2003 SATURN L-SERIES

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$4,995
$1,762
above average
108,041 Miles
38,210
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 108041
Color: BLUE
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: L200 Sedan
Doors: Four Door
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 4 Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Bismarck, ND
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Information about Dealer

Great family based company

5
DJF on 12/04/2014

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

I have purchased three cars from Torgerson and been very pleased with all three. The staff are all great to work with and make the buying process very simple and easy

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
  Based on 174 reviews

Great first car !!

5
jimmy on 12/17/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

Saturns are often different to fix than other cars.

Great Car but had electrical problems

3.9
k_maxwell712 on 12/07/2012

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

Even though this car is know to have electrical problems the are pretty expensive to fix, its still a great car. I had to replace the ignition module right around 75-80,000 miles. Then around 120,000 miles the Body Control Module(BCM) went out. The gas gauge would read at empty and the temperature light would constantly be on. The car ran like that for over a year with us just keeping track of milage for gas getting around 350 miles per tank (its about a 12 gallon tank) after a little over a year the car started acting up more and then eventually had a mind of its own when it came to starting and multiple dash lights coming on but not reading on computer scans. BCM costs around $4-500.

Weak, at best...

1.8
fsu1 on 08/23/2012

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

I got it with 40k miles, and fought to 100k. Going with Saturn due to previous experience - seemed like a good idea. Ended up not. First year with it went ok. Regularly maintained with Saturn, then GM dealers. The following major issues occurred: BCM module failure, entire brake system failure (three times), water and fuel pump failure, and a front strut replacement. A belt broke once, but that was likely age. Sometimes it liked not to start - two new batteries in a year. The brake system completely burned out - requiring a new master cylinder, booster and rear drums. This appears to have been common. It is underpowered, rode loud, and turned like a boat. It was a poor man's Buick.

ENGINE FAILURE

2
nosaturn on 07/31/2012

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

Engine failed (blown piston) 58 days after purchase from local dealer. No warranty, no nothing. They said about $2,500 to fix it. This doesn't seem possible with any car that's a 2003 with 68,000 miles...this just should not happen. Regular dealer maintenance has always been done, regular oil and filter changes, proper fuel -- very moderate driving... What's the manufacturer doing to help owners with these problems??

Just Okay...

3.1
bciarlo on 06/21/2012

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

I bought the car used in 2008 with 48K miles on it. Since then I have only put a little over 12K on it, but there have been a few problems. The first week I had it the passenger side mirror fell and shattered just from closing the door. The biggest problem was my alternator dying last year, and costing me about $800 from the Cadillac dealership, since Saturn went out of business. There is also a spring in my brake assembly that constantly comes loose, causing screeching sounds until I take it apart and re-assemble it. The car also makes a creaking sound when I enter or exit the vehicle. Overall it's a comfortable car that gets great mpg, but the build quality just isn't all there.

I LOVE MY SATURN L200

4.8
ilovemysatur on 05/25/2012

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my saturn for over 2 years i baught it used at 116K i have now 140K and all i have done is Roters and regulat maint. I get 38 MPG and that is with adding octane booster to every tank. i does not hurt the car. I have always had saturns and this is one of the most reliable ones i have had my SL2 i have had to replace the cluch at 2000 miles and the radiator and all kinds of other stuff i have not had to do with my L200 THIS Car has saved my ass form the SL2 too many times to count. ran a carfax on it and found NOTHING so this is a WONDERFUL car.

I love my saturn!

5
cbommarito on 11/19/2011

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 have owned my 2003 saturn brandnew from the dealer ever since we made it. =] i love it very much i have had no problems with it. owning it for 9 years it only has 70,ooo miles on it and it only has a few scratches on it and a few dings. i love it sooo much.

Good vehicle for class/category

4.4
tclefton on 05/25/2011

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

I purchased my 2003 Saturn in October of 2007. It had 65k miles on it. It now has 120k on it and I've only had to replace the fuel pump. It is a little noisy and rough riding at higher speeds, but most cars are in this class/category/price range. I get about 26mpg city/hwy combined. Everything still works on it fine, and everything is still in it's proper place. Everyone gets a lemon now and then no matter what make of vehicle you buy... I'm glad I'm not one of them with my Saturn purchase. I will keep this car till it dies.

