Or is it the roof that thinks it's a windshield? Quite the paradox. Regardless of the multiple personality crises suggested by the design, the so-called Panoramic option available on three-door Astras is pretty damn cool. The windshield basically extends up into the roof line, all the way to the B-pillar, creating a fighter jet-style cockpit environment. The glass gets extra reinforcement to compensate for the misplaced crossmembers and sheet metal. A Vauxhall spokesman said, "This makes driving through mountains or a brightly lit city a really special experience." Replacing the windshield after a stray motorway rock pelts it should be a special experience for one's wallet as well. In other news, it's now apparently possible to drive straight through mountains, instead of around them, but only if you're in an Astra.


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