by not bad at all on Aug 23, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 Saturn L-Series L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 5M)
Bought car new off the lot. Have owned car now for 6 years, now at 81000 miles. Read other reviews, surprised to hear about the problems with brakes and fuel pump. My only problems was with the a/c knob, could have had it fixed under warranty, but let it go (my fault)cost $800 to repair. Currently dealing with major oil leak, told it would cost $1100 to repair. Now I'm seriously considering buying a new car. This car has been extremely reliable for me and I'm sad to even consider letting it go!
by mootown2 on Aug 8, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 Saturn L-Series L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car a few months after graduating college. I've luckily had no mechanical issues in almost 7 years. I've had a dead battery once, but it was 5-6 years old. I've also only had to put one set of tires on the car. I do have the upgraded wheels/rims that came with the sport package and have had trouble with one tire slowly leaking air for several years. All in all, I've been very happy with the car but will probably be getting rid of mine soon. It handled the transition from single to married to family of four just fine, but we had to get a mini-van when we found out child #3 is on the way. My parents have a 2002 L200, and the improvements to the bodystyle and car are great.
by Paul on May 5, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 Saturn L-Series L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 5M)
We are the second owners of this vehicle. I'm about to hit 200,000 miles and the only thing I've had to replace is oil, alternator and a battery. It still runs like a champ too. Not going to go up against a Dodge Viper or anything, but it's not afraid to move. Never thought I'd say this about my baby blue saturn, but I love this car.
Saturn's L-Series sedan and wagon receive a significant exterior and interior freshening for 2003. Both front and rear fascias have been redesigned for a new look. Front-end restyling includes clear wraparound headlamps with chrome trim, optional foglamps with chrome bezels integrated into the new fascia, a larger grille with a new Saturn badge and a raised hood. The rear end sports new taillamps and a revised fascia with additional chrome trim. No more black rocker panels and lower fascias -- the whole car is now offered with body-color trim. The interior now features brushed nickel-finish trim plates, silver faceplates in the instrument cluster and European-style upholstery. Ride and handling has been improved by adjusting spring rates; optional 16-inch wheels and tires should help, too.
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