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1998 Saturn S-Series

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Perfect fit
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By Joe Saturn
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1998 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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Bought for our new 16 year old driver 7 years ago. Perfect for high school parking lots since the plastic paneled doors doesn't show door dings. Perfect for a budget w/29 mpg highway. Perfect balance of power and safety for a new driver. Daughter has moved on to a newer car a few years ago but I still keep the Saturn because it keeps the miles off my other cars while getting great gas mileage.


Best Features

It's overall value.


Worst Features

Clear coat is peeling off of the paint. Headliner is disintegrating. Plastic radiator could be more durable.


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Best Coupe out of ten
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By jim
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1998 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe


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I have owned over 10 cars (Celicas, Corollas, Camero, Firebird) and have driven many (Honda Civic, Prelude, Volks., etc.), this is the Best over all car I have owned or driven: based on performance, reliability and fuel economy.


Best Features

Moon roof, comfy-leather int., cruise, 37mpg@70mph!


Worst Features

Keep making this model, but I would prefer a hatchback for more cargo room.


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98 SC1, underestimated but reliable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ben
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1998 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe


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Own this car for 7 years, underestimated car in the coupe category even not necessary the top one! Lost cost for maintenance, very reliable, efficient engine (with low fuel consumption for 98 model and still (more efficient & mileage with plus/supreme fuel then regular). No wonder GM integrated this ''test'' engine for Saturn into the other GM line. Only bad note, transmission component to be change every 3-4 years.


Best Features

Polymere chassis, outdoor & indoor design, trunk space & accessibility


Worst Features

Transmission, rubber pieces (windows, doors, trunk)


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My first Car.
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By Carlover91
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1998 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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I first received this car when I was 16 years old. It had about 100,000 miles on it and now has close to 140,000. The car drives very well with no complaint at all. Has had regular oil changes every 3000 miles, and is very well maintained, as my father is a mechanic. The only thing that has gone wrong is the rear driver window quit working, and the shift cable linkages went out at 130,000 miles, but was an easy fix. This car has been nothing but reliable, and the car and I have been through thick and thin. This car has the perfect balance of speed, reliability, and fuel economy (can get 400 miles out of a tank)


Best Features

5 speed manual, handling, dent resistant body panels, Fuel economy, cheap to insure, alloy wheels.


Worst Features

Better seats as they are too low to the ground, less rattles in the cabin, power windows that will stay working


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Amazing
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By owner
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1998 Saturn S-Series SC1 2dr Coupe


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I have had this car since 48000 miles. It currently has 126000. I've had this car since I was 16. I was kind of hard on it in high school but it still runs like new. It burns a little oil but besides that it runs like a new car, starts right up, and goes on long trips. Plus almost 40MPG is a great success!


Best Features

Fun and easy car to drive


Worst Features

Ugly interior


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