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2004 Saturn L300 Wagon

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Saturn L300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A nice, affordable wagon

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 1 4dr Station Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I've been driving this car for 4 years, and I love it. It feels great on the road, and was very affordable. Even though I have the 4-cylinder baseline version, I've used this thing for hauling a good amount of stuff, including people that shouldn't have been riding in the back. I do have a few issues with the car, though. The interior materials are a bit cheap. As a result, the seats are a bit uncomfortable and it isn't all that durable. The second issue I have is a big one, writing this review in 2014: repairs are getting to be very expensive for this car. The L-series didn't exactly sell gangbusters, which means parts are getting increasingly hard to find.




Luxury qualities at an affordable

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

Researched and drove many luxury wagons and found this Saturn wagon. We drove and were sold for our family of four. It has plenty of power and butter-soft leather seats. Very comfortable inside with standard side curtain airbags, big cargo area, plenty of legroom for all, good mileage and 6-speaker crisp-thumping stereo. There's more road noise than in the BMW wagon, but you'll pay dearly for that quiet ride. According to Saturn rep, the L300's weren't marketed well and hence poor sales as a result. They were discontinued in 2005 to make way for better selling models. So far we are very happy with this vehicle. Great price, Luxury feel.




Good little car

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 1 4dr Station Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

My wife purchased this car after we had two unhappy experiences w/ VW. We have on small problem with the rear tailgate that was covered under warranty. No other problems in 55000 mi. Mileage on highway hovers around 30mpg. She purchased the vehicle due to over all value, high amount of features to price. 4cyl provides enough power for normal use. We don't pull trailers or race Corvettes with it. Overall, an excellent little wagon and an under appreciated car.




Our tow car

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

It has been reliable




Ebcpits

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

Has been very reliable




Best

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Vehicle: 2004 Saturn L300 2 4dr Station Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

convinence of starting quickly and the extraordinary ability to pull away fast from the traffic lights and get to the speed limit



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.

Talk About The 2004 L300

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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