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Old 10-04-2009, 07:37 AM   #9
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Default Re: Flashback Friday: When GM Gave Birth to Saturn

Some time ago, I came across footage of the fist Saturn being driven off the line, followed by Roger Smith making a speech. Pretty cool to watch, but I can't seem to find it now.

There was so much hope and optimism in those early days. It's so sad to see it come to this.

We can thank Jack Smith (GM CEO) and Stephen Yokich (UAW) for this one. They killed this car company in the 1990s. By the time Rick Wagoner and Bob Lutz took the helm, Saturn was essentially a dead man walking. The die had been cast long before Rick Wagoner took over and started giving it some attention, although I do give Wagoner and Lutz credit for at least trying to save it.

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