1995 Saturn S-Series Review | Edmunds.com

1995 Saturn S-Series

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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 100 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/36 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1995 Saturn S-Series

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  • What's New for 1995

    All models add a standard front-passenger airbag, along with non-motorized seatbelts and a redesigned dash and steering wheel. Improvements to the base engine result in 15 more horsepower (for a total of 100) and slightly more torque. An in-dash CD player is no longer available, but a trunk-mounted changer is now optional. SC1 coupes receive new high-back front seats, while all coupes get new front-end treatments and revised wheel covers.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

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  • 36
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Above and beyond

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW1 4dr Wagon

This little wagon had been sitting for 2yrs with a dead battery and a very bad timing chain. The dealer sold it thinking it was done for sure with over a 195,000 miles on the clock. We paid $350 dollars for it only because it had a very nice aquamarine body and a very nice interior. We changed the battery, installed a new timing chain and gears, fresh oil and filters in both engine and transmission, and new set of spark plugs. The little car fired right up and ran like a clock. Passed state inspection with no problems. After 2 months of driving it has averaged 38 to 42 miles to the gallon and did I mention it's an automatic.




I love mysaturn wagon

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW1 4dr Wagon

Having always driven imports I really wanted a domestic for a change and wanted a station wagon. The Saturn has been reliable and inexpensive to own. I paid twice for similar repairs on the Acura that I previously owned. The engine had been replaced in this car and has prvided ample performance and economy. Would I buy another? Absolutely.




Leaves something to be desired...

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW1 4dr Wagon

I got the car used from my mom after she stopped being able to drive. I'm glad I didn't buy it new. It's a little underpowered and the 4 spd auto has very strange shifting patterns. I also wish the gas mileage were a little better. My Geo,with a 1.8L does much, much better.




Great value

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW1 4dr Wagon

When we bought ours in 1995, there was only one other wagon on the market to compete. But the Ford Escort felt a lot more fragile than the Saturn. We've put 149000 kms (93000 miles) on our SW1 and have very few complaints. What did go wrong? The rear window fluid switch crapped out at 100000 kms That's it! There's not a lot of power put out by the little SW1 power plant and, when loaded up, it's a real tortoise. But, it looks great, can carry loads of gear, great on fuel economy, and has been a very reliable car - seeing 5 Canadian west coast winters and now onto its 3 Canadian prairie winters (can you say, cold and snow!)




My car

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW1 4dr Wagon

Some design flaws Ceiling light fell out because clip broke, washer fluid cover broke - same reason, water poured into car when it rained - had to have new rubber gutters installed. Transmission was repaired two years ago and water pump died shortly after purchase. Otherwise, car has been reliable. Need to replace it with an suv because we are moving to a mountainside accessible over gravel roads - keep losing my little car in the pot holes.



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Full 1995 Saturn S-Series Review

What's New for 1995

All models add a standard front-passenger airbag, along with non-motorized seatbelts and a redesigned dash and steering wheel. Improvements to the base engine result in 15 more horsepower (for a total of 100) and slightly more torque. An in-dash CD player is no longer available, but a trunk-mounted changer is now optional. SC1 coupes receive new high-back front seats, while all coupes get new front-end treatments and revised wheel covers.

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Talk About The 1995 S-Series

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pbagrat
pbagrat
05-26-2002
My wife's 1996 Sl-1 with 73000 miles died yesterday. Fortunately my 2001 Accord was in the shop for a tune up, so I was with her. The a/c quit working and the temp gauge maxed out. I shut it down,?...


fformula88
fformula88
08-26-2004
Thats a good writeup in Forbes, and I think it hits the nail on the head. The Saturn S Series was a really good small car in 1990, it was a decently good car in 1995, and by 2000 it was awfully long?...


442dude
442dude
06-18-2008
Its a common problem on the S-series...check the ECTS (engine coolant temperature sensor) - Located on the right side of the engine as you look at it from the front, on the block just below the head.....



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