2001 SATURN L-SERIES

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235,330 Miles
109,127
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 235330
Color: BLUE
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: L300 Sedan
Doors: Four Door
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: El Paso, IL
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Awesome experience

5
Raymond on 07/30/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Recently purchased a 2008 Chevy Tahoe at Rebbec. I had spoken to Mike in several occasions about the vehicle, just gathering information about anything that could've been a deal breaker due having to drive 2 hrs from Chicago. He answered all questions and was very helpful. The day my wife and I decided to go out and test drive we were helped by Noah. When we arrived we were greeted at the door and offered coffee, water and popcorn . "Anything a great business would do to make a customer feel comfortable ." After test driving the vehicle, we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. Noah was great getting all the paperwork together, he had the vehicle washed and even filled the gas tank for our return home. Karen assisted on the finance side. Helped us understand the best way to go and even calculated different payment options. We did not feel rushed or forced into buying a vehicle. Overall a great place to purchase from. We will return to Rebbec for our next vehicle, thanks to the outstanding service that was provided to us.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.7
  Based on 110 reviews

Scrapped in 3 months

2
Kyle Jones on 03/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

I bought this car with only 125000 miles on it, it had a lot of work, new timing chain, new hoses, brakes, etc. After 2 months of driving it started pulling insanely hard to the right, it turns out the subframe had completely rotted out and if it had been under more stress I would have wrecked it. I purchased another L200 that had the engine blow on it and took the subframe from that car and put it on mine. About two weeks later after putting the new subframe on, the temperature dropped to about 10 degrees Fehrenheit and the engine froze up and blew. This car was a total waste of time and money, and it had been maintained. Be very careful with these cars, they don't like to last. Be prepared to do work on it or replace an engine or two. Also be careful of the parts that aren't made of plastic (the whole car is plastic) because they will rust out on you.

Worst Car I Have EVER Bought

1
Tony on 03/27/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 3

Worst Car Ever. Cons: Breaks worked great after I spent a lot of money to get them fixed. The windshield breaks very easily. The exhaust was horrible. The battery never held a charge, I bought three batteries. Headlights were very dim and break lights broke all the time. The tires went bald fast. Pros: Great gas mileage, plastic body, fairly cheap parts.

295k miles and still going

4
her_shey on 03/02/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Saturn L-Series with 63K back in 2007. She has been altered exterior with window tint, nice stereo and sound speakers/woofer and amp…which was installed in 2007 as well, and she still boomin'. Drives great, good on gas. All I replaced was the fuel pump, starter, tires & battery of course. She has 295k miles, and I really feel she will hit 300k. We just made sure the oil was changed, use synthetic oil 5/30, with good driving habits. You know I was just rear ended a few days ago, and she didn't budge…that bumper does wonders!! Still in tacked. We used interior parts from the salvage yard to make the inside look like new.

New Used Car

3.3
jreb78 on 12/26/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Inherited car from my nephew with 118,000 miles. Already has a new engine and catalytic converter. Already having trouble removing key from ignition. Wondering if car isn't a lemon, but it's better than not having any transportation in spite of the inconvenience of having to disconnect the negative battery cable every time I par the car. I can't believe this car has had so many problems thus far. Had a 1984 Blazer with almost 300,000 miles before it was totaled in 2000 because of an idiot driver who stopped on the freeway in traffic to answer her cellphone.

I love it.

3.6
mrzerathemant on 04/11/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Well, my dad bought this car used for $1200 with about 146000 miles (I think.) I've owned it for about a year and it's about to have 156000 on it. The only thing I can say is the oil leak it has can be a bit annoying and it smells like engine coolant whenever I turn it off. But other than that I absolutely love it. The accelleration is incredible and the gas mileage is very nice. Too bad my speakers and stereo suck. Why you no have tape player?! I wouldnt trade her in for anything, well, maybe the stationwagon version. Its one of my goals to make the odometer read 500000 on this car. How can I sum her up? Well as Stevie Ray Vaughn once said, Shes my sweet little thing, shes my pride and joy.

Saturn Buyers Beware

2.3
troubled18 on 04/11/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

If your thinking of buying this model vehicle DON'T. Hands down the worst car I have ever owned. It WILL suck every penny you have out of you. These cars have the weakest commuters in any car I am aware of. Just change a battery, alternator, or just put a battery charger on it and you can burn out the BCM (Body Control Module). Diagnosing the problem will be the first problem then there is the $600 to replace it. Subframe built by SAAB with a curved muffler $400 for muffler only. Poor design on the oiler that keeps timing chain oiled+interferance motor=t-chain jump & replace motor, used $1000, new $2500. Heater fan,switch, and repair melted under sized connector in the dash $400. Just say NO

If you buy this car, read this

3.3
hannabanana on 01/03/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

There is a design flaw on the timing chain tensioner. Anywhere from 80k miles to 150k miles, it usually breaks. This is a 30.00 part. But if you don't know about it, and you don't fix it, the car will "jump time", and when this happens, it almost certainly will destroy the top part of your engine. This will cost about 2k to fix. If you own one, get it down to the shop and get that part changed. You will be sorry if you don't. In my town, the junk yard is full of these L series Saturns. They all look nice, but they are sitting there rotting. I had a S series, and it was the best car I ever owned. This L series, not so much!

Bad car

2.6
thefame on 11/17/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

My mom gave me her Saturn L. It the worst car ever. Ever time there was at less 2in of show the car would get stuck and you had to PUSH it or you didn't go no where for the day. My step dad is looking for a car for me because I drive so fair for college and work. The shocks are falling a prat. When you hit the right bump you can here the shock shack. It is the worst can i ever had. A deer cam out and i was going 2 MPH and the deer hit his head on the driver side of the car. The front driver side had to get replace. If i was to get hit i would be dead. This is not a good car. I'm happy that they stop making them.

Love my Saturn!

4.5
technologygirl on 09/28/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Please pay attention to the model of car people are reviewing. This car is fabulous! Mine has 116,000 miles and it still looks new under the hood. The lw300 is the best version in this model line and can come with lots of extras such as leather seats, remote start and locks, power everything, rear defog and wiper, heated seats, etc. so you might get a lot more for your money. It drives and runs fabulously!

