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Still happy after 4 years
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By FlipB
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2000 Saturn L-Series LS1 4dr Sedan


Review

My 5-spd LS1 has been my daily driver
for 4 years including a handful of road
trips and plenty of New England winter
driving. I've always been very
satisfied. Almost nothing but routine
maintenance for 62K miles, except for
needing a new oil pan after a metal
casting in the road punched a hole in
it. Still on original clutch, replaced
tires around 30K, brakes around 55K.
Car does remarkably well in snow (esp.
with aftermarket all-season tires), has
plenty of ooomph at high revs in lower
gears. I love the fact that I can leave
town for a week, come back to a snowy
airport parking lot, and it always
starts right up.


Best Features

Ergonomics are good. Seats are comfy for hours of driving. Handles well, although there's noticeable body roll. With a little gearbox-rowing, this car is a lot of fun to drive.


Worst Features

Biggest complaint is electronics. Brake light sockets can short out if you don't bend the metal contact points a little. Radio volume too "jumpy" -- not enough levels to choose from.


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Just a car
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By intertelect
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2000 Saturn L-Series LW2 4dr Wagon


Review

A deoendable commuter car.
Nothing fancy about a Saturn. Plain
interior and plain exterior. I have
had absolutely no problems with this
car. Would I own another? Probably
not...just too vanilla for me. If you
are tall, like me, driving position
may be a problem...it's barely
acceptable as is.


Best Features

Acceleration. The 6 cylinder has good spunk. The turning radius is amazing. Anti-lock brakes work good, eventhough the dealership really tried to talk me out of it for some reason.


Worst Features

The doors really, really suck. What I mean is that the hinging does not match the doors...they close on you while trying to get out of the car. The anti-traction feature actually creates a pause when kicking in...this is not good when you are trying to get in traffic by punching it.


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The Sensible L-Series
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By AnGiE BeAr22
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2000 Saturn L-Series LS2 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had my Saturn for a few years
and now and I have had little to no
problems with it. I like the V-6
engine and all the extra power that
comes with it. This was my second
Saturn, I previously had a 1994 Saturn
S-Series which getting a little small
for my lifestyle so, I upgraded. I
look foreward to upgrading again to the
new VUE in a year or two.


Best Features

My spoiler is awesome and the metal highlights. The alloy wheels are pretty sweet for stock and the stereo kicks ass!


Worst Features

The cabin seats are a tad uncomfortable for your back. The console could be bigger as well.


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Great car for a small family
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By Don Flannery
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Vehicle

2000 Saturn L-Series LW1 4dr Wagon


Review

The vehicle is a great vehicle for the
common uses(to work, short
vacations/trips, etc.). The interior is
nice, but could be improved and the
fuel economy is fairly poor.


Best Features

Alarm system and power seats


Worst Features

Fuel Economy


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Got Tires??
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By Rooster
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2000 Saturn L-Series LS2 4dr Sedan


Review

We purchased this car new in Nov.
1999. Having owned 3 S-series cars we
expected similar quality and
reliability. We have been very
dissappointed. We now have about
115,000 miles and are on our 5th set
of tires! The most we have gotten out
a set is 35,000 miles. We have had it
aligned, but high quality tires and
nothing seems to help. We have had
transmission issues, electrical
issues, coolant leaks and broken coil
springs. If you are considering this
car don't. We have been happy with
the gas mileage, 30 mpg, and
performance but they don't outweigh
the nagging problems.


Best Features

Gas mileage, 30 mpg highway


Worst Features

Scrap it and start over!


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