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2008 Saturn Astra XRReview
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Astric — The acceleration is decent for a economic car. The brakes are very smooth. The handling is amazing, I love taking turns very fast. Overall for the build quality it's been great, i've had it for only 6 months but so far I haven't had any problems. Both the exterior and interior are amazing. The exterior is a unique style that isn't seen very often and my favorite part about it is the panoramic sunroof. The interior is very interesting, its a Black cloth interior with and light grey pillars and roof. The gas milage is awesome 28/32 mpg. Out of every car I have driven, this one is my favorite. I have driven 1995 Dodge Neon, 2006 Nissan Maxima, 2010 Nissan Altima and a 2001 Chevy Tahoe and none of them compare to this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Overall a very unique car and now working on it to make it a one of a kind

Cons: The only thing I hate about this car is that since this was only made for one year, it is pretty much impossible to find aftermarket parts for it.

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2008 Saturn Astra XR CoupeReview
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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. Reason: To save on fuel and slightly decrease brake pad wear...slightly Takes the corners very smooth and confident, every little bump and road flaw is felt for superior driver feel and is easy to correct and maneuver. Needs an auxiliary plug for ipods and mp3 players. Very Fun to drive! Cannot wait to Drive it again.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun, Efficient, and a good looker

Cons: Saturn is Dead :(

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2008 Saturn Astra XR CoupeReview
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Great Looks A Blast To Drive, A Real Chic Magnet — Great car solid ride well laid out interior Gas mileage is amazing This car is fun to drive 17 in rims lowered suspension the breaks are strong no fade ,it handles like its on rails . It's down a bit on power only 138 hp from the 1.8l power plant

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun fun fun

Cons: only one cup holder

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2008 Saturn Astra XRReview
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2008 Saturn Astra Xr (5-door Hatchback) — Could be a bit more powerful (138 hp in a 1.5 ton hatch.) Handling is excellent. Solid build quality. Love the looks. Gas mileage has been pretty average. Only approx. 27 mpg with mixed driving (city and highway.) Overall, I couldn't be happier. I love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, Build Quality, Looks

Cons: Acceleration, Fuel mileage

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2008 Saturn Astra XEReview
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Hatch, 30+ Mpg, Great Handling, Great Styling, Paid Under $16k — Handles great, utility of a hatchback, looks good (a lot people ask "that's a Saturn?"), small but not too small, not the most powerful engine but the handling makes it a fun drive and gets very good gas mileage (at 9,500 miles now, my lowest mileage on a tank was 29.7, average around 32 mpg). Not a top notch interior, it's simple but functional. No aux jack and no front cupholders are the usual complaints, but it doesn't bother me. Good on-board computer setup despite 80's style screen.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Awesome handling

Cons: 138hp engine

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2008 Saturn Astra XRReview
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2008 Astra Xr — Great Car. Performance- Acceleration very good for engine size. Braking- Very Good. Handling- Excellent. Build Quality- Bit of road noise. Otherwise very solid. Appearance- Well done. Cost of Ownership- Gas 28-32 MPH. New- No maintenace issues. Fun Factor- Yes. Responsive and Nimble.

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2008 Saturn Astra XR CoupeReview
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2008 Saturn Astra Xr — The new 2008 Saturn Astra is a great car for the average guy or gal that whats something sporty yet fuel effecient. The car has a solid chassis, and stiff suspension but lacks power to match. The tiny 1.8L Ecotec just doesn't have enough fun factor. Now, if we in North America could get the 2.0L turbo from the Opel Astra in europe, this car would be fantastic for the average low budget tuner.

Pros: Suspension, Trac-Control, Lo-Pro 18", Chassis, Interior,

Cons: Lack of displacment, Natural Aspiration, Trac-Control

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2008 Saturn Astra XEReview
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'08 Astra Knocks It Into Outer Space — My first new car is economical, fun to drive, well-built, and Euro-stylish. I absolutely love it. While the lack of easily accessible cupholders and an Mp3 jack would have been nice, this car is awesome, and I thoroughly enjoy every time I'm behind the wheel.

Pros: Style, Ride, Handling, Comfort, Interior, Space, Quality

Cons: Strange feature combinations mean I didn't get everything I wanted. Better cupholders and an MP3 jack would have been nice.

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2008 Saturn Astra XRReview
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Loza The Black Astra — Top Speed: 225 km/h Acceleration 0-100 12 sec Handling very good in corners Build Quality: it doesnt need repairs no squeaks or rattles wat so ever Appearance: interior 4/5 exterior 5/5 cost of ownership: Millage 9700 km Maintenance perfect Fun Factor: click on the sport button and enjoy life in fast forward mode. I would recommend it to a friend obviously (if he/she will treat it right)

Pros: Everything

Cons: No Mp3 CD changer and Rims are only 15'

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2008 Saturn Astra XRReview
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My Astra — While it is not the fastest car I have ever owned (1982 Ford Mustang 5.0 H.O.) the performance is good. The tight suspension makes cornering a breeze. the snug fitting seats, and Tilt/ telescopic wheel make it very easy to find a comfortable driving position. This European built car has alot of small details that add up to a well thought out car..Express down windows (can be opened with the RKE) , trip computer, 6 standard air bags, 7 speaker stereo with CD. Onstar is great, and the "Safe and Sound" package is free for the first year. I now drive, even when I have no place to go!

Pros: Looks Great, Fun to drive, and Great on Gas

Cons: Cheap floor mats and carpet, no cup holder or center console. Could use a sixth gear

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