroof, but it did go away after a few minutes of driving , maybe it is nothing. I will keep an ear out for it over the next week.

I will try and get some pics uploaded over the next week, it is going to snow tomorrow so it will not be shiny for a while

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