2008 Models

Overall Saturn Sales Down 3.5% in August, While the Vue Skyrockets 46%

Saturn's overall August sales fell 3.5% last month as retailers sold 20,385 vehicles, down from 21,117 in August of '07. Comparatively speaking, thought, the brand more than held its own in a very tough market. GM's overall sales were down 20.3% last month, Ford fell 26.5%, Toyota's were down 9.4%, and even Honda's sales came in 7.3% lower.

Road-Tripping in Style with the 2008 Saturn Outlook

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Kim Moldofsky from the ParentCenter's BabyCenter had an opportunity to drive a 2008 Outlook XR on an "ultimate test drive" from Chicago to Washington, DC. She really liked the Outlook's vast amount of space ("it was so big, I giddily invited my mother-in-law to join us on our road trip," she wrote) and features like built-in navigation, OnStar, and video entertainment system.

Efficiency First, Power Later in the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

Brian Harper from Canada's National Post reviewed the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line appreciated the hybrid's fuel economy, but wished the sport-utility had a little more power. The 2.4-liter VVT 172 hp Ecotec four-cylinder "is not exactly bulging with muscle," he wrote, "but it's smooth and it will get the Vue to speed."

Astra Shows that Change is Good for Saturn

Jim Kerr from Canada's Star Phoenix newspaper enjoyed his time behind the wheel of the new Saturn Astra. He road tested the 5-door XR model and thought the car followed in the footsteps of other vehicles from the new, revitalized Saturn brand.

Certain 2007-08 Outlooks Impacted by Second Recall

This has been a roller coaster week of sorts for the Saturn Outlook.  First, the crossover utility was called a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  But now we have news that the Outlook will be part of a second recall campaign by General Motors.

Some 2007-08 Saturn Outlooks Recalled for Faulty Windshield Wiper Linkages

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that General Motors will be recalling 88,809 model year '08 Buick Enclave and model year 2007-08 GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook vehicles to fix their windshield wipers.

2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid Should Attract Buyers

Bryan Laviolette from the Flint Journal tested the 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid and was impressed with the efficient, versatile SUV. He wrote in his review that he liked the Vue's "spiffy good looks, silky-smooth powertrain, and cool interior styling." After driving the vehicle for awhile he concluded: "GM finally decides to try building desirable vehicles rather than those that seem destined for the discount rack the instant they hit the street."

What to Watch: Saturn Gets Star Treatment on Tonight's Episode of Project Runway

Vue Dismantled on Project Runway?

Sources tell SaturnFans.com that fashion conscious Saturn fans won't be the only folks who will want to tune in to watch "Project Runway" tonight on Bravo. Tonight's episode is called "Fashion that Drives You," and it will reportedly feature a significant Saturn tie-in.

GM "100th Anniversary" Employee Pricing Commercial Features Real Saturn, GM Workers

GM 100th Anniversary Employee Pricing Ad

General Motors featured real workers in the "GM 100th Anniversary" employee pricing ads that have been airing on network and cable television channels for the past week. Among the employees featured in the commercial are a handful of current and former Saturn folks, although not positioned where you might expect them to be.

Safe Outlook: GM Lambda Crossovers Earn Insurance Institute "Top Safety Pick" Award

IIHS Crash Test Dummy

General Motors' lineup of award-winning crossovers today adds the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick 2008 to the growing list of accolades. The significant safety award results from the GMC Acadia meeting the Institute's highest rating for performance in its demanding front, side and rear impacts in addition to providing standard Stabilitrak, GM's electronic stability control system. The IIHS test results also apply to the GMC Acadia's sister vehicles: the Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook, and soon to be released Chevy Traverse.

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OnStar Utilities Help Drivers Save Millions on Auto Maintenance

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OnStar recently sent its 100,000,000th OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics e-mail, marking a significant milestone for a service that has the ability to save drivers millions of dollars in automotive maintenance costs by providing alerts for the vehicle's key operating systems including the safety systems.