2008 Models

Ohio State Saturn Vue

Ohio State Saturn Vue

Saturn of Columbus modified this 2008 Vue especially for Ohio State University fans. This particular model is on sale and was photographed at Saturn/West in Hilliard, Ohio earlier this week. Columbus-area Saturn retailers create a limited number of these each year for OSU fans.

Astra is Solid Like a Bank Vault

Astra Instrument Panel

Michel Deslauriers from Canada's Auto123.com drove the Saturn Astra and walked away impressed. "After almost 20 years, Saturn is now offering a very interesting line of vehicles," he concluded at the end of his review. "Why did it take so long?" He thought that his Astra test car was "blessed with a terrific chassis," and that it's "steering is precise and direct, which makes the Astra fun to drive."

Interstate Blogging in the Outlook

Scouring the web for the latest Saturn news, reviews, and rumors every day in the evening after work - while administering the SaturnFans Forums - usually keeps me pretty busy. So busy, unfortunately, that I don't spend as much time as I'd like posting my own personal Saturn-related stories and experiences.

2008-09 Saturn Accessories Catalog

2008-09 Saturn Accessories Catalog

Take a few minutes to browse the 2008-09 Saturn Accessories Catalog for a look at aftermarket parts that are "fully backed by GM" and available at your local Saturn retailer. Saturn says that it's official accessories "give you the choices to make a Saturn just right for the way you live and drive."

Astra is Gaining Momentum in the Market

Gregory J. Wilcox, columnist from the San Bernardino Sun, recently talked to Saturn spokesman Steve Janisse about the car's sales performance since its launch this past January. The Astra's sales started out around 500 per month, but rose to almost 2000 units last month. "It definitely did get off to a slow start," Janisse told Wilcox. "It's been pretty fun to watch it take off."

Tirekicker Reviews the Saturn Astra XR

Michael Hagerty is the self-proclaimed "Tirekicker," and he recently took at look at the Saturn 3- and 5-door Saturn Astra XR. "They both feel like they're carved out of solid blocks of steel," he wrote. "GM deserves to be rewarded for leaving well enough alone with the Astra."

Video: Mini Saturn Astra Commercial

Earlier this week, the topic of shorter Saturn television commercials airing at a higher frequency was discussed as evidence that Saturn is actively experimenting with new ways to increase brand awareness without increasing their advertising budget.

Sporty New Saturn Astra XR

Clint Williams from the Cox News Service recently reviewed the 2008 Saturn Astra. While he thought the Astra could use more power, Williams was impressed with all of the uplevel features found in his test vehicle. "The Astra offers rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights, a couple of nice features you wouldn't expect at this price," he wrote.

Part 2 of Jalopnik Saturn Vue Hybrid Review

In part two of Jalopnik's review of the 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid, the automotive blog reinforced its feelings towards the Vue's styling, build quality, and impressive return on investment. "The Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid takes a good compact SUV, the Vue," writes Jalopnik, "and adds about 40% better fuel economy for a 20% price premium — an excellent trade-off."

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GM Explores Restyling Saturn Logo

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The Detroit News published an article yesterday about GM's new, more polished and sophisticated "jet-set style" vehicle interiors. While the article provided some interesting insight into the vision behind GM's quest to make its cars and trucks a benchmark in the industry, it was the last paragraph of the article that was most intriguing.