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Based on 7 reviews
Good Buy, If Not A Tad Expensive When I Bought It.
Fuel Efficient yet willing to gain to higher speeds then expected. 1.8L I-4 - 138hp Auto has a 'Neutral Assist' Feature that puts the transmission into Neutral during extended braking periods. Reas... Read More
I've Only Had It For A Bit, But So Far So Good.
I love the way the car looks. The leather is a little stiff, hopefully it will soften up as I put more mileage on it. The factory 18" make a massive difference. The acceleration on the car is borderli... Read More
Instant Market Value
A used 2008 Saturn Astra XR Coupe has an average retail price of $11,124 and 57,500 miles.
Designed for sporty yet fuel-efficient driving, the three-door 2008 Saturn Astra XR Coupe comes equipped with an upgraded interior, when compared to the entry-level Astra XE. Interior features include front sport bucket seats, a multifunction steering wheel with buttons for audio controls, air-conditioning with a particle filter, and a seven-speaker AM/FM/CD with MP3 playback capability.
The XR Coupe rides on a lowered sport suspension, giving it a race-car feel, while its wide stance provides good overall balance. A StabiliTrak stability control system, which helps keep the car on the road in slippery conditions, also comes standard. In addition, 17-inch 10-spoke wheels add to the coupe's sporty feel and appearance.
A 1.8-liter, 138-horsepower, double-overhead-cam Ecotec inline four powers the Astra XE. The engine ekes out a respectable 32 miles per gallon on the highway, according to EPA estimates, making it a good option for drivers looking for an economical ride.
Drivers can choose from two transmissions - a standard five-speed manual with a short-throw shifter or an optional four-speed automatic, designed for fuel efficiency. The automatic comes with a Winter Mode, which causes the car to start in third gear, reducing wheel spin on slippery roads.
The rear hatchback provides easy access to the cargo area, which expands to almost 45 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Numerous additional storage spaces, including rear-seat cupholders, are located around the cabin.
Other standard features include antilock brakes, front and side-impact airbags, heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, a tire pressure monitor system, and one year of OnStar with a hands-free calling system, accident assist, remote door unlock, and turn-by-turn navigation system.
The Astra originated in Europe, where it has become one of the top-selling compacts, and with good reason, according to drivers and reviewers. Overall, they give the Astra good marks for its well-laid-out interior, easy-to-read gauges, ergonomic design, supportive seats, and sporty styling.
Performance-wise, the Astra XR Coupe suffers somewhat when compared to the competition. But its agile handling, standard StabiliTrak, and sport-tuned suspension almost make up for that, according to some drivers. And thanks to a number of upgrade packages, including a Premium Trim Package that adds leather seats, and an Advanced Audio Package that adds a six-disc CD changer, the Astra can be outfitted to compete on many levels with the best its competition has to offer.
This overview covers the XR Coupe trim only.
Please see our 2008 Saturn Astra Overview for more information.
Looking for a Used Astra in your area?CarGurus has 282 nationwide Astra listings starting at $6,599.