I will never own another Saturn

1.4
planetside on 07/01/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car in 2004 with only 42,000 miles on it. It now has 165,000 miles and has given me nothing but problems since it hit 100,000. Replaced the heater core twice, water pump twice, oil filter, hoses, gas gauge doesn't work right now, and I've replaced multiple spark plugs. I had a Nissan before and it never had any problems at all besides basic maintenance and it had over 250,000 miles on it!!

A Lemon!

2.9
var5592 on 05/15/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Upon purchasing this car I found that the previous owner had replaced the engine. I heard of this engine having issues yet I doubted it would actually blow due to the list of issues that plague these engines. After one year of ownership, the engine blew due to a random rod busting through the block. The second engine only had 40,000 put on it upon purchase and then another 30,000 put on by me during the year. Awesome car besides the shoddy craftmanship.

My 4th Saturn!

4.8
LawBoy25 on 11/13/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently bought my L200 with 2.2L engine, which is fuel friendly, reliable, and provide decent pep. I've owned an Ion sedan, Vue V6, and SL2 sedan in the past. I just needed something inexpensive to own, maintain, & insure since while I finish law school. It has 117,000 miles and I believe I can get another 117,000 miles out of it. It makes a great 1st car or 2nd car. I hope to find a good Saturn Aura as my 5th Saturn after I finish school.

Worst car ever

2.8
Never Again!!! on 10/15/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought my Saturn used w/ 48,000 miles. After 2 yrs I had to replace my timing chain ($2000 to fix). Eating through tires and oil faster then ever. 2 yrs after fixing my engine it is now completely dead, finally had to sell it to the salvage yard for nothing. Timing chain broke again and destroyed the engine. 4 yrs in I started leaking coolant into the floor of the car, the whole under the hood started to rust and had to replace the whole coolant system to rusted to repair, also the battery brackets rusted to the battery. I had the car for 6 yrs and put over $6000 in repairs and now it is completely dead at the salvage yard with 146,500 miles on it. Would never touch another Saturn again!

Excellent Value

4.9
Allison on 10/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used with 66,000 miles and have been very pleased; already at 110,000 miles. I have had problems with the axle seals leaking, they've been replaced twice, which is about $900 parts & labor. But better than a car payment. The daytime lights began blinking around the 90,000 mile mark. It's annoying, but not worth fixing for $800. The Saturn dealership has the part in stock to fix it; apparently it's a problem they see periodically. No other major concerns or repairs. Overall I'm happy with the performance, reliability and low maintenance of the vehicle. I'll drive it 'til it dies.

Doesn't owe me a thing

3
malsings on 06/28/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

This car is 9 years old and I have replaced the battery a few times, brakes and other regular maintenance up keep. Driving it is okay I'm noticing now that the right speaker is starting to go out but overall it's been good to me.

My First New Car

3.5
bwsmoney on 05/14/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought this car because I needed something affordable that I could fit in (I'm 6'5"). Bonus was that it was fun to drive and looked good too, and I loved the dent-proof side-panels. The timing chain snapped, causing some engine damage, but no major engine problems after that repair. As it aged a few other things did stop working (AC, power steering, seat-adjuster), but it was still fun to drive, right up until I was rear-ended on the interstate. If you can find a low-mileage one cheap, it is a comfortable, fun sedan to drive with a lot of useful space.

Good car

3.4
Kzoo999 on 04/06/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my L200 (White in color, whoever thought gold looked good on these cars should be put-down) in 2005 with 56k miles on it. T-Boned (passenger side approximately 40 mph) a few weeks ago, and the vehicle was totaled out. Side-curtain air bags kept my girlfriends head from going through the window, and she had no injuries beyond bumps and bruises. In 5 years I only put 30k miles on the car, and never put a dime into it beyond routine maintenance (oil changes, new tires, etc.) and frankly I didn't even perform those as often as I should have. Great car. Reliable. Dependable. Safe. I'd definitely buy another Saturn if they were still manufacturing them.

All Things Considered

4
adam717 on 03/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my L300 2+ years ago. It was well used, but in incredible shape for its age. This car has HUGE get up and go! Considering I have over 130,000 miles on it, it's just starting to show its age. In the last year I have had to replace the MAF, timing belt/chain, and now I have a blown head gasket and the a/c is bad. Folks, I've seen a lot of people write ugly stuff. You've had a bad experience, sure. But keep in mind you had only one car for your one experience. I have had three Saturns and loved every one. Nothing is wrong with mine that 10 years and 130,000 miles doesn't explain. It's nothing more than normal wear and tear. You folks slay me... ever heard of the Lemon Law??

Always in the shop!

2.3
Never Again! on 01/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Purchased this THING with 20,000 miles from dealer. It has 140,000 on it now. It always has something wrong.. never all that costly but a day a month in the shop, almost a guarantee. Bad seatbelt computer took 3 trips for the dealer NOT to find it. Shade tree mechanic suggested cure and it worked. Has tires every 15,000 miles, timing chain replaced, rear lights go out randomly (NTHSC recall that was not honored by Saturn) Armrest cover replaced multiple times, Oil pan replaced, and it was aluminum casting!! Water leaks from AC made car smell for months!

Great Car

4.1
Gene on 01/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My dad recently passed and he passed on his 2001 Saturn L200 to me. It has 66K and is a 4 banger. I thought this car is going to be not much fun. But I am pleasantly surprised. It gets GREAT GAS MILEAGE! Same as a new ACCORD, or CAMERY and better then a new Fusion, or Altima! AND IT IS QUIET on the road! They are still make the 2.2 engine and I can see why. And the body still looks new. The fabrics are very durable. The blower motor is smooth and quiet.

Nice Package here

4.3
gene Fitchburg Ma. on 12/24/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was never a big Saturn Fan. But my dad passed away and I got his 2001 L200 Auto 4cyl. After 2 months of driving it I must say I am impressed. The car is quiet, great on gas, has adequate power, plenty of room, and has been very dependable for my dad.

I love this car!

4.9
Cat on 11/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely loved this car from the moment I bought it! It had a very comfortable feel. Great performance. No major issues in the 9 years I've owned it. I would drive this car until it dies, were it not for the fact new Saturns would not be available when it came time to replace it, so I am hesitantly trading it in for a new Aura. I hope my great Saturn experience continues for years to come.

