Used 2003 Saturn L-Series

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2003 Saturn L-Series

Pros

  • Extremely competitive pricing for this segment, customer-focused dealers, strong power plant with V6, wagon availability.

Cons

  • Build quality not up to segment standards, some interior materials feel cheap.
Saturn L-Series years

Used 2003 Saturn L-Series for Sale

Saturn L-Series 2003 L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 4A)
74,806 miles
Used 2003
Saturn L-Series
L200
KADS Auto Group
8 mi away
List$2,499
Est.Loan: $51/mo
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Saturn L-Series 2003 L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 4A)
122,718 miles
Used 2003
Saturn L-Series
L200
I-Deal Cars
88.5 mi away
List$2,990
Est.Loan: $61/mo
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Saturn L-Series 2003 L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 4A)
87,291 miles
Used 2003
Saturn L-Series
L200
I-Deal Cars
90 mi away
List$3,990
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Saturn L-Series 2003 L300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
0
Used 2003
Saturn L-Series
L300
Sheehy Nissan Glen Burnie
47.6 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It costs thousands less than comparably equipped Accords and Camrys -- and it looks, drives and feels like it.

2003 Highlights

Saturn's L-Series sedan and wagon receive a significant exterior and interior freshening for 2003. Both front and rear fascias have been redesigned for a new look. Front-end restyling includes clear wraparound headlamps with chrome trim, optional foglamps with chrome bezels integrated into the new fascia, a larger grille with a new Saturn badge and a raised hood. The rear end sports new taillamps and a revised fascia with additional chrome trim. No more black rocker panels and lower fascias -- the whole car is now offered with body-color trim. The interior now features brushed nickel-finish trim plates, silver faceplates in the instrument cluster and European-style upholstery. Ride and handling has been improved by adjusting spring rates; optional 16-inch wheels and tires should help, too.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Saturn L-Series.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I hope it lasts when payments are done.
u35828,03/03/2008
I bought it off dealer lot. I had a bug to buy a station wagon, but the European offerings weren't affordable. A car that ran fine on 87 octane gas would have precluded them from consideration, anyway. The LW200 handles the Interstate just fine; did a couple off long trips just fine. Fuel pump issues. What can I say, the LW200 had it too, mine died at 87,000 miles. Before that, the car would have trouble starting; the engine wouldn't fire up, or hesitate when mashing the gas pedal (rpms would drop before the car decided it would take off). I had to replace the AC condenser at 82000 miles; it developed a leak during a hot July day in 2007. It's an okay platform for hauling my stuff.
My new Saturn LW300
lorained,12/04/2003
I have an LW300 wagon and was overly impressed with all the features that came with the price! There is plenty of leg room and the cargo space is just the size I need with three children. It also helps to have the DVD player with the kids for all the long road trips we take. The only issue I have is with the engine noise coming into the cabin when sitting in idle. When I took my car in for service, I was told that this was "normal". I believe that this problem only happens with the wagons. Otherwise, I would recommend this car to anyone looking for all the features without the high price.
Not up to GM's quality
Its gone,05/20/2005
I had to get rid of this car because of the auto climate control. It was at the dealer twice and I was told there was no fix. I froze in the winter months. The cruise control did not work in the Colorado/New Mexico region (stayed in overdrive forever) Top gas mileage on the highway was 24 MPG. Advertised MPG was 29. I would have kept the car if it had manual air because it was fun to drive.
LW300 Euro on a Budget
BeanMan,03/02/2006
6'5 3 kids and an affinity for Euro wagons. First, I fit and comfortably. My 3 boys fit (9, 9 and 5). The get up and go is great and easily will cruise at 90mph (oops). Styling ok, not as cramped as the Saab it is based on but performs almost as well. Little too much give if pushed hard in faster turns. Mileage takes a hit if I hover over 70mph. Hwy/city combined the worst I have got was 25mpg. The best was around 27mpg. AC, takes a little getting used to the Auto feature is a bit quirky, but I usually set a temp and adjust just the speed and works great. Stereo is good clean sound good volume. Leather is comfy, and love the heated seats on those long drives. Really like this car and size.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
135 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2003 Saturn L-Series
Used 2003 Saturn L-Series Overview

The Used 2003 Saturn L-Series is offered in the following submodels: L-Series Sedan, L-Series Wagon. Available styles include L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 4A), L300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), L200 4dr Sedan (2.2 L 4cyl 5M), LW300 4dr Station Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A), and LW200 4dr Station Wagon (2.2 L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Saturn L-Series?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Saturn L-Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Saturn L-Series L200 is priced between $2,499 and$3,990 with odometer readings between 74806 and122718 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Saturn L-Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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