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Old 06-22-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Automotive News estimates that nearly 70 Saturn dealerships have closed this year as a result of the bad economy and GM's decision to sell the brand. What will happen to these 70 stores? There is an interested buyer: Kia. While the South Korean car company is buying up a number of closed dealerships around the country, it has a particular interest in acquiring Saturn dealerships.

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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There were four Saturn dealerships in San Diego all owned by one firm. The one that I bought my car from, Saturn of El Cajon is now a Kia dealership, with the temp banners drapped over all of the signs. As of yesterday the remaining dealerships , in National City , Kearny Mesa and Escondido, were still flying the Saturn flag, if you believe their website.

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Old 06-22-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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Default The Outlook for Closed Saturn Dealerships

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Automotive News estimates that nearly 70 Saturn dealerships have closed this year as a result of the bad economy and GM's decision to sell the brand. What will happen to these 70 stores? There is an interested buyer: Kia. While the South Korean car company is buying up a number of closed dealerships around the country, it has a particular interest in acquiring Saturn dealerships.

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Old 06-22-2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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HOPEFULLY...this will also happen in Canada, which I figured KIA might get involved. Our 2nd Saturn dealer started selling JUST KIA's a while ago. Unfortunately GM doesn't seem to be saying anything about Saturn in Canada...I don't think GM is making any friends with Saturn owners right now....at least this Saturn owner.

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Old 06-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #6
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I got my Sonata from my former Saturn dealer over 2 years ago...

For those who do not know, Hyundai is the parent company of Kia...

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Old 06-22-2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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Default Re: Saturn Stores “Transform” Into Kia Dealerships!

I think the original Saturn target customer is very similar to what KIA markets to as well. At least the dealerships are not sitting empty.

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The old Smithtown, NY, store became a Kia dealer after it closed. I wonder what became of Massapequa, as I haven't been there since its closure was announced. I suspect the likeliest scenario is either Volvo, Land Rover or their used car operation took over since they were directly across the street.


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There were four Saturn dealerships in San Diego all owned by one firm. The one that I bought my car from, Saturn of El Cajon is now a Kia dealership, with the temp banners drapped over all of the signs. As of yesterday the remaining dealerships , in National City , Kearny Mesa and Escondido, were still flying the Saturn flag, if you believe their website.
I don't know if Saturn of West 78 in Oceanside was part of that same group, but it too is a Kia dealer now. The signs there have temp banners reading "Kia of Oceanside" on them. Funny thing is, there are more used Saturns on the lot than new Kias.

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The local interstate buckled from the heat today, causing a traffic jam, so I got off the road and went by what used to be Saturn of Cedar Rapids. It is now Kia, don't ya know.

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