by Aaron on Jul 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe
My Saturn car was an early graduation gift from my uncle. We purchased the car for $650. The only problem Ive had with it is the water pump going out. The sunroof never worked when I got it, but I never even open the visor. My car is a little noisy, but I just passed it off as being a small car. After my previous car, which had much more room, with a much more spacious interior and a much more powerful engine, it was just a little shock that a car could sound so loud. I've learned to love this Saturn and a newer, fancier one is in view.
by sad about my saturn on Mar 9, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe
My Saturn is a 96 with 45K on it (amazing I know). I put 30K on it in 3 years, and I've had some similar problems, but overall I loved my car! Come to find out the cylinder head cracked, just as everyone elses'. What a disappointment! It's not worth fixing, since I still owe on the car, but now I wonder if the ION can do any better long term...is it worth it??
by Tracy B on May 23, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe
I bought my Saturn brand new 8 years
ago. I had all of the required checks
done on it, and aside from a #2 gear
replacement, I have never had a
problem...until now. One of the
cylinder heads is cracked, and there
was never any indication of a problem
until I checked my fluids and noticed
oil mixing with the coolant.
Apparently, this is a defect in this
type of engine. This will be a
minimum of $1500.00 to fix, about
equal to the worth of the car in good
shape. Buyers beware! Fixing this
problem is no longer covered by Saturn
Sedans and wagons get new exterior styling -- resulting in a softer, rounder appearance -- along with redesigned rear seats and standard daytime running lights. Traction control is now available on cars equipped with a manual transmission. Finally, both engines now use sequential-port fuel injection in place of multiport injection.