Yes, I know this is older news: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hzJ6l3NJeV0Fmp6mjz25GNJ89AagD9B2ENSO0
But yesterday we received a letter from Jill Lajdziak, see: http://www.autonews.com/article/20091028/ANA05/910279989/1266
and it really hit me. And it felt a tiny bit like a death in the family.
We've had Saturns since 1996 or so. This is our third, and the first one we've owned. It's a black Ion. The first one was green, the second, brown. They were both SL2's. We even got a Saturn sendoff the first time we leased one. Hokey, corny, but kind nice.
And now, no more Saturns. I have no idea what I will buy when this car finally kicks it, probably in a good 10 years given the light use that it gets. A GM vehicle, I suppose, or a hybrid or an electric, whatever is available and safe and funky and not too expensive for model year 2020, I figure.
But in the meantime, a moment of homage to a failed experiment.
Thanks, Saturn, and Saturn of Norwood.