Near-indestructible little car.
By Bethany on
1994 Saturn S-Series SC2 2dr Coupe
Bought my '94 SC2 in 2000. It already had over 80k, and since then I've put a lot of hard miles on it. The odometer broke about 7 years ago. My best estimate is now 200-250k. With occasional repairs (clutch, alternator, starter, radiator), it's gone through ten years of abuse. I've gone way too long between oil changes, ignored warning lights for months, driven it on loose Florida sand and through mud, planted it nose-first in a ditch, and otherwise subjected it to youthful stupidity. It still looks great. It still runs. It still gets good mileage. But, sadly, it needs an expensive new timing chain, so I'm donating it to charity. Maybe someone else can still get some use out of it.
Gas mileage and reliability. Also, dents pop right out of the body panels.
Burns oil. Hydroplanes easily. Not much head or leg room -- this is not a car for tall people.