2008 Models

Enter to Win: Saturn's "Kiss My Astra" Contest

Kiss My Astra Contest

Saturn is giving away a 2008 Astra XR in a new contest that starts today and runs until midnight on September 6th. All you have to do is submit a picture of yourself kissing a Astra for a chance to win one!

A Clear "Vue" Ahead

Canada's Richmond Review posted a story about the Saturn Vue Hybrid sport-utility they recently tested. "Sporty looks and good fuel consumption numbers put the Saturn VUE Hybrid in the must-see category of thrifty SUVs," Richmond Review wrote on their website. What else did they have to say? Read on.

Auto Reviewer Gets 37 MPG During Astra Test

Auto reviewer Duncan Haimerl from the Hartford Courant recently drove a 2008 Saturn Astra and decided to consciously drive with a "featherweight touch" to see how it would impact the vehicle's fuel economy. The result? Over a 184 mile loop he only used 5.002 gallons of gas, which calculates to be a combined city/highway fuel economy of 36.79 miles per gallon! So Astra owners, what's the highest MPG you've calculated with your cars?

Saturn Astra Arrives Just in Time

Jeff Taylor, auto writer for Search Chicago, thinks the Saturn Astra offers "a rare blend economy, affordability, styling and above average build quality," he wrote in his review. "Saturn has created a new car worthy of consideration in the tough compact segment."

A Saturn Takes Its Place Among The Stars

2008 Saturn Astra XR 5-Door

Earlier this week, the Hartford Courant newspaper published an article about a conversation they recently had with Matt Pillow, sales manager at Saturn of Hartford, about he 2008 Saturn Astra. He shared some interesting sales insight with the paper, shedding some light as to how the two different Astra body types and trim levels are selling in Connecticut's Greater Hartford area.

Saturn Astra: General Motors Again Challenges Toyota

Automotive.com recently profiled the 2008 Saturn Astra and wrote it was a "breath of fresh air in the American market." They liked how the Astra offers "sporty, European driving characteristics, exemplary fit and finish, reasonable pricing, and style for miles."

Bon Jovi with a Saturn Outlook

Bon Jovi with a Saturn Outlook

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi, in front of a 2008 Saturn Outlook, on Maryland Street near the site where his Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is teaming up with the Saturn Hands on Homes program and Habitat for Humanity to build five news houses in Detroit, Michigan this past Monday. Five families should be in their new homes by the holidays.

Video: MPG-o-Matic Reviews the Saturn Astra

2008 Saturn Astra XR5

Last month, MPG-o-Matic spent a week road testing the 2008 Saturn Astra. Significantly, during their test the Astra exceeded the EPA estimated fuel economy figures. In addition, they applauded how the Astra "shines on twisty back roads, where it is a sheer joy to drive," they wrote. "The optional sport suspension package and low profile Michelin tires provide an abundance of grip as the Astra moves effortlessly through the twisties. The handling is clearly a notch above much of the competition."

Vue from Saturn Enticing

G. Chambers Williams III from the San Antonio Express-News liked the versatility of the 2008 Saturn Vue XR he recently tested. "There is lots of interior storage," he wrote in his review, "including a large, illuminated glovebox, a slide-out storage bin under the front passenger seat, a rear cargo system with upper and lower side rails, and storage under the rear cargo area."

Hybrid Vue Delivers Space and Economy

Gina Spadafori from DogCars.com recently drove a 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line, and paid particular attention to how dog-friendly the fuel-efficient Saturn really was. "You can't beat the bottom line," she concluded at the end of her review. The Vue provided her a "week of hauling dogs, supplies, and gear with no problem and little gas used."

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OnStar "Stolen Vehicle Slowdown" Now Available

OnStar Logo

General Motors and OnStar today launched "Stolen Vehicle Slowdown" on model year 2009 GM vehicles in the US and Canada. Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is the latest enhancement to OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Assistance service and enables OnStar to further help law enforcement in the recovery of subscribers' stolen vehicles, while helping to reduce fatalities and injuries resulting from police chases. Working with law enforcement and utilizing its unique built-in technology, OnStar can remotely send a signal that interacts with the vehicle's engine, gradually slowing it down, aiding in a safe recovery.