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Deadline to last Saturn Sold: January 2010

By Automotive Staff | October 07, 2009
Time to move fast. That's probably what General Motor's management must be saying with the sale of Saturn to Penske Automotive falling through. As you all know, Penske unexpectedly said no to the purchase, citing lack of future supply of cars from rumored Renault-Nissan. The announcement surprised GM as well as the public, who pretty much thought the transaction to be a done deal. GM is now responding. Per AutoWeek, the automaker said that it sold about 3,000 Saturns last month and that it has about 12,000 Saturns still in inventory. It has stopped production of Saturn vehicles and plans to sell the thousands of Saturns it has left within the next four months.
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Drake5
Drake5

As previously stated by other bloggers … even though the Saturn Car in general is a great product, BUYER BEWARE!! Now that Saturn is no longer to be, Saturn, GM nor the extended warranty provider are willing to back up the product. I have a 2007 SKY, still under the extended warranty. However, when I took it in due to the top binding, I learned that the metal reinforcement in the top protrudes out causing this problem and also tears the roof from the inside out. The problem is prevalent and a Bulletin (#08-08-6010B) was issued to “Replace Convertible Top and Folding Top Side Rear Weatherstrips”. When the dealership inspected the roof there is tearing – even though the external top is in perfect condition (I keep the top down 95% of the time – I live in sunny San Diego), so they tried to get the top replaced. To no avail, they were not authorized to replace the top. So I called GM – after two weeks they came to the conclusion that they were not going to replace the top – it’s considered “wear and tear” – even though the mechanics inside was recalled that was causing the problem. So they replaced the metal reinforcement, but did not replace the top … which now leaks – as proven by a recent storm front that passed through San Diego. So please beware. Saturn is not the company it used to be. I’ve owned Saturns for 13 years and was one of those “nutty followers to the end”. Well it’s finally the end. No more Saturns … and I’ll never EVER purchase a GM product again. Americans can make a good product, but the American companies are not willing to back the product. Next time I spend $35 - $45K for a car – it’s going to be German.

Coperfield59
Coperfield59

I went to the Saturn website to check prices on the Saturn Outlook. The latest Saturn Outlook is 2009. No 2010 model. The price for the 2009 was $46,000. The Kelley Blue Book value is $31,000. SO much for buying a Saturn.

thesavagepony
thesavagepony

That's a good goal but very difficult to reach in my opinion. People know at this point that Saturn is no more so the value of the car is most likely going to be worthless.....unless u buy the car for a collection or what not.

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