2008 Models

Outlook Crossover Rates Best in Consumer Reports' Lowest Cost of Ownership Study

In its 2008 auto show issue, Consumer Reports is introducing a new way to compare vehicles: cost of ownership. "In addition to shopping for a good deal," CR writes on its website, "car buyers should also consider how much a model will cost them to own. That includes depreciation, fuel costs, interest, insurance, sales tax, and maintenance and repair costs."

Saturn Outlook will be Featured on NBC's Today Show February 29th

Outlook on the NBC Today Show

This just in on the SaturnFans.com tip line: the Saturn Outlook will be featured in a segment on the Today show tomorrow morning (February 29th). Set your preferred video recording device to the NBC television network beginning at 7am EST, and after you've watched the segment, come back to SaturnFans.com to share your thoughts on how the Outlook was represented.

Battery Supplier Issue Plauges Saturn, GM Hybrids

TheCarConnection reports that troubled battery maker Cobasys threatens to continue to limit the availability of Saturn and General Motors hybrid vehicles. The 2008 Saturn Vue and Aura Green Line hybrids, as well as the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid, use Cobasys' nickel-metal-hydride batteries. The company is also one GM's key suppliers for its new 2-mode hybrid models.

Astra Has Starring Role in Movie 'Vantage Point'

Saturn fans, particularly those of the all-new Astra, may want to take trip to your local theater to see this week's top box office movie: Vantage Point. The Astra, which is sold under different GM brand names around the world, was reportedly featured in "long action car chase scenes," according to one Saturn fan who sent me a short synopsis after seeing the movie this past weekend.

2008 Saturn Full Line Brochure

2008 Saturn Full Line Brochure

Feel free to kick the tires. Go ahead and knock yourself out. Just know it's not the best way to judge a car. No matter what dad said. Judge the full line of 2008 Saturn vehicles by reading about them. And driving them.

That's a Saturn Astra Video

General Motors took a trip to Pacific Beach in sunny California with a brand new 2008 Saturn Astra to put on a small experiment. They covered up all the Saturn logos to see if people would recognize just what brand of car they were looking at. Hear what they had to say before they learned the vehicle in front of them was a Saturn.

Wilmington Plant Moving to Two Shifts

General Motors' Boxwood Assembly Plant in Wilmington, Delaware will be eliminating the third shift at the facility beginning April 14th. The plant builds the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice roadsters, as well as the Opel GT and Daewoo G2X, which are exported for sale in Europe and Korea, respectively.

About.com Names Astra Among Top 10 Cars for Teens

The Cars Guide over at About.com assembled a list of the top 10 best cars for teenager drivers. In order to make the list, the online portal said vehicles had to be "reliable, easy to drive, affordable, and well suited to young, inexperienced drivers."

2008 Saturn Vue Environmental Features

Vue Environmental Features Pamphlet

From its recyclable polymer panels in years past, to the crops planted around the Spring Hill manufacturing complex, Saturn has always been environmentally conscious and tried to minimize its impact on the world around us. Here are some environmental features and facts about the new Vue that were found in a Saturn pamphlet distributed at auto shows this year.

Outlook Named One of the 2008 'Best New Family Vehicles' by Kelley Blue Book

Earlier today, the editors at Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com announced their picks for the Best New Family Vehicles for 2008.

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