New Saturn Astra, It’s Cheap

It looks like the Saturn Ion will be going the way of the Dodo Bird, with the introduction of the new 2008 Saturn Astra.  It’s a European styled compact with bear bones pricing and practically no standard features, starting at $16,495.  Mind you, this base line model doesn’t include an automatic or even air conditioning, which I thought was standard equipment since the model T.

08 Saturn Astra

The 4-Cylinder engine is a little wanting, since once it’s loaded down with passengers and luggage the 125lb of torque just doesn’t do interstate on ramps.  But, those searching for a relief to $4 gallon fuel prices will probably be more than willing to sacrifice that get up and go for 32mpg on the highway.

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Author: Christopher

I've been an auto enthusiast since birth. I'm a grease monkey at heart and love learning to work on anything automotive. You'll often find me hiding in the garage, attending car shows, and reading about the latest and greatest online.

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