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On this day: 09-25-1725

Groundbreaking auto engineer is born

Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, the French engineer who designed and built the world's first automobile, was born in Austrian Lorraine on this day. Cugnot arrived in Paris after the Seven Years War with the hope of tinkering with several inventions he had conceived during the war, including a steam-driven vehicle. After six years, Cugnot succeeded in building two steam-propelled tractors--which were actually huge and heavy tricycles. Although they may not have had power steering or cruise control, these massive tricycles are considered the world's first automobiles.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2008SaturnVue7.60015.900motorweek.org
2008SaturnAstra XR8.60016.600Road & Track
2008SaturnVue Green Line10.20017.800motorweek.org
2007SaturnAura Green Line Hybrid10.20017.600motorweek.org
2007SaturnSky Redline6.10014.600motorweek.org
2007SaturnOutlook8.40016.800motorweek.org
2007SaturnAura XR5.90014.500(R&T May '07)
2007SaturnSky7.30015.900(C&D June '06)
2007SaturnSky Redline5.20014.000(C&D Dec '06)
2007Saturn Sky7.20015.800Road and Track
2007Saturn Sky Red Line5.60014.000Road and Track
2007SaturnAura XR5.90014.500Road & Track
2004SaturnION Red Line Quad Coupe6.30015.000motorweek.org
2004SaturnVUE Red Line7.80016.200motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2004SaturnVUE V-6 (AWD)7.00015.500(C&D Mar '04)
2004SaturnIon Redline6.30015.300
2003SaturnL2008.30016.600
2002SaturnLW3008.00016.100
2002SaturnVUE V-6 (AWD)8.40016.600
2000SaturnSC28.40016.200motorweek.org
2000SaturnL-Series7.40015.700motorweek.org
1999SaturnSC28.50016.500
1996SaturnSL19.70017.200
1993SaturnSC111.50018.300
1993SaturnSW2 Wagon9.30017.100
1992SaturnCoupe SC8.40016.400
1991SaturnCoupe8.60016.600
1991SaturnSL28.60016.500