Saturn: A Car Relic and History Left Behind

Ken Newton from St. Joseph News-Press: General Motors, feeling the pinch of foreign imports, dangled the idea of opening a new plant to build a "revolutionary" car. Such a factory would employ 6,000 people while also creating 15,000 jobs in supporting businesses. Workers there would not only have the benefit of a paycheck, they would stand, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the vanguard of a new era of American industrial might. Perhaps to seem egalitarian, or more likely to create buzz and cajole some incentives, GM executives offered the pending plant to interested states, hoping they would compete for the car company's affections. At least 20 states blushed at the flirtation, and seven had their governors making a case for Phil Donahue, then the daytime talk czar.

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Poll: When You Request New Model Information from Saturn, How Would You Prefer to Receive it?

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Via e-mail, so we can help save trees
55% (117 votes)
On a USB drive, so I can keep all of my vehicle research in one place
10% (21 votes)
In the mail, because I want a hardcopy so I can turn pages
33% (71 votes)
Over the phone, I'd like to talk to a live person
2% (5 votes)
Total votes: 214