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Old 01-31-2018, 12:36 PM   #61
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Sport Utility Vehicles and fuel-efficient little cars.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy.
Was the S-Series miles per gallon included in the C.A.F.E. of General Motors?
Yes. CAFE regulations in all passenger vehicles, regardless of size.

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Old 01-31-2018, 05:52 PM   #62
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Yes. CAFE regulations in all passenger vehicles, regardless of size.
So, in order to sell Corvetts and full-sized trucks and SUVs, it was in GMís best intrest to sell a small, high mpg vehicle that the public would voluntarily purchase. GM could either partner with a foreign manufacturer of a high mpg vehicle, or build their own high mpg vehicle. I donít know the penalty for failing to meet CAFE Standards.
^This is the filter I view all Saturn discussions thru.^
Weíre there any other vehicles that GM produced and sold at the time that had the mpg of an S-series? ...and that were reasonably fun to drive?

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Old 01-31-2018, 11:42 PM   #63
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I had a new 1993 Chevy Prizm lsi 5 speed with premium gas 1.8. Amazing car. Fun , fast got 35 to 38 mpg. Could chirp tires going into second. Great looking car for itís time. Had it 7 years 158000 miles. Starter went at 99000 and that was it. Picked it over Saturn because the Saturn had to have auto seatbelts because of airbags not ready yet.

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Old 02-01-2018, 10:41 AM   #64
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The Prizm was made by Toyota?

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Old 02-01-2018, 11:44 AM   #65
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Yeah, GM sold the Corolla, badged under chevy and geo name plates as the Prizm in the 90s

Geo Storm and Spectrum models were a rebadged Isuzus

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Prizm was built by nummi in California. Joint gm Toyota venture. Built both corolla and Prizm. Mechanically the same.

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And the very same facility they built them in is now occupied by Tesla Motors.
It sat empty for many years until Elon Musk and crew resurrected it.

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