Outlook

Did Saturn Move Up Market too Fast?

Jerry Flint from Forbes: Saturn probably had the latest and best lineup of any GM brand: two well-done SUVs, the Outlook and the Vue, the handsome Aura sedan, a sister of the Chevy Malibu, the European built-small Astra car, and even a two-seat sports car, the Sky. But sales went nowhere. GM had said it will kill the brand, but now hopes to sell the name to Roger Penske.

How Many of You Put Bug Shields on the Front of Your Outlook?

How Many of You Put Bug Shields on the Front of Your Outlook?

I was curious how many of you put these on your SUV? I just installed a genuine GM bug shield, specifically made for the Saturn Outlook, and it looks very nice. I did have to drill two 1/16" holes in the underside of the hood for two screws, but the rest of it is held on by 3M two-sided tape. It was a very neat fit, and not very hard to install.

GM Aims to Trim Vehicle Inventories

Lansing Delta Township Plant

Barbara Wieland from the Lansing State Journal: Inventories also were close to industry standards at GM's Lansing Delta Township plant, where the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook crossovers are made. The Enclave's inventory rose slightly to 50 days as of July 1, up from 46 days a month earlier. But there was a 49-day supply of the Acadia, down from 59 days. And the Outlook inventory held steady at 53 days.

The Choice Is Yours: Saturn Offers Supplier Discounts, Cashback, and Special Financing to Everyone in July

As Saturn and Penske executives work to finalize the purchase of the General Motors brand before the end of September, sources tell SaturnFans.com that retailers are gearing up to offer special discounts to all qualifying customers throughout the month of July in an effort to clear out 2009 inventory.

June 2009 Saturn Sales Down 60%

Saturn stores delivered 7,520 vehicles in June, down 60.2% from the same time last year when sales consultants sold 18,912 cars and crossovers. Year-to-date sales are down 58.1% to 42,776 units. The Outlook was the only model in Saturn's lineup to record a sales increase last month.

Report: Saturns Yield Some of the Most Affordable Insurance Rates

Piggy Bank

Earlier this month, Insure.com compiled a list of 300 vehicles and their associated insurance premiums. On the list of the 20 least expensive cars to insure was the Saturn Vue, ranking ninth. For those of you who don't own a Vue, you'll be happy to know that most Saturn models did well in their categories. The only exceptions were Saturn's hybrid models, which due to their electrified powertrains, are more expensive to replace in the event of a collision. Despite these higher premiums, Saturn hybrids still managed to rank in the middle of their respective classes.

Autobytel: 93% of Saturn Lineup Qualifies for Cash-for-Clunkers Voucher

With Cash-for-Clunkers legislation headed for signing by President Obama, the team of experts at Autobytel has compiled an online buying guide that identifies the top brands and best model bets for a new, more efficient automobile that qualifies for the proposed Cash-for-Clunkers voucher. With gas prices surging upwards, the guide also serves as a timely road map of those vehicles best equipped to save money at the pump.

Saturn Owner Appreciation Cash Offer: $1500

Saturn Owner Appreciation Cash Offer: $1500

Saturn is offering current owners 1500 more reasons to stay in the family. "These days, it seems good news is hard to come by, particularly in the car industry," said an email received by SaturnFans.com earlier today. Current Saturn owners can receive $1,500 in Owner Appreciation Cash toward a 2009 Aura, Outlook, or Vue. Owner Appreciation Cash is also good for $750 toward a 2008 Astra, $1,000 toward a 2009 Sky, and can be combined with other cash offers.

Saturn Outlook and Solar-Powered Mobile Events Trailer

Saturn Outlook and Solar-Powered Mobile Events Trailer

Saturn's mobile event teams are back on the road, visiting festivals and other events to spread the word about Saturn's full line-up of fuel efficient vehicles. Saturn's cars and crossovers have always been efficient, and now our trailers that go with the displays are also environmentally friendly.

GM Brings Back Second Shift at Outlook Plant

Lansing Delta Township Plant

Melissa Domsic from the Lansing State Journal: Hundreds of idled General Motors workers will be back on the line at the Lansing Delta Township plant by the end of summer. GM said Friday that 900 laid-off union workers will return to their jobs at the assembly plant by the end of August when a second shift is brought back.

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Flashback Friday: 1993 "Multiply" Newspaper Ad

Flashback Friday: 1993 "Multiply" Newspaper Ad

This folksy Saturn newspaper advertisement was one of many used to promote Saturn's newly expanded 1993 model year lineup of S-Series vehicles. The ad featured many of Saturn's classic advertising elements from that time period, including a catchy headline, a prominent photo, and a few clever sentences written to make the reader feel right at home with Saturn. "Left to their own devices, they've been known to multiply," read the main heading of the text.