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    New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    I just bought a new saturn astra on saturday. My question is in a month when saturn is no longer GM, is my warranty through GM or is it through Penske? Also, has anyone added a satellite radio to there Astra. Where did you mount it. Also, if anyone has there wheel sets they are trying to sell let me know because I got the summer performance tires so I need a set of winter ones before winter.


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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Nice ride congratulations.

    This is an '08? Did you manage to swing a good deal?

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    The service dept. at the local Saturn dealer here (Houston) said they would continue to provide warranty work on the Astras.

    I think there might been a couple of extra wheels for the winter tires for sale on usastra.com and saturnfans.com.

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    Nice ride congratulations.

    This is an '08? Did you manage to swing a good deal?
    Yeah it's an '08. The MSRP was around $21,600 and we paid $15,500 plus tax. I'd say a pretty good deal. I got the premium sound, heated seats, and the bigger wheels. Has anyone added a remote start to their Astra. I love how it drives.

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    Dang it looks good in that color.

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    Nice ride congratulations.

    This is an '08? Did you manage to swing a good deal?
    No such thing as an '09 or '10 Astra, so it would have to be an '08.

    3-door Astras always looked pretty sweet.
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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    No such thing as an '09 or '10 Astra, so it would have to be an '08.
    Oh yes there are... I took a 2009 out for a test drive.

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Another question that I have that I do not know if anyone can answer is, after I turn off my car if I hold one of the turn signals the car beeps then one of the turn signals stays on constant. Why would I ever want to do this?

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Not sure how I missed you so far, oh wait busy at work so I havent been on here much. But nice to see more Astra owners. Click on the pic in my sig if you want to hear more about my Astra.

    Anyways with questions you are better off stopping over to saturnfans.com and looking at the Astra forum over there. There are a lot of us over there as well and always willing to help out another Astra owner. Just gives you more people who have tried many of different things to their Astras and are always willing to have people learn from what they have done.


    Also never really tried your turn signal question. But if you do put the highbeams on after you turn off the car they will stay on for 30 seconds. This is to give you some light when you are walking into your house at night and need some extra light.

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolNate32 View Post
    Another question that I have that I do not know if anyone can answer is, after I turn off my car if I hold one of the turn signals the car beeps then one of the turn signals stays on constant. Why would I ever want to do this?
    I think that is the parking light. In Europe if you park your car at night away from a street light you must put on the parking lights. The turn signal switch up or down lights just two bulbs one in front and one in the rear on either left or right sides. Not the same as the parking lights on the dash switch. All German spec cars are required to have this feature. I am surprised it works in your Astra. I wll test it on mine tonight.

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Quick question. Does the Saturn Astra have an underhood blanket on the hood inner panel? Just noticed mine doesn't have one. Seems strange, but maybe it was a cost down? Thanks for any replies.

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vibe Rater View Post
    Quick question. Does the Saturn Astra have an underhood blanket on the hood inner panel? Just noticed mine doesn't have one. Seems strange, but maybe it was a cost down? Thanks for any replies.
    I don't think so. Its kind of hard to remember. If I remember correctly, you should see a honeycomb-esque pattern on the inner panel. The triple layer is one giant crumple zone that was marketed as safer.
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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    OK then. Thanks!

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    The OP doesn't even have this Astra anymore if his profile is correct..

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    Re: New Saturn Astra, couple questions.

    Congrats to you on your Saturn Astra Coupe. I also purchased this same vehicle and I love it! I did encounter one problem with the a/c compressor. The unit has failed after owning this vehicle for only two years. I called GM and they state that this part has been discontinued. I am at odds on where to find an a/c compressor for my vehicle as I still have over a year of warranty left.

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