Astra

Affordable Saturn Subcompact Deserves a Better Fate

Brian Harper from the Canwest News Service: Saturn is on borrowed time as a General Motors brand, jettisoned along with Pontiac, Hummer and Saab by the automotive giant. This is a crying shame because Saturn's lineup, after a couple of decades of corporate indifference, comprises an eclectic mix of interesting and entertaining vehicles.

Deal Alert: Zero Percent Financing

2009 Saturn Aura XR

Saturn just announced that it's offering zero percent financing on 2008 Astra and 2008-09 Aura models, including hybrids, for 72 months. Zero percent financing for 60 months is also available for the 2009 Vue and Outlook crossovers. This is a Memorial Day sale as the deal expires this Tuesday, May 26th.

2010 Saturn Preview: What Could Have Been, What Might Still Be...

Last month, General Motors announced that it would stop building Saturns when production of the brand's 2009 models ended later this year – unless, of course, Saturn is spun-off from GM and its new owners request GM to produce 2010 models for the brand's retailers to sell. With the sale of Saturn looking more and more likely, it is also looking more and more likely that GM will indeed build 2010 model year Saturns. Here's a look at what was in store for Saturn's 2010 model year – and what will likely be produced once Saturn is formally separated from GM.

What Does Saturn Have in Common with the Energizer Bunny?

Energizer Bunny

Mike Morrissey, from the Saturn Communications Team equated Saturns to the popular advertising character, the Energizer Bunny, in a blog written on ImSaturn.com yesterday. Why you may ask? Saturn discovered through a research study conducted by R.L. Polk that 83% of all of the Saturns ever sold in the United States are still actively registered. You may remember that nearly two weeks ago Saturn celebrated the sale of their 4 millionth vehicle in Traverse City, Michigan: a black three door Astra. Of those 4 million vehicles, 3.3 million of them are still in use.

True or False: Will Buick Get What Was Going to Be the Next-Gen "Saturn" Astra?

2010 Saturn Astra Artist's Rendering

Several websites are reporting that GM has officially decided to transfer the next-generation Astra model to its Buick division. The redesigned Astra will be built in the US; the current Astra is imported from Belgium. Two plants were named as possible manufacturing facilities: Lordstown, Ohio and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Movie Trailer: Megan Fox Behind the Wheel of a Saturn Astra in the Upcoming "Transformers" Sequel

If you haven't already seen the latest trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, you can watch it below. But pay close attention. In addition to the fleet of GM-inspired AutoBots vehicles featured in the movie, there's also a silver 5-door Saturn Astra that plays an unknown role in the film.

General Motors Loses Some Fine Cars with Death of Pontiac and Saturn

2008 Saturn Collection Wallpaper

Scott Burgess from the Detroit News: For years, General Motors has been accused of relying on trucks and not building enough cars. Many say that's why the company is on the verge of bankruptcy right now. So when last week's announcement confirmed what has been percolating for months and the Saturn and Pontiac brands would be killed, it seemed like an oxymoron.

Video: 4 Millionth Saturn Sold in Michigan

4 Millionth Saturn Purchased

From WBPN TV Channels 7 and 4: It was a big day for a northern Michigan car dealership – all because they're celebrating the 4 millionth Saturn sold in the country. With a police escort Tuesday afternoon Philip Lieffers and his wife Mary of Traverse City drove their black, three door Saturn Astra to Saturn of Traverse City for the big celebration.

Video: Astra Provides Hope for Saturn, GM

Astra Instrument Panel

Matthew Smith from ABC 12 in Flint: Less than two months ago, news of Saturn's future sounded pretty bleak. Former GM CEO Rick Wagoner said that the troubled automaker could begin phasing out the Saturn brand by the end of the current product cycle. But at a time when many dealers are fearful of the auto economy, Saturn is meeting sales critics head on with the Saturn Astra.

Weekend Reading: 2009 Saturn Collection Brochure

2008 Saturn Collection Wallpaper

Sometimes when life gets hectic, its nice to sit back, relax, and enjoy a good book. If you've been following all of the news about the pending Saturn spin-off from General Motors, you're probably ready to take a break and immerse yourself into some material that reminds you of what may have piqued your interest in Saturn in the first place: its award-winning cars and crossovers.

Random Article from the SaturnFans.com Archives

General Motors to Commemorate Launch of Chevrolet Traverse at Spring Hill Plant

It's still strange for me to hear, read, or think about Saturn's former plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee building a non-Saturn product, but with the Lambda-based Chevy Traverse already shipping from the factory, I guess it's time for me to stop nostalgically living in the past.