Never buy this car

2.3
wewearoutcars on 04/27/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 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

We want to add our voice to the choir of unhappy saturn owners. Our car is currently in the shop and we have been told the rear break system and fuel pump require replacement and the car has only 80k miles. There have been little parts of the car falling off all the time (knobs, door foam, pieces of plastic we never were able to identify where they came from). The gas mileage has been mediocre for the price of the vehicle. The drive has also been okay, sometimes getting very noisy over 70 mph. We will never, never, never buy a saturn again and we tell all our friends to find something else.

Stay Away!

1.5
april1030 on 04/25/2011

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

I had nothing but problems out of this car. The tires were shot that was $600. The coolant tank had a hole in it, $120. The BCM locked up, $600. The water pump was leaking, $600. The A/C stopped working, never fixed it (I was scared of the cost). Rear brakes went out, $735. Front Rotors bent, around $600. I only had the car 4 years! The interior is cheap and rattles. I felt like I was going to go flying off the road when it rainedor when I hit a bump in the road. I finally traded it in for a Ford. Save yourself some money and do not buy this car

Love This Car

5
Zandra on 10/02/2010

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 fell in Love with my Saturn L200. She is a beautiful car. I wish Saturn was not going away. My dream was to own one of their Sky (sporty) vehicles. She is dependable, and I still get compliments on her. I really wish Saturn had made it through the bad economy. I will miss them. They made a great affordable American Car. My baby is at 97,000 miles, and I pray she will still hold strong for many more miles to come.

Piece of poo

2.4
TMAN on 07/27/2010

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

We take good care of care, but it has been one thing after another. By 50,000 miles, I've replaced fuel pump, power steering pump, air conditioning system, numerous sensors, gaskets and seals. Had I not bought the extended warranty, I would have paid thousands of dollars out of pocket for repairs that I should not have seen for another 50,000 miles. We bought car with 70 miles on it and it has been nothing but a piece of crap. Don't buy this car, don't even wish it on your worst enemy. BTW, I got one for sale!

Why'd we buy new?!

4
julcos on 07/11/2010

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

At first we were thrilled. Then we had to bring it in due to the terrible digital heating system. It was never fixed. Constantly fiddling with the temperature, it is a dangerous distraction while driving. Needed to have the gas tank replaced early on, thank god it was covered. Passenger seat not very comfortable. Otherwise a nice car. Driver door wants to close on your leg though.

The Silver Bullet

4.8
Abby on 04/20/2010

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

I have not owned this car long. It has 78k miles. I'm the third owner. It's silver, hence, "the silver bullet"! I will never buy a 6-cyl again. This 4-cyl is GREAT on gas mileage (compared to my Subaru). It doesn't have as much "go" as I'd like at times but gas mileage is more important. Oh, my specific car doesn't have keyless entry. Apparently, it was not "set up" for my car. So, before you buy a car that comes with keyless entry remotes - check that it has keyless entry. I hate leather so this interior is nice in my opinion. The back seats fold down to allow for more room for cargo (through the trunk if you like). The dash dials are

Best Car I've owned

4.4
MatthewTX on 04/01/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

My L200 2003 has 170,000 and I am driving it like I bought it yesterday. Except for a couple of "creaks" like an old house, this car is a champ! Only had to replace the catalytic converter once. Brakes, tires, rotors, have normal wear and tear replacement. This car is the best car I've owned, especially as reliability is concerned! I hope to keep it going past 200K as it's been paid for, for a couple of years!

What's gonna fall off my Saturn next?

2.3
julianne on 03/30/2010

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

My fuel pump also went with out warning (at 55k). Cost to repair was 800, out of pocket. Needed new rear brakes in the first two years (less than 20k miles). Also have problems with the alloy wheels and tire rod. Have gone through 3 sets of tires in the 60k miles I've owned it. Heater core went at 57k. Transmission bottom fell out at 38k. Put in a brand new tranny at a cost of 6500 for parts and labor (insurance covered) and now the transmission has gone out again (60k miles). The bumper has literally fallen off on the highway (no collision neccesary). This is the worst car I've ever owned. Given the transmission and bumper I can honestly say I never know what will fall off this car next

Excellent!

4.8
lifeitsagoodthing on 11/05/2009

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

I have had this car for 3 years now! It is a great car! I bought it with 26,000 miles on it and has not had any issue except for one the A/C Head Unit is very finicky and doesn't allow air to blow out the top vents some times. Other than that I have driven it for 20,000 Plus miles and it is wonderful to drive. Fun to corner in it and to accelerate is also a lot of fun. Engine is loud on the highway when accelerating from 70+. I use it every week to drive 240 miles on the weekend commute home and daily around the city. Great car!!!

