For the few remaining people who haven’t decided to buy an Amphicar, there’s a few rules to be followed when driving through an area undergoing flooding. Actually, there’s one rule: don’t drive into any puddles that look like lakes. This Saturn driver somehow didn’t seem to understand that idea.
If you’re like me and constantly wonder what cool things are happening out in space, you now have the chance to catch up on the past 11 years of goings on nearby Saturn. That’s right—11 years of imagery from Saturn and its moons.
For nearly 20 years, Saturn cranked out some of the world’s... cars, until it fell victim to the Carpocalypse and finally closed up shop for good. You might think that most people are over Saturn’s demise these days, but one Florida car dealer has a pending lawsuit against General Motors’ auditing firm claiming they…
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.
[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]
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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…