When Saturn started making cars in the 1990s, they were kind of a big deal in my neighborhood, mostly because the guy next door bought one the year they came out. He would wash that thing every weekend in front of his house and show it off like it was a high-end sports car. If you asked stopped to look at it or asked a question, he could recite the sales brochure by rote. Oddly enough, a few years later, when he needed to get a new car post-accident, he did not return to the Saturn dealership.
Even though he did not continue his romance with this “different kind of car company”, I got to admit, I was enamored and I did visit a few Saturn dealerships before they went out of business. I never owned one though, so I was not too sad when they ceased production in 2009. Still the memory of that sparkling green well-washed Saturn has stuck with me ever since.
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