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Old 10-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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The 2012 Virtual Saturn Reunion Starts Now

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Thanks for visiting! So what's this all about? The reunion was envisioned to be a way for Saturn owners from around the world to gather, reconnect, learn, share experiences, and express enthusiasm for their cars. What can you expect? For the next 24 hours: lots of fun, tons of Saturn-related content, and something new posted throughout the day.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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Thank you Charlie. I have missed spending time on the forum.

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. I still own and drive two Saturns. I am grateful to Charlie for keeping the site up because it remains very useful for technical information when I need it. I am happy to see that some of the old Saturn customs and approach to business live on at my servicing dealer and that GM has allowed the last model Saturn VUE to survive as the Chevrolet Captiva. That will keep the ten year window for parts availability open longer for my 2009 VUE. It is interesting to see the new Chevy and Buick products and imagine some of them as Saturns but that is not to be for reasons having nothing to do with me. Beyond that, Saturn Corporation is dead and I have moved on.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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Hey, everyone. I've been around the forum even tho I traded my last Saturn, the 08 Vue for a Volvo XC60 for my wife. I got a Volvo C30 about a year ago and love it. It reminds me of my past Saturn SC2's, a small sporty "coupe" that is not too bad on gas. Since GM dumped Saturn (and Pontiac), I've not been able to find anything that really interested me in their lineup. I miss the Vue--it was the most troublefree vehicle I've ever owned--100,000 miles with no repairs other than routine maintence; it still had the original brake pads. The only major expense was 4 tires at 55,000 miles. I'm still working the same job as a pharmacist for a major chain (16 years) and even tho I'm approaching medicare age, I don't plan on retirement for quite some time(I can't afford to). My wife still tries to run her small antique and collectable business--she rents a booth in a local mall; but we are not doing very well right now--business is very slow.The economy has really taken a toll on the antique business. We had to close out of 2 malls--they closed down. So we are down from 3 to 1 right now. If that doesn't pick up soon, we may be out of the business altogether. Other than that, we are doing ok. I certianly hope that other old regulars will post so we can see whats going on in their lives. I really miss many of the old members.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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So far I've had a 2003 Ion 3 sedan and then I traded that in on a 2006 Saturn Vue Redline which I still currently drive. I haven't been on here nearly as long as a majority of the people, but I want to say thanks for a great forum and keeping this thing going. I've certainly gained massive amounts of knowledge that has helped put my mind at ease with some frustrating issues with my vehicle. All is good now and running well. So cheers to SaturnFans!!!!!


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Old 10-25-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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I just wanted to drop in and say "hi" to everyone! After I traded in my 2004 ION3 a few years ago I haven't spent much time here. I appreciate Charlie organizing the virtual reunion and giving us all a chance to reminisce about the Saturn company and cars.

I still remember the first time I walked into Saturn of Macon, GA to purchase my 1996 SL2. The sales experience was unlike any other before or since. They treated me like friend and not just a customer. They didnít have exactly the model I wanted, so I placed an order and picked up the car on a second visit. I kept the SL2 until I needed to trade it in for my wifeís minivan after our first child was born. The SL2 was my favorite car (and favorite Saturn of my three) and to this day I regret getting rid of it.

Probably the most interesting time I had with a Saturn was with my 2003 Saturn VUE. To save money, I purchased a stripped-down version with manual locks, manual windows, and no cruise control. However, I missed having cruise, so another SaturnFans member and I worked to figure out how to add it to the VUE. After many months we were successful, and I posted the method and results (with pictures) to the VUE forum. Opening up the engine wiring to that extent was definitely a nail biter!

Many happy memories to you all!

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
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771 visitors online when I just checked, which is great.

Thanks, Charlie, for keeping up this site to support us Saturn owners. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to take care of my cars without it.

Update: 897! Charlie.you'll have to let us know the peak and total.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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A busy day for me, but I will be here on and off today. Good to see all the love and memories!

Still have my 1993 SW2 and my 2001 LW300, as regulars on these boards know. In five years, my SW2 will be recognized as an antique!

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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Hi Charlie, thanks for all that you do here and for all the Fans & Owners of Saturn cars. I'm a recent owner of a 2000 L300, w/155+K miles, and enjoy the car very much. There's a lot to like about my ride so far and will be taking good care, to keep her running for many more years. We as Saturn owners are lucky & grateful to have this web site available and to the many Fans on here with their support and help is quite a valuable commodity. I look forward to making many contributions to the forums as I start a journey of becoming more personally involved in the upkeep of my car. Wishing all members and fans a happy reunion, glad to be a part of this event today and hope we have more similar types of gatherings in the near future.

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #10
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My 4 Saturn's are down to 3. My wife totaled our 2005 Vue and now we own a new Chevy Equinox! Like the Equinox Except for highway mileage. The Vue with the Honda 6 got better mileage than 2.4 in the Equinox.

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My 4 Saturn's are down to 3. My wife totaled our 2005 Vue and now we own a new Chevy Equinox! Like the Equinox Except for highway mileage. The Vue with the Honda 6 got better mileage than 2.4 in the Equinox.
Dang, I thought the Equinox was supposed to get 32mpg on the highway. With those numbers, it was actually one of the few crossovers that was appealing to me.

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