January 22, 2015
- Florida dealer George Nahas, the 2002 Time Quality Dealer Award winner, lost two General Motors franchises: Oldsmobile in 2004 and Saturn five years later.
January 7, 2015
- TTAC Commentator APaGttH writes: Sajeev! Long time listener, first time caller. The patient: a 2005 Saturn Relay FWD3 with 151K miles, GM 3.5L V6 and 4-speed automatic. I am the fifth owner and this is our grocery getter and general abuse vehicle. I’m the longest owner – 4 years and about 55K of those […] The post Piston Slap: The U Body, The Relay Bad Idle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
January 6, 2015
With the seating capacity of a minivan, the economy of a family sedan and the all-weather capabilities of a four-wheel-drive SUV, crossovers with three rows of seating supplanted minivans almost a decade ago with new vehicle buyers.
And if you haven’t been in a new car showroom in a few years, you may be surprised how far evolved this relatively new class of new family haulers has become.
Take for example our two combatants. The existing, first-generation...
December 21, 2014
- It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […] The post Saturn on the Down Low, a Progress Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
December 10, 2014
- Roger Penske stands among the most successful team owners in motorsports history. The man seems to have the Midas touch in racing no matter what the discipline with victories in Trans Am, IndyCar, NASCAR and endurance racing over his illustrious career. Plus, he has built a fortune from businesses like car dealers and truck rentals over the years and even nearly bought Saturn from General Motors at one point. However, before running successful teams on the track, Penske was a racer in his own...
November 26, 2014
- Company under-reported U.S. injury, death claims; Saturn driver cleared; Explorer goes platinum; Lexus makes 'risky' move.
November 25, 2014
- A Texas woman was exonerated when a seven-year-old negligent homicide conviction was overturned due to evidence linking the conviction to the February 2014 General Motors ignition switch recall. Automotive News reports Candice Anderson was cleared in the death of her boyfriend in 2004, which happened in her Saturn Ion. Though police stated Anderson was under […] The post Texas Woman Exonerated Due To GM Ignition Switch Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
- A woman in Texas is celebrating a cleared criminal record after being exonerated in a fatal crash now linked to General Motors' faulty ignition switches. Candice Anderson was driving a Saturn Ion in 2004 when she struck a tree. The incident injured her and killed her boyfriend in the front passenger seat. When investigators found no skid marks or signs of evasion and a small amount of Xanax in her system, Anderson was indicted on a charge of intoxicated manslaughter and eventually pleaded...
- Company under-reported U.S. injury, death claims; Saturn driver cleared; Explorer goes platinum; Lexus makes 'risky' move..
- A Texas judge today overturned a 7-year-old negligent homicide conviction against a woman whose boyfriend died when her Saturn Ion -- now known to have had a defective ignition switch -- crashed, her lawyer said.