By on July 23, 2018

2008 Saturn Astra XE in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view - ©2018 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

Remember the Saturn Astra? A Belgian-built Opel Astra, it was supposed to replace the Ion, but GM had a few distractions around that time and axed the Saturn Astra early in 2009… followed by the Saturn brand itself.

Just two model years, poor sales, weird Euro-Detroit badge-engineering hijinks, and a near-instant disappearance from cultural memory: just what I like best in a Junkyard Find! (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Arthur Dailey: Unfortunately most Americans have zero concept of what the term ‘communist’ means. It is...
  • Arthur Dailey: @Southerner, it is human nature to fear what you do not understand.
  • John R: Yay. A Mach-E (I will never call this a Mustang) might be ideal for dense municipalities like a NY or Philly....
  • Lou_BC: @MitchConner – A few “worse” droughts in 1,000 years doesn’t negate the severity of...
  • Lou_BC: “communists occupying the executive branch” As opposed to the xenophobic nepotistic kleptocracy...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber