Saturn Make Overview
My Steering Column Is Locked On My 2004 Saturn Ion The Key Will Not Turn On...
Light with a car and lock shows up on the dash
2001 Saturn L Series, What Is The Igno Fuse For?
What Can Be The Reason For My Car To Stay In Park?..
I have a 2002 Saturn l-series, that will not come out of park. The car will start up and when I move the shifter from park to reverse or drive the car itself will not move at all... What can be the...
What Do "noisy" Steering Column And I/m Mean?
When driving, there is a rumble in the steering column. It happens on rough surfaces which make the car bounce. It has been happening for over a year. Dealership noted that there was noise in the...
What Does The Intake Manifold Sensor Do And Can You Bypass Or Eliminate It?...
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.