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Saturn L-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 182 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/24 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.




Good, solid wagon

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW2 4dr Wagon

We were looking a functional, reliable wagon and Saturn gave us one. The car has worked well for us over the last 115,000 miles and has required about $1,500 of unschedule repairs over the last 50,000 miles. For the last four years the car has been used to assist in various household projects that other folks would use their F150 truck for: hauling flagstone, sand, crushed rock, sheetrock and plywood. It has given us no problems at all. We driven it on trips to northern Quebec with mountain bikes on the roof and it runs great at highway speeds with enough power to pass on hills. It corners very well for a wagon and the paint after eight years still looks fine.




Overall, i'm pleased!

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW2 4dr Wagon

Its first owner pampered it, and so do I. There have been only a couple of repairs, each under $1,000, in its 7 years. It handles very well in all conditions, and the engine is very responsive (though a little sluggish into first gear). It's loaded, and all features work well. The design is simple, cargo space is excellent, the body integrity shoddy (quality control was out to lunch for the doors, seals, and cargo area wall inspections!)




Piece of junk --- don't

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW2 4dr Wagon

Wow. What a piece of junk. Bought it with 45,000 miles. In 1000 miles I had to pay $500 to get rear suspension shimmed so it would align properly and not eat up tires or make a lot of noise and then the water pump went on it, which took out the whole engine. Swell. Thankfully, I bought an $1800 warranty, because the car was in the shop every other month. Bought the car for $9100. Repairs covered by warranty totalled $12,200 by June of 2006. Things fixed: alignment, waterpump (2x), rack and pinion, p/s pump, transmission (2x), front suspension (2x), etc. It is junk. As for driving, it is surprisingly quick, and corners well, though the engine is a bit loud and not smooth. Don't buy it.




Probably the worst car we've

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn L-Series LW2 4dr Wagon

This is probably the worst vehicle I've ever had, and I really wanted to love it! Thank goodness we purchased the extended warranty, because if you add up what we would have spent over the past 2 years for major repairs without the warranty, it would be about $4500.00 (and we only paid $9500 for it used). Now, it's out of warranty, and it's going to be over another $1000.00 for a water pump, belt, and power steering fluid leak. And, their legendary reputation for taking care of customers has not been good either. It now has just over 80,000 miles, and it has had so many things just wear out and need replacing. It just seems to be a very "cheaply" made car.



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

  • 18
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  • 24
  • highway
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