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Old 06-26-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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Well, I have not seen the movie yet, but from what I can read online, it appears as though our 5 door Astra makes a nice debut in the transformers movie.

"Mikaela goes back to help Sam, and Mikaela, Sam and Leo drive off in a Saturn Astra Mikaela hotwires, with Alice chasing them. Mikaela, disposes of Alice, but while on the highway their car gets carried away by Grindor in his helicopter mode."

Wooo Hooo, more screen time for our little imports!

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:27 AM   #2
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Yeah, it gets demolished in the trailer for the movie. You can only see it for about 1/2 a second.

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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i read that they used a gto in the original movie. if that is true then two of my cars, no three if you count my 76 camaro were used in the movie.

do i win a prize?

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:56 AM   #4
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No, the movie is just a huge GM commercial.

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Old 06-26-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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No, the movie is just a huge GM commercial.
... with cars you can't currently buy from GM

Corvette Stingray (concept)
GMC TopKick (commercial trucks sold off to someone, I forget who it was)
Chevrolet Volt (not on sale yet)
Saturn Astra (entire brand sold)
Chevrolet Spark (not on sale yet)
Hummer H2 (sold to some Chinese company)

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:12 PM   #6
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... with cars you can't currently buy from GM

Corvette Stingray (concept)
GMC TopKick (commercial trucks sold off to someone, I forget who it was)
Chevrolet Volt (not on sale yet)
Saturn Astra (entire brand sold)
Chevrolet Spark (not on sale yet)
Hummer H2 (sold to some Chinese company)
How true...how true...sad but true...

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Old 06-27-2009, 08:29 PM   #7
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i read that they used a gto in the original movie. if that is true then two of my cars, no three if you count my 76 camaro were used in the movie.

do i win a prize?
Apparently they chopped up a 2004 GTO to make the BumbleBee Camaro in the first Transformers. I was horrified when I read that thinking of my '05.

You and me have similar taste in cars: Astra, GTO, Camaro ('87 here).

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:30 PM   #8
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Why would they have to chop up a GTO to make BumbleBee? The Camaro in the movie looked exactly like the concepts at the auto shows.

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #9
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Why would they have to chop up a GTO to make BumbleBee? The Camaro in the movie looked exactly like the concepts at the auto shows.
"This is a movie prop, so it in no way necessarily indicates how the production Camaro will drive. In fact it has more in common with the just-discontinued, Aussie-made Pontiac GTO because under all that plastic there is a GTO ó pulled straight out of GM's engineering R&D fleet. This feat is in itself nearly as impressive a feat of fabrication as any production car. And this car drives well. In fact it even did its own stunts."

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=121044

They show all the pics of it being put together from the frame up. Then you can even see the 2004 GTO gauges in one pic ('04 gauges have a different font than the next 2 years). Apparently GM didn't have a Camaro ready in time for the first movie.

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:34 PM   #10
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Damn, I hope GM at least paid for all of it. Looks good though, and it is nice to see it was using a LS1.

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Old 06-29-2009, 07:10 PM   #11
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Damn, I hope GM at least paid for all of it. Looks good though, and it is nice to see it was using a LS1.
And if they waited a year, it would have been the LS2. Imagine an LS1 or 2 engine in our Astras plus all-wheel drive? LOL

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