by eraymond2 on Feb 7, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
This was my first car with 96,000 miles on it when I bought it for $3,000. I had for over three years without a single problem. Driving around New England was fun to do, but it would always cost me $50 or so to fuel up.
by jpnrmr on Jan 22, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
My first car- got my 2001 Saturn when I turned 16. A hand-me-down, almost 8 yrs old w/ 130k at the time. The car is not fast, a little loud & is incredibly basic- BUT my family has gone through many cars over the years and this one is still kicking with over 180k & very minimal needed work (sister drives it now). I have only needed it fixed 2 or 3 times, ever (aside from regular maintenance).
I had it until 2012 & my friends used to joke about how I had the same crappy old saturn from high school. Nothing crappy about having an old car that runs awesome, has awesome fuel economy & still looks decent!
Awesome car- don't pass it up if you're looking for a reliable, efficient car!
by saturnsl on Nov 21, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car for 800 dollars about five years ago and the only thing that has gone out is the alternator. i dont keep up with maintenance i hate to admit but it keeps on chugging along. i have had dodges before this but they never lasted as long as this thing. my girlfriend has a maxima and it has a problem a week ,. so this car by far is more reliable than most. and the fact that i see them everywhere in town more often than other old cars should really tell you something
by clone63 on Nov 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
I am only selling my car because I need a large vehicle for work and it is not economical to keep both.
Bought it at 140Km, drove it for 5 years until 250Km, in that time it needed:
Flex pipe, starter, washer fluid pump, and PCV valve.
Everything still works, was quite abused when I took it, still driving well.
Probably needs brakes and tire rod ends.
Not exactly a thrilling ride, but VERY economical (beats most sedan's MPG) and easy to drive.
Also burned oil since day one, but no problems!
by dab1983 on Sep 23, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this car used in 2008 with 105k miles after my 94 SL2 finally died at 204k. 3 years later, it now has 168k miles and is still running strong.
The only issues I've had other than routine maintenance is a bad oxygen sensor that made my car run rough ($70 fix), a passenger power window went out ($100 fix), and an A/C leak ($125 fix).
Other than that, it runs like the day I bought it. Exterior still looks new with no scratches or dings thanks to those dent resistant panels and I take very good care of the interior so it still looks good as well.
I see a lot of people bashing Saturn on here, but I have owned two Saturns and they both served me well.
by gabbyranger100 on Apr 20, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
I bought the car back in February 2007 for my wife with 95,849 miles on the odometer. We drove it to Florida 6 months later and spent 100 dollars roundtrip on fuel. The only problems we had with it were a bad ignition coil, a/c compressor quit working, water leak(ending up replacing the radiator, water pump and thermostat). Otherwise, it's a decent kind of car but I rarely drive it because it's too small for me but perfect for my 5'3" wife. I have no complaints about it. We currently have over 160,000 miles on the car and still going strong.
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