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Ladies and gentlemen, well it has happen - we have a GM in the family.

My brother and his wife just bought a new 2008 Opel Astra Wagon with the 90hp 1.4l Gas engine. apparently Opel was running a giant sale with about 30% off - so they jumped they gun.

They have been driving an old 1993 Seat Ibiza and the car was running out of its time ... moreover with new twins and their growing needs - they simply outgrew the Ibiza.

I was already promised a drive, so I will report back.

The Astra looks just like this one, but red.


the Ibiza looked just like this one - but in a worse condition and a 5 door:

 

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Re: My Brother just bought a GM

You have a "General Motors" in the family? I have an issue when people say, "We have a GM." It just doesn't make sense. GM isn't a brand, per se. GM Product, GM vehicle, GM xxxx makes sense. GM by itself doesn't.

You don't say, "I went to Target and bought a Procter & Gamble." You say, "I went to Target and got Tide."

I feel better now.


And nice car.
 

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Congrats on his new car! I haven't seen the wagon version before and I must say it's nice.


I swear, the Astra must have the most variations than any car on the planet.

- 3-door
- 5-door
- Sedan
- twintop
- pano windshield
- wagon
- SRi/redline
...missing any?
 

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Congrats on his new car! I haven't seen the wagon version before and I must say it's nice.


I swear, the Astra must have the most variations than any car on the planet.

- 3-door
- 5-door
- Sedan
- twintop
- pano windshield
- wagon
- SRi/redline
...missing any?
I think you got all of them - but that wide of a range is nothing unusual for a compact in Europe ... those are the bread and butter cars for most of the automakers, and so a wide variety of options, bodies, and variants are offered.

Remember the 1ts gen US Focus? We had 5 versions (if you count SVT) and now the EU Focus has even wider range (7 models if I count right). And once again - they are not alone.

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Re: My Brother just bought a GM

Looks nice! I like the wheels myself, kinda utilitarian.
You have a "General Motors" in the family? I have an issue when people say, "We have a GM." It just doesn't make sense. GM isn't a brand, per se. GM Product, GM vehicle, GM xxxx makes sense. GM by itself doesn't.

You don't say, "I went to Target and bought a Procter & Gamble." You say, "I went to Target and got Tide."

I feel better now.


And nice car.
 

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I'd swap a Saturn emblem/grill on it to confuse people
 
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