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Efficiency First, Power Later in the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

Brian Harper from Canada's National Post reviewed the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line appreciated the hybrid's fuel economy, but wished the sport-utility had a little more power. The 2.4-liter VVT 172 hp Ecotec four-cylinder "is not exactly bulging with muscle," he wrote, "but it's smooth and it will get the Vue to speed."

Plug-In Vue Hybrid Previewed at "Plug-In 2008" Convention

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GMnext contributor Matt Kelly talked to Larry Nitz, GM's executive director of powertrain engineering, at "Plug-In 2008" in San Jose, California last month about the upcoming Saturn Vue Plug-In Hybrid. He was excited by what he heard and saw. "The vehicle's lithium-ion battery will allow it to double its fuel economy for about 20 miles," Kelly wrote on the GMnext blog.

2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid Should Attract Buyers

Bryan Laviolette from the Flint Journal tested the 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid and was impressed with the efficient, versatile SUV. He wrote in his review that he liked the Vue's "spiffy good looks, silky-smooth powertrain, and cool interior styling." After driving the vehicle for awhile he concluded: "GM finally decides to try building desirable vehicles rather than those that seem destined for the discount rack the instant they hit the street."

What to Watch: Saturn Gets Star Treatment on Tonight's Episode of Project Runway

Vue Dismantled on Project Runway?

Sources tell SaturnFans.com that fashion conscious Saturn fans won't be the only folks who will want to tune in to watch "Project Runway" tonight on Bravo. Tonight's episode is called "Fashion that Drives You," and it will reportedly feature a significant Saturn tie-in.

GM "100th Anniversary" Employee Pricing Commercial Features Real Saturn, GM Workers

GM 100th Anniversary Employee Pricing Ad

General Motors featured real workers in the "GM 100th Anniversary" employee pricing ads that have been airing on network and cable television channels for the past week. Among the employees featured in the commercial are a handful of current and former Saturn folks, although not positioned where you might expect them to be.

Analysis: Saturn Employee Pricing Presents Good Prices, No Haggling

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David Thomas from Cars.com's Kicking Tires blog analyzed Saturn's new Employee Discount promotion and concluded that the company is offering some pretty impressive deals. According to Thomas' calculations, buyers can save up to $4,691 on a 2008 Aura XR, $4,158 on a Outlook AWD XR, and $3,395 on a Vue XE... just to name a few models. Read the excerpt from his report, and then click through to read the full article that also includes the details behind his calculations.

Owner Story: Totaled Saturn Vue XE

I have read many complaints about weight of the 08 Vue, but whatever they did to increase the weight was worth it. All the ruggedness they built into the 2008 Vue saved my wife's life. Friday night at 2200 hours my wife was returning to our home in Big Bear, a mountain community in the San Bernardino Mountains, when she went off the side of a mountain road.

Saturn to Offer Cashback Bonus in Addition to Special Employee Pricing on Remaining 2008 Vehicles

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Yesterday General Motors announced its "GM 100th Anniversary Sales Event," offering customers employee pricing on virtually its entire lineup of in stock and remaining 2008 model year vehicles - including Saturns. The sale will run from August 20 through September 2, 2008. In addition to the special pricing, sources tell SaturnFans.com that Saturn plans to offer cashback bonus incentives on top of the discounted employee pricing.

Saturn "Rethink MPG" Ad Airs During the Olympics

General Motors has been a big sponsor of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games on NBC. There have been number of different GM ads being shown every night, including the critically-acclaimed 'Beautiful Blue' television spot, but tonight the company aired the 2009 version of Saturn's 'Rethink MPG' commercial just after the Men's 100m dash final.

Project Runway Vignette: Chris March Rethinks Design with the Saturn Vue Hybrid

Saturn asked Project Runway Season 4 designer Chris March to "design an outfit inspired by the Vue Hybrid." March said that "because its a hybrid, I decided to use all organic and sustainable fabrics." See how the economical Vue influenced his work on this project.

Random Article from the SaturnFans.com Archives

Saturn's Hip Little Hatchback

From BusinessWeek.com: As gasoline prices continue to soar, U.S. drivers will probably start buying more small, European-style cars. The new Saturn is virtually identical to the Continental European Opel Astra, the British Vauxhall Astra, and the Australian Holden Astra. That's a good thing when it comes to handling.