Saturn Loyalists Left in Limbo with Auto Bailout


Thomas Olson from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: In exchange for its share of a $14 billion auto-industry rescue package, General Motors Corp. has promised Congress it would retool its business plan. But Saturn customers and 425 dealerships - including five in the Pittsburgh area - worry GM might sacrifice the Saturn brand in the process. Why? The division launched in 1985 as "a different kind of car company" has never made money. In a Detroit radio interview last week, GM's North American Sales Vice President Mark LaNeve, a Beaver Falls native, called Saturn "a great brand with great dealers." But the division had "a very tough time making money because of its low price points."

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