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2001 Saturn S-Series Coupe

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 36
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This car is worth the

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SC1 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

This is a great car. I love how the inside/outside looks. This is my first car and I have been driving it for months and still no problems except a tiny oil leak that doesn't matter because it gets changed in more than enough time anyways. I'm 5'4 and fits my friends and I perfectly. Those who are taller complain of being squished though. I don't mind the small creaks it has because I'm too busy enjoying my great shiny car. GREAT sound system and is perfect for my commutes to college. The mpg it gets is awesome as well. Love the sunroof, when I open it during the winter it helps heat my car up before I even get in with the suns help.Overall great car. Will run forever. Got this car at 79K




Excellent car!

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SC1 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

Owned this car for a few years, put 40,00km on it. Has 78k altogether. Starts everyday no problem even in - 30C weather. Fast off the line but thats about it, only problems I've had is a gasket cracking but that's probably because of how I drive it. It gets amazing gas mileage if you drive it lightly. Sharp looking car in red which I have and also this paint stays shiny and doesn't scratch or chip easily. Great car for the price and I would recomend this car to anyone




Love it!

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SC1 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

I had my heart set on a Honda Civic until I found this car - and have been a very happy owner since. I've had only one minor repair apart from the sunroof (which I rarely use and when it broke for the second time I didn't bother to fix it) in 7 years. The paint still looks new and shiny despite the harsh desert sun and freezing mountain ice. I drive four miles of rough dirt road every day to work and back and the car is so tightly built there is almost no rattling, and it handles washboard very smoothly.




Old faithful!

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SC1 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

It was my first brand new car. 2 months later, after 2 days of nonstop rain, I literally flooded it. Towed to Saturn, and 2 days later, had my car back good as new. No musty smell either. 4 yrs later, I rear-ended a truck. I had only cosmetic damage to my front end. I had 144,000 miles on it when my temperature sensor went bad. 145,000, water pump started leaking. Other than that, before that, no major problems. I am horrible at maintenance, I don't keep up with oil changes, or filter changes. The serpentine belt was just changed at the same time as the water pump, and was still in decent condition. This car has been extremely reliable. I'm gonna cry when I finally have to trade it in!




Saturns can take a whoopin'

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SC1 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

I have taken this car 43 miles each way to work for nearly 7 years with nearly zero maintenance. Good car for a Grad.




Ehhhh

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Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SC1 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 5M)

Purchased car used with 26000 miles. Decent power-to-weight ratio. Transmission wore a hole in itself at 47k, had 50% worn clutch replaced too. At 57k, ignition went bad to the point that the car cannot be turned on if the key is put into the lock postion. Thank goodness the key comes out before the car is turned off. Dome light broke off and hung by wires somehow. Rotors are warped so that stopping from high speeds causes severe shaking. Major con is that only Saturn dealerships will do work on the car, a fact that becomes very expensive very quickly. Overall, car is simply shaky and not very solid, especially at 65+ mph. Bad resale value. Will not own another Saturn.



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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.

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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?...



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