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2008 Saturn Aura Hybrid - Consumer Reviews

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Green Line 2.4L 4-cyl. Hybrid 4-speed Automatic - (5 reviews )
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Very Disapointed with Aura Hybird
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By Williams
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2008 Saturn Aura Hybrid Green Line 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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I have bought my last American car! I am so disappointed with this vehicle, it has been at the dealership over thirteen times for repairs, some items three times, and now it has a recall on a $2K hybrid battery. The interior quality is junk! The gas mileage is terrible for a hybrid, and the performance stinks. I really wish I bought the Honda! What irritates me the most is thinking this is the best American engineering can do!


Best Features

Not driving it! I don't like this car, I drive my Toyota


Worst Features

Think out of the box for once! Don't compete with the other manufacturers, be the standard to follow like American cars used to be.


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Should not be called a HYBRID
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By David
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2008 Saturn Aura Hybrid Green Line 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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This gas mileage is AWFUL! I can find a 4cylinder camry or accord gas engine that gets BETTER gas mileage. This car gets around 20 city and 27 Hwy. THATS IT! I calculate my mileage EVERY time. On the positive end....car looks great, is comfortable, and has a great interior setup as far as the center console and radio goes.


Best Features

Interior Setup


Worst Features

GAS MILEAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Disappointed
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By Disappointed
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2008 Saturn Aura Hybrid Green Line 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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Very disappointed with gas mileage. Only 10-15 percent better than non hybrid Saturn. Honda Civic and Toyota Prius hybrids get 40% better gas mileage than non-hybrid Civic. Chevrolet dealer calls Saturn hybrid system the "Half-Hybrid" because it is only belt driven from the heavy duty alternator-generator when the gas engine shuts off at intersection red lights. Will only run 2mph on battery after stopping, compared to 20mph for Toyota Prius. Saturn Hybrid battery is much smaller. Also, only qualified for one-half the tax credit compared to a Honda Civic hybrid. Also very disappointed in General Motors restricting their dual stage hybrid to their large SUV gas guzzlers and pickup truck


Best Features

Stylish and looks like a Chevrolet Malibu or an expensive import.


Worst Features

Saturn should produce a full hybrid economy car with 40% gas mileage increase in place of the Saturn hybrid 10-15% increase. Very disappointed.


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Good Value
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By Mike H
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2008 Saturn Aura Hybrid Green Line 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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We are happy with our Saturn Aura. Combination City/Highway is in the low 30's. Not bad for a car that comfortabley seats 4. If you drive it right on the highway, you can get close to 40 mpg. I'd buy it again.


Best Features

Lots of safety gear. Handles very nice.


Worst Features

Don't like not having a spare tire. Perhaps run flat tires would be good.


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Gas mileage could be better
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By Jim
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2008 Saturn Aura Hybrid Green Line 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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This car drives nicely, is solid, and quiet. I am getting an overall average of about 29 MPG. My main observation is that the battery and electric motor are not contributing enough to the task of moving the car. The battery gets charged easily; the gasoline engine stops when you come to a stop saving some fuel; the discharge of the battery in highway driving or accelerating is enemic. For the price it is a reasonable value but the efficiency balance does not seem correct (electric motor vs gasoline engine).


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