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Great car
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By DC-Gump
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1994 Saturn S-Series SC2 2dr Coupe


Review

This car has been great to me ever since
I bought it at 75k. It now has 128k
miles and no major problems. She starts
perfect every time and I still get over
30mpg. She is starting to eat oil now,
so I put a quart in every 1k miles. The
largest problems I have with the car are
due to shoddy body repair work. Parts
replaced: power steering pump ($300),
timing chain (x3 because of my
dad)($750ea.), fuel pump ($300),
starter($250), manifold($250),
headers($300), catalytic convertor
($600), windshield ($600).


Best Features

Handling is great. Gas mileage is very nice. Variable speed intermitant wipers. Variable vent ajustments


Worst Features

Bigger wheels, more power, more comfortable seats, 5 speed transmission. A better way to secure the interior panels as they keep breaking off doors the and door frames, really anoying.


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183000 miles!
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By KVOhio
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1994 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


Review

This was the first real car I bought
(meaning, it wasn't a $700 piece of
junk or given to me by my sister). I
have had it since 1997 (bought for
$10,000) and it now has 183,000 miles.
It has served me well for 7 years and I
would probably keep it but minor things
are starting to go wrong and I just
don't want to keep putting money into
it (the sunroof is broken, the window
sticks sometimes, etc.) But, I have
NEVER replaced the clutch...and have
mainly done simple routine maintenance.


Best Features

seats that flip down so I can carry my bike, sunroof when it worked, the price!


Worst Features

addition of cup holders, better sound proofing, horn that's easier to actuate


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I Got A Car !!
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By Deisch
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1994 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car a couple of months
ago and so far I love it. When I bought
it the driver side seat belt was the
only thing that didn't work. It also
got 39 mpg on the highway. Go buy a
Saturn SL2, you'll love it!!


Best Features

I like The Saturn SL2 because it's fast, affordable, and easy on gas. P.S. I love the engine's nearly flat power band.


Worst Features

The interior components could use a little work, but thats all!


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Best first car you could ask for
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Performance
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By CompDave
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1994 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


Review

This was my first car, and I couldn't
have asked for a better first car
ownership experience. It had 55K
miles when I bought it and now, 5
years later, has over 121K!!! The
only major thing I've replaced is the
muffler, but that was at around 90K
miles, and tires. It gets amazing gas
mileage, near 30mpg+, and man is it
fun to drive. It accelerates
extremely well for the size of the
car/engine. The body panels are
awesome, give'em a kick and never show
it. Got rearended in a parking garage
and never even got a scratch!!


Best Features

great acceleration, great handling in good/bad weather, completely reclining seats, fold-down rear seats, low trunk clearance.


Worst Features

better passenger compartment sound proofing (noisy on the highway), better standard sound system


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Durable and Reliable
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By CN21289
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Vehicle

1994 Saturn S-Series SC2 2dr Coupe


Review

This car offers a solid performance
combined with durablity and reliablity
for a very reasonable price. I have
237,000 miles on the vehicle with the
original clutch and no major repairs.
I have replaced the starter twice and
have had the usual maintenance. The
car has been in two major accidents
and has recovered with no ill-
effects. I have moved a few times and
all of the dealerships I've worked
with regarding maintenace have been
excellent.


Best Features

Fun to drive, quick, manuverable, large cargo space for it's size


Worst Features

At around 100,000 miles the car started to use oil. I currently add a quart every 750 miles. This has been a long standing issue with Saturn and I am not sure if it has been addressed with the current models.


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