AUTOMOBILES: Desperately Seeking Saturn

Desperately Seeking Saturn

Where's Saturn? Frustrated dealers and prospective car buyers have been asking that question since General Motors rolled out its much touted new auto in October. Last week GM's Saturn division said that trouble in fitting the car's doors and other exterior components, and in obtaining parts that meet strict quality standards, had limited production through Nov. 30 to 2,162 autos, one- third of the planned output. Saturn said it was correcting the problems, and expects to build 3,000 cars in December, still less than half the projected production rate.

The snags have forced Saturn to postpone the opening of its first...

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