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2001 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 2001 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 2001

    The S-Series sees no change from last year, save for optional head curtain airbags.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (19 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2001 saturn sl

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

I have owned this car over 3 years now and love it. Bought it with 96,000 on it and it now has 151,000 and runs great. Over the years I had minor issues, that usually come with owning a high mileage car. Belt, tires, tie rod, and a wheel bearing. For what I paid for the car and as long as I have had it. I give thanks to the builders for never having me stuck on the side of the road.




200,000 miles and going strong

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car new with 28 miles. I now have 212,000+! It's an economy car, so nothing fancy with the features. Replaced the usuals, but the front wheel bearings have needed replacing. The intake manifold gasket is next. Not bad for the high miles. It's a zippy car (4cyl, 5-speed manual), and the MPGs have paid for the car. Low resale, but not sure I'll sell before 300,000!




Basic transport

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car for A few reasons, I was looking for basic realiable transportation with good fuel economy and thats what I got with my Saturn sl. Being that it is A 5 speed manual brings the fun to drive up from A 5 to A 7 rating. threw the winter was averaging 32 mpg, but have gotten 37 mpg recently. over all am happy with this car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 36
  • highway
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Full 2001 Saturn S-Series Review

What's New for 2001

The S-Series sees no change from last year, save for optional head curtain airbags.

Talk About The 2001 S-Series

2001 Saturn S-Series Discussions See all Started By

saturnboy
saturnboy
02-16-2000
I have driven the 2000 Saturn SC2, it is just like the 99 model , except it has a restyled exterior, as well as a more user friendly interior. Also, more standard features, theft deterrent, bigger ti?...


imaddikt
imaddikt
01-20-2003
And for those of you who believe that the S-series was a mistake--it is you who is/are sadly mistaken. We maintained a high ranking with only that car in production until 2001. If it was such a terr...


saturnfreak01
saturnfreak01
12-04-2002
I currently drive a 2001 S Series and can't wait to get rid of it in favor of a larger car or suv.. Unfortunatly it is leased but I am paying more each month so that by march/april it will be paid co?...