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All around excellent vehicle
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By fenachrone
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2000 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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My Saturn SL2 had 86K when I bought it, but it ran like a car with half the miles. Now at 130K, it's going strong, still quick for a 4 cylinder, economical, and trouble free. Yes, as others have said, the seats are nothing to rave about, but they're OK. Mine will burn a bit of oil, like has been noted about these cars, but you just have to top it up. To jazz up the vehicle a bit, I decided to get some aftermarket wheels and the best tires I could find. It helped the handling noticably (already pretty good) as well as the look of the car. I've had a couple minor issues, e.g., electronic trunk release not working, but no biggie. The car has a great stereo: very powerful and clear.


Best Features

Good mileage, handling, tight feel. I like the added power of the OVHC engine, and probably wouldn't be too happy with the less powerful engine.


Worst Features

Better seats


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Great Car
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By WagonUser
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2000 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon


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If they had continued this model, I would have purchased another. Unfortunately, it is discontinued in manual transmission, which is the only way to drive. Very reliable. No major issues in 99,000 miles. Very responsive; great steering, good stability and quite peppy for a small engine.


Best Features

Driving a station wagon is not always a thrill. This car handled like a sedan.


Worst Features

Improve the people in service.


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Been good to me
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By joemama1843
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2000 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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Has 60,000 miles on it. Bought it used and the only thing so far that happened was the ignition had to be replaced. Other than that I've had good reliabilty with it, good milage. Best of all it's paid off.


Best Features

Reliable, fun and good gas milage.


Worst Features

Driver arm rest has thin plastic.


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Still going after all these years!
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By Paul
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2000 Saturn S-Series SL2 4dr Sedan


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I bought this SL-2 in August of 2000. I put on approximately 20k miles per year. Aside from issues with the sunroof, and one of the power window switches (it broke off) it's been a great car! Now with 120k miles and 6 years on it I continue to get 30-35 MPG highway, and it still purrs like a kitten. Oh, and people think it's only a couple years old! Love plastic side panels!


Best Features

Outside looks, fuel economy, and it's fun to drive!


Worst Features

Needs a bigger trunk with a wider opening. Better sunroof quality. More comfortable seats.


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Hit or Miss
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By Saturn Wagon SW-2
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2000 Saturn S-Series SW2 4dr Wagon


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Well, Saturn is tossed around as a car every member of the family should own. Safe, reliable and economical. As the commercial says, it's a family friendly car. Just one problem with all this...you never know when your going to get a deal or a dud. I've talked to a lot of satisfied owners and a lot of unhappy owners. Me? I rode the fence until we hit 70,000 miles. Since then, it's a money pit. The transmission slips between idle and go. The aluminum heads overheated and cost $2000 to repair. We're wondering what's next. Something still sounds wrong. Best advice, shop around and talk around. We've yet to find the perfect car.


Best Features

Sharp, classy interior. Nice European body style, pletty of cargo room, extremely quite interior. Peppy when new. Great fiberglass side panels. No denting. Watch out for the hood though. 25 MPG in town. 30 mpg HWY. Safe vehicle.


Worst Features

CD Player stopped working after 55,000 miles. Do not buy aluminim heads unless you're rich. Takes a while to get used to the electric window buttons in the center console. No power after 50,000 miles. Watch the hood. It scratches EASILY! The front bumper structure is weak. Don't bump it. It's costly!


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