Curbside Outtake: 2005 Saturn Relay – The Minivan So Exclusive, Almost None Will Be Built

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I was heading back into Peoria the other day when I was passed by this Chevy Uplander—No! Buick Terraza? Wait… are those *Saturn* badges?

The Saturn Relay was introduced in 2005 alongside its GM stablemates, and was gone just two model years later (along with the Buick—the Chevy lived on through 2008 in the U.S., and through ’09 in Mexico and Canada). It was the only minivan ever offered under the Saturn name. Despite extensive google-fu, I was completely unable to come up with any production numbers for the Relay beyond the statement that “sales were very low.”

This is likely the rarest minivan I have, or ever will see.