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 saturnridder11 on Sep 6, 2011 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.
by Dennis on Nov 5, 2010 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.
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.
Saturn has done for 2004? They are all called L300 and all come standard with automatic, air, ABS, traction and side airbags. The 4 cyl models start under $17k with all of these goodies--looks like a...