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Great First Car
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By spacedude86
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1992 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


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This was my first car, and it was a great little gas saver. If you plan on picking one up, do it. It was reliable for about 25K miles before I had to put about $500 into a new alternator. Lacked horsepower or an real luxury features, but that's not what you're buying this car for. You're buying this car for a little commuter car than will get you from point A to point B. I thought it was fun to drive. It's light weight almost makes up for the lack of power. Fun through the corners.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage. Simple design. Almost sporty looking.


Suggested Improvements

Better alternators. (Saturn SL's had a problem with them, I guess).


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GM really blew it, getting rid of Saturn
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By Kevin
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1992 Saturn S-Series SL 4dr Sedan


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I had been looking at Saturns after returning from 3 years in Germany (USAF). My Olds moved-up my plans, and a young airman on base was selling her's before going to the UK. The bare-bones SL at least had A/C, and the optional CD player! I normally had 33 to 35 mpg, and as high as 40 mpg, and using the A/C with wife, two kids, and luggage in the car! Yes, it was burring oil towards the end, and the materials used inside weren't the best, but I had over 250,000 miles on the car. GM made a big mistake by rebadging some Saturns as Chevys, Pontiacs, etc. Then they went away from that wonderful "lost-foam" cast 1.9L motor. GM should have stayed with the SL/SC line, and added the Vue, & Sky


Favorite Features

"Arm-Strong" power-steering, well designed dash, and great mileage! The plastic side panels were a great idea, but every auto mag panned then because of the gaps.


Suggested Improvements

It's too late, since GM has killed-off Saturn. I'm sure if they had stayed with the SL/SC line, they would have upgraded the materials used inside the cars, and added the things we expect today, like cup-holders. I'm sure they could have also turbocharged the 1.9 L engine, and it would've been great


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America's cheap econo car
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By T. Patten
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1992 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 156k on it and have put almost 10k on it no problems at all. Great mileage 42 mpg at best 36 mpg at worst and 39 mpg avr. If you arer looking for cheap and a gas saver buy one of these. Pretty basic but gets the job done


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, 5 speed, fold down rear seats.


Suggested Improvements

Can tell i'ts cheaply made, but holds up to wear and tear


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Nice Beginner Car
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By sean
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1992 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


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I got this car when I was 15. I got awesome gas mileage even when I drove it like a maniac. It is a good car for beginner drivers. I learned manual in it and so did my little cousin.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy, manual transmission.


Suggested Improvements

Better HP, real cupholders.


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It was OK
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By betteroffwithaford
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1992 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car for $1000 about a year ago with 92k on it. I wasn't a big fan of it, but hey it was cheap. The front facia's clearcoat was peeling. The first thing I noticed was the left wheel bearing, then went the right. during that short period of nothing going wrong it was a great car to drive, awesome on gas and just a great car in general. Then my alternator blew. Then finally my tranny was skipping 3rd gear so it had to go. My advice do not get a Saturn that is older than a 1995.


Favorite Features

Not many features


Suggested Improvements

Better paint, no plastic bumpers, better tranny, better interior build quaility


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