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2004 Saturn L300

Saturn L300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 182 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Saturn L300

  • The L300 sedan and wagon cost less than comparably equipped import competitors, but the below-average build and materials quality will remind you of that fact every time you get in.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Build quality not up to segment standards, low-grade interior materials, less power than the competition, soft handling around corners, not much storage space.

  • What's New for 2004

    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.

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Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The l300 is a great

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

We are now finding out that saturns were built how cars were supposed to be built. Rust proof and durable. I this this model is better than the Aura style. We need saturn Back. them Cheesy commercials were funny but didn't represent the quility of theses cars 20 years later we are finding out that they were better than the rest.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent car, very sporty

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car two years ago. Absolutely the best car I have owned. My wife drove it until about 6 months ago. We bought her a 2009 Saturn Vue. So I chose to keep this L300. Very fun to drive, lots of power and still 26 MPG average. I drive it every day and thoroughly enjoy it. Quick note: Going home one evening at around 60 MPH, a deer runs out and hits the side of my L300. I got stopped to see what the damage was, and there was none. One small scratch where the hoof hit. I had no idea this car had composite panels on the doors. Why don't all vehicles have this. Can't say enough good to describe this car.



1 of 3 people found this review helpful

This car exemplifies why gm

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This is honestly the worst car I've owned since my 86 Chevy Celebrity. Every time I get into the, I'm in a foul mood because of the harsh ride, vague and indirect steering, poor seat support and comfort, high levels of wind and road noise etc etc etc. I have read other reviews on Edmunds of this car, and I'm shocked, and wonder if people are writing about the same car! It gets poor fuel economy, shifts abruptly, has poor suspension dampening, has an interior that looks like it was designed by Play Skool. Panels are broken and worn out, trim has rough, undesirable textures and the fabric is faded from black to grey. It comes down to the fact that this is the worst car I've ever owned.




My 4 year experience with

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I should entitle this review "Why Saturn Failed". I owned several Saturn’s before this one and never had any problems, for some reason it had numerous problems and from what I understand there major defects and it wasn't just an isolated problem. The car after 4 years does look almost brand new when detailed and the leather and paint held up quite well over the years (no dents!) The numerous problems listed. 1. Serpentine belt twice, once at 40K and once at 50K? According to Saturn of Cerritos it was a defective belt? Sensor in the air pump lead to car going in and out of gears, first noticed this on the freeway, wasn't a good experience. Air conditioner failed at around 55K.




I love this car!

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I was first impressed with the pickup this car had. It will really run. The next thing was all the luxury extras like heated, power leather seats, heated mirrows, 6 cd changer, chrome wheels, sunroof, leather steering wheel, traction control, fog lights, side airbags...this car had it all. It has been a surprise that the gas mileage is high 20's too. The drive is comfortable. The only negative I have found is I have to press harder on the brakes than I like.




All the luxury, not the

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Great car. Very pleased with my purchase. It has the feel of a higher priced luxury sedan. But with a sticker that's much easier to live with. Mine has the heated leather seats and six disc changer. I love the way the controls work. Not a paticularly fast car but its got it when you need to make moves on the road. The v6 could be better on the fuel economy. Great interior space.



Full 2004 Saturn L300 Review

What's New for 2004

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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