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Old 06-23-2006, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default VERY interesting new Astra option...




See anything a bit different about this Astra? (this is the Vauxhall version, and the difference isn't that it's a Vauxhall)

Look closely....





















see it?

















Try this angle:







I like it!


*edit* Found it here:

http://cars.ign.com/articles/712/712707p1.html

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Old 06-23-2006, 06:19 AM   #2
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good call, i wonder if it would have the same rigid-yet-flexible frame that the modern windshields do, what i mean to say is would it hold up to the same amount of impact and still be shatter-proof etc..

plus you can see bird poop falling from a mile away
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:22 AM   #3
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One article I found on it said that it holds up as well as or better than a regular metal roof. Also good to note is that there is a shade that slides down to give cover over the extended part, and it looks like there are sun shades on it, so you wouldn't have to be blinded.
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:53 AM   #4
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As long as it's got the shade you mentioned, I think it'd be welcomed by many.

My moonroof (when working) is more along my personal preference though, gives that nice open-air feeling.
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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that car will get PWN3D on our city's freeway. 18wheelers = flying rocks / no go!!!
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:58 PM   #6
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there is definately a shade involved...you can see the tract for it to go up and down in the last pic. however i wouldnt want anything to happen to that window.


"hi, thank you for calling random insurance company, how can i help you today?"

"my windshield just got shattered and i need a replacement"

"what kinda of car?"

"saturn Astra"

"please hold" forgets to hit hold button. and you hear HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH bob get this. the guy on the phone needs a windshield for an astra. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHA HAH

"thank you for holding. the quote to have your windsield replaced with be 9843.07. unfortunately it wont be covered under the insurance you have. how would you like to pay for that? arm? leg? your house?"
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Old 06-23-2006, 09:02 PM   #7
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I want one!
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:27 PM   #8
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Maybe in a 2 door, but the hatch is gay. Then again I don't care much for the styling.

There's no way I could do that glass roof, especially with the hot ass summers.
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:26 AM   #9
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Whoa. I would love to drive in it but I dont know if I could live with it.

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Old 06-27-2006, 05:14 PM   #10
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that car will get PWN3D on our city's freeway. 18wheelers = flying rocks / no go!!!
I was thinnking the same. That glass is gonna cost a fortune to replace, and consequently the insurance for comprehensive on that car would be quite a lot more than similar cars that don't have that.
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