Tiburon GT vs. Scion tC vs. Aura XR
Went to meet a guy to sell him something and decided to setup a run. He's been wanting to run his 07 Scion tC (160hp) against mah Tibbay (172hp) for a while now. I told a another buddy of mine and he wanted to bring out his new DD to hav fun; an 07 Saturn Aura XR (254hp), very nice car.
All 3 cars are bone-to-tha-muthafkn-stock as can be. Hopefully I'll be able to mod the Tib in the near future though. In case you can't tell from the vid the Aura stays even with me from a 25mph roll (I pull 1/2 car a head when we do a 30mph) and then pulls me by 1/2-1 car above 90mph. I also beat the tC in every scenario, even the last one where I had a bad launch. Enjoy the video (and yes that song was put in there for shits and grins cuz these aren't 800hp Supras racing so they don't deserve cool music).
2008 Saturn Astra XR 2-DR Start Up, Quick Tour, & Rev With Exhaust View - 27K
2008 Saturn Astra XR
The Astra comes with a 1.8L DOHC 4 Cyl thats good for 138 HP. Sadly it's paired to a 4 speed auto but there is a 5 speed manual available which ought to wake things up.
Honestly, This is one decent hatch where the interior is quite good overall considering it's a GM Vehicle. If theres anything more I can ask of it, a more powerful engine option & an auto with 5+ gears. I feel this is the car GM should've delivered in 2005 instead of the Cobalt, of course I do mean branding it as a Chevy. I strongly feel that had that of been the scenario, the Astra would've been a very successful car. Sadly, GM stupidly placed it into the division where it was never appreciated or properly marketed.
Shewww, Not that often you hear me being rather positive about a GM products huh lol
2008 Saturn Aura
The 2008 Saturn Aura XE starts at $20,395
Aura XR starts at $26,025
2008 Saturn Aura 3.5 v6 leaking problems
Proof again why I don't own GM cars anymore. I was a diehard domestic buyer, but I'm let down again and again with bad workmanship. I have Toyota's now and lots of miles and nothing like this, or Scion TC 175k. The vehicle featured has 100k and has been fully maintained and still has failure after failure.
2007 Saturn Aura XE Sedan
New Star Auto Sales Group
1239 McCarter Highway
Newark, NJ 07104