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View Poll Results: Before you bought your first Saturn, did you own an import or domestic vehicle?
Import 27 25.47%
Domestic 65 61.32%
The first car I owned was a Saturn 14 13.21%
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #21
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Right before I bought my L200 I had a 89 Acura Legend but that was only for a few months. Before that I had a 1988 Audi that was at the end of its life.

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Old 02-24-2008, 07:21 AM   #22
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The first car I had was my parents 1984 Chevy Caprice Classic station wagon. Chocolate brown w/ a chocolate brown interior. Terrible, but I was 16 so I didn't care.
Next was a 86 Chevy 4X4. 12mpg. More than doubled my gas mileage when I picked up my 98 SC2.

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Old 02-24-2008, 02:57 PM   #23
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I drove a 1993 Toyota Tercel before I bought my first Saturn a 1998 SL2., which I bought brand new.
I still own and drive that car today.
Last month I purchased a used 2004 2.2L 5 speed Manual VUE.

Before the SL2 I drove many cars over the years before. I don't own these anymore:
1977 Dodge Aspen,--couldn't sink this slant 6 engine
1962 Chevy Bel-air, had a 283 Engine, my mother totalled it
1965 Buick Special--given to a relative-was in a flood and still ran 350K miles
1986 Chrysler Laser,---Nice car, Should have kept it.
1987 Plymouth Horizon,--a piece of junk
1987 Plymouth Sundance--another lousy chrysler product.
1991 Toyota Corolla--great car, I shouldn't have sold it.
1993 Toyota Tercel--at 300K miles I traded it in when I bought the 98 Sl2

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98 SL, Sold
When your Saturn is well kept YOU are well kept.

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Old 02-25-2008, 07:25 AM   #24
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My teenage car was a white 2-door 1967 Chevelle; then I drove a 1978 Buick Skylark for many years until I'd sunk so much money into it, I realized I had to sell it, which I did and about a month later the engine blew up. I took very good care of that old Buick but it couldn't help it, it was old and had lots of mileage on it. I loved that old jalopy. My first-ever-in-my-middle-aged-life brand new off-the-lot car was a 1998 SL2 in a midnight blue color. I now drive a 2004 Ion 3, electric blue, which I bought used.

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:52 AM   #25
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Purchased a 2004 VUE, traded in a 2000 Olds Intrigue.

Traded the 2004 VUE in on a 2005 Titan Crew Cab.

Traded the 2005 Titan in on a 2006 Titan Crew Cab.

Traded the 2006 Titan in on a 2008 VUE.

What did I do for a living for 35 years?

I was a Ford partsman.

But my family owned an Olds dealership for many years.

btw: Bought my first car in 1956: 1936 Lincoln Zephyr.

Owned over 300 cars/trucks since. Only 15 were purchased new.

You got it...I'm old.

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:23 AM   #26
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Domestic 1989 Buick LeSabre. Drove it into the ground and that took some doing.

Others that my father owned and that I was thus exposed to:
1979 Zaz 968 (Wiki for the curious)
1986 Lada 2106
1979 VW Golf Diesel
1986 AMC/Renault Alliance
1993 Saturn SL1 (This is where my love for Saturns comes from)
2003 VW Jetta TDI

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:59 AM   #27
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Wow, difficult question... hmm... I just gave up my 1990 Honda Accord with 156K miles on it and got a [generous] $150.00 for my lovely trade-in.

I also own a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country van. Guess i'd answer import.

I've had quite a few cars... it's fun to think back on... let me see....
  • 1979 Chrysler LeBaron (V8 and seats 8 with a squish)
  • 1974 Ford Mustang II (I may be wrong on the year; i'm getting feeble here)
  • 1989 Dodge Omni (bought new for same price I just bought my Ion for)
  • 1992 Toyota Corolla
  • 1996 Dodge Caravan

I believe that's the damages so far. Yeah, a small list compared to many, but still lots of fun and crazy (my Flintstones Mustang where the passenger could run and push the car while still seated... okay, almost )

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Old 02-25-2008, 10:38 AM   #28
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Replaced my 92 Mercury Topaz (two door sport model with spoiler) for the 01 L200. That Topaz was the best car in the world. It took everything and kept going and going.... It took me all over the country and back again too.

My list of cars:

82 Buick LeSabre. It was HUGE and FAST!!
88 Ford Taurus This one was junk!
88 Ford Bronco (the fullsize one) Went everywhere.
89 Plymouth Sundance
This is where the Topaz comes in.
Also drove a 95 Ford Ranger for a short time during the Topaz era.
Now have the 01 L200 (almost 100,000) and a 95 Dodge Dakota (over 150,000 and runs great)
Will be keeping these two. L200 will become husbands work car to save gas and Dakota will be the winter work truck for him.

I will be getting an Outlook this summer.

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Old 02-25-2008, 11:05 AM   #29
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Kotofeich: I hate to admit it, but that Zaz is so weird and unlike anything you'd see stateside that I actually like it. I always liked bizarre little foreign cars... just could never afford to own them because of repair bills!

"Others that my father owned and that I was thus exposed to:
1979 Zaz 968 (Wiki for the curious)"



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Old 02-25-2008, 12:05 PM   #30
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...Zaz is so weird and unlike anything you'd see stateside that I actually like it. I always liked bizarre little foreign cars... just could never afford to own them because of repair bills!
If I was still back in Russia this could have been a little pet project to restore and mod one of those... A very masochistic pet project - I still remember having to pull the alternator apart for the fourth time and the gas powered heater (air-cooled engine ) that hardly ever worked. Those cars may be the reson why people think Russian winters are cold

Interestingly, many people back in Russia consider Saturn the equivalent of a ZAZ (for lack of more info perhaps) - quirky, cheap, unpopular, but not without appeal.

