'08 Vue is Golden

Tom Keane from the San Francisco Chronicle came away impressed with Saturn's new Vue Green Line hybrid after driving it for a week, calling it an "amazing vehicle" and "offers a lot for the buck."

The best word to describe the hybrid engine in the Saturn Vue Green Line is "hot." Touch the accelerator pedal and it feels like a sports car. This technology doesn't cost an arm-and-leg; the total price of my tester was $24,795, and it came with a load of desirable features. Many of those features deal with safety and security.

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Mysterious Ohio Based Investment Group Arises as a Potential Buyer

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Update on May 7th: Leading negotiations for this group is Gary Marvicsin. Detroit News reports that he is employed in the auto industry.

Detroit News reports that there is a mysterious Ohio based investment group interested in acquiring Saturn. Unlike the other interested buyers, this group has developed a concept to keep the company domestically based. According to the article, the group is interested in purchasing domestically abandoned manufacturing plants to produce Saturns. Chrysler plants that are targeted to close due to bankruptcy troubles were specifically mentioned. The group wants to continue to employee UAW workers at these plants. While recognizing the high costs associated with employing union workers, such as benefits and pensions, the group believes that it is the right move for two reasons.