1991 Saturn SL
Saturn, an attempt for GM to revitalize its image by producing smaller, less expensive cars, goes into orbit. The brand's claims to fame are its plastic, dent-free bodies, and friendly, haggle-free dealerships. But after GM sinks an estimated $15 billion into Saturn, the cars don't sell nearly as well as planned and Saturn is slowly integrated back into GM.
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