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    There are few better things in this world than hitting an open stretch of highway in a high-performance convertible, with the top-down, the sound of the engine roaring in your ears and the wind in your hair (if you happen to have any left). However, a new study from St. Louis University School of Medicine and the Ear Institute of Texas has found that the turbulence battering your ears all day, plus any road noise, could actually lead to serious hearing loss. The catch is that it only becomes unsafe if you drive at speeds of 55 mph and up. Researchers used five different makes and models of...

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    Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient New Sports Cars

    With the amount of green sports or sporty cars available on the market, just how bad is the fuel efficiency of old fashioned gas powered ones? Going to fueleconomy.gov website provides a look at the most fuel efficient cars in a particular class. In this article, we will compare the top fuel...

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    2009: The Year In Reverse

    We're just a couple of days away from rear-ending 2010, so like all major media outlets, we thought we'd take a break from real reporting (don't worry: nothing's happening) and look back at some of 2009's notable moments. It was an...interesting year for the auto industry to say the least, and...

  • 2009 Saturn Sky Redline
    GM To Kill Saturn As Penske Breaks Off Purchase

    Penske Automotive terminated talks with GM to buy Saturn today, leaving the brand on the rocks.

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    Report: Buick Cancels Vue-Based Plug-in Hybrid Crossover

    The re-branded Saturn Vue hybrid won't make it off the design table at Buick.

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    Renault confirms Penske seeking cars for Saturn brand

    Speculation on Renault's interest in Saturn has been circulating since GM's bankruptcy filing began looking like a certainty, but it was Roger Penske's Penske Automotive Group that won the bid to buy the carmaker. Now, however, Renault may yet get a chance at some involvement, with confirmation...

  • 2008 Pontiac Solstice Roadster

    General Motors’ announcement back in April that the Pontiac brand would be phased out by the end of the year and Saturn sold off, many of the automaker’s top models were immediately given a death sentence. Some of the cars that will be missed the most include hot items like the Saturn Sky, Pontiac G8 and of course, the Solstice Coupe and Roadster. One of the first of many reports to come, Delaware’s The News Journal reports that production at GM’s 62-year old Boxwood Road assembly plant ceased on Tuesday. The facility will close or idle 14 plants in the next three...

  • Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid
    GM plug-in hybrid crossover on track for 2011 debut

    When General Motors sells Saturn later this year, it will lose more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V8 models, fullsize SUVs or pickups, is GM’s most fuel-efficient brand and is second only to Chevrolet for overall hybrid sales with its Vue and Aura mild-hybrid...

  • 2010 Opel Astra
    New Opel Astra Cabrio in the works

    With Opel’s new Astra now out in the open, attention can turn to variants other than the regular five-door Hatchback that’s been plastered all over the web in recent months. While a new Wagon and sporty Coupe are almost certain, latest reports indicate that a stylish Cabrio model will...

  • 2010 Opel Astra interior
    Opel shows off interior for new Astra

    After months of previews, teasers and small official photos, the 2010 Opel (Vauxhall) Astra has finally been let out of the bag. The hatch has been revealed in high-res photos and for the first time we get a look at the upcoming car’s stylish new interior. The new Astra is crucial for Opel as...

  • 2010 Buick Enclave
    Report: Buick to get two-mode hybrid for new crossover

    If the rumors are true, General Motors may be in the process of developing a new Buick crossover - with a new two-mode plug-in hybrid engine that should take the alternative fuels fight to its competitors. GM, Daimler, Chrysler and BMW have been jointly developing the two-mode hybrid for some time...

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    Official: Penske Automotive agrees to buy Saturn

    General Motors and Penske Automotive Group today confirmed details of a proposed transaction under which Penske would acquire the Saturn brand. If completed, the deal would save more than 350 dealerships and 13,000 jobs at Saturn and its retailers in the U.S., as well as preserving the brand...

  • 2008 Saturn Astra

    GM has picked Penske Automotive Group as the buyer for Saturn. Click here for all the details. GM's preparations for bankruptcy means the company is looking to sell as many of its 'bad' assets as possible in order to raise capital and streamline operations. One of these is the Saturn brand, which the automaker confirmed would be sold by the end of the year and has already drawn several potential buyers. One of those potential buyers is Roger Penske, the owner of the second-biggest U.S. dealer association Penske Automotive Group. Penske confirmed last month that he has an interest in the...

