This next car is number 3 of 12 in a special feature we are doing inspired by a vintage Car and Driver article that covered cars offered for new in 1992 for less than $10k and had air conditioning, a rear defroster, and an AM/FM radio. These economy cars compact economy cars were ranked by […]
This next car comes as a tip from Art C who writes: See a better way to be an Ass-tra man? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Here’s an Opel. Just with a Saturn rebranding. Got generally good reviews, basically the same car as offered across the pond with slightly different suspension tuning. Find this 2008 Saturn […]
This next car isn’t the fastest car you’ll ever drive or the best handling or the sexiest…but it is the nicest looking used Saturn SC2 I’ve seen in the past few decades. Wait…did they really sell Saturns in the 21st century, I thought that GM subbrand went defunct decades ago, but a quick search reveals […]
GM touted the launch of their Saturn brand in 1990 as a “different kind of car company” but the truth was hidden from plain sight for a number of years. The Saturn Corporation was actually launched in 1983 by a former members of GM’s leadership team, but GM bought them out in 1985 and rewrote […]
The automotive press acted like it was the Second Coming when the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice twins were released into the world for the 2006 model year. Automotive “journalists” raved about how great it was to finally have an affordable American sports car with a turbocharger and a manual transmission…and that it was going to bring about the American automotive Renaissance…but they got it totally wrong and the ensuing automotive apocalypse of 2008 pushed Saturn and Pontiac into an early grave….and for whatever reason the Skystice is dirt cheap, even in Redline or GXP trim. Find this 2007 Saturn Sky Redline offered for $4,995 at a small used car dealer in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
It was only this week that we discovered that taking a photo of your car through a window screen is the only safe way to document your car during the time of COVID19…but it appears to be a thing that is taking off. At least the seller was daring enough to step through the mesh long enough to take a few pics of this manual gearbox equipped Saturn Ion that has been “converted” to a rally car. Look at all those lights! I am dazzled! Find this 2007 Saturn Ion offered for $5500 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
Picture this; you are stuck at home under stay-at-home orders and you need something to occupy your time since your internet connection is dead. What you need is an engine and a vehicle that needs an engine. Then you just need a few wrenches, some zip ties, a welder, and some fresh 5w30 oil. The […]
It might not say in his official autobiography, but I’m pretty sure that Sebastian Vettel started his racing career in a Saturn SL2 with an automatic transmission — and now he races a Fiat in F1, so that could be you for a small hunk of cash. Find this 1994 Saturn SL2 Race Car offered for […]
For years, the only way to drive a European built econobox with a manual gearbox (other than something from VW) was to hop on jet for the continent and head to the nearest rent-a-box…BUT starting in the 2008 model year, GM imported the Opel Astra into the USA and badged it as a Saturn, which […]
In the late 2000’s the Saturn Sky and cousin Pontiac Solstice tried to knock the Mazda Miata off as the king of the two seat convertible hill. Both GM cars and brands met the same inglorious fate as the Mercury Capri that came and tried years before. The base Sky had somewhat tepid performance from […]