Saturn LW Series
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Saturn
Model: LW Series
Saturn LW Series

In 2000, the L-Series consisted of 5 models in total. The L100, the L200, the L300, the LW200 and the LW300 were all on the market. By 2002, the L100 was dropped due to poor performance and a lack of interest from buyers. By 2004 both the L200 and the LW200 were also dropped from production. Things were not looking so good by this point. The L-Series now consisted of just the L300 in a base, a middle and a premium version and the LW300 in a base, a middle, and a premium version. Then by 2005, the LW300 was dropped, leaving only the L300 and its three variations. To make the pickings even worse, the only option for the L300 was a power moon roof. By this point all other options had been dropped. The end was inevitable, and the last L300 rolled off the Wilmington line on June 17, 2004. In previous years when the line was in better shape, the Saturn L-Series was a line of mid-size sedans and station wagons that were introduced in 2000. They were built upon the Opel Vectra B platform and produced at a GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware. The L-Series was originally available with I4 and V6 engines with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The successor of the L-Series, the Saturn Aura, arrived in August 2006 for the 2007 model year. The Aura is built on the Epsilon platform, which is also shared by the Pontiac G6 and the Opel Vectra C. Whether or not the Aura will prove to be more successful has yet to be seen. The very first L-series car was built in May 1999, and the last one rolled off the Wilmington line on June 17, 2004. This came after a short run of 2005 models. In total, about 406,300 L-series cars were built in this period, which really is not all that bad. This is a much higher production number than many models will ever see. Anyhow, the assembly plant was retooled to build the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky roadsters.

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