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1999 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 124 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Saturn S-Series

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  • 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (20 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This car has served me

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe

I've had my Saturn for 6 years now, and am just now considering selling it because I need a bigger car. I have literally driven this car across the country and back, in the summer and winter, through mountains and desert and never had a problem. This car has been my baby and I've taken very good care of it. At around 125,000 miles I had the brakes replaced, and about 1000 miles later had to replace the heater core and thermostat. It has about 130,000 miles on it now and it needs a new front wheel bearing. The engine, transmission, clutch and exhaust have never given me any problems and still have no signs of wearing out. This has been a fun but reliable car for me, and I'll miss driving it.




Not happy

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe

My SC2, which I bought new in '99, has had leaking gaskets from day one...first the 3rd door gasket leaked, which was replaced, and the trunk gasket has leaked since '00. I've been driving around w/a trunk full of water for about 8 years now...the moonroof motor stopped working about 5 years ago...windshield wipers have been replaced twice...(not the blades, that would be petty...)the wiper arms strip where they're connected, so the motor runs, but the wiper blades don't. buy a honda or something reliable...




Black beauty

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe

I recently Bought my SC2 3 door from a mechanic. The car has 202,000 miles on it runs like a top. It's peppy and comfortable also great on gas. I have 2 Saturns prior to this one. Very cheap to maintain unless the tranny goes..




Amazing!

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe

I just recently bought this car from a small used car dealership here in my area with a few minor mechanical issues. It had 12000 miles on it and only repair I've had to have had done was a new transmission. Ever since then this car has been there for me at any time! Mileage is great and the third door is great for getting my infants seat in and out without much difficulty at all. Repairs are affordable for the vehicle too! Only problem I can really find with this car is the shape of the backseats. They aren't the most comfortable.




A tough little car

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe

I custom ordered my Saturn in May, 1999. This little car has seen some tough times. I've wrecked it twice & it still is around for more! I get 34 mpg (my husband gets 37 mpg since he drives like grandpa jones) & the 5- speed manual is very fun. I love all of the features, traction control, cruise, fog lights. Everyone thinks my car is newer than it is! It's showing signs of age, though, it creaks & rattles like most old folks & the sunroof brackets have worn out. But other than normal wear & tear and routine maintenance, I've only had to replace the oxygen sensor since I've owned it. Definitely got my money's worth!




My second saturn is great

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Vehicle: 1999 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe

My second Saturn has been better than the first I owned (1991 Saturn SL2)and it was a great car. Out of all the cars my family has owned over the last 17 years my little saturns have been the cheapest to own. Only problem I've had with my 1999 SC2 is the electric door lock switch broke at around 90,000 miles. After getting a new one for 28 bucks installed the electric door switch now locks and unlocks the doors again. fit and finish and reliability for the price has been better than I expected. Smooth ride for a car this size. Great car would buy another Saturn but don't like the looks of their new models. So I hope this one lasts another 90,000 miles!



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

  • 23
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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