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Saturn S-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 124 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1993 Saturn S-Series

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  • What's New for 1993

    Saturn adds a wagon to the S-Series lineup. Passenger space is on par with the sedan, but there's almost 29 cubic feet of luggage space in back, making the wagon the most practical of the S-Series cars. The wagon comes in SW1 and SW2 models, which have the same equipment as the SL1 and SL2 sedans respectively. Also this year, a lower-cost coupe called the SC1 (equipped with the base engine) joins the mix; the existing model is renamed SC2. Although the same dimensionally as the SC2, the SC1 comes with exposed headlights rather than the stylish pop-up variety on the SC2. In other news, a driver-side airbag is now standard across the line, while the automatic transmission gets improved shift logic to reduce hunting on hills. S-Series cars optioned with the automatic and ABS now come with traction control as well. The SL2's suspension has been retuned to improve ride quality; it also gets a new front fascia and larger 195/60R15 tires. Foglights are optional on the SL2 and SW2. Inside, all models now have the same gauge design, and all except the base SL get new seat fabric.

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17 years, 92,000 miles &

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Vehicle: 1993 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan

My first brand new car purchase 17 years ago, so I got to pick all the features I wanted. I would still be driving this car but my husband and son don't fit in in comfortably kids do grow up and get tall. So sad to see it go, I bet it would last another 92,000 miles. My mechanic bought it because it's a great car (and I took care of it). Anyway, had to replace the alternator, the odometer cluster, brakes and tires. But not bad for 17 years. Interior was in beautiful shape too (cloth), they knew how to build cars then, wish they would put those great big windows in today's cars, they were a lot easy to see out of the rear view mirror. Happy driving, I'll never forget that car!



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Drove until the wheels fell

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Vehicle: 1993 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan

Bought car new in 1993. I am finally going to put this car to rest on its 17th Birthday. It has been aweome. It currently has 527K miles on the originally engine. I got the 5 speed std and have replaced the clutch once at almost 300K miles (Wierd). I drive lots of miles but mostly freeway. I have performed standard maintenance on the car from day one. I changed oil every 5 or 6K but I have used only synthetics. 17 yrs major repairs are 2 timing chains, three upper engine mounts, one fuel pump, two catalytic converters, mufflers, two wheel hubs,front seat and one AC sys conversion. She Needs valve job (Repair Cost 1700, bought the car for 12K) last car payment 12/1996. Outlasted 6 other cars.




Great old car

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Vehicle: 1993 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

I got my 1993 Saturn SL1 3 years ago when I was 16. The car had 188,000 miles on it. And it ran great. It got upwards of 32 MPG highway. Know my car has almost 229,000 mile and still runs great. And even know that I live in the city I get 25 MPG (city mileage of course). so overall a great start out car. Very reliable and fun to drive




Best old used car i've

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Vehicle: 1993 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan

I bought my SL2 w/ 71000 miles on it. It ran really well for a long time and was very reliable but then as it got older it started leaking oil (around 100K miles), the motorized seatbelts stopped working which made it tough to get it inspected, some of the interior in the car cracked, and if it got too cold outside (now I live in VA where we have just a few truly cold days a winter) it wouldn't start. It was good on gas, and even though it was a 4 cyl it still had pretty good power to it. I eventually just traded it in because it was just so old and it had a lot of minor problems and I got tired of paying to fix and tweak all these little things on it.




It's an ok car

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Vehicle: 1993 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan

My Mom got me this car back in '95 when I was a sophomore in college and despite the minor downfalls I have had with it (brakes, transmission, tires), at about 102,000 miles it is still serving me well.




The american toyota by gm

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Vehicle: 1993 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

Exceptional vehicle, ahead of his time in design, reliability, parts costs, ease to work etc.



Full 1993 Saturn S-Series Review

What's New for 1993

Saturn adds a wagon to the S-Series lineup. Passenger space is on par with the sedan, but there's almost 29 cubic feet of luggage space in back, making the wagon the most practical of the S-Series cars. The wagon comes in SW1 and SW2 models, which have the same equipment as the SL1 and SL2 sedans respectively. Also this year, a lower-cost coupe called the SC1 (equipped with the base engine) joins the mix; the existing model is renamed SC2. Although the same dimensionally as the SC2, the SC1 comes with exposed headlights rather than the stylish pop-up variety on the SC2. In other news, a driver-side airbag is now standard across the line, while the automatic transmission gets improved shift logic to reduce hunting on hills. S-Series cars optioned with the automatic and ABS now come with traction control as well. The SL2's suspension has been retuned to improve ride quality; it also gets a new front fascia and larger 195/60R15 tires. Foglights are optional on the SL2 and SW2. Inside, all models now have the same gauge design, and all except the base SL get new seat fabric.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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