Mistake

2.4
jjavim on 08/05/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car thinking it was great. It was for about 1 yr then perpetual coolant leaks, alignment problems, electrical problems, never ending sensor problems, low mpg, hard to find parts, and expensive parts became the too often crisis. I love the feel and drive but trying to keep up with the mechanic's bill is too much to bear. My Toyota has never had a problem and is only a year newer. Beware of this model if you are not a mechanic or on a tight budget. I was going to give it to my daughter for school but I don't think we could afford it. Won't even qualify for Cash for Clunkers. I would have to give them money to take it.

happy

4.4
general on 07/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

very nice car. Lots of features for little money. i Drive 100+ miles a day, even the week there was a foot of snow on the roads (without chains). At 130k miles have not had a problem yet and i drive it hard. While my SL2 was a little more comfortable the L300 offers alot more room. The 3 liter V6 comes in handy when dealing with freeway traffic. reviews for this car seem very polar but i have loved mine since i test drove it. Take offs can be "sluggish" but in more then one moment of weakness i have raced smaller cars and once moving the L300 will get 100+mph in no time flat. I will drive this car until the wheels fall off.

Worst Car I ever had

1.8
Anna on 05/05/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Let's see, whirling noise they can't find the source, speedometer issues, center arm rest top broken, radio and speaker dies and this is all within the 1st 2 years. Everyone I know that has this car has the same issues. We bought this car at the end of the lease and that was a bad decision. We should have given it back. I say get rid of it just like the other reviewer suggest.

ambivalent on this car...

4.6
brandon on 04/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I traded in my little SL2 in for my "new" L300 and boy, I felt like I hit a hot deal. Leather seats, V6, and all the amentities you can ask for, with a low tag price. After reading all the reviews on the V6 model, the reason why the price on these models are so cheap is because they have horrible reliability issues. What kind of car needs the BCM computer changed out at 36,000 miles? That's what happened to me only 3 days after i purchased it used when i discovered the wrench light go off. The service engine light will drive you crazy, blinking! SO far, after only half a year of ownership, it has had the BCM replaced (600$) and the MAF sensor replaced (400$). Stay far away from this model.

Love my baby!

4.5
Sandi on 09/28/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. Bought it after my daughter totaled my old one. Have owned 5 Saturns over the years. It's 8 years old, and has only cost a couple thousand in repairs...mostly normal wear and tear ( tires, etc. ) Replaced brakes once, and the heater core just this past summer. oh, and a tune up. That was probably my single biggest expense. It was the last car off the line, or so I'm told. Fun to drive, and very dependable

Saturn L200 was a great car for me

4.8
dg on 08/23/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used with an extended warranty. The 1st yr the computer system died, but the warranty paid in full. For the remaining 5 yrs. that I drove it, it was dependable and got decent gas mileage. I recently totaled it and was amazed my car sustained less body damage than the big Mercedes who hit me on the passenger side. Would definitely recommend the Saturn.

Great Car

4.5
Greg Hayes on 08/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My L200 is really a fully dressed L300 except it has the 4 banger engine. We have had the dealer do all recommended servicing and other than a blown fuse and the normal the wear and tear items, we have not had any problems with this, our 5th Saturn!

No Way

3
lizzie on 05/23/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This has been the worst experience I have ever had with a vehicle. Every quarter or more something major has broken. Replaced: Coil, Fuel pump, tie rod, blower motor resistor, pigtails behind the control head, entire exhaust system, and now my heater core.

She hasn't let me down yet

4.9
Shesservedmewell on 02/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Saturns just flat out has a bad rep but my Saturn L200 hasn't let me down yet. I believe it's all in how you handle the car. She's had her oil changed every 3000-4000 miles and every minor maintence that she may have needed. My parents bought me this car in 05 for graduation. At the time of purchase it had 55,000 miles on it. Now she has alomst 130,000 miles. I do a lot of traveling between North Carolina and New York. She's great on the highway, and despite what people say, she has a nice little "get-up". Over all, she's served me well. I did have to replace the rear brakes system at 100,000 but it only cost me $400...and most of that cost was due to labor. Saturn parts are cheap in price.

Sell after 50,000 miles!

3
sgaucho on 01/02/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I really like the comfort and performance of the car, but repair costs are killing me: Oil cooler leak, $1,350; water pump $450; power steering pump $400; front brake pads and rotors $450; faulty MAF sensor $450; thermostat $400. All of these repairs in the last year after the car went over 50,000 miles. The dealer tells me a new steering rack will be required in the near future. If anyone has one of these cars, sell at the first sign of problems after 50,000 miles. It will only get worse!

Car has reliability problems

3.3
Bill on 11/19/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

In the 1st 12 months I owned car, towed in twice, 4 sets of gaskets due to coolant leaks, water pump, center console cover replaced, mass air sensor, all tires had to be replaced at 12000 miles due to alignment problems that were never completely rectified, ignition lock replaced, and it costs $46.00 to have the computer reprogrammed if the battery fails. I bought a 2002 Ford Windstar because I could no longer rely on the Saturn. My wife now drives it about 75 miles a month. Would never own another Saturn and would not recommend one to anyone.

Good car for the money

4.5
jasnjan on 07/03/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After much research we purchased our L200 and have loved it since. We had one knocking problem which ended up being a loose bumper cover - no big deal. We average somewhere between 25 and 30 mpg (4 cyl). The interior is well laid out and feels much like a more expensive car. We have been very pleased.

Don't waste your money

2.3
heather on 06/15/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

When have we not had problems with this car? It is poorly made and we have had to replace several parts more than once. It is once again going to be repaired. It jerks like crazy when it idles. Most likely the timing chain issue. Great. This car also went through tires like crazy. A set aprox every year and a half. Saturn has no idea why. Imagine that. This car has a terrible ride and is extremely noisy. Spend a little more and get a better car.

Reliable

4
ss on 06/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My Saturn has been a good car with only minor problems. In the past six months (around 100k miles), the lighter quit working, the CD player has died and there was an electrical problem with my gear shifter. But overall, it's been a reliable car that looks good for the price I paid. I've taken it on a lot of long trips without any problems. It's not an exciting car to drive, but again, it's a very good value. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable, inexpensive car. It also gets between 29 and 30 mpg, which isn't bad for a full sized sedan. Maintenance has been very inexpensive.

