Agreed. Saturn was so much more than a division. It represented an effort to change the culture of GM. Ultimately, I think GM was too entrenched in the old ways to benefit from the existence of Saturn. Saab could have been the premium equivalent.
A “Free Jeep” is only free to acquire. Nothing about that POS is going to be free to make it usable. And after spending money and time to make it usable, you’ll still have a rusty POS. The correct answer was “pass, thank you”.