Goodbye Saturn, Thanks For The Ride

The end of 2010 also marked the final exit for Saturn vehicles. SaturnFans.com creator Charlie Eickmeyer posted one final article after spending 25 years following the storied brand — Ed. » 1/04/11 4:00pm 1/04/11 4:00pm

Saturn Rental Car Never Gets Oil Change, Engine Carnage Ensues After…

Enterprise Rent-A-Car delivered a Saturn Outlook to the dealership shop after the check-engine light appeared and the engine quit running. The problem? Enterprise records showed zero oil changes after 30,000 miles. Brutal results below. » 5/01/09 10:00am 5/01/09 10:00am

This Is Our Country, This Is Our Chevy Crossover

Chevy's kind of been the odd man out in the game of Lambda-platform musical chairs. With Saturn, Buick and even GMC getting into the crossover game with the newest Car-UV frame it seems like the brand name that's all about bringing value to the people doesn't yet have a seat in GM's people carrier. According to the … » 5/29/07 3:15pm 5/29/07 3:15pm

GM's Momentum Maintenance: More On The Lambda Platform "Stop Sale"

I just got off of the phone with a PR staffer from the General, who provided me with a little bit more detail, but by no means the full story, on the General's decision to put a "stop sale" on the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook. According to Lynda Messina, the PR-anista in charge of manufacturing issues for GM's… » 12/11/06 1:01pm 12/11/06 1:01pm

Breaking! GM Issues "Stop Sale" To Dealers On Saturn Outlook And GMC…

Dealers received an immediate stop-action communique over the weekend from the home office at the RenCen of the General's decision to immediately halt sales of the two models in its threesome of Lambda-platform CUV's already on the market, the GMC Acadia and the Saturn Outlook. The communique, which appears to have… » 12/11/06 10:01am 12/11/06 10:01am

That's A Saturn? 2007 Outlook To Start At $27,990, AWD Pricing In At…

Well, number two in the threesome of Lambda-platform CUV's — the General's answer to the Ford Edge / Lincoln MKX — has finally finished getting its makeup ready and is ready for the public. The Saturn Outlook joins its non-identical twin brother, the Acadia, in the ranks of "vehicles with price tags." Yes, we know —… » 10/26/06 2:22pm 10/26/06 2:22pm

GM Going Cross-Eyed On Marketing Crossovers?

I know I'm just about ready to smack the next person that calls a wagon a "CUV." I know it's the new hotness of marketing terms, but there's got to be a better way to define vehicles that clearly aren't sedans and yet, don't quite have that Jeep Grand Cherokee / Hummer / Explorer thing going for them. Yes — the… » 10/12/06 2:23pm 10/12/06 2:23pm

Ad Watch Exclusive: That's An Opel?

We've been asking that question since the New York Auto Show, when we got our first look at the Opelization of the Saturn brand. Take, for example, the PreVue (hint, hint) concept based on the Opel Antara, Sky Redline based on the Opel GT and new Aura sedan based on the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra. It would appear Saturn's… » 9/18/06 2:13pm 9/18/06 2:13pm

Look Out, Outlook!: First Saturn Crossover Rolls off the Line

This GM Kool Aid sure is delicious. No, seriously, the more orthodox among us will consider the first Saturn Outlook crossover rolling off the line to be extremely newsworthy, while distrusting iconoclasts (you know who you are) will cry "press release"! They're both right. Sure it's a totally fed story, but the… » 5/25/06 3:30pm 5/25/06 3:30pm

Dude, What If S-A-T-U-R-N Really Spelled O-P-E-L?


Well Ogre, it seems like every auto journalist sittin' here in the media holding pen is askin' that question. The conversation seems to go something like this: » 4/13/06 10:55am 4/13/06 10:55am

The Tri-Lambdas Hit The Hotel Coral Essex: The 2007 Saturn Outlook


The first in the trilogy of GM's Lamda platform based vehicles takes the stage, and its the man on the mike we call "Outlook." The Outlooks's a three-row, eight-passenger CUV going into production for the 2007 model year. The other two known Lambda platform vehicles will be the Buick Enclave wagon and a GMC… » 4/11/06 8:00am 4/11/06 8:00am

Saturns to Rise in New York: Obvious Astronomy References Continue to…

Saturn's planning a kind of brand awakening for the New York show — an Opelification, if you will — with production versions of the Aura and Outlook crossover and a Red Line edition Sky roadster. The Sky is the equivalent performance edition to the Pontiac Solstice GXP, powered by the same turbocharged, 260-hp,… » 3/30/06 1:57pm 3/30/06 1:57pm

Spy Photos: 2007 Saturn Outlook

If these spy shots on World Car Fans have been correctly ID'd , it appears a rumor Saturn had shelved its Outlook crossover SUV has been debunked. Built on GM's Lambda platform — on which a range of similar vehicles will be based — the Outlook will be an eight-passenger family wagon, likely offered with a choice of… » 3/14/06 7:03am 3/14/06 7:03am

Is Saturn Shelving the Outlook Minivan?

We're stuck using a computer assembled by dyslexic tree frogs in 1938, so things are pretty creaky here, today. Posting more than 100 words at a time is like parsing Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" on an abacus. (Whoops, used up a whole bunch already.) Anyway, Saturn seems to have shelved its Outlook minivan,… » 2/17/06 12:31pm 2/17/06 12:31pm

Saturn's New Outlook for 2007

Oh, Saturn how you tease we lubberly schoolboys in our size-nine Pro Keds, flaunting the name of your new midsized crossover SUV in our faces, yet revealing only a fuzzy closeup on its badge. Your callow laughter is a white-hot ember on our souls. OK, maybe not white-hot, maybe more like "soupy." Either way, GM… » 8/03/05 8:57am 8/03/05 8:57am