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1999 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 100 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/36 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Saturn S-Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Composite dent- and rust-resistant side body panels, standard third door, optional ABS, optional traction control.

  • Cons

    Questionable styling, ultra-cheap interior materials, weak standard equipment list.

  • What's New for 1999

    Starting in the late fall of 1998, all coupes will be fitted with a rear-access door on the driver side designed to provide easier entry to the backseat. Drum brakes replace the rear discs previously available on SC2s and SL2s equipped with ABS. Engines benefit from engineering upgrades that improve fuel economy and reduce noise, vibration and emissions. Finally, the SC2 gets new plastic wheel covers and a new optional alloy wheel design.

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Customer Reviews

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Very reliable

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe

Bought this car used in 08/99 with 5K miles on it and modified the car (exhaust system, muffler, air intake, ignition system, brakes, suspension, wheels and tires). This reduced the mileage a little bit, but living in a city, I routinely get about 25 MPG. Only things I ever had replaced were a falty crank rotation sensor at 30K which only cost $50, and the radiator went at 85K, which cost $400. Other than that, the AC light doesn't come on anymore. Everything else is in tip top shape and I've never had another problem. It still idles under 1K RPM and I only change the oil. I bought it for $10K in '99 and it has more than paid for itself. I don't think there is an American car more reliable.




My 1999 sc1

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe

I had acquired my '99 SC1 from a friend I knew in high school. She had a custom sound system installed and a few other modifications, but most of the car was still stock. It was well taken care of. The only major problem I had was overheating during the summer months. Yet again, it's usually 105ยบ here in Texas during the summer, and any car will have overheating problems when you're having to sit it traffic for over an hour. I've been driving it for about half a year now, and am pretty happy with it.




I love my car!!!!!

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe

I have had the best time driving around in my car, it has plenty of power and design. I think it is cute looking as well as sporty, and the inside is cozy.




I think i got a

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe

I had to put $3,300 worth of work into this car and it was a 4 year lease!!!! None of these problems were my fault. I will never buy another Saturn again.




Stay away from sc1's! !

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe

I bought my car around Feb. '01 because it was sporty looking. I wanted to get rid of it by that summer. Good gas mileage, terrible get up & go, uncomfortable, and depressing resale value for the options on it. Around 55,000 miles I had to have $1300 worth of work done to it (none of with was my fault). I will never ever buy another Saturn in my life.



Full 1999 Saturn S-Series Review

What's New for 1999

Starting in the late fall of 1998, all coupes will be fitted with a rear-access door on the driver side designed to provide easier entry to the backseat. Drum brakes replace the rear discs previously available on SC2s and SL2s equipped with ABS. Engines benefit from engineering upgrades that improve fuel economy and reduce noise, vibration and emissions. Finally, the SC2 gets new plastic wheel covers and a new optional alloy wheel design.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
/
  • 36
  • highway
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