I have been subscribing to the GM and the Toyota newsgroups for awhile just
to see what both groups had to say about their cars.
There seems to be as much bitching in the Toyota NG as there is in the GM
I wanted opinions on Malibus.
I have owned 2 used Camrys in recent years, a 93 and a 98. The 98 needed
body work and new shocks after 227,XXX kms. I wasn't sure it was worth
puting that much money into it.
A friend of mine has leased Saturns for the last 12 years or so and is quite
pleased with them.
SO, I decided to go to the local dealership (Moncton, NB, Canada) and try
one to judge for myself.
I was impressed enough to buy a 2007 ION 2 at 0% financing for.... 6 years
!!!!!! NICE !!!
Plus, they reduced the price by 750.00 CAN$ because I was a Camry owner.
They took the Camry on trade and gave me almost what I thought I would get.
Anyway, after a return trip to Québec City to see one of my favourite bands
(Porcupine Tree), I am happy to report that this small car certainly doesn't
drive like a small car. It is more car for the money than I anticipated.
Good comfort, good power (5 speed std), good fuel economy and good ride.
I don't know what you guys think about Saturns, their longevity and their
resale value but, as far as I am concerned, I do believe I made a good
choice. I am not in a position to say whether GM makes cars equal in quality
with Japanese cars or not but, in case of the Saturn, it think it is a
worthy competitor, IMHO.