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:12 PM   #31
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Kotofeich: I hate to admit it, but that Zaz is so weird and unlike anything you'd see stateside that I actually like it. I always liked bizarre little foreign cars... just could never afford to own them because of repair bills!

"Others that my father owned and that I was thus exposed to:
1979 Zaz 968 (Wiki for the curious)"



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Looks like a Corvair.

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Old 02-25-2008, 04:00 PM   #32
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I've only owned and WILL only own domestic vehicles. My last ride, a 1995 Buick Park Avenue, was basically a hand-me-down from a relative. My '96 Ranger needed some work which my wife and I couldn't afford to put into it at the time, so we sold it and bought the P/A from my grandparents really cheaply.

It was a good car for the most part, though it had an oil leak when we got it that we were never able to get fixed. We spent $1,400 twice to have various parts replaced -- it would fix the leak here, then start a new one over there. Finally, when they told us the only thing left to look at was going to be a repair of at least $2,000, we left it alone and began feeding it more oil than gasoline. In January, the engine began needing 4 or 5 quarts a DAY on a Friday, then seized up and died altogether on a Monday. So long, Buick.

My new-to-me Vue, I have to say, is absolutely my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. In fact, the only other vehicle I've driven which was more fun to drive was an '07 Ion rental car we had a year or so ago -- that thing was an absolute go cart! It's absolutely the reason my wife and I started looking at Saturns when it was time to replace the Buick.

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Old 02-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #33
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Hey, Guys!! long time no visit - been busy.

Have to comment IMNSHO bad poll questions. The stated question was "Before you owned your first Saturn" the poll asked "you first car". Not the same. My "first car" and the one before my first Saturn and the one before my current Saturn are all different.

BTW:

1979 on - I'm sure you don't care prior to coming to the US from UK - anyway I don't, so tough ;-)

Some may appear to be odd choices, but there were good reasons and they all worked well in the circumstances.

'79 Ford Pinto (I LIKED IT for it's purpose so there.....).
'74 Ford LTD
Divorce
'72 Mazda Pickup
'75 Ford 1/2 Ton Pickup
Married again (still happily 26 years later)
Corinne:
'81 Plymouth Horizon TC3
'84 Ford 3/4 Ton
'89 Ford Exporer
'02 Ford Explorer
Considering Saturn Outlook SUV for next replacement
Me:
'87 Ford Taurus
'89 Plymouth K Car
'93 Saturn SC2
'04 Saturn RedLine ION
'08 Saturn RedLine SKY

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Old 02-26-2008, 02:03 AM   #34
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1st "car" 1979 Chevy C10 Custom Deluxe stepside truck
1st car (that I bought) 1980 Pontiac Phoenix (a Chevy Citation clone)
2nd car 1989 Geo Spectrum CL (an Izusu I-Mark twin)
3rd car "Sparky" 1995 SL2 (won in a church raffle- bought 1 ticket)
4th car "Smoke" 1997 SW2 (adopted 2/06, died in an accident 4/07)
5th car "Gordy" 2004 Chevy Cavalier (adopted 9/07)

Next car? An American car, probably a Chevy or a Saturn.

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1995 SL2 - Sparky- (234K+)
1997 SW2 - Smoke- (64,817) RIP my little boy
2004 Chevy Cavalier - Gordy- (103K+)
2005 Relay 2 - Swoop or Smoke II- (48K+)

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:28 AM   #35
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I have always owned American made cars starting with:
1955 Oldsmobile
1956 Chevy
1965 Olds 442
1969 Olds Cutlass
1970 Olds 442 W30
1978 Olds Omega
1981 Chevy Citation
1986 Pontiac (issues with the timing rubber band )
1991 Saturn SC (5-spd)
1996 Saturn SC2 Classic (5-spd)
1997 Saturn SC2 (auto)
2004 Saturn Ion QC2 (5-spd) Which is my current vehicle.
Loved them all.

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:57 PM   #36
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1993 Chevy Cavalier Station Wagon (great car! Drove it all over the country... ran it into the ground.)

2001 Volvo V70 Station wagon ( lemon! It was in the shop so much, my wife and I called it the "Revolvo.")

2007 Saturn Vue GL (love it! Good legroom. Sips the fuel.)

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Old 02-27-2008, 11:00 AM   #37
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95 Saturn SW2 (wifes)(new)
90 VW Jetta GL (Wolfsburg Ed.)(new)
84 VW Jetta GLI (used)
85 Dogde Lancer ES (turbo) (new)
83 Toyota Celica (new)
78 Subaru Brat(1st new car)
71 Fiat 124 Coupe (used)
71 AMC Javelin w / 301 v-8 (used)
64 Rambler American 220 (mom's deathtrap)

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:23 PM   #38
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59 impala
69 chevyvan
73 duster
71 torino
74 civic
78 nova
78 honda mc
86 reliant
90 lumina
95 ciera
82 cougar
00 saturn ls1
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08 saturn aura
These are the cars ive owned in the past 30 years,still have the ls1,dakota and just bought the aura

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Old 02-28-2008, 04:02 PM   #39
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Never have a import
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All Domestic Here: And Mainly GM except for one..

First Car..
94 Chevy Bertta
03 Pontiac Grand Am
05 Chevy Silverado
06 Dodge Ram
07 Vue


Future? Possibly Vibe or Astra..

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