Manufacturers Saturn

Saturn was a brand of GM from 1991 to 2009. Saturn's were known for their conservative styling and safety features. The famous EV1 electric vehicle was offered and serviced through Saturn dealerships, up until all the vehicles had to be destroyed.

Top 10 Cars That Died Real Quick

Some cars have disappeared completely from the collective consciousness because they didn’t last long enough to make an impression.

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Cars in America

These days, most modern cars are extremely safe, but that wasn’t a case a decade ago.

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US Jury Says Defective GM Ignition Switch Didn't Cause Crash in Latest Lawsuit

The second lawsuit over GM’s faulty ignition switch has concluded, with a U.S. jury saying that the switch is defective, though it did not cause this specific crash. 

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GM Recalls Saabs and Saturns With Takata Airbags

General Motors has announced a recall for about 200,000 Saab and Saturn models equipped with Takata airbags. 

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8 of the Most Hilariously Awful Craigslist Ads We've Seen

Craigslist is a one-stop online marketplace where you can find just about anything.

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GM Adds 70K Cars to Power Steering Recall

GM is expanding an existing recall to include 69,633 more vehicles. 

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Saturn Aura Automatic Transmission Recall Expanded

General Motors is expending a recall that began in late 2012 affecting the Saturn Aura, Pontiac G8 and Chevrolet Malibu.

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Saturn Ion Safety Probe Closed by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed its safety probe on the 2004-2007 Saturn Ion.

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GM Recalls 'Igniton Switch' Cars Again for Different Part

The GM recall has officially gone from snowball to avalanche.

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Balloons to 2.2M Vehicles

General Motors‘ ignition switch recall just got a whole lot bigger.

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Saturn Ion at Center of Power Steering Safety Probe

With the massive recall recently announced over General Motors’ ignition switch issue, the government safety agency overseeing the investigation is under scrutiny as to why a similar recall hasn’t been issued for the Saturn Ion’s power steering failures.

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NHTSA Poses 107 Questions to GM About Ignition Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent General Motors a 27-page letter containing 107 questions requesting information to further its inquest on whether or not GM waited too long to recall 1.6 million vehicles.  

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GM Under NHTSA's Microscope for Recall Timing

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating GM’s timeliness regarding its expanded ignition switch recall.

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GM Ignition-Switch Recall Expands to 1.3 Million Cars; 13 Fatalities Reported

GM is expanding an existing recall of 2003 through 2007 models to correct an ignition-switch defect.

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Top 10 Recently Extinct Car Brands Millennials Probably Won't Remember

Everybody loves talking about millennials but nobody does anything about them. Roughly speaking, this demographic encompasses young – and not-so-young – folks born in the early 1980s to about 2000. With birth years spanning two decades, this is a huge group of very diverse people.

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NHTSA May Add 1 Million More GM Vehicles to Electronical Issue Recall

Following an investigation of General Motors vehicles with a transmission flaw, federal safety administrators are considering recalling another 1 million vehicles due to faulty electronics.

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Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports

In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Survey.

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General Motors Recalls 426,240 Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn Models

General Motors is issuing a recall that affects 426,240 vehicles to fix an issue where the transmission gear position may not match the gear on the shifter.

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Top 10 Cars You'll Forget Ever Existed, If You Haven't Already

Utterly forgettable, the Zephyr went on sale in 2006 aimed at young luxury buyers as a replacement to the rear-wheel drive LS.

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Saturn Aura Investigated By NHTSA For Faulty Transmission Shift Cable

NHTSA is ramping up its investigation into the Saturn Aura after numerous complaints of the vehicle moving while in park or accelerating in the opposite direction to which the driver intended.

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Compacts Selling Better Than Subcompacts

Even with skyrocketing fuel prices, subcompacts are selling less than their compact counterparts.  The Ford Fiesta was the overall leader in the subcompact department, 9,147 sales but still trailed the larger Focus’  17,265 total sales. Honda Civic sales rose 7% to 26,777 which is more than triple the Fit’s total of 8,116 units in April. Furthermore, the mid-size Accord even managed to outsell the Civic.

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Chevrolet Captiva Released For Fleet Sales Only

The Saturn Vue is back, but you won’t be able to buy one. That’s because the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, essentially a rebadged Vue, will only be available to fleet customers.

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GM Re-Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles for Heated Washer Fluid System That May Catch Fire

General Motors has announced a massive recall of 1.5 million vehicles over concern that their heated windshield washer fluid system could catch fire. No solution for the problem is available and so GM will give owners a $100 rebate (yup, $150 million in total) for the loss of the feature on their vehicle.

