If Ever There was a Car Company Living the Cinderella Story, It's Saturn

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: After years of having a lineup that included cars so mediocre that Saturn was consigned to forlornly sitting by the automotive industry "fireplace" dreaming of the big dance, while the competition went to the ball and gathered admirers. Not any more. Thanks a completely new, glittery, glamorous lineup - the oldest of which was introduced only two short years ago - Saturn is now the belle of the ball. Car writers laud them, customers love them, and the cash registers are going "ka-ching." To accomplish this tough transformation, General Motors and Saturn did something that was at once, so obvious, and so necessary that one wonders why they didn't think of it before: They raided the corporate pantry, found some awesome new products that GM's German car company, Opel, was selling, and made a few modifications, transforming them into Saturns. And it worked.

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Video: Did You See Transformers 2 this Weekend? Post Your Astra Impressions!

2008 Saturn Astra XR 5-Door

The Saturn Astra played a starring role on the big screen this weekend in Transformers 2. According to Edmunds.com, "a modified Saturn Astra hatch provides the getaway for Fox and LaBeouf when an alien is on their tail." We've previously seen clips of a silver Astra on the set of the movie at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and in this movie trailer. Now, there's a fourth clip on YouTube that features the Astra. Have you seen the movie? Post your review, along with how you think the Astra played its part.