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Saturn Aura Green Line
The Saturn Aura Green Line starts at $22,695 including destination charge

General Motors has officially announced pricing for its 2007 Saturn Aura Green Line hybrid sedan. The vehicle will retail for $22,695 including destination charge and will also be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit from the federal government for 2007 tax returns.

For comparison, the Honda Civic Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid, Toyota Prius and Toyota Camry Hybrid are priced from $22,985, $25,015, $22,975 and $26,820 respectively, including destination charge.

The 2007 Aura Green Line is considered to be a "mild hybrid" since it cannot move forward under electric power alone. The Aura Green Line hybrid powertrain (164HP 2.4 liter 4-cylinder plus electric motor/generator) is capable of providing mild electric assistance under acceleration, stopping the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and starting it back up again when the gas is pressed. The car also takes advantage of regenerative braking to help recharge the battery pack.

The Aura Green Line boasts EPA ratings of 28MPG/35MPG city/highway compared to 20/30 for an Aura with the 224HP 3.5 liter V6 and 20/28 for the Aura with the 252HP 3.6 liter V6.

A more viable comparison may be with the Pontiac G6 base sedan. This vehicle is the Saturn Aura's platform-mate and also uses the 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine and transmission without the hybrid add-ons. EPA ratings for the G6 are 23/33 city/highway which means that the Aura Green Line’s hybrid system affords the driver an additional 5MPG in the city and 2MPG on the highway.



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RE: Give it a chance
By Amiga500 on 3/20/2007 2:52:54 PM , Rating: 1
"Having worked on Hondas, Toyotas, Fords and Chevys I can honestly say that the jap cars really are complete garbage"

Would that be why so many American made cars are success stories outside the US... and why Toyota is the worlds biggest car manufacturer?

"everything on them is undersized and puny compared to American cars."

Pretty much wverything on the other cars is correctly sized. Typical US cars that I have experienced are too heavy to match up for efficiency, not a slight against the people that build them, but the designers who design them. But, I suppose a different culture equals different considerations.

The references to Japan are beneath contempt and barely worthy of a response.


RE: Give it a chance
By fxnick on 3/20/2007 9:49:02 PM , Rating: 2
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Would that be why so many American made cars are success stories outside the US... and why Toyota is the worlds biggest car manufacturer?


So because Dell sells more computers than anybody else and is bigger, that makes them better than Alienware(i know there the same company now)

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Pretty much wverything on the other cars is correctly sized. Typical US cars that I have experienced are too heavy to match up for efficiency, not a slight against the people that build them, but the designers who design them. But, I suppose a different culture equals different considerations.


I'd say they are for durability. And your saying that japs are smaller, so there cars are to. LOL Very true.
Thats why they should stay in Japan!!

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The references to Japan are beneath contempt and barely worthy of a response.


My reference to japan as in factual history? Do you not accept what happened?


RE: Give it a chance
By Amiga500 on 3/21/2007 12:51:24 PM , Rating: 2
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So because Dell sells more computers than anybody else and is bigger, that makes them better than Alienware(i know there the same company now)


In terms of bang-for-buck, Dell is infinitely better than Alienware... same as a Corvette is a better value motor than a Ferrari 360 or 430 (although in comparisons neglecting price the Ferrari blows it away).

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I'd say they are for durability. And your saying that japs are smaller, so there cars are to. LOL Very true.
Thats why they should stay in Japan!!


No... I'm saying the components in their cars are not 1.5x the weight they need to be... unlike alot of American machines.

You lot like big heavy brutes of machines... that don't go particularly fast around corners or drive/handle well on poor roads and such like - whereas most other places prefer a lighter, more agile machine. Thats what I mean by different cultures.

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My reference to japan as in factual history? Do you not accept what happened?


So... remind me... who is in Iraq with the US right now? Also... who did you lot fight in the war of independance? [and as an aside, who helped you in that war? and got slated for their opinion on the Iraq war?]

If everyone had your attitude, such a thing would be impossible would it not?


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