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Huge Saturn Fan
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By SaturnFan
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2000 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe


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This has been the greatest car I have ever owned. Reliable, superb gas mileage (I still get around 32 mpg, 10 years on) and good in snow, believe it or not.


Best Features

It's a tiny tank. Northern New England winters are perilous; this car has NEVER let me down. I love this car.


Worst Features

Rides very low; can't take my 86 year old dad out in it anymore because he can't get out of it easily.


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Die Hard Saturn
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By fenachrone
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2000 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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At 192K miles, my SL2 shows no signs of quitting. Repairs since I've owned it have been: brakes relined several times, O2 sensor, stabilizer bar links, valve cover gasket, wheel bearings, and a few other small things. The car has used a quart every 1000 miles or so; seems to be just the way it is with this vehicle, and you get used to it, watching that dipstick carefully. No problems with the engine that might show cylinder wear though. I think Saturn may have been at the top of their game here and this has been by far the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. It was made in Canada; could that have anything to do with it?


Best Features

Great stereo, pretty good handling, decent gas mileage


Worst Features

Maybe seating could be improved.


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Not bad, great on gas
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By rossic
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2000 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe


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Got the SC2 in 2004 with 76k miles. Have put on hard highway and around town miles (I'm not easy on cars) up to 122k now. Very reliable starting and driving, not so much for interior, fit, finish, peripheral engine parts, etc. Have needed to replace coolant temp sensor, fuel pump, automatic trans speed sensor, everything else routine. Engine burns oil slowly (have heard this is a Saturn problem) and loses coolant during cold months. Terrible on snow and ice due to very light weight. Nearly unusable rear seats, uncomfortable front. Everything shakes at highway speeds (also seems to be common on this model), loud, cheap interior. Great gas mileage, decent looks, easy to drive, low power


Best Features

Gas mileage! Easy to drive, no-dent exterior panels, third door makes back seat entry more reasonable. Overall, a fairly good cheap commuter car


Worst Features

Improved quality interior, better ergonomics, seats, noise dampening, etc. More power for hills and highway speeds. All this would also make it a more expensive car, thus defeating the purpose of this model.


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Great basic transportation
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By CargoPilot
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2000 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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This has been my primary transportation and it now has 142000 miles. It has the automatic transmission and I consistantly get 33-35 mpg even with high freeway speeds and air conditioner use. I have replaced one set of disk brake rotors as well as two sets of front wheel bearings. I also had to replace the ignition module once. All other maintenance has been routine. Overall, a reliable car with low fuel and insurance costs. Replacement parts and labor have been higher than earlier GM models.


Best Features

Factory AM/FM/Cass/CD system, daylight running lights, trunk, fuel economy.


Worst Features

Turn radius, fuel tank capacity.


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Cheap, reliable, great on gas
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By fissh&chips
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2000 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


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Got this used over 5 yrs ago with 40K on it for $5 grand. Lacks power, comfort, weird design. But very reliable, excellent on gas, factory radio surprisingly goodl; most importantly very cheap used car - insurance low as well. Not too comfortable driving on highway - too light; winter tires are a must during winter. all in all really recommend.


Best Features

Stereo, gas consumption


Worst Features

Lack of power, plastic inerior


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