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Leave it to GM to screw everything up by dumping the line. Guess they couldn't make enough money on an inexpensive and reliable car that gets great gas mileage. Bunch of greedy jerks.

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According to GM, Saturn never turned a profit so the general public was never sold on the car.
Like we're supposed to believe what old GM said?
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It all becomes an issue of whether there are enough people who will buy inexpensive reliable cars that get good mileage. Most Americans are convinced that Asian cars are better and more reliable (in the last 5 years, that is NO LONGER TRUE!), so Saturns never really had a chance. Let's face it, the Ion sucked design wise. I'm sure it was reliable, but it just didn't stand a chance against even the Cobalt or Focus much less the Civic or Corolla.

Most Americans LOVE their gas guzzling SUVs and luxury cars as indicated by sales. During $4 a gallon gas, we couldn't buy enough Prius'. When gas prices dropped back to $3 or less a gallon, SUV sales spiked again. Who wants to drive an ugly ass Prius when you can have a bad ass F150 SuperCrew!?

Saturn was in the process of moving upmarket to be the "Euro style" division in GM, but didn't get to make that complete transition when 2008 happened...

I have always loved the Saturn concept, but to be honest this is the first one we've owned. Too little too late.

Guess it makes our cars special...I hate driving something that everyone else has!

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I didn't realize that the Demon was supposed to come in at such a low cost. Things really could have gotten interesting

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A lot of people gave Saturn grief. I for one owned four, now five with the second Sky, and they've all treated me very well. I think they could have remade their reputation sooner or later. Oh well. It's all history now.
100%!! I have a 2003 LW300 that just turned 100k on the odo and it's been the most problem free car and certainly the longest kept in my 40 years of driving. I expect to keep the Sky a long long time as well.
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According to GM, Saturn never turned a profit so the general public was never sold on the car.
What! WTH does GM NOT turning a profit have to do whether we like the vehicle? Moron bean counters (no dear, not you, you're a smart bean counter )
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Take a look at it's rear...beautiful. Who says I am not ANAL? With that car...another FORUM would have been created.
I dunno dude... I keep seeing...

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What! WTH does GM NOT turning a profit have to do whether we like the vehicle? Moron bean counters (no dear, not you, you're a smart bean counter )


I was just stating a personal opinion. Prior to 2007 Saturn cars were sh!t.
I mean you can opine on a trouble free car that got 'N' ammount of MPG, but I guess most owners didn't notice the rapidly fading and cracking body panels, the fact that you couldn't pull out on to the highway if you could see a car coming in either direction for 3 miles and the Aztec ugliness in the designs.

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take a look at it's rear...beautiful. Who says i am not anal? With that car...another forum would have been created.
NICE REAR!!!
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