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Old 05-15-2007, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default New Saturns from now to 2011

More prediction than fact probably, but here it is...
http://www.gminsidenews.com/

Some very cool pictures!

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Old 05-15-2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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Liked all of the pics...got to win the lottery so I can own one of each!!

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Old 05-16-2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: New Saturns from now to 2011

Very cool pics.. especially the Astra sedan. But of course i remember the "future saturn S-Series" drawings I saw years ago that looked amazing, but never came to be. Hope GM and Saturn is smarter now, and brings us these great looking cars.

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Old 05-16-2007, 11:22 PM   #5
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Thank You !!!!! Those were amazing!
Even though we own two Aura's and love them I can not understand why GM/Saturn dumbed down the Aura concept for production?
They are just too timid. Thats one edge that European cars have over the watered down American models!

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Old 05-18-2007, 07:37 PM   #6
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The Aura drawing ....








Wow. I hope to see a lot of influence from these drawings in the future models. They all look amazing, except I'm not fond of the "SUT" backend at all.

That being said, I don't like the interiors. The exteriors are awesome, but the interiors could use some work. Too many buttons and knobs cluttering up the center stack. Needs to be more simple and streamlined.

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Old 05-18-2007, 08:31 PM   #7
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The only one I'd come close to considering is the Aura RL, but by then there will be a whole lot better cars out there for $40K. Goodbye Saturn.

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Old 05-18-2007, 09:08 PM   #8
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Yeah, I was told I'd have a future too, with GM. In fact, the current contract was good until 2011. Sorry if I seem skeptical, but well, as a retired (and WAY under 62 years old) GM employee whose plant decided to up and move to Mexico, I'll keep my "hoo-rahs" down to a dull roar until I see the actual product out on the road. I would love to see those cars come about and Saturn really compete and thrive in the marketplace. I don't want anyone to think I wouldn't want to see these cars out there (especially the truck!), but I just won't get excited until I actually see them for sale on the lots.
I hope, for Saturn's sake, that they live a long healthy life and really beat out the competition. It's a fabulous dream!

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Old 05-20-2007, 12:18 PM   #9
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Wow. I hope to see a lot of influence from these drawings in the future models. They all look amazing, except I'm not fond of the "SUT" backend at all.

That being said, I don't like the interiors. The exteriors are awesome, but the interiors could use some work. Too many buttons and knobs cluttering up the center stack. Needs to be more simple and streamlined.
Thats the impression I get from many newer Toyota models "Too many buttons and knobs cluttering up the center stack"

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Old 05-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #10
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The Aura drawing ....








Wow. I hope to see a lot of influence from these drawings in the future models. They all look amazing, except I'm not fond of the "SUT" backend at all.

That being said, I don't like the interiors. The exteriors are awesome, but the interiors could use some work. Too many buttons and knobs cluttering up the center stack. Needs to be more simple and streamlined.
The problem with that is people want so many features inside their cars that you either need a lot of buttons or the BMW/Audi/M-B single knob/windows/menu setup.

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Old 05-24-2007, 03:32 PM   #11
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Holy crap, if they really come out with the Saturn Switch, I am getting one!!!! I always wanted a truck, and I said if Saturn ever came out with a truck, I would buy one. I don't care if it doesn't have polymer, LOL...a truck with polymer would be pointless.

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:29 PM   #12
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Holy crap, if they really come out with the Saturn Switch, I am getting one!!!! I always wanted a truck, and I said if Saturn ever came out with a truck, I would buy one. I don't care if it doesn't have polymer, LOL...a truck with polymer would be pointless.
The problem is it's not going to be a truck, it's going to be a CUV in the "Honda Ridgeline" vein.

If it were a true truck with true 4WD (get rid of the AWD crap), my interest would be peaked!

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Old 06-02-2007, 01:41 AM   #13
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The problem is it's not going to be a truck, it's going to be a CUV in the "Honda Ridgeline" vein.

If it were a true truck with true 4WD (get rid of the AWD crap), my interest would be peaked!
Even if it's not a full truck, I would still be interested. As long as it can tow a trailer and such. I just think it looks hot.

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Old 06-03-2007, 12:49 PM   #14
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Looks like a Ridgeline got it on with a ricer.

Honestly, nothing there impresses me. Many styling elements are carried over from one model to the next, and none of them are original. The Signal looks like the Astra, which looks similar to the Sky in parts, and they all look like a Mazda on the front end. The Vue looks like every other soccer-mom crossover that's been made in the last three years, and the Aura looks like a Lexus or a Malibu or something. They just put a bunch of round headlights in clear bezels and curved everything up toward the back end, which is what every single other automaker is doing now. Mainstream styling sells, so I can't fault them for it, but I wouldn't sing any praises for them either.

I have to give them props for one thing, if those renderings are accurate (I don't believe any of those images are photos, but sometimes it's hard to tell), these will break new ground by being the first cars made in this century without European door pulls

As far as the excessively large chrome wheels, interior lighting effects, goofy shifters, and centering "tape" on the steering wheel are concerned, hopefully this Fast and the Furious trend will go away as quickly as it came.

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:52 PM   #15
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Actually the last generation silverado and sierra trucks had a polymer bed available.

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