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Old 08-31-2018, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default Here's Why the Saturn Car Company Didn't Deserve to Die

This video was recently posted on youtube talking a little bit about Saturn and features a Saturn Sky

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I personally think the reason why Saturn failed was because it wasn't a huge success that they thought it would be. One reason was that they didn't restyle many of the cars or even add new cars to the line up until it was too late. People also complained that they sold the s model cars for 10 years with little or no variance. After living with GM all my life in my family and seeing this car I could really understand and appreciate this culture and departure of old traditions and a new way of thinking or way of looking at a personal vehicle. Scott

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Default Re: Here's Why the Saturn Car Company Didn't Deserve to Die

A great pity, a great car company but they do not have super vision of business and future.

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I personally think the reason why Saturn failed was because it wasn't a huge success that they thought it would be. One reason was that they didn't restyle many of the cars or even add new cars to the line up until it was too late. People also complained that they sold the s model cars for 10 years with little or no variance. After living with GM all my life in my family and seeing this car I could really understand and appreciate this culture and departure of old traditions and a new way of thinking or way of looking at a personal vehicle. Scott

Yes and car culture changed in the 2000s. Used to be many people wanted a new car but without all those expensive bells and whistles. People used to want an affordable nice looking functional reliable car whos quality could let them own that car beyond the warranty without the expensive repairs. But in the 2000s people then decided they wanted all the bells and whistles even though they could not afford them. They were able to buy such cars because of extended financing thru the dealership- AND financing to those who were not credit worthy. The S series was perfect for the DIYer who wanted a good daily driver. And if you had to take it to a shop for repair it was a cake walk for the tech- simple technology the S was. When Saturn switched to using GM engines it was the beginning of the end. Saturn prided itself on non commissioned sales people and a simple car selection- kinda like Henry Fords Model T- you could get it in any color as long as it was black!

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