1st Generation (2008—2008) Astra Problems

This generations ranks 29th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (42%), hvac (14%), and the engine (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Loss of Acceleration 1 complaints at an average of 39,000 miles in the 2008 Saturn Astra.
  2. Heater Fan Is Broken 1 complaints at an average of 36,040 miles in the 2008 Saturn Astra.
  3. Oil Leaks 1 complaints at an average of 73,083 miles in the 2008 Saturn Astra.

What Astra Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Saturn model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 7 1 535 2.72

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