I have owned 4 Saturn's over the years. I traded my 2003 Ion QC in on my Jetta TDI and I just bought a Sky Red Line for my wife. All of my Saturn's were very good cars and what brought me to them was the no dicker sales, the poly side panels and their design toward easy maintainability, they even had Saturday work shops to show customers how to do their own maintenance. The early models held their value so well that it made it easy to trade in for the newer model, but that changed. As GM took more control of Saturn's products most of the Saturn line became rebadged versions of other cars. It was not a failed experiment, GM did not allow Saturn to continue in the same way that it started.