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Old 09-21-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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You may recall a couple of months ago GM had an auction, liquidating lots of classic cars. They even pulled the last built Saturn Ion out of the museum it was in to put it up for bidding. Well, this is that car. It was also featured in at least two articles on this website (here and here). This Saturn Ion is in fantastic shape, as it was stored in a museum. It now has 2,500 miles on it.

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Old 09-22-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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Lets take a poll. guess at which mileage the front lower control arm bushings will need replacement

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Old 09-22-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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It is really the last "real" Saturn. Built at Spring Hill, plastic body, and small. Though some might argue that the last S series was the last "real" Saturn.

I consider my L to some sort of weird mutation, and the metal bodied ones to be badge-engineered GM cars.

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Lets take a poll. guess at which mileage the front lower control arm bushings will need replacement
25K is when mine went

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Old 09-22-2009, 05:00 PM   #5
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It is really the last "real" Saturn. Built at Spring Hill, plastic body, and small. Though some might argue that the last S series was the last "real" Saturn.

I consider my L to some sort of weird mutation, and the metal bodied ones to be badge-engineered GM cars.
Just curious: How many "S" have been built and when the last one came out of Spring Hills, TN? (The only real Saturn car in my humble opinion).

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:20 AM   #6
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Actually IMHO, the last true Saturn built in Spring Hill (or dare I say ever / anywhere) was was a 2007 4cyl VUE. Though I will not dispute the "realness" of the IONs. But yes, the "S" series was the definition of a "real" Saturn. It got grayer, and grayer from 2002 on, until the final fade to black in 2008.

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Old 09-23-2009, 02:31 AM   #7
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I'd actually consider it if it had a 2.4 engine, although I dislike white cars and being the last Ion built isn't really something I'd pay a premium for.

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Old 09-23-2009, 09:09 AM   #8
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perhaps the last S car would have some cache w/ saturn fans, but the ION is still an unloved stepchild (although it DOES fit the bill of a 'real' saturn: plastic car w/ spaceframe construction and a 4cyl. or does it need to drink oil to be considered a 'real' saturn?)
I'm keeping my Spring Hill VUE, because to ME, it's priceless.

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Old 09-23-2009, 09:32 AM   #9
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:57 PM   #10
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Just curious: How many "S" have been built and when the last one came out of Spring Hills, TN? (The only real Saturn car in my humble opinion).

To answer your question...I believe there were roughly just over 3 Million of the S-Series made; and the last S-Series came out of Spring Hill in August 2002.

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Old 09-24-2009, 08:43 PM   #11
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I will never forget the fun i had driving a new 1991 saturn SL-2
.Sports car handling and a engine that would rev past redline when shifting,thanks for the memories .To all the people that took a chance to assemble a new kind of car at springhill you will never be forgotten.

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It is really the last "real" Saturn. Built at Spring Hill, plastic body, and small. Though some might argue that the last S series was the last "real" Saturn.

I consider my L to some sort of weird mutation, and the metal bodied ones to be badge-engineered GM cars.
The S series is the original Saturn and has the Z body platform (which was designed soley by Saturn from what I understand) and to that effect is the "real" Saturn. To me the real Saturns ended when they went away from the plastic polymer side panels in favor of the sheet metal. This also coincides with GM taking over Saturn development.

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