Never Again

3.1
NotaFan on 05/11/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased this car with a little over 23,000 miles on it in immaculate condition. I was told it had only one lease owner. Wondered why they traded it in. I didn't have to wonder long. Despite regular, timely maintenance, in less than three years, the car has had a short, two blower motors and most recently, replaced traction control brain module. Upside down on it, or I would trade it now! I will not keep it past the extended warranty, with deductible of $200 per occur. Never a GM car again; back to reliable Toyotas, or...

Horrible Experience

1.6
moogplayer on 01/25/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought this wagon for my growing small family. At approx $20K + 0.9% financing over 5 yrs it was a good deal at the time. Plus the advertised 24/32 MPG was a selling point for us. Factory Firestone tires were terrible so at 5K had to replace those. Things started happening before the warranty was up. Steering rack, transmmission woes, power slippage. Dealer refused to acknowledge there were problems until after the 3 yr warranty elapsed. So I dealt with a squealing steering system and a supreme lack of power. I was flooring it up suburban hills and highways at 40mph. Resale value was terrible. Finally traded it in for a Honda CRV. Never again.

Many items have Quality problem

2.5
sa2003 on 01/24/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Purchased new, constant quality issues, will not buy GM again. Ignition cylinder has failed 2 times. Transmission sensor has failed 2 times. Electronic locks and or remote entry keys failed 4 times, final time off warranty and still dead. Abnormal short tire life. Air-conditioning failed at 4 year mark like my prior GM car. Transmission leak at year 5. Constant small and big quality issues ruin the reliability and leave the owner wondering what is going to fail next. Honestly needed 8 years /100,000+ mi from this vehicle. Dumping before 80,000. Last GM, perhaps ever.

Perfect Used Car!

5
Getch on 12/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never been more comfortable driving a used car. I've had my Saturn L200 for a year now and I've had zero problems performance or maintnence wise. I've been averaging 30+ miles per gallon for every tank of gas. I was so impressed with "Pearl" my L-series that my Fiance and I purchased a 2007 ION "Jade."

6 Happy Years Of Ownership

4.3
E. Hein on 10/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Saturn and my first was a new '97 SW2. This car has been great to drive and own as was the last one. I have the 4 cylinder automatic which has plenty of power to get me to my vacation home in the mountains. I get 31-33 mpg on the highway and 19-23 in town. I have kept mileage records since day one of owning the car. I wish that Saturn still built a car like this.

Change your timing chain!

3.9
Mike S on 09/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I needed a new car, and heard a lot of good things from other Saturn owners. We took delivery of this car with just under 17k on the odometer. For the first 21/2 years it was a very reliable car. There were 2 recalls on this car and this was taken care of with no problems. We did oil changes and all suggested maintenance on time. One day I was driving to work and the car was acting a little sluggish but did not seem to be running rough or anything. I parked the car at work and when I came out it would not start. I had it towed to the deaer and was told that it was the timing chain and would cost $1100 to fix. Many other Saturn owners have had this problem at around 70 to 80k miles

Saturn forever!

4.9
Saturn4Life on 08/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Saturn. I'm a college student and have had it for almost three years. What has gone wrong you ask? Nothing! I have done all maintenance (basically oil and filter changes) and have had nothng go wrong with this car! I love it. The rear end styling is a little dated, but that's OK. It's fun to drive. Granted, it's not a sports car, but it does handle very well. Gas mileage is better than most cars its size. The radio is great. Don't crank it too loud because you can blow a speaker (oops!) All in all, I love this car! I am looking to replace it with one that has the new body style. I'm sticking with Saturn!

Not too bad

4.5
Chrissy on 08/22/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The overall car isn't too bad. I have had not too many problems with it. I have needed to put tires on it twice since I have gotten it. There seems to be a lot of road noise.

A Good Basic Wagon

3.8
DanF on 05/05/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

My LW300 has 75K on it. The only things that I have had to fix are a new BCM (body control module) and a coolant leak at the heater core. New front pads at 40K. It's been a good car. I plan on getting the trans fluid changed out, and a new timing belt, within the next 10K miles. Steering has had some "bumps" and they tell me the power steering rack will need to be replaced at some point but I have been living with it for over half the life of the car now. Second set of tires is wearing fine. Originals were terrible. Nothing fancy about the ride or the detail. Some rattles have developed but I am not complaining too much.

Saturn L200 - Not a bad car

3.1
dar357 on 04/25/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

The 2001 Saturn L200 is not a bad car. Overall, it's easy to drive & get's okay fuel economy for the 138 Horsepower 4 cyl. engine. Considering weight to horsepower ratio - the vehicle should get at least 38 MPG, but even with synthetic oil, I can not get much above 32 MPG. The seating is a bit uncomfortable from when vehicle was new. (I'm not a large person.) In 2 years, I needed to have the seat cushions replaced by a 3rd party business. Saturn would not cover seat cushion failure in their warranty. Transmission fluid level can not be checked by the consumer & that makes me feel unsure of it's reliability. Oil filter is rather easy to replace by yourself. Headlights are poor.

In Love with Saturn

5
Audrey W on 01/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Completely solid, reliable ride. Holds the road, regardless of weather or road conditions. Significant reduction of road noise, coupled with an excellent sound system, makes every trip a joy. The engine stays remarkably warm in cold weather so that the heat comes on immediately when you return to the car after having a leisurely dinner. Have experienced no problems or major repair since I purchased the car. This is my second Saturn, and will not be my last!

Better than I expected

3.6
AD on 01/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Decent car, too bad it is no longer made. Not fast: highway merging means use of high rpms, but the engine doesn't mind. Fuel economy acceptable but not stunning (26-27 avg). Rented a 2.2 sedan with auto, very weak - if looking for used go with 5spd. Only major repair issue was the clutch slave cylinder at 25K (under warranty) but is on the way out again and will cost $$ (requires tranny removal on this car), otherwise nothing except oil changes, brake job and new tires. I even have a hitch and towed a 10 ft trailer 2200 miles to NM. Gripes: handbrake is too close to passenger's left leg, bar behind back seats in split fold mode, notchy gear change, no abs.

