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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 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 137 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/28 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 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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Customer Reviews

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Got a good one

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW1 4dr Wagon

I bought my 2000LW1 in Feb of 2004 it had 20,000 miles. I worked as a courier for a living and drove the car about 300 miles a day, 5 days a week in all weather conditions. This car has 321,000 miles on it!! The only thing that stopped it was hitting a deer last May, which totaled the car. It was all body damage so I just had the motor put in a LS1. After sitting for a year it fired right up and is still running strong. The only things I had to do to the car (before the deer) was oil changes, tires, and at 320,000 had to replace the fuel pump. This was a wonderful car, great gas mileage and fun to drive. I would buy another one for sure. Have to see how many miles the first engine will go.




Worst vehicle ever!

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW1 4dr Wagon

Along with multiple electrical problems, ignition problems, severe vibration, bad power window switch (expensive for plastic) and a rusted out front frame, now the timing chain is going. I knew I didn't want to buy it, now I know why. I've had it less than a year and will be lucky if I can give it away! My Chevy gives me fewer problems at 172k...The Saturn only has 121k It's cramped, sets way too low, placement of cup holders makes access hard. This thing is just an all around lemon. My plymouth breeze was better, and it wasn't a very good car, either.




Lw1

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW1 4dr Wagon

We have a 4 cylinder wagon which has plenty of power and is very comfortable. The mileage is very good, about 26 in town and over 30 mpg on the highway. The only complaint is the wind noise is a little high on the highway. The only mechanical breakdown was a broken power stearing pump, whch was covered by waranty - including a tow to the dealer and a loaner car while being fixed. The Saturn dealers treat you like you have a luxury car.




Great car for a small

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW1 4dr Wagon

The vehicle is a great vehicle for the common uses(to work, short vacations/trips, etc.). The interior is nice, but could be improved and the fuel economy is fairly poor.




Good all around car

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW1 4dr Wagon

I have been happy with the performance of this car, especially for a 4 cylinder. Unless you are looking for a speed demon this car is fine. A benefit of the 4 cylinder is great gas mileage - about 25(in town) to about 32(highway). Traction control gives a confident drive in wintry conditions(no need for 4 wheel drive). Wagon useful for hauling large telescope and other equipment. On the other hand, electrical and a few other minor problems have plagued the car.




Transmition blew after 50,000 miles

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW1 4dr Wagon

Nothing but trouble from day one. Most of it was minor. For example, a piece of the intior trim was not molded correctly so it did not fit in place and kept poping out. Every time I took it to the dealer explaining the problem and pointing out that just poping the trim back into place wouldn't work because it would just pop back out. They kept poping it into place. Finnaly had some one else glue it. The major problem was that the transmition self distructed after 50,000 miles. The dealer isn't covering it...



Full 2000 Saturn L-Series Review

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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
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