As sagas go, the parting of Saturn from the General Motors group was a hard one.
GM had actually done a pretty good job promoting Saturn as a different kind of car company and the division attracted a lot of loyal customers. It wasn’t strange for Saturn execs to organize special outings with owners of Saturns through the years. When the recession hit, GM was forced to shed many of its brands including Pontiac, Saab, Hummer and, yes, Saturn.
For a while it looked as if GM had a buyer for Saturn. However, the deal fell through and the company ultimately decided to kill the brand altogether. Obviously, the loyal clientele were heartbroken.
But now comes word that Saturns will continue to traverse the roadways of this country and General Motors will have a hand in it. GM is creating a Certified Used Vehicle program that will include 2005 to 2010 Saturns. The cars will be covered with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. There will also be a 100,000 mile/five year fully-transferable powertrain limited warranty, a free vehicle history report, 24-hour roadside assistance, a three day/150 mile customer satisfaction guarantee and a three month trial subscription to both OnStar and XM Satellite Radio.
The cars will be available at Buick, GMC and Chevrolet dealerships around the country.
DETROIT – GM Certified Used Vehicles, a leading manufacturer-certified used vehicle brand, today announced the addition of Saturn models to their certified vehicle lineup.
All Saturn model years 2005-2010 are now available for purchase at any of the 3,400 Buick, Chevrolet and GMC GM Certified Used Vehicles dealers across the nation.
“This move gives peace of mind to consumers who love the Saturn brand,” said Paul Pejza, manager, GM Certified Used Vehicles. “Consumers can now purchase any 2005-2010 model, and know they have a 12-month or 12,000 mile bumper-to-bumper, manufacturer-backed warranty as well as the other benefits of owning a certified used vehicle.”
Popular Saturn models available include the Vue compact crossover, the Sky roadster, the Aura mid-size sports sedan, the Astra sport compact, the Outlook crossover.
“We’re happy to continue to provide the best quality products to Saturn owners through the GM Certified program,” said Pejza. “Brand devotees can now purchase a Saturn with the reassurance of a manufacturer-backed warranty.”
In addition to the category-leading GM Certified 12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper warranty, the certified used Saturns come with a fully transferable 100,000-mile/five-year Powertrain limited warranty, free vehicle history report, 24-hour roadside assistance, three-day/150-mile customer satisfaction guarantee and 3-month trial of OnStar and XM Satellite Radio.
Consumers can go to www.gmcertified.com to find a GM Certified Saturn, learn more about GM Certified Used Vehicles, locate the closest GM Certified dealer, or search the industry’s largest available certified pre-owned inventory, with 45,000-plus vehicles in inventory.
About GM Certified Used Vehicles
GM Certified Used Vehicles are high-quality, reconditioned vehicles, available at participating Buick, Chevrolet and GMC dealers. All models are six years old or newer, have 75,000 miles or less, are reconditioned to stringent GM Certified Used Vehicles quality standards and must undergo a rigorous 117-point inspection and reconditioning process. All GM Certified Used Vehicles are supported by a fully transferable five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty with no deductible (whichever comes first from vehicle’s original in-service date), a 12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper warranty, a Carfax vehicle history report, a three-day/150-mile customer satisfaction guarantee, and 24-hour roadside assistance and courtesy transportation during the term of the powertrain warranty. See dealer for details. For more information about GM Certified Used Vehicles, visit www.gmcertified.com.
Press release via General Motors/Saturn