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Old 03-04-2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hello Saturn Astra Fans,

Consider this posting as self-serving, and facile bloviating on my part if you must, but I am concerned with the lack of participation here the last three or four months, to include my own waywardness.

I believe this can be contributed to a number of factors, the most prevalent being that most Astras are well into 90K plus miles usage (150K Km?) and very often possessions of second and third owners. And let us not forget those lost in collisions and because of the age and miles, no longer deemed repairable by many insurance companies. One only needs looking at www.car-part.com to appreciate the number of Astras now in boneyards after damage.

I want to make an appeal to all who read this to try to make at least one comment or contribution each month left in 2018, even if it is to say “Kiss-my-ass” in Swahili, Tongan or other obscure tongue. Canadian members should endeavor to make this same comment or similar in the unusual and strange languages (Inuit?) found in the vastness of your northern territories….. Québécois will suffice.

My final suggestion and request is a “proof of life” posting of you and your Astra (or just your Astra) in your environs for all here to appreciate. I would hate to see our resource here die a slow death and rather encourage all here to participate. It’s only because I love this car and value what has been shared here that I make such demands on you.

Who is with me?

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Old 03-04-2018, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hi JFS,
I'm with you, General.. We gotta keep it going, this site to is an excellent resource. I want to keep both my Astras running as long as possible.

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Old 03-05-2018, 07:39 AM   #3
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If I had anything to report, I would! But owning this car has been very uneventful. Just hit 95,000 miles over the weekend.

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Old 03-05-2018, 03:22 PM   #4
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If I had anything to report, I would! But owning this car has been very uneventful.
Not my case!

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Old 03-05-2018, 06:05 PM   #5
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192k KM and now slowly rising. I am the original owner since november 2009, driven from toronto, Ontario to charlottetown, PEI as the longest trip followed by Toronto to Bangor, Maine to visit Phatfire6 when he was still on the forums.

My astra is now parked every winter and will be preserved for a long long time, I've been doing research into making it a real vxr with a 2.0T engine swap.

The only reason I would ever get rid of the astra is if it was in a accident and I couldn't get her fixed.

There she is in the hibernation space!!
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:17 PM   #6
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nicolas,

you have plenty of space so should pick up a spare Astra at fire sale prices to ensure you have parts for a long time!

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Naung anarvik?

I'm just at 68,000kms on my 2009 Astra. While we are at it, don't forget to check into my "The Last Astra Owner Thread": http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=191809 . Its a non-serious challenge to be the last Saturn Astra owner, that I seriously plan to win. If I keep my mileage low, maybe I have a chance.

I'll try to get a pic of my Astra in a nice environ for this thread, after I get the ugly winter wheels off.

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Old 03-06-2018, 09:33 PM   #8
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Bought my Astra as my first car from a dealership I work at. Never knew anything about the car but originally when my Dad told me it was an "import" I decided to take on the challenge.. Almost 2 years later, 1 fender bender, and about $1500 in parts later still love my car to death. Always get people looking over their shoulder when they pass me trying to figure out wtf it is (debaged on the back). I love my Astra and dont plan on getting rid of it any time soon.

Just rolled 112k miles, 4th owner

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