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Old 01-11-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy 2011 Focus vs 2010 Astra interior

I don't like the interior (and rear lights should be up), what about you?

2010 Opel Astra


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I REALLY HATE TO SAY this but this clean and precise astra interior looks little better than focus interior and the steeringwheel is better in Astra (unfortunately).
Also that HANDBRAKE and GEAR STICK are ugly....in focus

I hope it will be better in person...

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Old 01-11-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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Also, in video focus interior looks much better that in pictures but I still don't like it too much. Like I said, HOPE it will look better in person.
And I wish naturally aspirated engine and manual transmission...
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Have to disagree with you, the 2012 Focus makes the Astra's interior look cheap and chintzy by leaps and bounds. The Opel even though seems simple, it's also bleak in visual appeal.

I do agree about the shifter and ebrake location. Seems to crowd the bottom of the center stack a bit.
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I don't care what you say..I just look at your avatar..LOL
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Even my avatar couldn't make the Astra look any better. And that's sad.
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i agree, the astras interior looks dated and constructed out of hard, cheap plastics next to the awesome, "sci-fi" themed focus interior.
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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha LOL.....that was good...

and TRUE!!!!
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Even my avatar couldn't make the Astra look any better. And that's sad.
i dont know if i would go that far!!!! i mean if she was sitting in an astra i would way rather get in the astra...
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I checked out the Saturn Astra at last years auto show and thought it was a pile and cheap.The new Focus puts my '06 interior to shame.
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The day Ford realizes the chrome/shiny surfaces are tacky is the day when we'll see better interiors coming from them. All the tiny little knobs and stuff don't do anything for me either. It's all just too busy.

I think the Fiesta is pretty good at least. I'm not a huge fan of the funky radio/climate "cell phone inspired" controls. But the soft touch materials and minimalistic approach is done just right.
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