S-Series

Owner Story: Good Cars that Will Last for a Long Time

I'm on my second Saturn now. My first one was a 1997 Dark Green SL2 four-door sedan. It wasn't in the best condition when I bought it (from CarMax) in December 2003 with 83,000 miles on the odometer, but I liked it and decided to put performance brake pads, rotors, and plug wires on it.

Owner Story: Take Care of Your Saturns, Because They Take Care of You

I have my first new car ever, and I love it: a 2006 Saturn Vue. It isn't my first Saturn, though. I had a 1995 Saturn SL2 that I drove into the ground. I bought it used, on the cheap, since it was a rebuild from a wreck. About 7400 original miles were on the odometer, and at $8700 it was too good to pass up, since it was only three years old when I bought it.

Owner Story: One Happy Saturn Family

In September of 2003, I was the very satisfied owner of a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am. That car had been with me for quite a long time and had seen a fair amount of action. Sure, it wasn't a perfect car. In fact, the poor thing had a computer problem that sometimes caused the engine to stall at idle. This presented some interesting intersection situations, but that's another story entirely.

Owner Story: My Spring Hill Homecoming... 14 Years Too Late

Spring Hill Barn

I had a rare opportunity to visit the Spring Hill assembly plant this week. This was business and technical trip - not a tour. As I understand it, they are no longer giving tours. Perhaps that will change when the new SUV type vehicle (Chevrolet Traverse) makes it to mass market. I can't say I was excited to see the new vehicle, but I'm really biased toward plastic Saturns.

Flashback Friday: MotorWeek 1992 Small Coupe Comparison Test

It's hard to believe that it was more than 15 years ago when MotorWeek compared what host John Davis described as "a new class of subcompacts called econo-sports." Television's automotive magazine compared the '92 Saturn SC coupe to the Hyundai Scoupe, Toyota Paseo, Geo Storm, and Nissan NX1600.

Flashback Friday: 1993 Saturn Shortage

Flashback Friday: 1993 Saturn Shortage

Back in the early days, Saturn was a bit of a phenomenon. As a new brand on the automotive landscape with a new way of doing business, folks came from miles around to check out their relatively unknown lineup of Tennessee-built plastic-bodied small cars. The trouble was that after kicking the tires and taking one for a spin around the block, customers usually wanted to buy one.

Owner Story: A Love Affair with Saturn

Hello fellow Saturn enthusiasts! I am a 20 year old Saturn sales consultant. While I've have only worked for my Saturn retailer for 2 years, I have enjoyed a close love affair with this breakthrough brand since 1990. My sister took a chance on Saturn with her first car, a Blue 1991 SL2 and fell in love immediately.

Flashback Friday: Did You Know?

Question Mark

Saturn has had a colorful history that's full of interesting bits of trivia. Al Clapsaddle has put together a list of some interesting facts from Saturn's early years on his website. So go ahead, peruse the list below, and test your knowledge with these Saturn 'did you know' trivia bits. If you have any good fact, send them to me and I'll add them to SaturnFans.com archives.

Flashback Friday: 1999 Homecoming SL2 Brochure

Flashback Friday: 1999 Homecoming SL2 Brochure

Pictured above is the front page of the single-page brochure created to promote the 1999 Saturn Homecoming SL2. Only a limited number of these green sedans were built to commemorate the brand's second homecoming celebration held in July of '99 at the former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The MSRP for this special model was $17,405.

Detroit News: Saturn is GM's Brand for the Future

Saturn Astra XR 3-Door

As part of it's coverage of General Motors' 100th anniversary, the Detroit News profiled Saturn and discussed the brand's past, present, and future. Saturn is "in the middle of a transformation," five-time Saturn owner David Hyde, an automotive historian at Wayne State University, told the newspaper.

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Saturn Outlook will be Featured on NBC's Today Show February 29th

Outlook on the NBC Today Show

This just in on the SaturnFans.com tip line: the Saturn Outlook will be featured in a segment on the Today show tomorrow morning (February 29th). Set your preferred video recording device to the NBC television network beginning at 7am EST, and after you've watched the segment, come back to SaturnFans.com to share your thoughts on how the Outlook was represented.