by porcelainc on Apr 23, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this back in 2004, with 23 thousand miles on it, just to get me by, thinking it was a piece of crap car.
Here we are 10 years later!
Little did I know this Saturn would be such a good friend, turn the key, and she goes, with all scheduled maintenance, beyond reliable, easy on gas. This is the 1st year I've had to put a good amount of money in repairs, but Maine roads are not forgiving on any car. 12 yrs old, with 109,000 miles, I'll see how far she wants to take me!
I detailed it after this long winter, she's shining like a new penny, I'm in love all over again!
Always been a fun little car to drive.
by mainsworth on Nov 20, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
We bought it new in Fargo ND,while on vacation.
I love this car. the silverblue paint still shines. its been parked outside most of the time. 178,000 miles on it I change the oil every 4000 r 5500 miles.its had transmission fluid and filter and radiator fluid
changed 3 r 4 times now.A/c still works,heat working actually everything has been working very well.transmossion solonoids change plugs an wires. power windows power locks remote door locks all work. with a little work i cleaned the interrior and I think it still looks like new.O yeah a few brake changes and one allignment.
by exxiv on Oct 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my Saturn SC with 60,000 miles on the clock. 1 year and 15,000 miles later there has been absolutely no issues. Its solid and reliable with great fuel economy and decent acceleration. Its abit low for my taste but i absolutely recommend the saturn s-series after my year of ownership.
by mattmk on Jun 22, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my SL1 with 26 miles on the odometer. Had doubts about this car from the outset; the car I was supposed to get had trans. failure on the way to the dealer. At the moment, I'm just shy of 260,000. I'm hoping to make it to 300K. The car has been very reliable, the only major issues I've had:
1) Front driver side wheel bearing ($400)
2) Back up lights stopped working at about 200K
3) Emergency brake (which I used every time) went at about 250K
4) The engine goes through about 2 qts of oil every 4k miles. I also used 10W30 instead of 5W30 and still averaged 38mpg
I finally replaced both front headlamps ($34) with a little brighter lamp.
Heat and A/C still work (surprise!)
by fazdaz on May 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Saturn S-Series SC1 3dr Coupe (1.9L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car in in 2008 and have been driving it so much and I just can't complain. It's not a fancy car but it's super reliable. Manual tranmission is fun to drive if you know how to drive and when you realize how much it saves you.
I have taught about 10 people how to drive manual transmission on this very car. A lot of them weren't gentle on it and yet it just won't break down. I currently have 130k miles on it and it just keeps on going. The only thing I've been doing for it is change of oil and I did change tires.