Although the brand is no more, and most Saturn showrooms have closed, you'll find the certified Saturn models wherever GM Certified Used Vehicles are on offer—that's at 3,400 Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC dealerships nationwide.
As with other GM Certified Used Vehicles, the Saturn models get a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a fully transferable 100,000-mile/five-year powertrain warranty, and 24-hour roadside assistance, plus a free vehicle history report, a three-day or 150-mile satisfaction guarantee, and three-month trials of both GM's OnStar suite of services and XM Satellite Radio.
The 2010 Saturn Aura, Vue, and Outlook are the last of the Saturns and were made in very small numbers. For 2009 and earlier, Saturn also offered Sky roadster, along with the Aura Hybrid and Vue Hybrid models. There's also the 2008 Saturn Astra, the compact hatchback model that ended up being sold for one year only, and the Ion that preceded it. The Saturn Relay minivan and L-Series mid-size sedan, although they were available in the early part of the timeframe, don't appear to be covered by the program.
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TheCarConnection.com's team of editors especially liked the Saturn Aura—calling it for 2009 "a neat-looking and responsive mid-size sedan."
In addition to helping move dealership stock of late-model used Saturns, the move will likely help bolster the resale value of all Saturn models in the long run.
Certified used vehicles are now sold through new-car dealerships for a wide range of brands and are typically good choices for shoppers working with a limited budget but looking for more vehicle than they could afford new. Thanks to a thorough inspection (GM Certified Used cars get checked on 117 points) and the full replacement of some wearable items, certified used vehicles promise an experience that rivals new-car piece of mind.