Invaders From The Sixth Planet

Put your sonic screwdriver away. Although their body panels are plastic, these cars are not controlled by the Nestene Consciousness. Their origin is domestic in nature, seeking not to destroy humanity, but to beat the Japanese at the small car game they dominated in the 1980s. This is the story of Saturn. » 1/15/15 4:35pm 1/15/15 4:35pm

[File this under 'things I didn't know existed' — Saturn once built a concept car with a gated manual shifter. That was back in '04 with the rear-drive Curve, penned by a former Saab designer. Photo Credit: GM] » 11/11/14 11:34pm 11/11/14 11:34pm

R2-D2 Lives In A Honda Element In Irvine, California

In a few years, when those new Star Wars movies come out, I'm looking forward to taking my son. Because I want to hear his conversations with his friends as he tells them he's been to R2-D2s house. In Irvine. Nice place, very clean. Where he lives with another droid, and drives in a cleverly modded Honda Element. » 7/08/14 12:00pm 7/08/14 12:00pm

Someone Buy Me This Amazing $50,000 Saturn 'Art Car'

See that, you philistine? That's "art" you see up there. And one of you should buy it for me for the low, low price of $50,000. Because I work hard and I deserve it. » 3/28/14 11:00pm 3/28/14 11:00pm

Saturn-IB, My Kind of Chrysler

The Saturn-IB was smaller brother to the mighty Saturn V. The first stage was assembled at Chrysler's Michoud facility near New Orleans from 8 Redstone rocket fuel tanks, a Jupiter rocket liquid oxygen tank and 8 Rocketdyne H-1 engines putting out a combined 1.6 million pounds of thrust. The IB first stage, along with… » 12/01/13 1:29pm 12/01/13 1:29pm

Plastic-Wrapped Matchbox 20 Nostalgia Is The Saturn L-Series

Matchbox 20. Snood. Geocities. Angel Fire. The late 1990s and early 2000s are something that a lot of us look back on semi-fondly. And if you could encase all of that nostalgia in a car, it would be the plastic bodied Saturn L-Series. » 10/21/13 12:45am 10/21/13 12:45am

The Little Saturn That Couldn't

There's no such thing as a bad experience. Each one teaches you something good, the difference being in how that's executed. Nevertheless, certain 'good experiences' inevitably leave their mark on you, and you seem to remember more than you learn. In that spirit, here is my automotive horror story. » 5/22/13 9:28am 5/22/13 9:28am

GM Recalls 426,240 Cars Because They May Roll Down Hills Uncontrollably

GM is recalling 426,240 midsize sedans because the shift cable might break. That means that when you put the car into Park, it might actually end up rolling down a hill. » 9/21/12 11:15am 9/21/12 11:15am

Ohio Woman Sues For $500 Billion After Her Car Is Towed

While some might consider towing, impounding and disposing of a 2002 Saturn to be an act of automotive mercy, one Ohio woman believes the damages and losses incurred when it happened to her are worth a whopping $500 Billion. » 6/09/12 12:30pm 6/09/12 12:30pm

How not to haul a riding lawnmower with a Saturn

The original Saturn SL2s were paragons of virtue — inexpensive, fairly well-built, and decked in only the finest rustproof body panels. This may be the only time an owner has tested his SL2 by hauling a riding lawnmower in one. » 5/17/11 4:00pm 5/17/11 4:00pm

GM revives ancient Saturn Vue as rental-only Chevy Captiva

Saying it wants to slake the thirst of rental-car customers for pillowy crossovers, General Motors will exhume the Saturn Vue, slap a Chevy grille on it and sell it as the Captiva later this year for fleets only. Say what? » 3/11/11 2:30pm 3/11/11 2:30pm

The Perfect Saturn Ion To Survive The Apocalypse

The Saturn Ion never generated much of a charge when GM built it, but it looks far tougher with all of its body panels removed and the subframe painted black. Meet a former TV star and future LeMons competitor. » 1/17/11 8:30am 1/17/11 8:30am

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

GM Replacing 25,800 Hybrid Battery Packs...When It Gets Enough

General Motors has to replace the battery packs in every Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Saturn Vue hybrid sold since 2007, some 25,800 U.S. vehicles. The problem? It doesn't have enough packs to fix what's broken. UPDATE below. » 9/27/10 4:15pm 9/27/10 4:15pm

Jalopnik Helps "Crappy Saturn Ruined My Life" Guy, Life No Longer Ruined

In last week's Garage of Horror, we shared the epic tale of a man whose life was trashed by a crappy Saturn. In response, you, the Jalopnik commentariat, got off your collective tuckus and helped him out. You guys rock! » 7/19/10 2:30pm 7/19/10 2:30pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: Saturn S Series

A great part of the Saturn's LeMons success comes from the mighty Cali Cajuns/Cajun Coonasses, who travel the continent racing a bullet-riddled SC2, but the S Series would still be a serious top-ranker even without the Cajuns' help. For reasons we don't understand, the Saturns have been extremely solid endurance… » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons 2009 Season Awards: BMW Takes Constructor Champion…

With ten races during the 2009 season, 24 Hours Of LeMons HQ decided it was time to deal out season awards. They even used some sort of pseudo-scientific point system to determine the winners, which gave BMW a big win. » 12/06/09 12:00pm 12/06/09 12:00pm

Saturn Eulogy Redux: Some Plastic Is Not Recyclable

Now that Saturn is officially, truly dead, we thought we'd reflect on the history of a GM division that tried, with varying degrees of earnestness, to be a different kind of car company. Luckily, we've done that once already. » 9/30/09 6:00pm 9/30/09 6:00pm

BREAKING: GM To Kill Saturn

GM has just announced plans to "wind down the Saturn brand" — effectively killing it after Penske Automotive announced plans to terminate its discussions with GM to buy the Saturn brand. » 9/30/09 4:20pm 9/30/09 4:20pm