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Old 12-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Don Hammonds from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Saturn, which arguably has the newest portfolio of vehicles on the market, is concentrating mainly on refinements and enhancements for 2009. Its lineup is one of the more attractive ones out there, with cool styling, decent fuel economy and general feel of class all across the board. Here's what you'll see when you visit your local Saturn dealer.

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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So what is refined over 08?

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: Saturn Focused on Refining its Lineup for the 2009 Model Year

How can you refine the lineup of Astras in the Saturn lineup for 2009....when there is Not going to be a 2009 Astra ?

Oy..Vey...just noticed the date on this article---- December 21, 2008

Long before alot of the crap that has happened with GM recently...

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:23 AM   #4
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You will see a real fight going on as those guys from Korea (hyundai and Kia)to keep introducing fun to drive cheap cars. Those companies are healthy enough to still take chances.

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:02 PM   #5
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You will see a real fight going on as those guys from Korea (hyundai and Kia)to keep introducing fun to drive cheap cars. Those companies are healthy enough to still take chances.
The words kia, hyundai, and fun to drive, do not belong in the same sentence.

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
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The words kia, hyundai, and fun to drive, do not belong in the same sentence.
I don't know if that stigma stands anymore now that they have a proper RWD turbo coupe in its lineup.

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The words kia, hyundai, and fun to drive, do not belong in the same sentence.
Coming from someone who's handle is "S-seriesguy". Riiiiiiiight. Unless that's S4/S6/S8....LOL

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Coming from someone who's handle is "S-seriesguy". Riiiiiiiight. Unless that's S4/S6/S8....LOL

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I don't know if that stigma stands anymore now that they have a proper RWD turbo coupe in its lineup.
Maybe it can deliver up to the hype that other other recent japanase peformance cars have be unable to do.

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Refining means they are reducing the possible option and model packages available to streamline manufacturing until they stop manufacturing the cars themselves. Oldsmobile did the same thing when they started closing shop.

The Alero was Oldsmobiles last car. The VUE or the Aura may be Saturn's last vehicle.

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If you're looking for a small car, you better check out the 2009 Astra. It's one of the most fun-to-drive models you'll find, with performance that sure felt an awful lot like a baby BMW to me. Handling is very strong, cornering is sure-footed, and acceleration is spirited to say the least.
Thanks, Don! Just do me a quick favor.. Where exactly can I obtain one of these 2009 Astras? I believe that they may not exist.

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Thanks, Don! Just do me a quick favor.. Where exactly can I obtain one of these 2009 Astras? I believe that they may not exist.
Head due North, Canada to be exact. or across the big pond. But not here in the US, 2009 will be skipped, we will only get a 2010.

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