108,000 miles and still going.

4
bigemainer on 10/21/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got to admit my Saturn maybe on the plain side of styling, but this car as sure kept me going from point a to b and so on. I have 108,000 plus on my car and majority of the car is original. IE battery and stuff like that... I have only had 2 sets of break pads in the front real original to the car. All in all for an American car its done very well, No leaks or anything like that. But I am starting to have a few problems with my front end. That’s to be expected living now in Massachusetts and when sometimes there are more pot holes and ruts in the road then there is actual road, Doing 65 on mass highways (I-93) will damage any cars front end (pot hole city). But overall a good car!

Love this car

4.9
Love it on 09/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used 2 years ago and I love it. Not only do I have leather and all the options, it drives like it is purring. The best car I ever bought. I am currently looking to get a newer model because I love it so much.

Save your money

2.4
Piece of Junk on 07/22/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought my Saturn new. Within 3 months it had coolant leaks. On my 5th set of tires at 64K, 1st set at 15K, and I called Saturn to complain about the tire situation while still in warranty and they didn't seem to want to help me. All the door locks, window controls, cruise control, power mirrors and heater needed replacing. The A/C does not work. It seems like there is always something going wrong with the car. It's a piece of junk and I regret ever purchasing it.

What a piece of junk

2.5
lemonowner on 06/22/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I thought I did my research on the Saturn L300. It seemed like a great car for the money and ranked near the top with the Toyota's and Honda's. I was wrong! At 70,000 miles the car is ready for the junkyard. Within the first 3 months of owning the car it was in the shop twice for coolant leaks. At 20,000 miles replaced the first set of tires (I'm on the 3rd brand new set now). The wiring harness burnt up, A/C problems, oil leak, power steering fluid leak and the water pump replaced at 62,000 miles. What a lemon and very disappointing.

Mostly Satisfied

4.3
Somewhat satisfied on 04/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Saturn in July of 2004 and for the most part have been pleased. I wanted a mid-sized sedan for a reasonable cost and this car provides a decent ride and is very comfortable, and excellent on gas. I like the look of the car and the extra large trunk. It has alot of bells & whistles, A/C, all power, CD, etc. The sales and service depts at Saturn were very courteous and totally "hassle free" like they promised. However, at 35K this spring I needed a catalytic converter replaced, and 2 oxygen sensors,and the Firestone Affinity tires that come with the car are terrible, I replaced them immediately with BF Goodrich All Season treads for a much better ride and some grip in the snow.

Impressive for a Plastic Car

4.6
Mike Opzoomer on 03/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Saturn Vehicle. My first lasted 300,000 miles and never gave me a day of trouble. This car, in the first year of driving, has been smooth and complaint free (other than the speeding ticket!) It's a smooth, quiet ride and does well on gas under my agressive driving. I love these cars because as they age, they don't show it. My 11 year old FIRST car looked almost as good as the day I bought it. And my NEW vehicle shows beautifully. It's long and sleek. I looked at Acura, Toyota, Honda, and Lexus... and, for bang for the buck, I couldn't do better than the Saturn. There was no hesitation going back.

Saturn L300 has been great

3.8
Jeffery Erickson on 03/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Handling improved with 225 series tires over the 215s. Had slow leak in cooling system that cost $800. Small sensor needed to be replaced for $300. Back tail light needed new electrical parts $200 but Saturn reps knocked off $100. Overall, the vehicle has been extremely reliable for 80,000K miles. Excellent acceleration and breaking. No problems in rain or snow. Trunk space is huge and with folding back seats only increases. Plenty of room in back seat for people under 6'4".

2001 LW300 Wagon

4.5
lhgh on 02/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car does very well in snow, rain and dry conditions. V6 is better than 4 but it quite a bit more thristy too. I looked at the Passat wagon as well, but for the price and performance Saturn beat the VW.

Saved My Life

4.9
porsche911doc on 01/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this wagon 5 months ago after looking for a fun vehicle that was still a little utilitarian. Not only did I get a great car, but it proved to be one of the safest I've had. I was broadsided by a car running a red light at over 45 mph. My car didn't roll and the cage held. The BMW however was ripped in two and mangled all over. I started looking around for another car and began to realize that my Saturn was perfect for me, so I'm buying another. My only complaints are: why not let the back seats fold completely flat? and why are the window controls in the center? Neither ended up being real problems, just oddities. Personally - no better car out there for the money.

2001 Saturn 6cyl Wagon

4.6
Calbob on 01/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This wagon is spacious and very comfortable with plenty of power for passing. My only complaint is that I had a brake pad problem at a high speed on a multi lane which could have been serious, not expected at low mileage and low wear. The parts were quite expensive also

Reliable and Attractive

4
cmccoy on 11/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my L300 used after having a SL2 for 3 years. I like the larger, higher seats, more spacious back seats and heavier feel of the car. It is a 6 cylinder and has more acceleration and passing capability. I'd say the major downside is reduction in gas mileage. I get 23-26 MPG.

Three Strikes and It's Out!

2.8
rmoscat on 08/26/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Car was maintained at the dealership every 3000 miles. Strike 1. Faulty engine temp sensor caused car to stall frequently during a trip to Florida. Each time it stalled, would have to wait an hour or more until engine cooled sufficiently to restart car. We could then drive for a short time before it stalled again. The trip was a nightmare. Strike 2. Poor brake system design, the front disk rotors have to be replaced every 30,000 miles; in effect, as often as brake pads are replaced. Expensive. Strike 3. At 45,000 miles, ignition lock froze: keys would not turn ignition switch. Cost of towing & replacement of ignition switch: $485. Saturns are junk.

Saturn L200

4.9
mjay on 08/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been very impress with all the nice little features on the L-series model. I own two other Saturns from the S-series class and have been very happy with the vehicles reliability and especially the Saturn service department. I would recommend buying new or used Saturn vehicles from a Saturn dealership to anyone who does not like to haggle or play the sales pressure games. You will be pleasantly surprised the a car buying experience can actually be enjoyable.

Love This Car!

