Goodbye, Saturn Astra
April 26th, 2016 4:13 PM Share
Over the weekend and earlier this week, my girlfriend and I negotiated over and agreed to purchase a new car. No, it isn’t that.
So, let’s play a little game, shall we? I’m not going to tell you what we bought to replace the Astra — at least not straight up. But I’m here if you want to play a game of 20 Questions.
The first hint is a freebie: Yes, it’s a new car.
Published April 26th, 2016 4:10 PM
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Mark, What a cool choice. What's the service interval on the timing belt and your take on this part of the little mechanical marvel ice?
Well, I'm late to the game, but after hearing hatch, turbo, manual, and given the already eliminated options, I was leaning towards Veloster Turbo. Congrats on the Fiesta though. I thought Astras were kind of cool, at least the coupes. And I had had a good experience with my SC1. But the coupes couldn't have the sunroof, and the 4-doors were kind of frumpy. So screw 'em.
No self respecting person, let alone an automotive journalist, would either own a Saturn...or admit to owning a Saturn. Either you were young and foolish, or....well lets just say, you're smarter now. Especially since you didn't get the problematic 6 speed auto on the Fiesta. I have heard from Fords own employee's just how awful the automatic 6 is.
Congratulations on your new ride. And thank you for using "my girlfriend and I negotiated", rather than "me and my girlfriend negotiated". Looking forward to your impressions on your latest purchase.