Commentary: So long Saturn

When the Saturn brand was launched, it quickly gained a following among motorists seeking a car that was both dependable and inexpensive. Customers who loathed the exercise of dickering over price also liked Saturn's no-haggle merchandising.

But the small car once envisioned as a worthy competitor to Japanese imports appears destined for the General Motors scrap heap.

Fortunately, GM's announcement of the Saturn phase-out won't mean a loss of jobs at the company's Fairfax plan in Kansas City, Kan.

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