I bought this car new in January 1992 and have put extensive mileage on it ( I estimate over 250K). After all that time and travel only two things do not work, the odometer and the tape deck. Radio, A/C and all other things still operate. Incidentally, I have used it as the truck for all my home improvement projects including extensive landscaping, irrigation and carpentry. I am about to replace it with a sedan more suited to my advancing years and physical capabilities. I will miss it a lot.
Exterior styling, firm suspension, and fun driving, flexible interior design, superbly durable leather interior, and the excellent service I have received from Saturn.
Reduce the turning radius. Could have used more power, but could be and was compensated for by keeping the Power Mode button always in position to delay the shift points.
i have had this saturn for about 3
months. i got it for an extremely low
price!!!!!! i have had to replace a few
things on it. but even with those
repairs i could sell it and make
double/triple what the total cost was
for me!! great gas mileage 350-400 a
tank. faster then many other compact
cars, especially imports. nice and
comfertable inside. leather holds up
very well. great on gas and amazing on
performance shift option!!! allows u to
shift at redline with the push of a
button. havent seen this on any other
cars i have been in!!
clear coat on spolier should last
longer. but besides that nothing!!!
I bought this car for my wife in 1999
with 150K miles (hwy) on it. We owned
it for 4 years until we moved then sold
it to my sister with 177K miles.
PROS: Very reliable (no major repairs
needed); easy to work on yourself and
lots of fun.
CONS: Sunroof motor broke, starter and
oxygen sensor went bad but with 150K
miles you need to expect some minor
Hard to clean rear window from inside.
Better quality headliner needed.
A little more headroom.
Had this one for ten years. In that
time only had to take it in a few times
for minor repairs and normal
maintenance. No major breakdowns yet.
Drove it all over Western Europe while
in the Army and across country when I
came home. By far, the best car
purchacse I've ever made.
ABS Breaks. They've gotten me out of
trouble more than once. Also very easy
to reach all fluid check points.
Turning radius is a little long, and
the inside of the rear window is hard
to reach when cleaning.
This car has 138,000 miles with the
only replacement parts being a EGR
valve, the headlamp motor(while under
warrenty)and standard wear items
(belts, brakes rotors). It still is on
the original clutch! This is has been a
very reliable car!