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Saturn Make Overview

Available Saturn Models

Passenger Cars

2008 Saturn Astra Overview
2008 (used)
Saturn Aura Overview
2009 - 2007 (used)
Saturn ION Overview
2007 - 2003 (used)
Saturn L-Series Overview
2003 - 2000 (used)
Saturn L300 Overview
2005 - 2003 (used)
Saturn Relay Overview
2007 - 2005 (used)
Saturn S-Series Overview
2002 - 1991 (used)
Saturn Sky Overview
2010 - 2007 (used)


Saturn Outlook Overview
2010 - 2007 (used)
Saturn VUE Overview
2010 - 2002 (used)

Saturn Questions


1999 Saturn Automatic Gears Wont Engage

My 1999 saturn sedan automatic Car starts just fine. But when shifting into gear it shifts but does not engage thus not shifting into any gear

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How Do You Turn Off The Car Alarm?

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How Do You Turn Off The Car Alarm?

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Viveca Thompson

I Have A Saturn L200 That Is Leaking Coolant. I Haven't Driven The Car In ...

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How To Replace A 2000 Saturn Sl1 Driver Side Window Regulator - Hand Crank?...

I have a 2000 Saturn sl1. the driver side window regulator does not work, the hand crank handle spins - no action. how is the regulator replaced?

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Older Saturn Models

Saturn ION Red Line

Saturn History

Saturn began as an attempt by GM to emulate the Japanese manufacturing model in 1990. With headquarters in Spring Hill, Tennessee, the offshoot aspired to provide the market with an inexpensive, solid product and a haggle-free buying experience. The Saturn family started with the compact S-Series during the 1991 model year, which eventually gave way to the Ion in 2003. A midsize alternative emerged in 2000 with the L-Series, which became the L300 in 2004. After 2 unsuccessful years under the new moniker, Saturn discontinued the L300 and replaced it with the Aura in 2007.

In the meantime, Saturn has expanded into SUV's and roadsters. The VUE, Relay, and Outlook have broadened Saturn's following to families needing a roomy van or SUV at a low price. The 2007 Sky represents Saturn's first foray into sports cars and shows that the manufacturer has the potential to appeal to a hipper crowd.

Overall, GM might classify Saturn as an underachieving subsidiary.  The different models have cultivated loyal followings among target demographics. However, Saturns have evolved too slowly for a marketplace that wants more style to go along with the substance.  The Sky, Outlook, and the Red Line and hybrid versions for other existing models show the greatest potential for resurrecting the reputation of a maker that may reach the end of its orbit in the near future.