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2000 Saturn L-Series

Saturn L-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 137 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Saturn L-Series

  • It costs thousands less than comparably equipped Accords and Camrys -- and it looks, drives and feels like it.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Customer-focused dealers, European ride and steering, wagon availability.

  • Cons

    Lack of established service and repair history, ultra-conservative styling.

  • What's New for 2000

    The L-Series is a new midsize line of sedans and wagons that was developed for Saturn customers moving up from the smaller cars. Offered…

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (127 total reviews)

2000 saturn l wins !

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LS 4dr Sedan

I bought my 2000 Saturn L sedan just before Thanksgiving 1999. It was brand new from the dealer . The car had 7 miles on the odometer, and ran perfectly. It still runs exactly perfectly today, with 168,000 miles. It has been probably the most trouble free car I have ever owned. The only repair has been a new power steering pump at 40,000 miles, and the Saturn dealer went havers with me on the bill. Other than that one repair, only routine maintenance has been necessary. Amazing ! My wife won't let me sell the car !

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Skeptical..but like it!

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LS2 4dr Sedan

I recentally sold my 98 Camaro for somthing a bit larger, So I bought the Saturn Ls2, Everybody asks me "why did you buy a saturn?" I love the car I hear awfull things about Saturns but, it's really a good car. With the 3.0 it really gets up and goes! The Leather seats are VERY comfortable, But the Build quality lacks quite abit. I think it all depends on how you treat the car, it's taken me everywhere & I just passed 160,000!

Dont ever buy this car

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LS2 4dr Sedan

This was my first car at years old. I was so excited to get it. But within one day of owning this car it was problem after problem. It started off by shifting hard and the engine light came on. Over the past years I have replaced the O2 sensor (and probably every sensor in the car) the ignition switch, the starter, ball joints, wheel bearings, end links, the heater and the fuel pump-TWICE! Also the speedometer and odometer stopped working a year ago, and no one can figure out how to fix it. The last straw was the brake lights failed (not the bulbs, fuses, or the brake switch) still a mystery. Today I purchased a brand new Toyota Yaris and could never be happier. Please NEVER buy this car!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

This car is amazing

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LS1 4dr Sedan

This car is amazing. I bought this car in April 2003 with just over 40,000 on it for $12,500. It was worth every penny. It has has been in a wreck when some lady pulled out in front of me and slammed on her breaks, and I smashed the front of the car and did $2500 in damage. I replaced the shocks but that was my fault because I would hill hop. The AC went out in it in the summer and the heater broke in the winter, and the speakers blew, but other than that I haven't had any problems with the car and I'm currently over 206,000 miles on it. It runs as great now as it did the day I bought it even though I once went 8,000 miles between oil changes..

Ok car

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LS2 4dr Sedan

I bought my LS200 with about 134,500 miles on it. It is still running. I would say the car is good to get you to and from your destination. It has always started except for once when it ran out of gas (don't drive with your gas light on for too long!) I also HATE the system in my car. I don't know if it is just my particular car but the sound is horrible. I must say, I have put (and still need too) put lots of money into this car. The window controls are in the middle near the gear which is a pain! Daytime running lights are a plus.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

If you can buy any

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LS1 4dr Sedan

My wife bought this car as a low-mile 1-owner back in 2002. I realize that (nearly) 9 years of wear and tear can be hard on a vehicle, but considering the luck we've had with the powertrain in the past 3 years, I'm wondering if my wife ran over several black cats in succession after hitting a truck filled with mirrors... To put it bluntly, I'm ecstatic that GM shuttered the Saturn Division. Don't get me wrong, the cars are great *until* things start to fail on them; couple that with an inordinate number of "special" parts that need "special" dealer-only tools to do a basic R/R, and dealers that are as pleasant to deal with as an organized crime syndicate...it was a recipe for failure.

Gas Mileage


  • 21
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  • 30
  • highway
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What's New for 2000

The L-Series is a new midsize line of sedans and wagons that was developed for Saturn customers moving up from the smaller cars. Offered in three trim levels, with two engines and manual or automatic transmissions (depending on model), the L-Series is based on the European-market Opel Vectra platform, and consequently carries a distinct import feel.

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