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Old 05-27-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
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Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper recently published some interesting statistics about the folks who are buying 2008 Saturn Astras. The data comes courtesy of the Power Information Network. Its not clear whether this information represents both U.S. and Canadian Astra owners
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Good piece, Charlie. Check with Michael Karesh and see what he shows. It may take a bit of time, but he may be able to help even with his limited sample size. he's added a number of similar questions to his questionnaire.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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72 percent have leased their Astra instead of purchasing? How is that even possible? There have been no lease programs on the Astra, and lease payments would be absurdly high, higher than an Aura XR, at least according to the GMAC website...
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:58 PM   #4
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168$/month for 48 months with a 1995$ cash for the Astra XE w/manual transmission
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:15 PM   #5
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Saturn just announced 0% financing for 5 years on the Astra in Canada. I suspect the financing option will become the popular route now.
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Saturn has a lot riding on the Astra being a sucess. If it doesnt fly their whole business model of importing Opel's will doom the company.

Presently Saturn has been moderately successful selling re-badged GM cars. This may be Saturn's alternative future.

The sad part of the story is a company can have the right product at the right time, but the public may not buy it. i.e. Read the article about Suzuki's sales dropping even though they have affordable cars with good mileage numbers.
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Read the article about Suzuki's sales dropping even though they have affordable cars with good mileage numbers.
Suzuki makes cars?

At the Dallas auto show a few years ago I went by their display, and honestly I did not know they made cars. The lady working there wasn't happy to hear that. I did start to remember seeing Grand Vitara ads. I've never even seen a Suzuki dealer.

Maybe Saturn has the same problem.
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The Aerio and Verona.
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And the SX4--actually a pretty nice little car.

The Aerio and SX4 are Suzuki-built products. The Verona and Forenza are Daewoo rebadges. The XL7 is a CAMI product, like the Equinox/Torrent.
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168$/month for 48 months with a 1995$ cash for the Astra XE w/manual transmission
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Does anyone have access to comparable data for prior Saturn models? I'd be very interested to compare this Astra data to that of the S-series and the ION. It would also be interesting to know the percentage of these sales/leases that are made to existing Saturn owners versus conquest sales/leases, and to also compare that number to data generated for prior Saturn models.
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