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Bolt-Ons Help a Saturn Sky Red Line Prove it Has More in Common with the C6 Than Just its Body Style

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Brendan Moran from GM High-Tech Performance: Thankfully the engineers at GM did their homework before adding boost to the Ecotec mill. Instead of simply adapting the 2.4L mill in the naturally aspirated base model, the Red Line features the LNF Ecotec 2.0t.

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.

No More Skys: Last Kappa Roadster Built this Morning, GM to Permanently Shutter Delaware Plant

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Andrew Eder from the Delaware News Journal: Today marks the last day of production at General Motors' Boxwood Road assembly plant. The 62-year-old factory near Newport was a victim of the automaker's restructuring that has claimed tens of thousands of jobs and will close or idle 14 plants in the next three years.

2009 Saturn Sky is Sexy, Soulful

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Michael Andre Adams from the Atlanta Autos Examiner: For the style aficionado seeking a sexy, soulful, al fresca style whip for well under $50K, the Saturn Sky Red Line should be somewhere on your "fav-five" list, alongside BMW's Z4 and Mazda's MX-5. Under the hood, the Red Line has a 260 horsepower, four cylinder, 2.0 liter turbo engine that purrs along and kicks in when needed.

Delaware Sky Plant Set to Close at End of the Month

Maureen Milford from the Wilmington News Journal via USA Today: Joe Trincia, 51, of Bear, Delaware, returns Monday to his job at the General Motors auto-assembly plant just as he's done countless times since he was a 19-year-old kid lucky enough to land a decent-paying manufacturing job. But this will be his last recall.

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.

Sky Red Line is Fun, Pretty

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David Schmidt from the Journal Register News Service: This car is about having fun on a sunny day. That means you put the top down, back it down the driveway and as long as quick rain showers don’t appear, you’re in business. Under these glorious conditions, the Saturn Sky really shines.

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

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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.

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Saturn May be the Latest Casualty of GM's Cost-Cutting Strategy

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Mark Phelan, Auto Critic for the Detroit Free Press: Saturn was born in hope and hype nearly 25 years ago, but it presents General Motors Corp. with tough choices today as the automaker must scale back its money-losing operations and focus on other brands.