Speaking of Astras... last year's NA auto show had GM displaying a beaaaautiful Astra coupe with these 17" wheels!!!! But it was off in a corner and 99% of the people who walked by it did two things: 1) Wondered what in the heck this puny little economy car was doing there taking up space from the gazillion SUVs around and 2) Wondering why I was sitting there drooling over it.
I have a Z24 and the one thing that REALLY disappoints me about the Astra is the same thing that disappoints me about my Cavalier. Stupid, antiquated, torsion-beam, rear suspension!!!!! Yuk-ola! VW does the same thing! You'd think we were in the 80's with such a dinosaur suspension still in production!