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1996 Saturn S-Series Coupe

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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 22/32 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    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.

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Built to last

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series

Seems I've had a similar experience to everyone on here. I had to replace my alternator 3 times in 190,000 miles, belt tension, pumps, no engine or transmission problems. I've been hit at high speeds twice, and the car held up well, especially against the fort explorer at 50 mph, amazingly well actually. The car has never let me down, when something breaks you know it's coming. I want to get a new car, but i keep thinking. How much more can this thing go??? I've had it since 1999 and this thing has saved me a lot of money. I know when i turn the key its going to start. I think my car is actually coming back into style I've had it for so long :)




Amazing little car

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series

This is an Amazing little car. I was 16 years old when i bought this car with my own money back in June 2009 for $800. It had 210000 miles on it. I have put 13,000 miles on it in 11 months with me driving it. The thing still runs amazing i have been through one set of tires on it and have not had one mechanical thing go wrong with it. I have to put one quart of oil in it every 500 miles, but that is not bad at all. I think its the best $800 dollars i have ever spent. would recomend to anyone!!!




Great little car.

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series

I got my SC2 about 5 years ago and love it. It get an average of 36-39 MPG. I put a clutch in it at 140000 miles and 2 water pumps but that's probably because i got the reman pumps. The only downfall is my AC has never worked right. I took it to an AC mechanic and they said it was fixed. 270 dollars later still no ac. I think this is just my car. My friends Saturn's AC is so cold the windows fog up. I'm about to buy another Saturn next week. One more thing. The bushing inside the shifter broke. I had only 3rd and 4th gear. It was 20 bucks off ebay. No biggie.




Best car ever

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series

I've had this car for 2 months and it been great. I bought it for $700. It has 285,000 miles on it and keeps going. Just burns I little oil but for the mileage you cant beat it.




My little purple car

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series

Hey all,I bought my little sc-1,back in 2002,other than a few minor mods and minor upkeep,its been a great little car.I admit its a bit small,and sluggish at times,but once you toon it up right,it runs great.I read somewhere in its specs,that there only rated to get 28 mpg.Thats interesting since mine now,gets 36 mpg on the hwy,and 32 in town.The secret is a good,Cold air intake,and the right plugs,with a combination of a good muffler.




Most reliable car ever owned

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Vehicle: 1995 Saturn S-Series

Bought this car in 2000 with 60,000 miles. This was the most reliable car I have ever owned. Routine maintenance performed along with replaced alternator and serpentine belt and that's it, in nine years! Excellent gas mileage. The interior however is very cheaply made. Alot of cheap plastic, not built for comfort. But those who want a practical car...very good! No rust, sporty looking. Not very powerful either.



Full 1996 Saturn S-Series Review

What's New for 1996

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 32
  • highway
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