Before Saturn cars were mainstreamed with the other GM lines is where that is coming from. They were different before 2007, service and sales. But now with my experience in the last month I am no longer a loyal follower. If they even make it to 2012 (I had heard 2011) they are going to loose support. Every dealer that closes makes them even worst. I think the Acadia will be around for a while as it looks different from the Traverse and the Enclave. The Outlook and Acadia share the same looks as the Traverse and the Enclave do. With the Outlook going away that will leave the Acadia to offset the T and E.09Enclave said:Well...Saturn won't be around after 2012, so if that's a deal breaker, go with the GMC. (however, even GMC has been talked about cutting from GM's roster, so really unsure). I would say Chevy Traverse 1st, then Buick Enclave, as far as what will still be around....I think both Chevy and Buick will be safe from the cuts, but even Buick has been a possible cut too, but I don't see that happening. Some of you speak of brand loyalty to Saturn. What's that about? They are just the same as any other GM division, if you want to be loyal to GM that's understandable, but loyal to Saturn? I don't get that one.
Saturn used to be a different kind of car company. Different vehicles and different customer experience. That's why I bought a Saturn years ago. As a pimple-faced kid just coming out of school buying his first new car with his first paycheque, Saturn salesman gave me respect and were upfront/honest with information (eg. other brand's dealers were deliberately overcharging for freight, admin fees etc.). There's also none of the tricks other car dealerships played to lock up a kid's business or goad him into spending more than he can afford with complex payment calculators. Buying a Saturn was as easy and as painless as going to the corner convenience store. It's a dealership where customers feel they can trust the car salesman to provide honest and correct information and where they feel they really are being 'helped' by the salesman. That's a huge change from other dealerships where the salesman appears very friendly but seriously lack honesty.09Enclave said:I think both Chevy and Buick will be safe from the cuts, but even Buick has been a possible cut too, but I don't see that happening. Some of you speak of brand loyalty to Saturn. What's that about? They are just the same as any other GM division, if you want to be loyal to GM that's understandable, but loyal to Saturn? I don't get that one.
The difference is in the 07 to 09. I drove an Outlook from June of 07 to April of 09 and just got an 09 Acadia in April. They improved alot over 2 years from engine to transmission to extras. The Bose system in the Acadia is 10 times better than the stock in the Outlook (don't know if the Bose is offered in the Outlook). With the exception of the interior trim, I cant tell the difference between the two on the inside. I choose not to go with the Saturn simply because of the lack of dealers and their future. Good Luck.kkotsis said:Hello,
I purchased an '07 Acadia. I put 49,000 on it with no complaints. A few warranty issues that were resolved quickly. I loved this car. We then purchased another car for daily driving and were not going to put as many miles on the Acadia, so I thought, what kind of deals could I get on a new one. To make the story short, I once went through an extensive decision making process, between the various versions of the platform and wound up with an '09 XR Outlook. The saturn is a much better vehicle. This may be the difference between '07 and '09, but I think it is more. Even the driver who delivered it, I did not purchase local, told me I would enjoy the ride and handling of the Saturn much more, and he was right. EVERYTHING IS AN IMPROVEMENT. It rides nicer, Radio is a hundred times better, both base model radios, and it is more comfortable to ride in than my ACADIA. One of the big descision makers is the interior color. If you want black (ebony) it has to be the Acadia. This was a major need as I had small kids. This time we chose the Beige interior that led me to the Outlook. Overall I get more for my money. The Acadia similarly equipt is about 1500-2500 more. Also Saturn offers a 3-36 warranty against stains to the interior, so even with the lighter interior, I am covered. As I drove the Acadia for two years, and loved it, and have had the Outlook for about a week, I can't say anything about mecanical issues or anything else in that area. But just comparing the ride, fit, finish, sound and comfort things etc. . I prefer the Outlook