SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn Astra > Astra General
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
Charlie
Administrator
Charlie is a splendid one to beholdCharlie is a splendid one to beholdCharlie is a splendid one to beholdCharlie is a splendid one to beholdCharlie is a splendid one to beholdCharlie is a splendid one to beholdCharlie is a splendid one to beholdCharlie is a splendid one to behold
 
Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 3,773
 

2008 Outlook XR
2005 VUE Red Line
Default Spied: 2010 Opel Astra Spotted Sans Clothing

A new feeditems entry has been added:

Spied: 2010 Opel Astra Spotted Sans Clothing

Quote:
Ray Wert from Jalopnik: The next-generation 2010 Opel Astra, otherwise known as the 2010 Vauxhall Astra and sometimes going by the name 2011 Saturn Astra (if Saturn survives), was spotted completely undisguised in Germany outside GM's testing facilities. The revised Astra is scheduled to go on sale at the end of this year and although a styling prototype, the vehicle caught in the camera viewfinder clearly shows off the Astra's new lines on the outside.

...
2008 Saturn Outlook XR
2005 VUE Red Line
2002 L300 (sold)

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Charlie's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Charlie reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Charlie is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 02-16-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
Robor007
Advanced Member
Robor007 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Palm Harbor, FL (US)
Posts: 946
 

2008 Astra XR
Default Re: Spied: 2010 Opel Astra Spotted Sans Clothing

Not sure about the new look. I can't decide if I like the front end more or less. Definitely not a fan of the small window by the mirror - it reminds me of the Fit. I would have liked to see those rear windows enlarged to reduce the blind spots.

...
2008 Astra XR3 door 5sp - Silver Sand with premium trim, 18" rims, and advanced audio. (new owner as of 12/15)

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Robor007's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Robor007 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Robor007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
GM Sky Man
Member
GM Sky Man is on a distinguished road
 
GM Sky Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 389

2008 Astra XR
Default Re: Spied: 2010 Opel Astra Spotted Sans Clothing

Having sat in the 2010 Astra, I can lend you all my thoughts on these little "sail" windows. To address your point about blind spots, it is even worse INSIDE the car. The glass looks larger from the outside of the car, however, that A piller thickness plus the additional piller thickness serves only to reduce the window size from inside the car. In effect, it makes the A piller appear larger because you have to look through two larger pillers rather than one smaller one like on our "H" models.

Additionally, the door opening created by this sail window only serves the create issues as it is not a clean line. Instead it dances behind, below and in front of the outside rear view mirror. Not pretty.

Just my 2 cents worth.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to GM Sky Man's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help GM Sky Man reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
GM Sky Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 09:32 AM   #4
OPEL Blitz
Advanced Member
OPEL Blitz is on a distinguished road
 
OPEL Blitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 848
Default Re: Spied: 2010 Opel Astra Spotted Sans Clothing

I like the new profile and the pillar design on the doors.

...
2007 OPEL Astra Diesel

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to OPEL Blitz's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help OPEL Blitz reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
OPEL Blitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 10:01 AM   #5
OPEL Blitz
Advanced Member
OPEL Blitz is on a distinguished road
 
OPEL Blitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 848
Default Re: Spied: 2010 Opel Astra Spotted Sans Clothing

Oh and we get air outlets in the A-pillar for the side windows now too, hopefully preventing the well known H-plague misted up windows. Dash outlet still feels a tad too short.

...
2007 OPEL Astra Diesel

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to OPEL Blitz's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help OPEL Blitz reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
OPEL Blitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 11:13 AM   #6
bigbird
Senior Member
bigbird is on a distinguished road
 
bigbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 1,243
Default Re: Spied: 2010 Opel Astra Spotted Sans Clothing

With the abandonment of Saturn by GM it's doubtful we'll ever see 2010 Saturn Astras being sold here. Maybe they'll come over as Vauxhall's, Opel's, or Buicks, but it won't be as Saturn Astras.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to bigbird's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help bigbird reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
bigbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 Opel Astra Unofficially Revealed Toto Astra General 21 04-11-2009 11:06 AM
2010 Opel Astra Spy Shots GM Sky Man Astra General 18 03-30-2009 06:03 AM
2009/2010 Astra spied (also interior) Moses7 Astra General 7 05-29-2008 09:15 AM
2010 Saturn Astra Spied! Charlie Astra General 5 03-04-2008 06:57 PM
2010 Saturn/Opel Astra? kmil Astra General 7 08-13-2007 09:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.