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More GM Recalls: Buick Encore; Cadillac ATS; Chevrolet Aveo, Impala, Spark; Pontiac G3; Saturn VUE
More GM Recalls: Buick Encore; Cadillac ATS; Chevrolet Aveo, Impala, Spark; Pontiac G3; Saturn VUE

General Motors has issued yet another round of safety recalls affecting cars both new and old. The five recalls summarized in a statement from the automaker include 310,189 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from model years 2002 to 2015: READ: The 17 Most Important New Cars...Read More»

2004 Saturn VUE
2002-2004 Saturn Vue: Recall Prompted By A Different Ignition-Key Issue

General Motors has initiated a recall for the 2002-2004 Saturn Vue, for yet another ignition-key-related issue—this one potentially an issue when the vehicle is parked. In these models, the ignition key could possibly be removed while it's not in the 'off' position; that could cause a...Read More»

2007 Saturn VUE I4
Family Car Tip: Keeping Your Car Rodent-Free

It’s no laughing matter when hungry rodents – rats, squirrels, even raccoons – start chewing the wiring on the family car. Those burned by this expensive repair know that just having the wiring replaced doesn’t get rid of the problem. The critters often just come back...Read More»

2007 Saturn Relay 4-door Wagon Relay 1 Trunk
Why Choose a Saturn

If you’re currently thinking about buying a new car but aren’t sure which manufacturer to go with, you should know that Saturn is a great choice. This popular car manufacturer, a General Motors subsidiary, has been making great cars since 1985. That’s almost twenty-five years of...Read More»

Indian market Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet, nee Heartbeat of America, Goes Global: Can It Work?

As we enter Memorial Day weekend--which commemorates the U.S. men and women who have died in military service, most of them overseas--it's worth highlighting the increasingly global nature of that all-American car brand, Chevrolet. From 1986 to 1992, Chevy's ad slogan was "the heartbeat of...Read More»

Ecolo Green Car Wash - very dirty Scion xD
Dirty, Dirty Rental Cars Might Make You Sick

If you regularly rent cars for business or family vacations, you've likely had at least one or two rentals that grossed you out in some way. Now you have a reason to be concerned, not just squeamish. NBC's Today Show tested vehicles in Miami, which is one of the largest rental-car hotspots in the...Read More»

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2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD Premium Closes in on Perfection

Cadillac's second rendition of its SRX crossover is new for the 2010 model year, with a smaller footprint and renegotiated interior appointments.  The fact that this vehicle has an appealing exterior is one of the selling points bringing customers over from other manufacturers choices. The new...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»

2009 Saturn Sky
When Worlds Collide - the Death of Saturn

Based on the decision by GM to shut down Saturn after failing to obtain a buyer, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was something inherently wrong with the marque. That the competition was, you should pardon the expression, running rings around their product line or marketing strategy...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
GM Cancels Plug-in Buick Based On Vue, Announces Replacement

The web has spoken, and GM listened. Or at least that's part of the story behind the cancellation of the Saturn Vue-based 2011 Buick plug-in crossover hybrid previewed during GM's technology event a couple weeks ago. According to many sources, including Christopher Barger, GM's social media guru...Read More»

2009 Honda Element
Ingress/Egress - Better Vehicles for Tall Drivers

  The Honda Element provides welcoming ingress/egress dimensions. Ingress/egress, also known as Sliding Entry, involves simulating an occupants movements while entering (ingress) and exiting (egress) a vehicle. Seat cushion height (ground to seat) is an important factor. Additionally, the greater...Read More»

1964 Pontiac GTO
Not-So-Shocking Survey: Pontiac Is Most-Favored Forlorn General Motors Brand

Life is full of senseless tasks: making the bed, for example, or sweeping the sidewalk. The latest we've seen: an online survey of nearly 1,700 auto consumers, which reveals that out of General Motors four nixed brands, Pontiac is the one that'll be missed the most. (To quote one of our nieces...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Chevrolet Equinox Hybrid Due In 2011

  With Roger Penske's PAG (Penske Automotive Group) taking control of General Motors' Saturn division, the question among product geeks was what vehicles will make up the new Saturn's line? According to AutoblogGreen and other sources, the Penske deal apparently includes a continued supply of some...Read More»

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So What Would You Think About a Saturn Kangoo Be Bop, Huh?

Sometimes just when you think the industry can't get any weirder...it does. Take, for instance, two news items that crossed our desk in sequence today. First, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal area reporting French carmaker Renault and its partner Nissan have apparently joined former race...Read More»

Saturn Vue Two-Mode Hybrid
GM Hangs Onto Hybrids As Saturn Sails Into Sunset

It should hardly be a surprise that GM doesn't plan to toss out years of hybrid engineering work when it bids adieu to the Saturn brand. We always felt that recent reports to that effect made no sense. Instead, the General will hang onto the intellectual property it derived through designing and...Read More»

2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid
Quick Drive: 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid

Just two months ago, GM brought out a fleet of ten Vue 2 Mode Hybrids, marked as 2009 models in huge side decals, for a media-buzz caravan from the Detroit auto show, bound for the inauguration and meandering through college campuses. But the 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid—with a full hybrid/V-6...Read More»

2008 Saturn VUE Red Line
Saturn VUE 2-Mode Hybrids Drive The Road To Change

GM announced yesterday that a caravan of Saturn VUE 2-mode hybrids departed Detroit's North American International Auto Show, bound for Washington D.C. and the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama. The theme of the journey: "The Road To Change Starts In Your Driveway." The Saturns will make...Read More»

Vue Plug-In Hybrid Concept
Saturn Dropping Green Line

General Motors' Saturn division plans to drop its Green Line badge, come the 2009 model year. Well, sort of. The Green Line has been Saturn's way of identifying its hybrid-electric vehicles, or HEVs, since it introduced its Vue hybrid crossover, two years ago. Environmentalists and those looking...Read More»

Tailpipe Emissions
Idle Time

Don't worry about running a red light. Seems the real way to get into trouble in Minneapolis these days is letting your engine run. The city has just enacted a new law that means you'll get a hefty fine for letting your car idle for more than three minutes. The one exception is when you're stuck in...Read More»

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