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Old 09-30-2009, 05:34 PM   #21
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This is truly a sad day for Saturn owners everywhere, myself included.

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:39 PM   #22
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #23
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Am I the only one that finds the humor in this? It's like we've all been Rick Rolled, without the music or dancing. This easily qualifies as the largest "not" joke in recent history.

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:51 PM   #24
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:55 PM   #25
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I am a reporter with the Globe and Mail, and we are doing a story about the news that GM is winding down its Saturn brand after talks to sell it to Penske broke off. As Saturn enthusiasts, I wonder if any of you might give us your perspective today, on what is being lost with the phase-out of the Saturn brand. I can be reached at any of the coordinates below; or if you prefer, you can email me your contact information and I'd be happy to call at a convenient time. I would hope to speak with someone in the next hour or so if possible.

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The real story could be that this whole deal with Penske was a farce from the beginning. Something smells awful fishy.On the day the deal was to be announced it falls through? REALLY?

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:55 PM   #26
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Am I the only one that finds the humor in this? It's like we've all been Rick Rolled, without the music or dancing. This easily qualifies as the largest "not" joke in recent history.
Haha...yeah, that's true, except I'd like think I didn't fall for it! I was skeptical from the beginning, and wouldn't have cared about rebadged imports even if the deal had gone through. For me, Saturn died when Spring Hill built, polymer clad Saturns stopped showing up at the dealers.

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:57 PM   #27
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It is what it is

Well we still have a few Saturns around here, all with extended warrantys. We will go to whom ever we need to go to when they need service. I'm not worried, yet I'm not happy. I didn't plan on selling or trading my SATURNs till after the extended expired , and I'm not thinking about it now.

When the time comes to buy a new car I will look at GM and Ford if they are still American companies and I'll buy from one or the other.

GM smoke and mirrors to get rid of inventory with a little help from a friend?

Run Jill run, see Jill run.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:03 PM   #28
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My friends, I fear the worst has happened to Charlie. I can't reach him at home or on his cell phone. I know he was GM's biggest cheerleader and we all hope he is well.

Has anyone heard from him?

I was waiting to buy a new Saturn, but I guess I will buy a new Kia now.

I just want to let you know if you create a Kia Fans web site I will be a member for life.

Thanks for memories Charlie! If you need to talk, we are all here for you.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:06 PM   #29
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It is what it is

Well we still have a few Saturns around here, all with extended warrantys. We will go to whom ever we need to go to when they need service. I'm not worried, yet I'm not happy. I didn't plan on selling or trading my SATURNs till after the extended expired , and I'm not thinking about it now.

When the time comes to buy a new car I will look at GM and Ford if they are still American companies and I'll buy from one or the other.

GM smoke and mirrors to get rid of inventory with a little help from a friend?

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:07 PM   #30
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Wow, I haven't posted on here in years, but this is a sad day for all of us and everyone ever associated with the Saturn Family (which it truly was). It all started out with such promise and ambition, but we can only hope that in some way, GM has been able to use this economic downturn as a tool to learn from and move forward. After all, Saturn started out as a laboratory for new ideas with the hopes that those which were successful would migrate back into GM as a whole. While the polymer panels and unique labor agreements have fallen by the wayside, all of us should still hold memories of Saturn as it was: an innovative attempt at elevating the quality, sustainability, and competitiveness of American car making. My thoughts go out to everyone who has already or will be losing their jobs over this, not only for the obvious reasons, but since so many people, like many of us here, though of this as much more than a car company, but as a set of ideals.

A different kind of Company. A different kind of Car.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:19 PM   #31
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Wow, I haven't posted on here in years, but this is a sad day for all of us and everyone ever associated with the Saturn Family (which it truly was). It all started out with such promise and ambition, but we can only hope that in some way, GM has been able to use this economic downturn as a tool to learn from and move forward. After all, Saturn started out as a laboratory for new ideas with the hopes that those which were successful would migrate back into GM as a whole. While the polymer panels and unique labor agreements have fallen by the wayside, all of us should still hold memories of Saturn as it was: an innovative attempt at elevating the quality, sustainability, and competitiveness of American car making. My thoughts go out to everyone who has already or will be losing their jobs over this, not only for the obvious reasons, but since so many people, like many of us here, though of this as much more than a car company, but as a set of ideals.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:20 PM   #32
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As I said in other forums thre is no way I'm going back to Chevy. GM blew it, and may GM rest in piece. No way I'll *ever* set foot in a GM dealership again.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:27 PM   #33
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Sad, sad news. I was so hoping Saturn would get back to being Saturn.

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I wonder if Jill Lajdziak will now tear up her retirement papers and stay with GM.....who knows, maybe Renault-Samsung struck a better back room deal with GM and plan to cut ol' Roger out of the picture completely. How's that for a conspiracy theory

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:33 PM   #35
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That's what I'm hearing. The reports that suggest she won't be joining Penske are wrong. She needed to retire from GM in order to move on to the Penske organization.

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So is she retiring to work at Wal-Mart or is she retiring to run Saturn V2.0?
Maybe she can convince Walmart to buy Saturn. The have the money and the might to bring down prices....................

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Maybe she can convince Walmart to buy Saturn. The have the money and the might to bring down prices....................
And they will immediately have all Saturns Made in China, just like all of their products. Sam Walton would have stroke if he saw what they sell there now.

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is there a site kiafans.com?

Once my ION dies that is it for me for a GM car. They should have left Saturn alone instead of making it simply another GM car.

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I am a reporter with the Globe and Mail, and we are doing a story about the news that GM is winding down its Saturn brand after talks to sell it to Penske broke off. As Saturn enthusiasts, I wonder if any of you might give us your perspective today, on what is being lost with the phase-out of the Saturn brand. I can be reached at any of the coordinates below; or if you prefer, you can email me your contact information and I'd be happy to call at a convenient time. I would hope to speak with someone in the next hour or so if possible.

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I would say, just copy-n-paste some of the responses made here on SF. That ought to give you a start...

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I was waiting to buy a new Saturn, but I guess I will buy a new Kia now.

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That's about as disgusting as pissing on someone's grave before they even got cold...

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