Sunday, July 31, 2005
2006 Opel Astra "Twin Top"
Just after Volvo introduced their new C70, Opel is showing us official picures of the new convertible Astra.
And it looks great. maybe even better than the Volvo.
The Volvo is now rumored to cost about $35 000 in the US. A major scam!
It is based on the $24 000 S40. And should not cost $11 000 over the sedan!
They just call it C70 so they can price it above the S60.
As I said, a scam.
For my money, give me this Astra any day. It should be about $10 000 less than the Volvo, and Opel usually have a very high reliability record. Something Volvo is still working on.
Engines will be similar to the Hatchback version.
I don"t think there is any way this car could find its way over here. Unless GM decides to make it a Saturn. Which would be a fantastic idea! Or even a Cobalt????
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 2:44 PM