4.3
coachgeorge on 07/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car on a Smart Buy in 2001. My intent was to return it in 39 Mos. It turns out I love this car. I have the heated leather seats for the winter, moon roof for the spring and fall and V6 for year round fun. After 56,000 miles, my only service item was another antenna for the radio and new tires. This car has an air filter for the AC and Vent! I strongly recommend the L300, decked out as a fun to drive, inexpensive "Luxury Sedan". My only wish is that it was a little bit wider.

never buy a saturn again

2.4
bree77 on 07/12/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I will never buy a saturn again. We had problems from the beginning. We bought a brand new saturn after owning a used saturn thinking things might be better. Boy were we wrong. Having three children makes it not smart to own a saturn because of reliablity. We were never compensated for all our problems either. We traded it in for a kia and are so much more satified than before.

Saturn L-300

3.8
guideon on 06/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have to say that I'm pretty disappointed with the Saturn we bought. In 3 years we have had problems with the tail light, coolant leakage, and battery cables. By contrast we also have a 6 year old Honda Civic that has never had any problems outside of a flat tire which you can't blame on the car's design. The next time we buy a car it's going to be another Honda they are more reliable.

Very Reliable Auto

4.6
Dave 007 on 04/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After having the car in NW PA, it has proven it's mechanical reliability in the subzero winters, and after all the salt and slush buildup over the winter months, it still looks like new! Never had any problems or concerns with any part of the auto. Drives like it did when we drove it off the lot with only minimum-mandatory maintenance.

not to happy

2.6
jeff 398 on 04/04/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

i'll tell you one thing i'm glad we bought the exstended warranty on it. Because i know will use it. we are flying through tires, saturn replaced first set for free and 24000 miles and the next set still wearing wrong at 10000mile on them after them align it. door locks are going out.

If I could turn back time....

3
Guidon666 on 03/15/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Wind & road noise, and interior rattles. I can tell wich way the wind blows simply by listening to which door is creating the rush noise. Drive 90 miles (1 way) to get any work done on the vehicle as noone else here will touch a Saturn. Stock up on Saturn filters so I can change my own oil. Modify my own tools to remove the filter cap. Doors & fenders dont dent but they scratch easily. Underpowered & hesitates passing on the highway. Pretty big blind spots to the rear-hard to judge distance to things behind you. Saturn wont pester you when you buy the vehicle as they know they have you through the lifecycle of it.

2001 L300

2.5
GAG on 03/01/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I just traded in my 2001 L300. I was disappointed with this car. Anyone interested in purchasing a 2001 L300 should be aware that the engine (not hoses)is succeptible to coolant leaks and the front suspension wears quickly. I wouldn't recommend buying this model new as depreciation was staggering - 2/3 of the sticker value was lost in 30 months. If you buy this model used, get an extended warranty. Keep in mind that GM is cancelling the L program early and the 2004 Saturn Vue isn't using the 3.0 V-6 engine found in L300 series cars. The new Vue gets a Honda made engine and trans. If GM is giving up on this car and engine, why should you consider it?

Good for Flatlands of Fla.& Mts. of KY.

4.9
tinkrbell34 on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was on the way to buy a Suburu when I swung into a Saturn Dealership. I was driving a 1998 Saturn 4cyl wagon.I needed something to get over the mts & past the semi's and a 4cyl was a little scary at times. I test drove the 2001 6cyl LW300 (new) and what a difference in performance. It had more features,+ 8 speakers, leather heated seats were a plus. I traded! Only in for servicing& never a problem. I also like the back seat lay down for more cargo room.

misleading quality advertising

1.8
dugsbunny on 02/22/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Buy a honda, toyota, or any import if you want a quality mid-size car.

Great Value

5
kumasan on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Buy the six , the extra horses are required for turnpike ramps and parkway fun. Buy the power drivers seat.

peice of junk

1.5
fixit on 12/03/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this saturn based on their reputation. What a mistake! The car has been in the shop on a regular basis. It is underpowered, gets poor gas mileage and I have taken a beating on the cars depreciation. Will never buy another Saturn or GM product. I am going back to either a Honda or Toyota.

most problem free car i ever had

5
saturn1 on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i had the L300 V6 FOR THREE YEARS WITH NOT 1 PROBLEM EXCEPT FOR A COOLANT LEAK. IT HAD EVERY FEATURE FOR 22,000 DOLLARS. I LOVED IT AND WOULD RECCOMEND IT TO EVERYBODY. SATURN SERVICE IS GREAT. THIS IS A GREAT CAR. PEOPLE SHOULD STOP GIVING A GREAT CAR BAD REVIEWS.

Just a moment

3.1
Juan Navarro, III on 11/11/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I test drove this car as a loaner from the dealer. One of the first things I noticed was that the high beams won't shut off. I only had the car for 30 min. and all ready there was something wrong. The V6 seems to be rather sluggish and slow pickup. The L300 has planty of room up front. The seats however where not very comfortable. I think Saturn is in the right direction when it comes to price. The styling is almost there but is missing what culd be one of the best styles on the market. Saturn needs to make it with smother curves that don't end so abruptly.

A Very Average Car

3.4
Critical Roy on 10/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Not a bad car, just not a good one. Comfortable with OK performance and reasonable handling. Very noisy & harsh ride, eats tires like no other car I have had before. 17000 a set is unacceptable, though the dealer replaced the first set as the suspension was supposedly out of alignment. The second set was no better! Numerous problems with leaking coolant. Going back to a Honda, the prices are now about the same but the car is far superior.

Saturn

4.1
hasoon on 10/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, plenty of room, had 2.5 years and have had no problems

Saturn L200 2001

3.8
tstg on 10/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Trouble with exterior paint chipping. Gas tank cover came off in my hand while closing it after filling tank with gas. Quirly fuel economy. Varies in city; stable on interstate.

I Love my Car!!!!

5
I Love my Car!!! on 09/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love L300. It handles well and responds to whatever I give it!! I shopped around at many different brands but founf the L300 gave me more bang for my bucks!!!

Dont buy a Saturn (unless its mine!)

