General Motors introduced Saturn as "A Different Kind of Car Company" at a time when faith in GM products was at a low point and shoppers were dropping domestics for import-badged vehicles.
Much has changed since those early days. Original Saturn cars such as the plastic-bodied SL1 sedan and SC2 coupe carried the company for years, only to be replaced by the Saturn Ion. Later, when competitive vehicles such as the Saturn Outlook and Saturn Aura arrived, many buyers had already moved on to other better-established (and better-regarded) brands. That's a shame, since some of Saturn's later models, like the Saturn Sky roadster, Saturn Astra 3-Door and Astra 5-Door, and Saturn Vue were among the brand's best offerings.