2008 Saturn Astra  -  $16,495


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,495
Base Invoice: $15,463
Destination Charge: $620
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB XE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 24 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 5dr HB XE
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual
Engine: Engine, 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Model Highlights

The 2008 Saturn Astra is offered in two hatchback body styles--three-door and five-door. Both have a 138-horsepower, 1.8L Ecotec four-cylinder engine underhood, paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The engine has continuously variable valve timing, which helps make it both more responsive and efficient.

The Astra has a strut-type suspension in front, with bushings designed to curb noise and vibration, while the rear is of a semi-independent, axle-beam design. Together with the suspension, electro-hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering helps provide sporty handling.

Inside, the Astra has sportier, more supportive seats (with more aggressive bolstering on three-doors) than most other cars in its price range, and a tilt/telescopic steering column. The back seat is also split 60/40 and folds flat to expand cargo capacity to nearly 45 cubic feet.

Safety features haven't been neglected either. Six air bags are standard, including roof-rail head-curtain air bags and seat-mounted thorax air bags in front. Active head restraints are also included. Anti-lock brakes are standard (they're optional on many small cars), while GM's StabiliTrak stability control system is standard on three-door models and optional on five-doors.

The Astra five-door comes in two trim levels, a base XE and sportier XR, while the three-door only comes in the XR trim. The base XE comes with power windows and locks, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, remote keyless entry, RainSense wipers, and a six-speaker CD sound system. XR models add alloy wheels, variable-effort steering, 16-inch alloys, projector-beam fog lamps, air conditioning, and an upgraded, seven-speaker sound system with MP3 compatibility.

XR three-door models have all of the equipment found on the five-door XR models, plus better-bolstered high-back seats, a sport lowered suspension, exhaust brightwork, quicker-ratio steering, and steering-wheel audio controls. Options include leather seats, an upgraded audio system, a dual-panel power sunroof on the XR five-door, and flashy 18-inch star-spoke alloy wheels on the top XR three-door.


Pros

Stylish inside and out; assured handling; fuel efficiency.


Model News

The European-flavored Astra is a new hatchback in the Saturn lineup for 2008. It is based on the Euro-market Opel of the same name and replaces the now-discontinued Ion sedan and coupe models.


Value Writeup

Because of its European design and engineering, the 2008 Saturn Astra is one of the most distinctive small cars offered in the U.S. market, inside and out. Fuel economy should be a strength when compared to most other vehicles in its class, and the top XR three-door looks poised to resonate with the go-fast small-car crowd. All Astras are extremely well-equipped with standard items that are most often found on the options list at this price range.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
288.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
384.00 mi

Engine Order Code
2H0

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800

Trans Order Code
MM3

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.4 ft³

Front Head Room
38.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Front Hip Room
51.8 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
35.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Second Hip Room
51.4 in

Wheelbase
102.9 in

Length, Overall
170.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.0 in

Height, Overall
57.4 in

Track Width, Front
58.6 in

Track Width, Rear
58.6 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
12.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2921 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1388 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
139 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1388 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
139 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent

Front Tire Order Code
QJV

Rear Tire Order Code
QJV

Front Tire Size
P205/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V063000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
113,716

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Saab 9-3 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2002, to February 15, 2011, 2006-2009 Saab 9-5 vehicles manufactured June 7, 2005, to May 28, 2009, and 2008-2009 Saturn Astra vehicles manufactured April 11, 2007, to July 24, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver's frontal airbag module on Saturn Astra vehicles, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Owners were notified of the recall on March 23, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007 or Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 28810.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Engine, 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Transmission, 5-speed manual

Drivetrain, front-wheel drive

Steering, power, non-variable ratio, electro-hydraulic

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with full cover

Tires, P205/55R16 all-season, touring

Wheel and tire, spare, compact

Fuel filler door, locking

Moldings, body-color bodyside

Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control

Daytime Running Lamps

Lamps, turn signal indicator

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual folding

Wipers, front intermittent, Rainsense

Wiper, rear

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and speed-compensated volume

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Seats, front cloth bucket, reclining, with active, adjustable and removable head restraints

Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual, fore/aft, up/down

Seat adjuster, passenger 2-way manual, fore/aft

Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with 3 adjustable and removable headrests and retractable dual cup holders in seat cushion

Console, front with cup holder, 12-volt power outlet and manual parking brake lever

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear, includes retention feature on front mats

Steering column, rake and telescopic

Steering wheel, polyurethane

Information display, Driver Information Center, including trip computer, vehicle warning messages, audio information, date, time and external temperature

Driver Information Center

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Windows, power front with Express-Down

Windows, power rear with Express-Down

Key, foldable with Remote Keyless Entry for central locking

Key, foldable with Remote Keyless Entry for central locking

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (if equipped), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn and Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details. Includes front center-mounted roof antenna.)

Cruise control

Theft-deterrent system, engine immobilizer

Heater, outside air with fan

Heat ducts, rear floor

Glovebox, lighted with dampened door, removable glovebox divider, coinholder and pen clip

Trim, Charcoal Metallic on the instrument panel, center stack and steering wheel

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with Passenger Sensing System message indicator and OnStar

Sunglass storage, overhead, passenger-side (Replaced with assist grip when (C3U) power sunroof is ordered.)

Sunglass storage, overhead, driver-side (Replaced with assist grips when (C3U) power sunroof is ordered.)

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Assist handles, dampened (Rear passenger seating positions on 5-door XE and XR, front passenger seating position on 3-door XR)

Lighting, interior, includes courtesy lighting and dual reading lamps in front and rear seating

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Air bags, dual-stage frontal, thorax and pelvic side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable with pretensioners

Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all 3 rear seating positions

Pedal Release System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND (FOR VEHICLES ORDERED BY RETAILERS IN THE STATES OF CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND WITH FEDERAL EMISSIONS)
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL (FOR VEHICLES ORDERED BY RETAILERS IN FEDERAL EMISSION STATES WITH CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND OR VERMONT EMISSIONS; MAY ALSO BE USED BY RETAILERS IN STATES OF CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND OR VERMONT TO ORDER DIFFERENT STATE-SPECIFIC EMISSIONS)
$0

 
ENGINE, 1.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$1,325

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) STEEL
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) ALLOY, TWIN-SPOKE
$350

 
SEATS, FRONT CLOTH BUCKET, RECLINING
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE
$0

 
SALSA RED
$0

 
SILVER SAND
$0

 
STAR SILVER
$0

 
TWILIGHT BLUE
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, INTERIOR
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING NOT DESIRED
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING, SINGLE-ZONE MANUAL
$960

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
SUNROOF, POWER, DUAL PANEL, RETRACTABLE
$1,200

 
STABILITRAK, STABILITY CONTROL
$495

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$250

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

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