2.6
Saturnthebad on 08/07/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Where do I start? Wind noise: 5 trips to the dealership, finally noise is gone but doors no longer line up with other body panels. Tire wear: Three sets of rear tires in 60,000 kms (of course the dealership said it was my driving) (ps. always rear tires and always inside of treads worn). Headliner rattle: finally fixed it myself after taking it to dealership twice. Cable under hood worn out from rubbing against hoodliner. Clutch fluid resiviour went (left me stranded). Drivers side headlight housing is discoloured. This was all in the first 18 months. Now the high beam, signal switch has smoke coming from it...the saga continues...

Why I would buy the VW Passat Wgn

2.5
Guy on 07/23/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Saturn service at least from Sutliff has been very poor. Nobody suggests any service be done to vehicle. Only buy this vehicle if you hate haggling on price and want a car that is as exciting a clothes washer (i.e. an appliance). Resale value is horrendous what with all the new car incentives. We are replacing this vehicle with a Volkswagen Passat that is a cheaper lease even though it is more expensive, but is simply worth more at the end of the lease.

What's behind me?

4.1
Matt T on 07/02/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Wifes car, although I tend to drive it more and more. Responds well to quick maneuvers without being overly stiff. Not going to win any street races with this vehicle but it is suprisingly quick. Gets good mileage. However, the blind spots are huge. Looking in the rearview I am more apt to see more of the trunk then the road and vehicles behind me. Road noise is also a bit much at times. And finally service - Need to move control boxes to change headlights on the Driver side, and propriatary Oil filters.

L200-- not for me

3.5
notforme on 06/24/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This hasn't been a bad car, but I wouldn't buy another. I have had the speakers in the front doors replaced 4 times. The wind noise was terrible! Saturn tried to tell me that it was normal-- its not normal to have to yell at the person sitting next to you. I have been to two different dealerships, both of which were very good. Thankfully all the work was under warranty. I plan to get rid of it ASAP, I don't want to pay to fix something that I don't want.

Good but could better

4.1
gap on 06/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Car is fast for 182 HP. Achieved 29 mpg all freeway with A/C averaging 80 mph. Chose L300 for;Value,Plastic side panels,Customer service and hoping for above average Reliability. Trunk is HUGE. Seating is comfortable for 4 on long drive. Attacked by shopping carts and car doors and body panels still look great! Car is not built as quiet and reliable as Honda, but the car is still very good and enjoyable to drive.

A for Design, D for Execution

3.3
SW Geo on 06/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Good: just right size. Comfortable seats front and back. Great seat heaters. Advanced Audio Sound. Tight steering. More than enough power. Good transmission. Good gas mileage. Exceptional service department Bad: Build quality is terrible. Road noise on the highway.

car

4.3
tomkc5 on 06/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Spunky when you need it. Comfortable for moderate drives, need to streach for longer rides such as 2.5 to 3 hrs.

Saturn L300 reliability issues

3.9
j-pete on 05/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

The L300 was released before it was ready. We too had all the tires replaced due to suspension problems. Finally, the dealer corrected the suspension. The car had a serious coolant leak and was in the shop for a week with many components being replaced. As soon as we got it back, there was a serious oil leak . . . The computerized engine management system has also had to be debugged. The car has a good design and more recent versions may be more reliable.

Why does this thing eat tires

3.1
bill b on 05/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

It's my wifes car, but I like the understated appearance. Performance is very good if you get your foot into it. I don't drive it enough to speak to MPG's. My big gripe is that it has 42k miles, is on its second set of tires, and they wont go another 6 k miles before replacement is required. Also the ride quality is FAR below what I would expect. Front shocks were already replaced, still a clunky ride. I would appreciate any feedback on similar problems as I 'd like to get it fixed.

3 years of good driving!

4.6
Leaf on 05/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I've leased my LS for 3 years and found it an excellent car. Plush upholsterystill looks like new, despite hard use-kids, dogs, camping. Comfortable ride that lets you feel the road without being jarred. Brakes (not ABS) never let me down. Standard issue CD/radio/ cassette sound system outstanding! And the paint job looks like new, too, with nothing but a car wash now and then. Handles great in all weather. Wish the reviewers and "experts " would quit picking on a great company!

Saturn

4.1
SANDRA_pr on 05/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I can hear the noise of the wind with the windows closed. It does not have a good push, when the car is in stop and I want to enter to a busy route.

I Love My L300

4.6
GCallahan on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive. The Saturn L300 has just the right combination of performance and comfort. The 3.0L V6 has enough power to pull away from almost any 4 door sedan on the highway. there is enough interior space to keep my 6'3" frame very comfortable.

Saturn L-200 2001

2.9
Connie on 05/01/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Not something I would buy again. Have had every possible problem known to Saturn L-series (checkout TSB's) and still finding time to have more.. Buyers Beware! I have even called Tenn. to have them buy it back but they don't want it either. Not a relaiable car. I have had problems with tires, steering rack, cruise control, fuel gauge, engine sensors, vibration in front end, strange noises, windshield wipers, ect...

Great Car, if you are deaf

2.8
Bulldog2000 on 04/13/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Overall, I have not enjoyed my Saturn experience. Sure, they are nice, but that is all. The car has so many rattles, squeaks and creaks that it drives me nuts. It has been repaired 10 times in 15 months, mostly for minor trim work, but also for a new Computer and gearbox. It is fun to drive, but so are the Camry and the Accord.

THE midsize car to drive if you're tall!

4.8
Moose Man on 03/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great car! As somebody who's quite tall (6ft. 5in.), I can't believe the amount of headroom in the L200 - it's the feature that "sealed the deal". I had looked at a number of other midsize sedans, and this one had the most headroom/legroom of any I test drove. I took the car on a long road trip last summer, and couldn't believe the gas mileage I was getting - 45mpg on a hilly, winding stretch of the trip with the car packed to the gills and the AC running the whole time.

Great car

4.8
Toolbox on 03/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car after many test drives in other brands and after burying a lemon Contour. Out first trip netted 35MPG and left a grin on my face that is still there. I love the handling and performance and the comfort is second to none. The only problem has been with the Ignition key and tumbler, which the dealer replaced in a very fast and efficient manner. I truly enjoy the service the dealer gives and will certainly buy another Saturn.

Its OUT OF THIS WORLD....

4.8
dapingwin on 02/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not a problem to this adate, its a sharp reliable car. Very low maitenance.

