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1995 Saturn S-Series

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 22/32 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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Customer Reviews



A little good a little

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon

I bought this Saturn at 100k and drove it for five years. I had to put a lot of money in up front (new tires, struts, some transmission work). Engine always ran fine. Metal shield on the bottom kept having to be re-riveted after it would start an awful rattle. City mileage 19(winter) to 25 (summer) in Chicago. A little too long but excellent cargo capacity. Eventually sold it to the mechanic after the alternator failed at 150k. Rugged basics, but many little repairs over time, EGR valve, front calipers, tie-rod, CV joint, corroded connecting between cat and muffler, fan belt wheel, etc...so heart of the car was solid, death by pin-pricks.




Sw2 wagon

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon

Bought used as a temporary replacement after hearing good things about Saturn's. There's nothing good about this car. It's underpowered & not economical. Burns a quart of oil every 500 miles, reverse and 2nd gear are shot ($2700 to repair), mysterious intermittent ignition, catalytic converter is noisy and needs replacing, not good on gas.




Great little get around town

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon

My Saturn experience was mostly positive. The car ran pretty good although road noise was a problem at times. My major complaint with the car was oil consumption. The car was always using oil and neither the dealership or private repair shops could find the reason. It's a great little get around wagon and I would recomend it.




The disposable car

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon

We bought this car brand new and had a decent experience with it. It was pretty trouble free throughout its life, with only minor repairs being reqired. However oil consumption was always high with this vehicle. Brought it to several dealers who all sold me the same line, "oil consumption is normal for this vehicle" "lightweight oil burns faster" etc. Well the engine made it to 150000 miles before it quit, which is not terrible, but now the car is not worth anything with a dead engine in it. Apparently engine problems are very common, and I have been told I was lucky to get 150000 miles out of my engine.




Super car for the money

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon

Very reliable, inexpensive to own and operate, great in snow, slush, and ice. This is one of the best looking wagons on the road, and is much less expensive to own than any Honda I have known. Here in central Maine, at the foot of the Maine Mountains, this car has been a great car all four seasons.




Underrated sport compact wagon

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon

I purchased a 1995 SW2 soon after I was T-boned at an intersection and totaled my earlier car (a 1994 SC1 - which held up very well in the accident. I have sampled a number of cars over the years since there are couple of car dealerships in the family so I have lots to compare to the SW2. The SW2 was a big surprise, the handling is tight and particularly good for Canadian winters. The DOHC engine is buzzy but powerful-a good hill climber. The 5-speed manual has good clutch take- up. Surprisingly there are lots of aftermarket performance parts. I added some low cost mods-a cone air intake and front strut bar - very noticeable inprovements- recommended.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 32
  • highway
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