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2002 Saturn L-Series Wagon

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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 135 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Saturn L-Series

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Extremely competitive pricing for this segment, customer-focused dealers, strong powerplant with V6, wagon availability.

  • Cons

    Build quality not up to segment standards, ultra-conservative styling, lack of established service and repair history.

  • What's New for 2002

    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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Not for snowy roads

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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.




Fun wagon

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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



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Saturn lw200 wagon

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Vehicle: 2002 Saturn L-Series LW200 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought used then found out that there were many problems. Within 6 months the timing chain broke. This cause extensive engine damage. Had to put in used engine. NHTSA is doing and investigation into this. The headlights intermittenly flicker at night.




Lw200: solid value

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Vehicle: 2002 Saturn L-Series LW200 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

The LW200 offers a good array of standard features (traction control, side airbags, etc.), good size/interior dimensions, and top-of-its-class fuel economy for a very competitive price. It is not a luxury ride, and its build quality is only fair. But it has provided reliable, economical transportation. Recommended.




Reliability issues make this one

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Vehicle: 2002 Saturn L-Series LW200 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

After a long line of Fords, I expected better from this car, but have been disappointed. After 28 months, the following things have broken: key ignition unit, cruise control and recently the catalytic converter, which cost me almost $1,000. None of the above have been covered under warranty. Other minor yet ongoing complaints include a quirky remote alarm, partly broken driver's side power seat, loose front passenger's seat upholstery, and a broken arm rest. Can't wait to trade this one in, and it won't be for another Saturn.




Poor quality

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Vehicle: 2002 Saturn L-Series LW200 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

We've had two recalls in less than three years, two repairs, including the computer. Saturn was unsympathetic about this last repair, even though it was within the time limit of the warranty, but jsut over the mileage limit. We wouldn't have gone over the mileage limit if we didn't have to take it in so many times for problems! I will never buy another GM, let alone Saturn vehicle.



Full 2002 Saturn L-Series Review

What's New for 2002

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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