I have owned this car for almost 6 years having bought it used with 61000 miles on it. Other than installing a CD player and doing regular maintenance, the car has given me flawless service. It now has 186000 miles on it, still runs and starts every morning. I'm now going to replace it as it is getting long in the tooth. If you are in the market for a used vehicle and can find one with under 100000 miles on it, you will probably get a godd 3 to 5 years of service out of it. Cheap and reliable transportation. Not as spiffy as the newer models, but for the practically minded, a great choice.
i bought my 94 SW1 over 2 years ago
with 103,000 miles on it. i am now up
to 140,000 miles and all i had to do
was put in an alternator. the thing
keeps running. i dont like how slow it
is, but i guess the lack of speed and
power increases longevity of the car.
I know that the Saturn wagon was not
the most popular vehicle on the road,
but it had to be one of the most
reliable. I had very few problems with
Saturn Wagon in the 189,000 miles that
I had it. With the little engine, I
was still able to take a family of 4
camping with my sailboat on the roof.
It averaged 34-35 miles per gallon
until the very end.
I did have one very minor problems with
the car off lot, but it was taken care
of quickly and without cost.
I am disappointed that the Ion lost so
much gas mileage compared to the
original Saturn wagons, but I would
definitely consider a Saturn in the