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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First Official Shots of Vauxhall Insignia's Interior Revealed

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Vauxhall has released pictures of the new Insignia's cabin ahead of the car's debut in July at the 2008 British Auto Show, and they are of critical interest to Saturn buyers in the U.S. Saturn is likely to get a version of the Insignia in the 2010-11 time frame as a replacement for the Saturn Aura.