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The Bigger They Get, the Cheaper They Are To Insure

It may cost more money to purchase and fill up, but SUVs , trucks and mini-vans are cheaper to insure. This information is coming from a recent government report that based its findings on the fact that some vehicles cost less to fix, and therefore reflects how much it will cost to insure.

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Report: General Motors Scouring the Net to Find Your Complaints and Address Them

In an effort to provide better customer support and head off problems before they get out of control, General Motors has created a new “task force” aimed at monitoring social media sites for complaints about GM vehicles and looking to find solutions.

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Report: GM CEO Fritz Henderson Resigns

Frederick “Fritz” Henderson has resigned as General Motors chief executive officer.

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Breaking: Penske Cancels Plan to Buy Saturn

Penske’s deal to buy the Saturn arm of General Motors has reportedly fallen through. Back in June the Penske Automotive Group (PAG) had announced it would buy the brand from GM, along with its dealer network.

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Breaking: Penske to Close Canadian Saturn Dealers

According to a recent report on CBC Radio’s French website Radio Canada, the Penske Automotive Group plans to close all the Saturn dealers in Canada once its deal to buy the brand from General Motors is complete.

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Report: Penske In Talks With Renault to Sell French Cars As Saturns

If all goes as planned the Penske-owned Saturn brand could be selling rebadged vehicles from French automaker Renault in the U.S. Thought to be a wild rumor at first, Renault has now confirmed that Penske has in fact approached the automaker to supply both parts and cars.

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Report: Last Pontiac Solstice Rolls Off Assembly Line as GM Closes Another Plant

Earlier this week General Motors officially turned off the lights and locked the doors at its Boxwood Road assembly plant for the last time, marking the end of the line for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky.

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New GM Emerges From Bankruptcy

Today the sun rose on a New General Motors, a move which will also see the sun set on a lot of people’s careers. GM emerged from bankruptcy protection at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time with news of a serious corporate restructuring plan that will take effect over the next few months.

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Kia Asking Saturn Dealers To Consider Selling Korean Cars

While GM has reached a deal with Penske to sell off its Saturn brand, the future for dealers is anything but certain and Korean automaker Kia is hoping to capitalize on that.

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General Motors Agrees to Sell Saturn Brand to Penske

General Motors has reached an agreement with the Penske Automotive Group on the sale of its Saturn brand. An official announcement is expected to be made by both parties later today.

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GM Says It Has 16 Different Buyers For Saturn, Three for Saab

With news of a tentative deal to sell off Hummer coming yesterday, GM still hasn’t made any decisions about its Saturn or Saab brands – but apparently it has plenty of offers to entertain.

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Magna Wins Opel Bid, Wants to Build Cars in Canada

By solidifying a deal to take control of GM’s European operations, Canada’s Magna International Inc. is eager to start producing Opel cars in Canada.

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General Motors Bankruptcy Official

While President Obama and General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson are both expected to hold press conferences today, officially GM has already filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection.

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Mitsubishi Latest Candidate to Buy Saturn

Oddly, it seems as though Saturn is far more interesting and far more loved as the up-for auction arm of a doomed for bankruptcy company than it ever was as regular old car brand. To date the Penske Automotive Group, automaker Nissan/Renault and investment firm Telesto Ventures have all been cited as potential buyers. Now we can add Mitsubishi to that list.

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Former Chrysler President Tom LaSorda to Advise Penske on Saturn Purchase

The possibility that Penske Automotive Group may in fact purchase the Saturn brand from General Motors has just increased significantly. Penske has acquired the services of former Chrysler President Tom LaSorda as an adviser on the bid.

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General Motors to Reduce Dealership Network by 1,124

General Motors will cut 1,124 dealerships loose by October of 2010. The struggling automaker on the verge of bankruptcy sent letters out to the dealerships last week as it searches for ways to reduce it’s current dealer network of 5,969 to just 3,600.

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GM Exectives Sell Off Stock As Sign That Bankruptcy Certain

In a move that should probably be illegal (but isn’t) six General Motors executives recently sold off all their shares in the company. That’s right, those same guys who helped drive GM into bankruptcy traded in all their stocks when a trading window opened.

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Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky Not Dead Yet

It’s not exactly the sort of news worthy of a celebration, but some cautious optimism is certainly appropriate as word comes that the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky might not suffer the same fate as almost every other fun vehicle under the General Motors umbrella.

