GM Inside News Forum banner
1 - 20 of 53 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,215 Posts
The 2008's have barely been out more than 2 moths. I would not hold my breath waiting for info on the 2009s for a while still. Aux in is rumored to be coming in the next gen, I don't know about 2009.
 

·
Editor
Joined
·
26,951 Posts
The 2008's have barely been out more than 2 moths. I would not hold my breath waiting for info on the 2009s for a while still. Aux in is rumored to be coming in the next gen, I don't know about 2009.
We should be seeing some information soon. I don't expect an AUX port unless they had the radio supplier design a unit with enough inputs for AM/FM/XM/OnStar/AUX, because at the moment that radio does not have enough.

I'd like to see navigation, sunroof, XM, and the panoramic windshield added. Oh, throw in a higher output engine...I'll buy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,019 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
We should be seeing some information soon. I don't expect an AUX port unless they had the radio supplier design a unit with enough inputs for AM/FM/XM/OnStar/AUX, because at the moment that radio does not have enough.

I'd like to see navigation, sunroof, XM, and the panoramic windshield added. Oh, throw in a higher output engine...I'll buy.
sunroof is already available (at least on the 5-door XR it is).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,823 Posts
I'll keep an eye out on Dealerworld for any added options.

My Wish List:
XM
Aux Jack
Bluetooth
Center Console w/ Integrated cup holders
DIC conversion to a more standard layout without Military time.
 

·
Editor
Joined
·
26,951 Posts
I'll keep an eye out on Dealerworld for any added options.

My Wish List:
XM
Aux Jack
Bluetooth
Center Console w/ Integrated cup holders
DIC conversion to a more standard layout without Military time.
Even the above would be nice. I'd consider one with those options...particularly with gas still climbing.

So what are customer's reactions to the Astra thus far?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
112 Posts
Even the above would be nice. I'd consider one with those options...particularly with gas still climbing.

So what are customer's reactions to the Astra thus far?
I thought all '09 GMs were supposed to have Bluetooth and something else, aux inputs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,823 Posts
Even the above would be nice. I'd consider one with those options...particularly with gas still climbing.

So what are customer's reactions to the Astra thus far?
The small amount that have come in to shop the Astra love the Astra. All reactions have been positive with just a few complaints (arm rest, cup holders) not a single complaint about lack of NAV, BT, or Aux Jack. The MP3 player folks have been using the FM transmitter for some time and don't mind using it in their next vehicle.

however, there are no buy rates and no leasing interest rates yet, so that is what is turning the customer away.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,208 Posts
My only gripe with the car is the somber charcoal interior color scheme. Apparently a charcoal/tan cloth combo is now available but I want a tan or grey leather option. Probably won't happen though.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
37 Posts
for pricing, there wan an article that stated due to the dollar weaking again, that the price is going up $500 across the board. but I wouldn't expect to see any changes with it till the new one hits in 3 years.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
7,944 Posts
This car is a complete flop, I have not seen a single one on the road, and I live about 5 miles from a Saturn dealer that has a ton on the lot.

Yes it it does look good, but it does not sell, it's expensive, it does not have enough feautures or hp, the MPG is not high enough and again, it's too expensive, and there is no way to make it cheaper without GM further loosing their a$$ on the car.

This car needs to be made in Lordstown OH or Ramos Mexico ASAP, it needs to be able to get at least 40MPG hwy with a manual, a normal radio, a better looking trip computer that tells time normally and easier to use, an optional navigation system, bluetooth, again ADVERTISEMENTS, a lower base price(hence the US production)some advertising(?I have not seen any commercials for just the Astra) and optional higher performance version, a normal sedan, ADVERTISEMENTS,
 
1 - 20 of 53 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top