  • 2009 Saturn Redline
    GM has 16 suitors for Saturn, no final decision in sight

    General Motors is proceeding to the next step with respect to the sale of Saturn, confirming this week that it’s in talks with up to 16 potential buyers and that it will look to secure an agreement with a specific group by the end of the year. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, GM...

  • 2009 Saturn Redline
    Telesto Ventures forms new advisory team as bidding for Saturn intensifies

    We’ve heard a lot about Roger Penske and his plans to acquire the Saturn brand from General Motors and use it to start selling vehicles sourced from carmakers overseas. Last week Penske announced that his company hired ex-Chrysler president Tom LaSorda to advise on the bidding process, and...

  • 2009 Mitsubishi Galant
    Report: Mitsubishi could become new Saturn supplier

    With confirmation Saturn is up for sale coming from General Motors earlier this month, a number of potential investors and buyers have come out of the woodwork recently and confirmed interest in the struggling brand. Two main groups include investment firm Telesto Ventures and Roger Penske’s...

  • 2008 Saturn Astra
    Magna-Saturn-Opel alliance could prove formidable

    A lot of discussion goes into the topic of finding synergies within the auto industry, but few big, successful examples show what that looks like. The disastrously failed attempts - DaimlerChrysler, for example - are more well-known. But Magna's gambit to win Opel and now Saturn from the rapidly...

  • The Pontiac Solstice Coupe - one of GM's best-looking cars of recent years
    GM says Camaro is 'core model', Solstice, Sky may live on

    Though bankruptcy is looking more and more like the way General Motors will go, the company is fighting to preserve its most adored models - one way or another. In the case of the Camaro, the car will live on within GM as a 'core model' says CEO Fritz Henderson. The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky...

  • Opel Astra

    Many have wondered what will happen to all the new Opel products being brought to the U.S. now that Saturn is facing sale or termination in the next few months. The answer may lie in a new report that the Astra - built by Opel, sold in the U.S. as a Saturn - may be branded as a Buick in North America. The news isn't particularly surprising, especially given General Motors' lack of profitability on the Saturn-branded Astra. Moving the car to the more upscale Buick brand could have made sense even with Saturn still in operation. But now news has emerged from GMInsideNews that the Buick-bound...

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    Opel's next-gen Zafira previewed in new sketch

    Future may be the F-word at General Motors' Opel, Vauxhall and Saturn brands, but that's not stopping development work from continuing on core vehicles like the Zafira seven-seater. Prepping for release in 2011 or 2012, the new car wears a brand identity that was first previewed with the Flextreme...

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    GM preparing for bankruptcy

    General Motors is reportedly preparing for the worst, with work under way to get the company ready for a possible bankruptcy. Earlier on this month, it was mentioned that a bankruptcy plan to split GM and retain only the most profitable aspects of its operations while ditching the dead weight was...

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    Saturn's Franchise Operations Team leader says brand has partner, will survive

    News that makes or breaks a carmaker's future isn't typically found in Danbury, Connecticut, but these aren't typical times. Saturn's Franchise Operations Team (FOT), a group of eight dealers, has a task force being led by Todd Ingersoll of Saturn of Danbury, and Ingersoll is saying that Saturn...

  • GM's Fritz Henderson isn't afraid to talk about bankruptcy
    GM bankrupcty could split healthier brands off into separate company

    Hidden away in General Motors' plans for the next 60 days is a bankruptcy strategy that could see its most successful brands peel off to form a second company, leaving the other brands to languish in bankruptcy for a more extended period. The news comes from an anonymous source within GM via...

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    Bankruptcy rumors hurt residual values for GM and Chrysler

    General Motors and Chrysler just can’t seem to get a break. Not only are they dealing with one of the worst market slumps to hit the auto industry in decades, fears of bankruptcy are turning away potential customers in droves and now those same fears are also sending residual values of their...

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