Death trap? Bad Gas Mileage?
Do you really even own any Saturns?
First of all they are proven to be exceptionally safe, second of all My ION3 gets around 35 MPG highway!
You call that bad?
You may get not too good gas mileage if you just drive short distances a lot like I do, but I don't care. It is a very safe car and it does get great gas mileage on the highway. This is my first Saturn and I am very pleased with it.
I am on my 8th Saturn and have been driving them since 1994. My husband rollover tested our first Saturn. He had a blowout on the front in a blinding rain storm. We rolled it back over, started it up and drove it home. The next day we drove it to the body shop to get the report that it was a total. Now tell me what car you can roll, total, and drive it to the Body shop?? Oh I failed to mention that he walked away without a scratch!!! We then ordered another Saturn and the rest is history.
And to you that can do nothing, but badmouth the car... did you take it in for service? They do stand behind all of their vehicles and have excellent, highly trained professionals to take care of you the consumer -- after the sale, and do a very good job, in the event that there is a small problem that needs to be corrected.
Am I a little proud-- yes I am, my Dad went to work at the Plant in Springhill TN, in 1991 and worked until retirement in 2003, retired a combined 25 yrs - Saturn and GM.
All of the guys do have the true Saturn point of View -- to make an American car for all of us to enjoy, and take great pride in doing so!! I do not buy Saturn - just because I have a relative that worked there~~~ I believe in, and support what they all stand for!!!
If you are even in Springhill, TN and have a few minutes, they would be glad to take you on a tour. How many companies have a "Homecoming" and have thousands of people come from all over the country, to attend. I own both Homecoming cars and my teenage daughters drive them. How many grandchildren can say that their Papa saw their be built? And if he is confident in the construction, mechanics and workmanship - that is good enough for me!!
Unsafe? Are you kidding me? My daughter and her 3 year old daughter were "T-Boned" in her 98 SL2 by a car doing at least 40, both airbags deployed and they walked away without a scratch, even though the Grandaughter had to change her panties!
I've had over 20 Saturn S-Series cars that I have purchased, repaired and sold (flipped) to friends/relatives of mine, and ALL of them were very pleased. Saturn is one of the safest, if not THE safest cars on the road. I've witnessed first hand the metal cage you sit in while driving these cars, and I would trust any of my kids/grandkids in them.
I hated to see them (Saturn) stop making the S-series cars, but being they replaced it with the Ion, I now have a 2003 Ion2 and I wouldn't trade it for a BMW or Benz! The dependability, safety, and economics of Saturns surpass all the rest, hands down!
If you don't like yours, I'll take it. Someone will appreciate the efforts those engineers put into these cars.