Saturn Make Overview
If Air Pump Goes Out Will Car Still Drive
check engine light came on with a P0410 code but went off. think pump is going out, doesn't quite feel right when driving. Seems a little rough. If pump goes out will the car still run or will it le...
I have a 2007 Saturn Vue with a 2.2 engine. Oil seems to disappear randomly. There are no signs of leaks, the spark plugs are clean, no coolant in the oil, and it appears no oil in the coolant. Is thi...
2003 Saturn Vue Automatic Trans Swap
Does anyone know what, if any other, automatic trans will fit this Vue? I want to get rid the variable drive junk for a trans that's reliable and cheaper to maintain. It has the 2.2 L engine, is AWD b...
Will My 02 Saturn Sl1engine Fit In A 97 Sl1
2001 Saturn L300 6 Cyl Hard To Start After Refueling
What is the cause of my 2001 L300 6 cyl. having a hard time starting after refueling but once it does start rus rough for a very short time and sometimes stalls then once running good all is fine unti...
Older Saturn Models
|Saturn ION Red Line|
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.