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Old 04-17-2009, 12:46 AM   #1
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On what could be the eve of an official announcement from General Motors about the future of its former import-fighting brand, Saturn fans are anxiously waiting for news that will bring some closure to what's been an emotionally charged time - I can't even imagine how Saturn employees and retailers have felt going through this process.

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:50 AM   #2
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I'm "Excited"!! As long as it has polymer panels and a CTDI motor, I'm there. Oh, and the people who make it better speak English as a native tongue.

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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I'm "[SIZE="4"]Oh, and the people who make it better speak English as a native tongue.
Oh well, that rules out South Florida then. Better move, Piney. HAhahahaha...si.

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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This feels like the moment in "Christine" when Arnie looks upon his poor, battered, bashed and abused car (much like what GM has done to Saturn), and, with a smirk and a gleem in his eye, says "Show me...." I really hope this works and works well, if for no other reason then to thumb Saturn's nose at GM for all the abuse and neglect over the years. I'd prefer to stay in the 'family'.

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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Oh, and the people who make it better speak English as a native tongue.
Does Australia count? And some plant in Tennessee Springs to mind.

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:38 AM   #6
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I'm "Excited"!! As long as it has polymer panels and a CTDI motor, I'm there. Oh, and the people who make it better speak English as a native tongue.
Thanks to the British colonization of India years ago. English is the common language that everyone speaks amongst numerous local languages in India. In fact, it is one of the two official languages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Officia...uages_of_India).

Are you suggesting India made Saturns (ie. Satata)??

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Old 04-17-2009, 02:11 PM   #7
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I'm excited! Hopefully Saturn leaves that leech of GM and becomes different again!

The future's looking bright!

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Old 04-17-2009, 05:06 PM   #8
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Thanks to the British colonization of India years ago. English is the common language that everyone speaks amongst numerous local languages in India. In fact, it is one of the two official languages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Officia...uages_of_India).

Are you suggesting India made Saturns (ie. Satata)??
Interestingly, the US has no official language.

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:45 PM   #9
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I just want Saturn's fate to be decided already; it's my belief that GM has mishandled the 'strategic review' process for Saturn and the other non-core brands by dragging it out for so long, even though that wasn't their intent.

Whatever comes to pass will prove anti-climactic with all the rampant speculation that has preceded it. I have to tip my hat to the retailers who have held out with no immediate reward (and none guaranteed) for their patience.


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Old 04-19-2009, 05:08 PM   #10
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I just want Saturn's fate to be decided already; it's my belief that GM has mishandled the 'strategic review' process for Saturn and the other non-core brands by dragging it out for so long, even though that wasn't their intent.

I feel it was intended. If not, then we have 100%proof that the management team at GM is indeed a bunch of idiots.

Only a drunken chimp wouldn't have realized what it would do to anyone hanging them over the cliff for over half a year.

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:04 PM   #11
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I don't ever see buying a Saturn again if it's not American owned.

I remember being wowed last year by the line-up of Saturn at the Auto Show. i can't believe Saturn could now go Chinese.

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:42 PM   #12
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I feel it was intended. If not, then we have 100%proof that the management team at GM is indeed a bunch of idiots.

Only a drunken chimp wouldn't have realized what it would do to anyone hanging them over the cliff for over half a year.

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You're being unfair to drunken chimps ...

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:53 PM   #13
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August first before we know anything.

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August first before we know anything.
Will there be any retailers left to sell Saturns by Aug 1?

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I just want Saturn's fate to be decided already; it's my belief that GM has mishandled the 'strategic review' process for Saturn and the other non-core brands by dragging it out for so long, even though that wasn't their intent.

Whatever comes to pass will prove anti-climactic with all the rampant speculation that has preceded it. I have to tip my hat to the retailers who have held out with no immediate reward (and none guaranteed) for their patience.

GM has mishandled a lot of things recently. They should have done like Ford and used up all private sources of funding before even coming to the government for loans. They should also have shut up about their plans until they knew exactly what they are. As it stands, they're putting themselves in the news in a negative light weekly, which hurts their image, plus they're getting caught in the backlash against the companies that were "bailed out". It has not done the outrageous wastes of money that the banks did with their money, but they still get painted in the same light by association and it's hurting them.

Ford on the other hand is doing its changes internally and keeping quiet for the moment, and this is helping them a lot.

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Will there be any retailers left to sell Saturns by Aug 1?
Of course, they will be available here and here for a year or so.

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GM has mishandled a lot of things recently. They should have done like Ford and used up all private sources of funding before even coming to the government for loans. They should also have shut up about their plans until they knew exactly what they are. As it stands, they're putting themselves in the news in a negative light weekly, which hurts their image, plus they're getting caught in the backlash against the companies that were "bailed out". It has not done the outrageous wastes of money that the banks did with their money, but they still get painted in the same light by association and it's hurting them.

Ford on the other hand is doing its changes internally and keeping quiet for the moment, and this is helping them a lot.

Between Bob and Rick talking out of their respective butts every other day, the other top morons contradicting them, and then the official position of the company, you had to wonder who was in control???

This is how you trash your company.

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