This car has turned out to be a perfect fit, and I don't even know what car would be comparable. There are so few wagons out there and none this roomy. I find my Saturn wagon is roomier than many SUVs. I feel safe in my wagon and it has been very reliable.
Interior space, nice dash set-up
The window controls are a little oddly positioned, but work OK since driver and passenger can reach them.
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.
Beginning shortly after buying the car, I have had thousands of dollars worth of repairs to various parts of the car, especially the cooling system, electrical system, air conditioning, pieces and parts. I spoke to Saturn customer service who told me they don't guarantee anyting after the waranty, and basically tough luck. So back I go to being a Toyota customer
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.
Great combo of roominess + fuel economy. Nice extra: automatic headlights on/off.
Add a rear middle seat head restraint, car mats with better grips.
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.
Good storage space; decent gas mileage at 26 MPG overall; Enduraflex door panels, good braking; decent radio and audio system; excellent service department environment and experience
Build a car which will be trouble-free for the first 100K. Work on the reliability issues or this nameplate is doomed.