It never fails to amaze me how much Saturn and AMC had in common. Both spent most of their existence selling smaller, reliable frugal cars to those that may have bought a used car or an import instead. Both built a handful of competitive performance cars built mostly on the platforms of successful economy cars. They each also built unexpectedly good 2 seat sports cars. Both innovated in the realm of safety. Both also attempted to move upscale by badging European designed imports as their own just before death. Both also had some of their most successful fiscal periods in the months leading up to their discontinuation. Finally, each had the newest and most advanced plant in North America shortly before their demise. It's a bit odd really.


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