by pew on Feb 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn L-Series LW300 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this car with 42500 miles. It has plenty of room front, back and with rear seat folded down. Highway driving is very smooth but driving over rough pavement on city streets can be a bit rough. The car has a generous amount of power for a small V-6 and the gas mileage is not bad (24 combined) with easy starts and stops. Definitely a reasonable alternative to a large suv and much more nimble.
by Kim on May 22, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn L-Series LW200 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
This car handles very very very poorly on snow - worst I've ever owned (I've owned 5 other cars). I am looking to replace the car because of this. The front end is light and the traction control comes on when the car is on a slight incline on a wet road or road with a bit of small sandy/pebbley debris. I have never had snow tires (live in NJ) but never had an issue until this car.
by sunni on Dec 6, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn L-Series LW200 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I love driving this car. Bought it in 04 at 27,000 miles, now has 192,000 miles of the roughest kind of roads in the USA. I live on a washboard, potholed road in the Mojave desert, drove the "Palmdale/LA gran pri"! (translate the Angeles forest hwy) to Glendale - what a fun road. My Saturn could beat any car in acceleration except maybe a Porsche - got great gas mileage, made those corners fun at 55 mph(legal speed), all while disguised as an old lady car! Plus lots of room to haul everything - you name it. Hay, chicken coop material, furniture (got a huge massage table and cabinents in this car). Want an RV? My only complaint. Tracer works better for camping in. What else do you need
Safety enhancements are the big news for 2002. All Saturn L-Series models now feature standard head curtain airbags, antilock brakes and traction control. Other enhancements include four-wheel disc brakes (on all models except L100), automatic headlamps, LATCH child seat anchors and post airbag-deployment signals. A DVD entertainment system will be available later in the year along with the OnStar communications system. New options packages add even more value with features like an in-dash six-disc CD changer and automatic climate control. New 15-inch alloy and 16-inch chrome wheels round out the upgrades.