2008 Models

Video: The Saturn Astra Sports Euro Style

KING Channel 5's correspondent Tom Voelk took Saturn's new Astra compact hatchback for a spin in this video review.

Weidel on the 2008 Saturn Sky Red Line

From TheWeeklyDriver.com: Needing a little "bling" in its lineup, Saturn finally convinced parent company General Motors a sports car could elicit positive results. Overall, Saturn's first entry into the convertible world has received positive marks for handling, appearance and price.

Editor's Notebook: 2008 Saturn Astra 3-Door

Read Automobile magazine's David Yochum's comments on driving the 2008 Saturn Astra 3-Door: I've heard all the warnings about the Astra's European interior labels, the weird center door-unlock button, and the extremely weak engine. But you know what? It also comes with its own cachet.

2008 Saturn Astra XR Reviewed

From AutoBlog.com: Enthusiasts here in the States have long wondered why they couldn't buy Ford and GM small cars from Europe, and at least part of the answer has been that Americans don't want to pay big bucks for premium small cars. Spiking gasoline prices have quelled that argument, and fuel economy is now towards the top of shoppers' lists when looking for a new car or truck.

Kiss My Astra Contest Winner

Kiss My Astra Contest Winner

SaturnFans.com congratulates 'Kiss My Astra' contest winner May Mulford on the delivery of her brand new 2008 Saturn Astra.

New Hatchback Praised as GM's Star Small Car

From Charleston.net: Climbing into the Saturn Astra, which replaces the Ion sedan, I close the door. Thunk. It closes with a solidity I rarely have experienced in a General Motors product. And the seats!

Saturn's Hip Little Hatchback

From BusinessWeek.com: As gasoline prices continue to soar, U.S. drivers will probably start buying more small, European-style cars. The new Saturn is virtually identical to the Continental European Opel Astra, the British Vauxhall Astra, and the Australian Holden Astra. That's a good thing when it comes to handling.

Automobile Magazine Advertising Supplement with Fold-out and Removable Poster

Automobile Magazine Advertising Supplement with Fold-out and Removable Poster

Virtually peruse through this beautifully produced multi-page Saturn full-line ad published by Automobile magazine in their April '08 issue. Look for the fold-out and removable poster-sized picture of a bright red 2008 Saturn Astra 3-door XR inside the last page.

Cars.com Picks the Top 10 Hybrids for 2008

Cars.com recently released its list of the top 10 2008 model year hybrid vehicles on the market. The website says it hopes ratings and rankings methodology will help consumers get a clear understanding of these vehicles' fuel-efficiency and price differences compared to their non-hybrid counterparts.

Irmscher Modifies the Saturn Sky's European Cousin to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary

Irmscher GT i40

German aftermarket performance tuner Irmscher will introduce a modified V8 powered Opel GT at the Geneva Auto Show later this month. The car, dubbed the GT i40, features a 6.0L V8 engine that reportedly will make 473hp and will offer what the company calls "excellent driving performance."

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Report: Saturns Yield Some of the Most Affordable Insurance Rates

Piggy Bank

Earlier this month, Insure.com compiled a list of 300 vehicles and their associated insurance premiums. On the list of the 20 least expensive cars to insure was the Saturn Vue, ranking ninth. For those of you who don't own a Vue, you'll be happy to know that most Saturn models did well in their categories. The only exceptions were Saturn's hybrid models, which due to their electrified powertrains, are more expensive to replace in the event of a collision. Despite these higher premiums, Saturn hybrids still managed to rank in the middle of their respective classes.