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2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags
2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Last month, investigators attributed a tenth death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. It was the first to occur in a non-Honda vehicle, and it has led to a massive, five-million-vehicle expansion of the already enormous Takata recall. The latest cars to be affected by that expansion aren't even...Read More»

2009 Saturn Aura
2005-2010 Saturn Models Added To GM Certified Used Roster

General Motors has just added Saturn models from the 2005 through 2010 model years to its Certified Used Vehicles program. 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...Read More»

2010 Opel Astra
2010 Opel Astra: If It Happens, It Could Be a Cool Family Cruiser

 Talking about the Astra can be a bit confusing these days. The German Opel Astra and the American Saturn Astra are the same, but different. And now, with all the shakeup with car manufacturers, which vehicle will win? Marty Padgett has done a good amount of speculating on his blog at The Car...Read More»

2008 Saturn Astra XR
Saturn Astra Shuffling Over to Buick? Really?

GM's multi-billion-dollar Saturn experiment hasn't paid off--and in its latest iteration, even a raft of pretty good Opel derivatives couldn't move the needle for the hug-happy, haggle-free division. So while GM considers spinning off Saturn to Roger Penske, or maybe Renault, what happens to the...Read More»

2009 Saturn Astra 5dr HB XR Angular Rear Exterior View
Saturn Could Be Back on Auction Block As GM Preps For Viability Plan

Saturn to GM: "Do you love me, do you love me not?" Most recently, we reported that GM was promising to keep the brand in the fold through 2012. Then we found out that there would be no 2009 Saturn Astras due to the glut of '08s languishing on dealer lots. Looks like GM has changed its mind once...Read More»

2009 Saturn Astra XR
Saturn Astra Departs for '09

Saturn may be soldiering on, but today we learned that it will be doing so without the Opel-based Astra hatchback for 2009, which comes in three- and five-door flavors. Apparently, Astras are clogging up Saturn dealer lots, and GM has decided to sell off '08 inventory rather than persist with an...Read More»

Saturn Astra
GM's Euro Makeover

If you'd like to get a look at the future - at General Motor's future, anyway - stop into your nearest Saturn showroom. There you'll see several models that were developed in a close cooperation between GM's U.S. brand and its flagship European subsidiary, Opel. While the recently updated Vue shows...Read More»

2011 Saturn Astra Spy Shot
2011 Saturn Astra Spied!

Opel continues to test its next-generation Astra--the same car that will eventually show up as the 2011 Saturn Astra on our shores. This 2011 Saturn Astra prototype was shot in Austria, as a large fleet of prototypes--and several competing vehicles--descended on the Alps for some altitude and brake...Read More»

Mylanta Moment: 2010 Saturn Astra Spied!

Hey, it's not that we don't like the Saturn Astra--here's the proof. But these spy shots of the new Astra take disguises to a nauseating new level. As you can see in our high-res photo gallery of Astra spy shots, by the steering wheel on the right, this is Opel’s version – a mirror...Read More»

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