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plan to spend $$$$ in repairs
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By mnl81
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1995 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


Review

very unreliable car. Saturn engines
last long but they are notorious for
transmission problems. #1 problem =
"reverse slam" - harsh engagement into
reverse caused by fault in upper valve
body. cost to repair = $900. #2
problem: Saturn's unwillingness to admit
they've built cars with faulty
transmissions and inability to
"reproduce" the problem in the shop
until it is no longer covered by
warranty. Engine burns oil, motor mounts
are worn, tranny is shot. This car has
been one problem after another.
Thinking about buying a Saturn? Think
Twice! My 89 Tempo was a better car
than this one!


Best Features

At least the body doesn't rust


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Farewell, old friend
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By Michael_C
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1995 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought this car in late '94, and she
has served me like a faithful friend for
ten years, taken me across the country
several times and to thousands of days
of work. Only major problem in all this
time - alternator went out last winter.
Replaced and was good to go. I'm moving
up to a new car (small cars have come a
looong way in 10 years, I've found) but
kinda sad to be trading her in.


Best Features

Reliable! Great gas mileage! Styling looks great even today (tip for buying a car with lots of black trim - get the black paint).


Worst Features

Only 100 hp (sometimes when I try and accelerate I find myself bouncing up and down like a last-place jockey whipping his horse at Belmont - "c'mon! you can do it!"). Seats not so supportive for long drives.


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I love mySaturn Wagon
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By toke
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1995 Saturn S-Series SW1 4dr Wagon


Review

Having always driven imports I really
wanted a domestic for a change and
wanted a station wagon. The Saturn has
been reliable and inexpensive to own. I
paid twice for similar repairs on the
Acura that I previously owned. The
engine had been replaced in this car and
has prvided ample performance and economy.
Would I buy another? Absolutely.


Best Features

Probably the best feature for this car is the standard transmission. I've always driven a stick and was looking for a Saturn wagon with one. Suprisingly, there a lot of them out there.


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Saturn sucks
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By raylina
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1995 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


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It is with great displeasure that I
evaluate this vehicle. I had always
thought Saturn was so great- WRONG.
The Virginia Beach Saturn dealership
helped the prvate seller screw me. I
took the car to them before purchasing-
the next day when I went back ( after
purchasing the car) there was a $500
problem that they "missed" the day
before. They wouldn't even give me
back the $100 I spent on
thier "certified used car inspection."
the Car has been a money pit ever
since. ( About $2,000 worth of repairs
each of the 2 years).
SATURN SUCKS!


Best Features

Physical design


Worst Features

Too numeerous to state.


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100K & Goodbye
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By howiek
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1995 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


Review

I'm glad to hear others write about the
SL2's self-destructive qualities after
100,000 miles. Replaced head gasket,
brakes, shift cables, driver's window &
sunroof won't work, internal rust,
measly 26 mpg, leaky oil pan, blown
alternator, bad rear wheel bearings,
sticky gas pedal, knobs fall off in
your hand. Before 100k, no problems.
Bought it used in 1996 with 24k miles -
however, after 120,000 miles the
honeymoon is definitely over. I'm
buying a Saab and will never look back.


Best Features

Ergonomic controls. Quick to warm up in winter. A/C works well. Power-assist steering and excellent traction make it very responsive and fun to drive on twisting country roads. ABS. "No Haggle" policy - main reason I bought a Saturn in the first place.


Worst Features

More power! Engine far too small and wimpy. Build cars with parts that last-no amount of peppermints on the dashboard after an expensive repair can make up for the need to service the car in the first place. Lumbar support on the front passenger's seat. Did I already say more power?


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