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Old 10-08-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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From the Detroit News: Prospects for GM's Saturn division dimmed with the Penske Automotive Group's failed bid to keep the nameplate's dealer network alive. But the division's problems began long before GM's bankruptcy and downsizing. GM management and the United Auto Workers union both sabotaged the ideas behind Saturn. The division began as a model for regaining market share from Japanese automakers, improving dealer service and reforming labor practices. With collaboration and more flexible work rules, a no-pressure dealer sales strategy and a peppier product made in a Spring Hill, Tennessee plant, Saturn could have helped spread reforms to other GM brands.

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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So sad at how TRUE this is. And some wonder WHY some Saturn loyalists like myself more than likely will not purchase another GM product in the future.

Why support self destruction...

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:15 PM   #3
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So sad at how TRUE this is. And some wonder WHY some Saturn loyalists like myself more than likely will not purchase another GM product in the future.

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Why did you buy the 2008 models you have now? All of this happened BEFORE those models were made.

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:16 PM   #4
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Hindsight is 20/20. For those of us who were part of the "real" Saturn and who saw this beginning to happen 10 years ago, raged against it, and predicted the outcome... it is bittersweet and sad.

And yet people wonder why I loathe GM and despise the UAW.

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Old 10-09-2009, 11:21 PM   #5
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well Rest in Saturn, come on GM save saturn please do us favor let saturn,, why can't saturn run its self all we like it use to ?????????

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It's so unfortunate that Saturn met it's demise. I just bought my first (98 SL1) last summer when a friend was selling it for cheap and I really like it. To bad a new Saturn wont be a possibility in the future, I'll probably be forced to buy some other GM because the imports seem to expensive, and from what I hear aren't always much more reliable these days

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Hindsight is 20/20. For those of us who were part of the "real" Saturn and who saw this beginning to happen 10 years ago, raged against it, and predicted the outcome... it is bittersweet and sad.

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