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svt_guy's 2008 Saturn Astra

OPEL Astra
The Astra, made by OPEL, has been a very popular European hot hatch for a while. It holds the record on the Nurburing for its class, and the coupe version is a major player in European auto racing. It's been sold for some time as an OPEL, Vauxhaul, and Holden. Saturn decided to import them to the US and rebadge them shortly before shutting their doors. It's a rare car in the US as it is, and this one is in the process of being returned to an OPEL, to make it even more rare. I bought the car because I commute over an hour each way to work and needed the gas mileage, but I wanted something that was still fun to drive, and was different. 35mpg and corners like a go cart. I love it.

Vehicle Make & Model

Red 2008 Saturn Astra   (find similar)

Engine Mods

K&N Airfilter

Performace Stats Performance Calculator

Quarter Mile


Debadged all US badging - Awaiting the install of OPEL grill and rear badging




Custom highflow backbox built. - Plans call for VXR high flow cats and resonator.


Rolling on 17's but will upgrade to 19's soon as soon as I can find ones I like enough.



Audio & Video

Factory 6 disc Opera

Future Mods

Leather interior, OPEL OPC front and rear bumpers, Irmsher rear spoiler, sub install with master volume control and upgrade to factory speakers, VXR throttle body, MAF, and Intake tube. H&R Coilover Kit. Brake upgrade.

Awards & trophies

Does a trophy wife count?


None :-( but I'm still a nice person!


I am a Christian and my faith defines my life. I am a man of honor, victorious... an over-comer... I am prosperous and blessed, not by my own hands or ability, but by the grace of God who has blessed me through my own mistakes, failures, and inabilities... I am a child of the most high, a king's kid, and I share sonship with Christ because of his sacrifice for me... I am the righteousness of Christ, even though my own righteousness is as filthy rags... I am a warrior, a leader, and a servant... I am a man of God, THE one true God... I don't apologize for my faith, I won't back down, submit, or change... I will be bold in professing the truth, but in love... I was once lost, but for grace... in my own flesh I will fail, but I can do ALL things through Christ!

I'm a little cocky, but humble when I need to be... a stand up comedian/songwriter wannabe... I take care of business but I'm a huge goof... I have learned to enjoy life... I'd rather be sailing than anything else, well almost... I'm married to the most amazing woman, educated, witty, patient, an example of what a mom should be, funny, and as goofy as I am... and we are laughing our way through life, trials, ministry, careers, starting a business, all while parenting 5 awesome kids, each with their own schedule... We are the best parents we know, and sometimes we even get to sleep!

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  1. gtp2000 09.30.11 @ 1:03 pm |

    awesome testimony brother!!!!!!!

  2. Kim 02.24.11 @ 4:40 pm |

    Welcome to HRC3! We hope you enjoy your time with us! We look forward to getting to know you and seeing you on the forums. If you need anything, or have a question, Please send me a PM!

    God Bless  ~ Kim Wood - HRC3 First Lady

  3. soulflyz28 02.23.11 @ 12:58 pm |

    Hey man nice ride! I love that red. I'm not that far from ya. I'm in the South Dallas area. Hit me up anytime

  4. mousie75 02.20.11 @ 5:22 am |

    Thanks alot. That made my day sir. You and your wife  sound like an amazing couple. Keep in touch and God Bless.