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Old 07-24-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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Default Like early VWs, Saturn S cars are worth fixing forever

I used to be an import car snob, since the American cars I tried (never owned) in the 80s and 90s were just soooo bad. But the Saturn 5 speed is great. What I think it shares with the VW bug is that it's made from simply but mostly high quality parts. So it never gets to a point where you can't fix it. Unlike a lot of other cars now, where everything is in "dealer only" modules, and gratuituous use of computer chips and motors. One gets to a point with highly electronic cars where the cost of troubleshooting and swapping modules is greater than the residual value of the car itself. Simple is better.
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