Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum

Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum (https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/)
-   General Off Topic (https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f18/)
-   -   Why am I doing this!!! (https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f18/why-am-i-doing-90513/)

Sky4christ 12-28-2017 08:03 PM

Why am I doing this!!!
 
So I sold the explorer about a month ago, and decided I wanted an Saturn astra as my daily driver.
what I didn't know is that the production #'s of the astra were actually lower than the Sky (the astra in the US was only made for technically one year as in 09 they were just trying to sell off the 08's If I understood what I read correctly)
So I found one in Rockford Illinios and I'm going to pick it up this weekend (its supposed to be -6 there on saturday so I'm going to die since I'm a florida boy) But at least I'll die owning to satur-opels :lol:
flying up on saturday and driving down saturday/sunday, I hope to pass by many skys in their garages where they should be in this weather.
Intend on passing by, Chicago, Indy, Nashville, and ATL.

davhamm 12-28-2017 08:27 PM

You are nuts.

I have heard parts for those cars are hard to find and expensive as it is an opel and did not come from the GM parts bin, so most parts are pretty much unique to it.

I hope you did your homework before hand.

Robotech 12-29-2017 11:30 AM

You crazy Hydro Blue guys always needing something unique...LOL ;)

Seriously though, I see very few of the Astras on the street and that would explain it. The Sky was supposed to be the flagship of the "new" line of Saturns...really all just rebadged Opels...and the Astra was part of that "new" Saturn lineup.

Rusty Boltz 12-29-2017 03:52 PM

I had to Google that one. :huh: Good luck with it.

ChopTop 12-29-2017 05:18 PM

As far as I know Illinois uses road salt, so you may want to get it inspected when you get home and possible check into some anti corrosion treatment if available. I have to replace my 97 Cherokee due to road salt and all the Jeeps I've been looking at have been in southern states. Though the downside of looking for vehicles in southern states is that older vehicles usually have very high mileage.

expostdelirium 12-29-2017 07:02 PM

Good friend of mine had an Astra. I loved that car. Didn't realize they built from GM parts. It was dependable as all get-out. He's a car guy, so he didn't have it long: that and he got changed jobs so he could afford a whole different league of car.

Have a safe trip. There's nothing like testing the car's mettle quite like driving it hundreds of miles home. Godspeed...

mstrjon32 12-29-2017 11:40 PM

I'm quite fond of the following generation of the Astra, especially the OPC. I've considered buying one a few times myself.

https://www.carsbase.com/photo/Opel-..._pic_99000.jpg

Good luck with the car.

HORNET1 12-30-2017 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sky4christ (Post 1239737)
I found one in Rockford Illinios and I'm going to pick it up this weekend (its supposed to be -6 there on saturday so I'm going to die since I'm a florida boy)

Don't plan on wearing your flip-flops up there in Illinois. Be safe :thumbs:

Robotech 12-30-2017 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mstrjon32 (Post 1240042)
I'm quite fond of the following generation of the Astra, especially the OPC. I've considered buying one a few times myself.

https://www.carsbase.com/photo/Opel-..._pic_99000.jpg

Good luck with the car.

Oh, I like that a lot.

ChopTop 12-30-2017 01:11 PM

Astra wheels on a Kappa.
https://i.imgur.com/zKwmzHf.jpg

marlboromike 12-30-2017 02:45 PM

The wheels are UGLY

mstrjon32 12-30-2017 08:09 PM

They look really good on the Solstice, don't know if they would look so nice on the Sky, though.

Sky_Pilot 12-30-2017 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sky4christ (Post 1239737)
So I sold the explorer about a month ago, and decided I wanted an Saturn astra as my daily driver.
what I didn't know is that the production #'s of the astra were actually lower than the Sky (the astra in the US was only made for technically one year as in 09 they were just trying to sell off the 08's If I understood what I read correctly)
So I found one in Rockford Illinios and I'm going to pick it up this weekend (its supposed to be -6 there on saturday so I'm going to die since I'm a florida boy) But at least I'll die owning to satur-opels :lol:
flying up on saturday and driving down saturday/sunday, I hope to pass by many skys in their garages where they should be in this weather.
Intend on passing by, Chicago, Indy, Nashville, and ATL.

FWIW, I have two Saturns, one is, of course, my Sky Redline, and the other is a 2003 Saturn LW300. I have 170k on my LW300 and it's still going strong and my DD and I am still averaging 24 mpg with its 3.0 V6. The LW has been the most reliable and trouble free car I have ever owned. So if you like the Astra, go for it regardless of the board's naysayers, or maybe that's bored naysayers.

GJinNY 12-31-2017 12:59 PM

If the Astra has an ECOTECH engine......GO FOR IT

davhamm 12-31-2017 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GJinNY (Post 1240233)
If the Astra has an ECOTECH engine......GO FOR IT

Only one engine was available: a 1.8 L U18XER inline-4-cylinder gasoline engine with variable-valve technology producing 138 hp (103 kW)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ront_right.jpg


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome