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1999 Saturn S-Series

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Simply the best
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By Mary
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1999 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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Owning this car has been a joy. It's safe(ABS brakes and traction control) in all New England weather); it gets good gas mileage and it has never failed to start. We just never worry about whether the car will perform. It does. We have been careful with the oil change schedule and we follow the dealer's maintainence recommendations


Best Features

Reliability.


Worst Features

The front passenger seat is not quite as comfortable as the driver's seat.


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Low resale value isn't always a bad thing
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By SC2commuter
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1999 Saturn S-Series SC2 3dr Coupe


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I currently own an SUV and a sports sedan. The gas mileage is horrible on the SUV and I was tired of it getting wrecked while parked on the streets downtown . (How can a yellow SUV be hit 3 times? Twice while parked.) We began looking for a 3rd car "beater" to commute in. $5300 got me a loaded SC2 3 door with every option, new tires, an after market CD player with only 66,000 miles. The car was covered it scuffs and thanks to the polymer panels every mark came out. Just minor rock chip touch up and a coat of wax and this car looks like it rolled off the showroom floor. I've had the car for 5 weeks and it's flawless. I even made room for it in my garage next to my other rides.


Best Features

$5300 got me ABS, Dual airbags, an alarm, traction control, power windows, leather, sunroof and an automatic transmission, fog lights and a sporty stance. 3rd door is great for getting my twin boys in and out. I'm 6'3" and we fit. 36 MPG on the freeway. It's cheaper to buy a 3rd car than pay for gas


Worst Features

Good years and bad years for reliability. Do your homework, '99 was a great year. Low resale value. Do your homework and don't buy new. Don't forget you get what you pay for. I needed a commuter. I just happened to get a loaded, low mileage on packed with features. Of course it rattles, it's lowcost


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Buying again
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By sheff
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1999 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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I cannot speak highly enough about this car . I bought it used with 44,500 miles on it. It is loaded with everything. I had a fuse block problem and that has been it until recently. It now has 150,000 + miles on it and I am looking at about a $700 repair as the rear main oil pan seal has completely worn away. I am looking to get another used saturn from the same dealership. Even with the oil issue at present I still get 30+ mpg. This has been a good, solid, reliable, and fun car. I cannot say enough about it or the dealership and its people!


Best Features

Moonroof


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Would buy again!
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By John
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1999 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car in Spring of 2001. It had almost 45,000 mles and came loaded. While it was a little more than I wanted to spend at the time due to all of the extras it has been worth every penny! It has had one "expensive" repair (fuse block) and an exhaust repair; it is now in need of a new rear main oil pan repair as gasket is completely worn away. It has been a great car and I will probably shell out the bucks for this repair. It now has over 150,000 miles on it and I am currently getting 30-34 mpg! It has been the best and most reliable car I have owned. Twin cam engine is a plus also


Worst Features

A little quieter perhaps


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Best In Class for Cargo Space & Mileage
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By Paul M.
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1999 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon


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My Saturn SW2 wagon has been the perfect car for me, it has the best combination of cargo space and gas mileage of any car I have researched. It may not be the fastest car on the road from 0 to 60, but it meets all of my needs. I have done nothing to the car other than change the oil (every 4000 miles or so), change the tires (only once), and had to change the battery once. The car runs like a dream and even did a cross country trip fully loaded with no problems.


Best Features

Without a doubt, perfect balance of cargo space and gas mileage (best in class by far).


Worst Features

Start making it again! Saturn now only makes the larger L-series wagon.


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