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Old 06-29-2008, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default MotorWeek's Video Review of the '08 Saturn Asta

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Watch MotorWeek's review of the 2008 Saturn Astra, or click here to read the transcript. "Saturn's current mission is to be the most European of all GM's US brands," says MW host John Davis. "Saturn's reincarnation as GM's most Euro-spec division is for real. The 2008 Astra, along with the new Vue, are compact European designs to the core. The Astra is a terrific match for families that already own a larger European luxury car, or would like to. Bringing the best of Opel to America is what a global GM should be doing, and we hope they keep it up."

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Old 06-30-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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Hi Charlie,

I'm new to the forum, and to Saturn for that matter. Not to say I haven't looked at them before, just very disappointed with them when I did.

So over this Canada Long weekend I finally decided to replace my tired old 1996 Audi A4 with a more eco-friendly car.

Did the usual test drives, Mazda3, Focus, Rabbit, Toyota, and even looked at the Korean entries (yuk). I also tried the Astra... well because it is an Opel.

I've driven countless Euro cars, and am not at all bothered by the lack of "Americanization" or perhaps the better word would be "North Americanization" of it.

Wow, was I ever surprised by the Astra! It really is about as Opel as one can get. I drove it for about 10 mins. and my mind was made up. So this Saturday, I drove my old A4 onto the Saturn lot and left it there. Today I pick up the Silver Astra XR3.

Anyway, I thought you would be interested in another auto show review. In Canada we have a show call Motoring 2008. Back in January they reviewed the Astra with a bit more info than MotorWeek's glance. Hope you enjoy. It is Episode 2.

http://www.motoringtv.com/testdrive.php

Happy Canada Day , and Independance Day

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Old 06-30-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: MotorWeek's Video Review of the '08 Saturn Asta

Here's a shortcut to that review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AYl6VsCBLE

Be sure to watch it in High Quality Mode. The reduced quality version is extremely pixelized.

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Old 06-30-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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I always thought the eco in ecotech was pronounced like in ecosystem, not like echo. Weird...

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I always hated the ASTRA!!!!, but since I saw the pics on the edmunds review I really like it in Black, it looks very aggressive. I guess I finally like the Astra. I know they are not coming out with an RL, but if they ever do I would buy one in the 5-door model in black, white, or blue with the BIG SUNROOF!. lol

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