Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.8L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 123K Miles, Gray/Black
I recently purchased a 1 owner 2008 Astra 2 door XR.. This car is so worth the buy! Its steering and suspension makes it fun and easy to drive. My car came with all the bells and whistles! Bluetooth capability and OnStar. (including heated leather seats) I'm getting great gas mileage which is a plus since the price for gas keeps going up. This car is great for a single or a couple with no children. It has great hatchback space and seats that lay down. Nice rims and tires..1 Happy Customer!
We recently purchased a 2008 Astra XE as a replacement for our 1999 SW1. We also own a 2000 SL1 manual and 2001 SL2 which my teenage sons drive. We had looked at the Astra in 2008 and did our research. As most reviews indicated, the lack of and placement of cupholders is an inconvienence. Also, a premium sound system with an input jack and XM radio would have been nice. Upgrading to the XR gives you a few more features and steering wheel controls but does not change the basic deficiencies noted. However, the Astra compares well with the SL2 only with a bit more power and European feel. We averaged 32 mpg on a recent trip to the ocean, slightly less than the S series obtained in a similar trip. The European feel takes a bit getting used to but with it you get a tighter suspension and brakes, quicker steering, and tighter turning radius. And with only 18,000 sold in the US, you'll have a unique vehicle. If you loved the S series and miss its passing, this is as close as you will come to reliving the experience.
I love this car, very good on gas, plenty of room, don't see many of them out there. only down fall is needs a 6th gear. But I have gotten use to it. very good car for the money