AUSTIN, TX – On a winding road through the ranch lands south of the Texas capital, the Saturn Ion slings around a corner. The oncoming vehicle surprises an armadillo slowly making its way across the asphalt. The brake pedal is tapped quickly and the steering wheel is jerked right. Dust is kicked up as the Ion’s right wheels touch the dirt shoulder. Saturn Ion No thud is heard, so it appears the evasive maneuver has spared the armadillo. A quick check in the rearview mirror ...

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