I Wish GM Would Bring Back The SATURN Brand

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  1. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Well-Known Member

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    I'm probably going to be buying a new car withing the next few weeks, and I've been looking at Ford, Chevy, and Toyota online. Even for a base model sedan, all their prices are in excess of $20,000. The one that really surprised me was the Toyota Camry, there doesn't seem to be even a base model under $23k. I had a new Saturn ION back in 2004, and the car was relatively inexpensive, but tough as hell. I'm still seeing them on the road now. If I'd kept mine, I'd probably still be driving it, but in a moment of stupidity, I traded it for a Ford Focus in 2006.

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    This is the exact Saturn I had, right down to the color and wheel size. GM should have eliminated Buick instead of Saturn. Saturns were great for kids out of college or people on a budget, and they were sure as fuck more dependable than Hyundais or Kia's. I wish they were still around.
     
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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    Well thank you for that fascinating look into your life :sun:
     
  3. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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  4. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    what about a nice kia? or something like that
     
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  5. banksy

    banksy Sometimes I'm not a strong man, Tania. VIP

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    Lol Saturns were haaaarrible
     
  6. babybear

    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ

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    Buick ?
    highest rated car by Consumer Reports.all us old people drive them.my wife has a 13' Regal Turbo GS 270hp 4 cyl.
    p.s. I drive a 07' Focus with 103k miles on it.
     
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    zhukov Time Traveler VIP

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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    This is a joke, right?
     
  9. fletchman71

    fletchman71 Well-Known Member

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    My cousin has an Ion. Biggest POS ever. He had to have the fucking wheel bearings replaced at 50,000 miles and he probably drives less than 8000 miles a year. Get a used Honda.
     
  10. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    used Prius or Corolla = 15 - 17K
     
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    How do you tell your car apart from the others when you're out grocery shopping in Sun City?
     
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    All three will take you well over 100k with minimal costs.
     
  14. Ben Dover

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    Not buying used. Don't want someone else's shitbox, I went through that with a Dodge minivan
     
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    Holy shit you pick out the worst vehicles :facepalm:
     
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    No such thing
     
  17. babybear

    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ

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    I park at the end of the lot so it doesn't get dinged.
     
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    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    how's about a pontiac?
     
  19. Ben Dover

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    The two vehicles I'm most interested in are the Toyota Camry, and the re-designed Chevy Colorado pickup. If Ford still made the Ranger pickup, I'd be all over it
     
  20. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    That's cause you bought a piece of shit. Get a decent used car like this.

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