LEMON

2.5
Imn2vws on 11/16/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This car has excellent power and braking but has suspension problems. I have had three sets of tires and need another set now. The vehicle is impossible to align and constantly wears tires. The dealer and manufacturer agrees that the car is made wrong and needs to have the rear aligment changed with some brackets. I have already taken it back two times for new spec changes to the suspension. I am working with a lawyer to hav this vehicle bought back using the NC lemon law.

Excellent

5
Peter Scheie on 11/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saturn LS200 is a wonderful car. Our car has just the 4 cylinder engine, but produces amazing power and fuel economy. Driving in the mountains at 65mph with air condition on and four passengers we got 39mpg.On a 250mile drive on the prairie at 70mph we got 43.9mpg.This I think is fantastic for a family sedan.I sure cannot understand the poor rating given to this car.

love it so far

5
punkmom on 10/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove a Blazer for 11 yrs., so was wary about buying a car. The V6 has plenty of punch so it's been fun to drive on the country roads. I've never gotten a speeding ticket 'til this yr...My test for usable interior space was if I could get a Xmas tree into it. No problem. Also crammed in a 27" tv! Had a coolant leak that, hopefully, is fixed after the second try. Other than that, no problems in a year and a half.

Dissappointed

3
crwhiting on 10/14/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Overall performance good though hesitates when punched from stop. Handling good at mod speeds, adequate at high speeds. Interior quality poor, especially doors and controls. Door locks stopped working – solenoids replaced. Front end tie went out at 60,500. Had extended 60k warranty & Saturn still covered it. Firestone tires very noisy w/ bad snow traction. Lots of back-end road noise inside, especially in rain. The car is less then 2 years old and already has several rattles, sounds like a ten year old car. Disappointed in the overall construction and would not buy it again nor recommend it. Buy the V6 Camry instead.

A pleasant Surprise

4.6
VETTESH99 on 10/09/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I set out seeking a mini luxory car to be used as a daily commuter to & from my office. When a friend introduced me to, at that time the new L300 with full options, leather, Moonroof, power seat, heated seat, fog lamps and V6 for $23,000 I bought it. To date I have been very pleased with both the dealer attention to detail, reliability, and the performance of the car. Gas mileage is just wonderful on regular 26 mpg average.

Julie loves her Saturn!!

4.9
Julie Morgan on 09/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a dream to drive! Reliable, comfortable, fun and fast! And the service I receive at Saturn when I take my car for it's three monthly service, superb.

Lots of Goodies for the money

4.9
Mastiff1 on 09/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Over all I am very happy with my l100. I had an l200 as a rental car for 2 weeks and loved it. My wife and I went with the 100 Special edition. It gave all the goodies of the l200 minus power windows, rear disc brakes and height adjusting driver seat for $2000+ less. It also included mags and a rear wing.. big plus for me. Saturn needs to improve the quality of the seat fabric.... bit on the cheesey side, and i dont know how long it will hold up. The sales experience was awesome. No compalints about the sales team. Friendly from start to finish. Ive been spoiled by it, and would buy from Saturn again because of it.

I Love My Saturn

5
mulburn on 08/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great buying experience. Fantastic service department. Have done nothing but general maintenance and don't expect too for a long, long time. I also get better mileage than the window sticker shows as average!

Runnin' strong at the 1-year mark

4.9
RalphfromRidgecrest on 06/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just past the 1 year mark of ownership of my L200. Nothing but good to say about it. No mechanical problems, great fuel mileage and lots of compliments on "the look" of the vehicle. My wife drives the big SUV (which we still take if we're hauling alot), but comfortwise I get no complaints from her when we jump into the Saturn. The 4-cylinder is more than adequate and fun to drive!

I'm Happy with Mine

4.9
frandall on 06/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Thus far the only disappointment is the fit, finish, and material quality of the interior (the plastic door grips seem a bit cheap). Otherwise, I am very pleased with my L200 and enjoy driving it. Long trips now seem shorter, and I'm not as stiff as I'd been in other cars after a long stint on the road. Fuel mmilage is excellent: avg 28.5 mpg with combined city/highway, over 33 mpg on long trips. The 4-banger engine is far more than adequate to propel the L200 down the road (I've surprised a few people). Passengers comment on how comfortable the seating is and on how well the car rides. Great car.

Worth It? Think Twice.

3.5
SJ on 03/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned my Saturn L300 for fifteen months, and I have never tired of a car so quickly. Before leasing this car, I looked at a myriad of other cars in the same class but by other manufacturers (i.e. Audi, BMW, etc.) but thought that for the money I was getting a fabulous deal on this car. Needless to say, the often anemic V-6 (getting only 182 hp vs the Nissan Maxima which gets closer to 250), less than impressive gas mileage (averaging only 21 mpg), and utter lack of styling, makes me wish that my lease would end as soon as possible. If you don't care about styling or performance, this is the car for you --other drivers -- beware.

Unhappy Saturn owner, to many problems

2.9
Roger Morthland on 03/19/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Overall the car is OK, at best. I bought a Saturn becuase of what I was hearing. Which was, "It is one of the best bangs for the buck and very durable!" Well I have to say that I thought the car was pricey, and durable, not mine. I have owned the car for not even a year and I have been to the dealership a dozen times, mostly the same issue coming up over and over again. Leaks of some sort, electrical problems etc... My dealership does not carry ANY parts on hand so I have to keep taking it back for the 2nd and 3rd time so they can fix something that I brought it in on for the 1st time.

L300

4.5
William Crane on 03/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Excellent road handling, fuel economy and maintainence. Small interior problems fixed by dealer.

Value

4.6
Gregg on 03/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my L300 Saturn now for 8 months and am very satisfied with the performance and reliability of the car. My only complaint so far is that the resale value seems lower than I expected. With the number of miles I drive every year I had hoped resale would remain somewhat higher.

20K Mile Report - 18 months

4.1
Hoosier Classic on 02/24/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my L300. Still looks brand new and the silver shines proudly along with the Mercedes & BMWs that share the scene. My only true complaint is having to go to the dealership for oil changes - takes too long, they want me to schedule, etc. Local quick lubes make a million excuses about not having filters, but in reality won't service the internal filter this 6-cylinder uses.



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