1996 Saturn S-Series Consumer Review: DON'T BUY

1996 Saturn S-Series - Consumer Review

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SL1 Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By quadski on


1996 Saturn S-Series SL1 4dr Sedan


I bout my saturn sl with 121,000 miles on it last november since then i have put on 15,000 miles. It ran fine at first burning just a quart here and there which is usual, but then in about february my transmission blew. It didnt end there after i got tht replaced i kept having more nd more problems. the oil problem kept getting worse and worse ik have to buy a case of 12qts a month i just replaced my drive axel my tie rod ends nd now i have to do my ball joints. it seems it just doesnt end with this vehicle i would not recomend it for anyone like me who is on a tight student budget and can barely afford the oil and gas much less repairs

Best Features

my favorite feature is the gas mileage to bad the oil burning makes it pointless. another nice feature being 6'3" i fit in this car somewat comfortably considering i have seat all the way back

Worst Features

Make it so this vehicle doesnt need so many repairs at once. Fix the oil problem. Make the transmision more durable.
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