2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid: » 9/19/08 1:00pm 9/19/08 1:00pm You want a hybrid but you do more highway driving than city driving. You need more room than a Prius offers but you don't want to spend the money for an Escape Hybrid. You want an SUV that gets 32 MPG on the highway and you don't really care how it does it. You…

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part Two

Exterior Design: **** » 9/18/08 2:00pm 9/18/08 2:00pm It may still be a straightforward compact SUV, but thanks to the Opelization of Saturn, the looks far better than its predecessor — with a more refined, European styling direction than its competitors, particularly the block-like Ford Escape. The rubber fits the wheel wells, all the handles feel…

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part One

"That's a hybrid but you can't drive it on all-electric power?" No, you can't. And I got pretty good at explaining why not by the time the sixth person asked. The least enjoyable part of spending a week with the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid » 9/17/08 1:30pm 9/17/08 1:30pm was telling inquisitive folks how it worked. And how it didn't work. GM…

Chevy Volt Interior Photo Lifted From Internal GM Presentation, Looks…

These shots of a production Chevy Volt » 8/28/08 4:15pm 8/28/08 4:15pm interior have leaked from a GM internal presentation. Immediately apparent is the glossy white iPod-esque IP with flip-up nav/charge status display. There's also a prominent center-mounted computer-like on/off button, but we don't know if this will start the car or just the…

Chevy Volt Evangelist Gets 33,000 Handraisers On Unofficial List

Even before he saw today's new Chevy Volt pictures, New York neurologist Lyle Dennis liked the idea of the 2011 Chevy Volt. In fact, he liked it enough to start GM-volt.com more than a year ago, in the process collecting the names of more than 33,000 prospective buyers for the Chevy electric car. The greatest interest… » 8/14/08 2:20pm 8/14/08 2:20pm

Aural Leakage: Battery Problems Short-Circuit Saturn Hybrid Sales

In the midst of a $4/gallon-inspired run on every ride that gets more than 12 MPG, we were more than a little surprised to hear that the 2008 Saturn Aura Green Line has racked up a measly 69 sales through the end of April. Wot's the deal? Turns out that leaky batteries, courtesy of supplier Cobasys, have sent the… » 6/04/08 7:30am 6/04/08 7:30am