2008 Models

MotorWeek Names Saturn Outlook 'Best Crossover Utility' for Second Year in a Row

Television's original automotive magazine – MotorWeek – often uses the Chicago Auto Show as its preferred venue to present its annual Drivers' Choice Awards. This year was no different; the show announced its 2008 winners last week. MotorWeek's Drivers' Choice Awards have been presented since 1983 and are among the auto industry's most prestigious honors.

Saturn Hybrid Update

General Motors Hybrid Vehicle Logo

The availability of Saturn's 2008 hybrid vehicles – or lack thereof – has been a frequently talked about topic in the forum of this website. There's been a wide range of speculation as to when the vehicles would arrive at Saturn stores and in what quantity.

New Outlook Leads Us to Saturn Number Three

2008 Outlook XR

There's something new in the SaturnFans.com family garage: a brand-new 2008 Saturn Outlook XR. My wife and I picked up the crossover a week-and-a-half ago in Columbus, Ohio at Saturn/West. The Outlook is our third Saturn and it takes the place of our first: a 2002 L300 midsize sedan that we bought in the fall of '01 to replace my wife's Mazda 626 that she had been driving since college.

Uncovering Our New Outlook

Uncovering Our New Outlook

Things haven't changed much this week on the front page of SaturnFans.com, but the slowdown has been for a good reason. My wife and I took delivery of a new 2008 Saturn Outlook last night! I'll have all the details, including photos and the full story, posted later this weekend.

Celebrities, Saturn Astra Tuner Concept to Headline 'GM Style' Event this Weekend

2008 Saturn Astra Tuner Concept Photos

Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, DJ Samantha Ronson, and Kid Rock will perform in GM Style, a car-and-star-studded affair on the Detroit riverfront this Saturday, January 12th, leading up to the 2008 North American International Auto Show.

Workers Strike Astra Plant, Production Resumes Three Hours Later

Production of the Saturn and Opel Astra resumed around 1:30pm today following a brief three hour strike that halted assembly of GM's popular compacts. "It looks like we're in the clear," a Saturn insider told SaturnFans.com this afternoon. The spontaneous strike momentarily suspended production of the Saturn Astra at a critical time.

SaturnFans.com Road Test: Saturn Hopes to Make Waves with European Astra

Pit Stop During the 2008 Saturn Astra Road Test

It seemed fitting that on the day members of the automotive media were invited to San Diego to drive the new Saturn Astra for the first time on North American soil, the southern California city was bracing for some of the biggest waves it's seen in years. Saturn, coincidentally, is hoping to make some waves of its own as it gears up to launch its all-new Astra small car.

Newspaper Predicts Astra will be Canadian Car of the Year

Next month the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) will crown the winner of the 2008 Canadian Car of the Year award. Among cars in contention for the honor is the '08 Saturn Astra.

Magazine Calls Astra 'Best Economy Car'

The 2008 Saturn Astra will be named 'Best Economy Car' at the Spanish-Language Automotive Magazine Sobre Ruedas Awards Ceremony tomorrow night in Miami, Florida.

Astra to be Available in Canada Before U.S.

Americans interested in being the first to purchase – or just ogle over – the all-new 2008 Saturn Astra at a retail facility will need to head north of the border. While the official U.S. launch date for the Astra is still set for January 2nd 2008, SaturnFans.com has learned that the first Astras bound for North America will be available later this month in Canada.

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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."