by sharon246810 on Sep 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
We bought this car at 100,000 miles for $3200. We've put 27k mi on since.
We thought we got a great deal until it began to fall apart.
We first replaced the tires, the keyless entry remote was broken, we had to replace the battery, and the cd player and radio buttons are broken.
Then the car died coming off an exit bc the fuel pump went out and was $600 to replace.
Next the A/C stopped working, then the rear brakes went out, then they went out again 4 months later because a caliper locked up. Just recently the dash and headlights started to flicker which we are told is the alternator. Then the engine light came on yesterday and the code said it's the O2 detector. What next?
by Mags on Dec 1, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
We purchased two Saturn's at the same time. Ion 3 and L-300. No longer have the Ion, but have paid off L series and have decided to keep it. Car gives me just about every feature someone could desire. I feel it is one of the all time best values ever offered. The safety ratings are nothing to sneeze at either. Put a set of Voxx wheels and Michelin tires on and no one could believe what a true difference they made in overall appearance. Fuel economy at 24 mpg is totally in line. Have taken it from Fla. to NJ several times and comfort level was very sufficient. ( I am 215lbs.)Granted it isn't a Lexus or Caddy but, for what is is I feel there is no better out there.I will hold on to this car.
All L-Series sedans and wagons have been renamed "L300" this year, but both the 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engine and the 3.0-liter V6 are still available. The four-cylinder motor gets a five-horsepower increase this year for a total of 140. A five-speed manual transmission is no longer available with this engine. All L300s now include such standard equipment as head curtain airbags, ABS, heated mirrors, a six-speaker CD stereo and a tilt steering wheel. An auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass is optional, and Saturn is giving those who purchase a loaded sedan or wagon the option of getting a DVD entertainment system or OnStar telematics at no extra cost.