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General Motors Posts $6 Billion Q1 Loss

General Motors has once again posted a massive quarterly loss, coming up short to the tune of $6 billion for Q1 of ’09. That is roughly the equivalent of the value of 473,000 Chevy Aveos.

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Nissan-Renault Latest Candidate to Buy Saturn

The rumor mill keeps churning out new and exciting candidates interested in buying GM’s Saturn brand. The most recent speculation is that Nissan/Renault might be interested.

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Roger Penske Interested in Buying Saturn

A day after General Motors released a vague statement declaring that it is moving to “the next step” in the sale of the Saturn brand it appears as though Roger Penske is one of the interested buyers.

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R.I.P. Pontiac: General Motors Kills Iconic Brand

As we reported last week, General Motors has indeed made the decision to kill the Pontiac brand. The news comes as a part of a new viability plan (yes… another one) submitted to the federal government today.

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General Motors To Idle Plants for Two Months This Summer

Several major news outlets are reporting that General Motors is planning extended shutdowns of its U.S. plants this summer. The plants would be idled for as much as nine weeks from mid-May through July.

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Group of Investors Looking to Buy Saturn, Transform Dealerships Into Retailers for Foreign Cars

A group of investors known as Telesto Ventures has put forward a serious proposal to purchase Saturn from General Motors and turn it into a network of retailers selling vehicles from foreign manufactures.

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Obama Gives GM/Chrysler Bankruptcy Deadlines

Just ahead of the Obama Administration’s press conference today, some of the most important details are already out.

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General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner Quits: Restructuring FAIL

General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner will be stepping down as the head of the deeply troubled American auto giant by the end of the month – this according to several reports including CNBC and GMInsideNews.

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Kiss Saturn Goodbye: Dealers Ponder Plan to Sell Chinese or Indian-Made Cars

After General Motors made it clear in its viability report submitted to the U.S. Treasury that the future of Saturn was uncertain at bes t, it appears as though Saturn’s network of dealers has its own plan.

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Saturn, Saab and Hummer.. Your Days Are Numbered

Along with asking for $16.6 billion more in loans from the Federal Treasury, General Motors has made it clear that Saturn, Saab and Hummer will be sold off or eliminated.

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2009 Saturn Aura XR

Overcoming a negative public perception can be an incredibly difficult task for an auto manufacturer. It took years for Hyundai to live down the Pony stigma and Pontiac brass are still taking heat over the Aztek. General Motors has consistently been building excellent vehicles for the last few years, but that hasn’t managed to increase showroom traffic much. Saturn has taken advantage of this in recent marketing campaigns where unsuspecting visitors are shocked that the cars they are drooling over are, in actual fact, Saturns.

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GM Performance Package Gives Solstice, Sky and HHR 290 HP and Up To 340 Ft-lbs of Torque

General Motors is now offering a dealer-installed performance upgrade for the Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Redline and Chevy HHR SS, that will give the cars almost 300hp and more than 300 ft-lbs of torque.

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Saturn Stops Astra Production… For a Whole Year

According to a report on AutoBlog, Saturn will not be producing any more Astra models in the near future. This might sound like a bad thing if you are looking for one of the sporty three-door or five-door hatchbacks, but it actually has a positive spin.

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Kiss My Astra

With almost 8,000 out of 25,000 votes, Dana Roberts of Gilroy, CA was chosen as the “cheeky” winner of Saturn’s “Kiss my Astra” photo contest. As the Grand Prize Winner Dana was awarded a brand new Saturn Astra.

Several other prizes were also awarded, with $300 gift cards going to the first five runners up, and all remaining finalists receiving a $100 gift card.

The contest was kicked off earlier this year with Vice Chairman of Global Product Development Bob Lutz submitting the first photo.

See Bob Lutz kissing Astra, after the jump:

[Source ImSaturn.com]

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Welcome to the AutoGuide.com News Blog

Welcome to the AutoGuide.com News Blog, your comprehensive source for breaking automotive news. Our staff of writers and contributors will keep you updated on all aspects of the auto industry, from vehicle unveilings, to concept cars, to news from auto shows, the aftermarket and the world of motorsports.

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2007 Saturn Vue Hybrid Review

The Saturn Vue Hybrid was discontinued when General Motors shut down the entire Saturn brand in 2010. The company produced and sold about 13,500 Vue “Green Line” Hybrids, from its first sales in fall 2006 through the end of 2010.

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