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Sources: Saturn to Discontinue Vehicle Exchange Program in the New Year

SaturnFans.com has learned from several reliable sources that Saturn will discontinue its Vehicle Exchange Program (VEP) on December 31, 2008 in an effort to cut costs and help create a more profitable business model for the company in the future. The program will reportedly continue to be offered on new Saturn vehicles sold and delivered through the end of the month.

Four-Cylinder, Six-Speed Powertrain Combination Adds Aura to the Saturn Brand

2009 Aura's 17" Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheels

Jim Robinson from the Mississauga News: General Motors is facing huge challenges from seeking financial assistance to looking at huge reductions in personnel. But what hasn't been talked about is how GM had actually been turning things around. Four years ago, the General started out on a 10-year plan and they were on target. And then the bottom fell out. GM has one of the largest selections of green and fuel-efficient vehicles in the world. From the all-electric Volt to the 2-mode hybrid trucks that are 32% more efficient in the city, GM is fielding a number of new offerings designed to change minds, and hopefully, perceptions. One of them is the 2009 Saturn Aura XR4 tested here.

Owner Story: A New Saturn Family

We purchased our new Aura a month ago. I never dreamed that I would own a Saturn, but the new Outlook and Aura caught my eye. Our daughter and son-in-law were having problems with their 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. I started to do some research on the Outlook, and was impressed with what I read.

Find Last Minute Holiday Gifts at SaturnCollection.com

Saturn Collection Merchandise

Looking for the perfect gift for that special Saturn fan in your life? Look no further than SaturnCollection.com, where you can "rethink fashion" and find diverse and unique mix of products for every Saturn enthusiast on your shopping list. The Saturn-backed website features officially licensed gear including athletic apparel, eco-friendly merchandise made of environmentally friendly materials, premium wear products, along with an assortment of vehicle-specific items.

The New Buick Regal: Was this Upcoming Midsize Sedan Originally the Next-Generation Saturn Aura?

The New Buick Regal: Was this Upcoming Midsize Sedan Originally the Next-Generation Saturn Aura?

Long before the current financial crisis and virtual collapse of the U.S. auto market that led General Motors to rethink its vehicle lineup, the company was believed to be working on the development of the next-generation Saturn Aura midsize sedan.

Stylish Saturn Aura Positively Glowing

2009 Saturn Aura XR

G. Chambers Williams III from the San Antonio Express-News: The great success of the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu maybe overshadowing another GM vehicle that's equally as good: the Saturn Aura. Built on the same architecture as the redesigned 2008 Malibu, the Aura actually arrived a year earlier, as an '07 model.

GM Announces Significant Production Cuts for Q1 2009

General Motors announced today a significant reduction of planned production for the first quarter of 2009 due to the ongoing and severe drop in industry sales, which were down 36% in November overall and 41% for GM (2007 vs. 2008). The impact of these and recently announced actions to adjust production with market demand, will result in the temporary idling of approximately 30% of GM's North American assembly plant volume during the first quarter of 2009 and will remove approximately 250,000 units from production.

Midsize Sedan Has a Certain "Aura" to It

Saturn Aura XR at the Beach

Nitish Rele, automotive columnist from the Tampa Tribune: A 2.4-liter DOHC Ecotec inline-4 cylinder engine offers 169 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 160 pounds-feet of torque at 4500 rpm. It is mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission but can be manually operated via shifter paddles on the three-spoke steering wheel.

Put the Pedal to the Metal Behind the Wheel of Saturn and GM Vehicles at the Tampa Bay International Auto Show

Consumers attending the Tampa Bay International Auto Show Friday-Sunday, November 7-9 will have a unique opportunity to truly 'experience' the GM display by getting behind the wheel and test driving many of the General Motors' new, fuel-efficient vehicles.

Owner Story: Economic Driving Tips

I should start this writeup by saying that this report is mostly relevant to drivers of the 3.6L V6 Saturn Aura XR with the 6-speed automatic transmission.  I have been having a great couple of weeks, folks. I reset the average miles per gallon (MPG) calculator on my DashHawk at the beginning of July and looked down today to discover an average all city fuel economy of 28.9 MPG.

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GM Shelves GMX002 Saturn Ion Replacement

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Sources say that General Motors has shelved the long-awaited Opel-based Saturn Ion replacement. The vehicle, rumored to be renamed 'Evoke' was believed to be scheduled for production at GM's Lordstown, Ohio manufacturing facility late next year.