The Problems At Saturn Aren't Just Gm's Fault

Saturn itself is responsible for some of the problems that your correspondents blame on parent General Motors Corp. ("Why didn't GM do more for Saturn?" The Corporation, Mar. 16). Focusing too much on its product features instead of its innovative selling methods, Saturn decided that if a car wasn't made in Spring Hill, Tenn., and didn't have a plastic body, it couldn't be a Saturn. This mindset kept it from adding adapted versions of other GM models to its range. Similarly, Saturn refused to allow its brand to be used on General Motors' new EV-1 electric car, which is leased and serviced by Saturn dealers.

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