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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 2000 Saturn S-Series

  • Few cars on the market go a decade without a major redesign -- for a reason.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Dealer sales and service experience, composite dent- and rust-resistant body panels.

  • Cons

    Poor seating position and comfort, flimsy interior materials, weak standard equipment list.

  • What's New for 2000

    Saturn has redesigned the body panels and cockpit of its S-Series SL Sedan and SW Wagon this year. GM's OnStar communications system will now be available as a dealer-installed option across the Saturn line.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

You couldn't kill this thing

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

As I write this review, it is December, 2013. My parents purchased me a 2000 Saturn SL1 in 2004 for my first car. I was 17 years old then and I'm going on 28 and I still own this car. When they purchased the car for me it had around 40,000 miles. Cut to today: the car has 248,673 miles and still runs the same as the day I got it. So in 10 years I've owned the car the only major thing that has happened was with the timing chain. It messed up one night and I was left stranded at work. It cost $900 to fix the head of the motor that was cracked when the timing chain jumped time. That was it. Besides regular car maintenance (oil, tires, etc.) I've never had any problems out of it.




Doesn't get much better

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

I purchased this car with 137,000 miles on it, and drove it until it had well over 300,000 miles (until it was totaled in a high-speed accident). If it hadn't been totalled, I would have driven the car until it just wouldn't go any longer, which I imagine would have been for a very long time. I did regular maintenence on the car, like oil changes, changing fuel filters and the like. The only extraordinary thing I had to do was change the water pump. The car never broke down on me, left me standing on the side of the road, or anything of the sort. In a four-year period, I reguarly made trips between The East Coast and Texas without any issue, and cross-country trips. It's an incredible car.




One of the most cost

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn S-Series SL 4dr Sedan

Have this car for 10 years, besides a recent intake manifold change, this car only needs basic maintenance. Very good at gas mileage. parts are easy to get and cheap. At 13 years old of this car, and at 120,000 miles I drove it in a 3000 mile cross country trip without a slight problem. The car drives a like a champ. Outside paint is of good quality. After a heavy rain, the car shines beautifully like it was new 13 years ago. Overall, very basic but extremely reliable car, very economically to own. This is the best car I've ever owned, and I have no doubt it will last 300,000 miles.




Love my saturn

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan

I leased this SL2 new 10 years ago and then purchased it when the lease term was up. It was the best thing I ever did. Gas mileage? Great! Peppiness? Yep! I've taken care of it and it's taken care of me. I've just purchased a new wagon (not a Saturn as the division is kaput) and instead of trading in the SL2, I've given it to my sister. She's thrilled.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Goodbye to a good friend

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

This was my first brand new car purchased during the first year of my first "real" job. It has never ever let me down. It has gone through a foot of Wisconsin snow as well as the sweltering heat of an Alabama summer. For 10 years it has been my best friend, always there when I needed it. It is too bad the Saturn Car Company is no longer around. I would definitely have purchased another made in America Gem. As it stands, she will be replaced with a Honda Civic, the only thing I could find remotely comparable and still supporting American jobs. Should you find yourself in the place to purchase one of these beauties, do not hesitate.




Through the years

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Vehicle: 2000 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan

Got the car in Spring of 04 to drive me out from Ohio to California. It did the job. Although, the idol has ALWAYS given me problems. Idol increases when car is not moving. It broke down in 05 and the fuel injectors needed replaced. New battery in 07. In 09 it started running bad. It does not accelerate as good as did before, and the engine is rough. Driver and passenger side windows are slow moving and sometimes to even go down or up. Sadly, I will have to replace it. I thought it would last longer, but still not bad. I would not buy another Saturn.



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Full 2000 Saturn S-Series Review

What's New for 2000

Saturn has redesigned the body panels and cockpit of its S-Series SL Sedan and SW Wagon this year. GM's OnStar communications system will now be available as a dealer-installed option across the Saturn line.

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Talk About The 2000 S-Series

2000 Saturn S-Series Discussions See all Started By

saturnboy
saturnboy
04-26-2000
"Four out of five S-Series buyers and 68 percent of...


fformula88
fformula88
08-26-2004
Thats a good writeup in Forbes, and I think it hits the nail on the head. The Saturn S Series was a really good small car in 1990, it was a decently good car in 1995, and by 2000 it was awfully long?...


drwilsc
drwilsc
06-01-2008
Congratulations on your new Outlook! It appears to be a great vehicle that you will enjoy for many years. Heck, even Comsumer Reports likes it, and they are usually hard on GM cars....



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