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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    That sucks, Saturn made some nice cars... Glad I didn't buy one though when I went car shopping a few months back.


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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    That sucks, Saturn made some nice cars... Glad I didn't buy one though when I went car shopping a few months back.
    You know who else makes nice cars? Wilson Toyota of Ames



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    The former GM they interviewed in the article is a good friend of mine. I feel terrible for him he's been with them for a long time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    You know who else makes nice cars? Wilson Toyota of Ames
    When did Wilson Toyota start MAKING cars? I thought they only SOLD them...



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    When did Wilson Toyota start MAKING cars? I thought they only SOLD them...
    I stand corrected. Well played friend.



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Saturn did a lot of things right but failed because of GM management. At one time 70% of their buyers were coming from imports.

    Dated Products=The cars they put out were pretty decent overall but they didn't update them enough.

    Pricing=The pay for sticker thing will work when you have a hot product but during a down economy you have to have the ability to change prices to compete. This is especially true when you have dated models.

    The Saturn" experience=This is what they did right even better than the imports. The made a big deal over you buying a $20K car. You get treated better buying a $20K Saturn than a $100K car from BMW, Mercedes, etc.

    GM=Saturn ended up just rebranding a lot of their cars so there was very little difference between a Chevy, Pontiac, and a Saturn.



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Bought my Saturn from these guys back in '08. Great experience. Too bad.


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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    This sucks, but it was probably inevitable. My wife and I always enjoyed doing business with Saturn here in town. A lot of good people worked there, and Joe was a great guy.

    In the article, it sounds like Ron Brown believes he can just absorb the old Saturn customers. We've bought several cars from Saturn and a couple from Bob Brown, and for us the difference in customer service was dramatic. Sort of like comparing a pat on the back to a kick in the butt. If we get stuck with Chevy to keep getting the GM discount (don't care for Buick), I don't think we'll be going to his place.



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    You know who else makes nice cars? Wilson Toyota of Ames
    Benson Motors.


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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    My '98 Saturn SL2 is a tank. I hope it lasts for a few more years.



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Benson Motors.
    Been closed for some months now. And they didn't make cars either.



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Quote Originally Posted by MB4CY View Post
    In the article, it sounds like Ron Brown believes he can just absorb the old Saturn customers. We've bought several cars from Saturn and a couple from Bob Brown, and for us the difference in customer service was dramatic. Sort of like comparing a pat on the back to a kick in the butt.
    I made an appointment a couple days in advance at BB Chevy to test drive an Avalanche and did. Got done, liked it, and said let's go work out the details. 2/3rd's thru that process another salesman came into the office I was in and asked if we were the ones that were test driving it because he just sold it. He was like a gloating school girl. The guy I was working with, was like "oh well" and made no efforts to try and take care of me or get me in a similar avalanche or give me a deal on another vehicle.



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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I made an appointment a couple days in advance at BB Chevy to test drive an Avalanche and did. Got done, liked it, and said let's go work out the details. 2/3rd's thru that process another salesman came into the office I was in and asked if we were the ones that were test driving it because he just sold it. He was like a gloating school girl. The guy I was working with, was like "oh well" and made no efforts to try and take care of me or get me in a similar avalanche or give me a deal on another vehicle.
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    Re: Saturn of Des Moines Closing Today

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I made an appointment a couple days in advance at BB Chevy to test drive an Avalanche and did. Got done, liked it, and said let's go work out the details. 2/3rd's thru that process another salesman came into the office I was in and asked if we were the ones that were test driving it because he just sold it. He was like a gloating school girl. The guy I was working with, was like "oh well" and made no efforts to try and take care of me or get me in a similar avalanche or give me a deal on another vehicle.
    That would take me right out of the building.......


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