Saturn had a few bright ideas right from the get-go. One was no-haggle pricing, which was a bit ahead of its time despite being a major draw. It was separate from the parent company, selling unique cars from freestanding dealerships. The idea was to make the buying process easy, and friendly. It turned into a bunch of goodwill among Saturn fans, but it didn't turn into runaway sales. And the Saturns didn't quite compete against their Japanese competitors on equal terms, despite "dent-free" polymer panels and unique model variants such as the SC2 three-door coupe. The S-Series line was the only offering until the L-Series came along in 2000, and soon after the brand diversified into crossovers and even the Sky roadster. It was too little, too late. Saturn never beat the imports at their own game, and the brand's novel attractions were frittered away by hostile execs and internecine rivalries at GM. Saturn was shuttered in 2010 after several years of half-hearted attempts to offload the brand.


2009 Saturn Astra
2009 Saturn Astra
MSRP:
$17,045
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
24 City / 32 HWY
2009 Saturn Aura
2009 Saturn Aura
MSRP:
$22,655
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 33 HWY
2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid
2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid
MSRP:
$26,325
Engine:
I-4
MPG:
26 City / 34 HWY
2009 Saturn OUTLOOK
2009 Saturn OUTLOOK
MSRP:
$30,625
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 24 HWY
2009 Saturn Sky
2009 Saturn Sky
MSRP:
$27,595
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
19 City / 25 HWY
2009 Saturn VUE
2009 Saturn VUE
MSRP:
$23,280
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
19 City / 26 HWY
Before Chevrolet's Redline, there was the Saturn Red Line

Saturn's half-hearted attempt at a performance lineup.

Hey guys, remember Saturn?
Woman fights off cell phone thief at Atlanta gas station while three men steal her car

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

A woman's car was stolen by three quick-thinking car thieves while she wrestled with a cell phone thief at an Atlanta gas station last weekend.
First GM ignition switch trial dismissed

The plaintiff in the first federal trial for GM ignition switches dismissed the case and received no settlement from the automaker.

For Sale

2001 Saturn S-Series
/ 115,282 miles / CA
2008 Saturn Aura
/ unknown miles / CA
2008 Saturn VUE
$7,495 / 96,325 miles / CA
Guess when this Saturn will fall through the ice, win $1,000

The Rotary Club in Iron Mountain, MI, is reviving a fundraiser of betting on when a Saturn falls into a frozen lake. The person with the nearest time wins $1,000.
GM recalling 686k Lambda-platform models for hatch repair

GM is recalling 686,000 Lambda-platform crossovers to fix a problem that can cause the power hatchback to fail. The campaign affects the 2008-2012 Buick Enclave, 2009-2012 Chevrolet Traverse, 2007-2012 GMC Acadia, and 2007-2010 Saturn Outlook.
Woman Cleared In Fatal Car Wreck After GM Letter

General Motors has received 225 death claims and 1,955 injury claims tied to the ignition switch recall since August

A Texas judge cleared a woman Monday for a car accident that killed her fiance in 2004, after General Motors acknowledged that her car would have been among millions being recalled for a problem that may have contributed to the death.
General Motors Recall List

Is your vehicle under recall?

It seems General Motors can't go more than a few weeks without issuing a major recall. Since the initial ignition lock recall on February 10, over 25 million vehicles have been recalled for defects.