About Saturn Astra
Once considered GM's best hope for fighting the Japanese small-car invasion, Saturn's cars have grown larger and more expensive while its customer base has grown older and more conservative. To get back in the groove, the company last year borrowed a popular European brand to replace the aging and bland Ion. While the Saturn Astra may be new to us, its twin has been a hot seller in Europe for the last five years. Saturn hopes the reasonably-priced 2009 Astra will once again put it on the shopping list of today's tech-savvy youth, evidenced by the car's very own page on the popular Facebook networking site.