Not so Bad

4.9
not bad at all on 08/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Bought car new off the lot. Have owned car now for 6 years, now at 81000 miles. Read other reviews, surprised to hear about the problems with brakes and fuel pump. My only problems was with the a/c knob, could have had it fixed under warranty, but let it go (my fault)cost $800 to repair. Currently dealing with major oil leak, told it would cost $1100 to repair. Now I'm seriously considering buying a new car. This car has been extremely reliable for me and I'm sad to even consider letting it go!

Great First Car

4
mootown2 on 08/08/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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 bought this car a few months after graduating college. I've luckily had no mechanical issues in almost 7 years. I've had a dead battery once, but it was 5-6 years old. I've also only had to put one set of tires on the car. I do have the upgraded wheels/rims that came with the sport package and have had trouble with one tire slowly leaking air for several years. All in all, I've been very happy with the car but will probably be getting rid of mine soon. It handled the transition from single to married to family of four just fine, but we had to get a mini-van when we found out child #3 is on the way. My parents have a 2002 L200, and the improvements to the bodystyle and car are great.

Problems? Not a one.

4.4
Paul on 05/06/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

We are the second owners of this vehicle. I'm about to hit 200,000 miles and the only thing I've had to replace is oil, alternator and a battery. It still runs like a champ too. Not going to go up against a Dodge Viper or anything, but it's not afraid to move. Never thought I'd say this about my baby blue saturn, but I love this car.

I wish I would have bought a Honda!!!

2.1
Kym on 04/20/2009

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

I have had nothing but trouble with this car!! The first year three springs broke. My mechanic told me Saturn is aware of this problem and hasn't recalled for it. Cost $1600. Computer went out and cost me $600. Had to replace all of the brake system, except lines. Had transmition flushed and still slips going into first. And now it's leaking radiator fluid from somewhere. I've always heard good things about Saturn's so I bought one, and i've been regretting it every since!!!

So far, So Good

4.1
TrBeau17 on 01/26/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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 had an electrical issue with my Saturn that occurred around 15,000 miles, but it wasn't too expensive to have fixed. It needs to have the power steering fluid filled every so often, or there is an odd grinding sound (although it's not grinding).

Great Car

4.9
Sandra on 12/28/2008

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'm 5'2". The driver's seat is great. Can adjust the wheel and the seat to fit me. Haven't had problems but then again I take it in for oil changes and checking according to their warranty. Don't drive a lot but have always loved Saturns. This one is much different. Saturn no longer has the dent free doors that are on this one. Millage isn't what I would like but considering where I drive it is acceptable. Love this car!

L200 Nightmare

3
Vanessa in Maine on 11/23/2008

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

My first Saturn, an SL1, was problem free although not particularly fun to drive. The L200 has been a nightmare and shattered my illusions about buying new off the lot. It needed new rear brakes the first day. The alloy wheels proved to be a poor choice for bumpy Maine roads, denting so badly I was always getting flats (ended up replacing w/steel).Strong winds whistle through the car, the digital heating system is annoying. A new headlamp was $40. There are no universal parts for this car. Fuel pump blew and stranded me at 70K miles. At 110K, had to replace the heater core. Hood latch cable stretched and had to be replaced. My power recline control is now broken. I hate this car.

I hope she keeps going

4.1
drivetlldie on 11/20/2008

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

Had a couple of warranted items go wrong. All good...no cost. Aside from that the fuel pump went at 90K ($700). The transmission just started shifting a little hard so I had the fluid flushed and now running fine again. Car now has 105K on her and mainly city miles. Hope she keeps up!

All good...at first

4.1
swat on 10/20/2008

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

Bought car with 38k. Love the projector lights and the awesome fuel economy (avg. 31 hwy) as I drive out- of-state a lot. Then bam!...fuel pump died without warning and I was stranded for 3 days. Right after the fuel pump, starter gear got stuck and ground down the flywheel a week later. And I love how the SES light loves to light up the car but nothing can be found wrong after having diagnostic tests. Coolant fans run all the time, even after sitting all night. Was a great car then the bottom fell out. Thank God for extended warranties that cover everything or else I would've been out almost $4k. Other than that it hasn't acted up...knock on wood.

Drive The Wheels Off It

3.9
Oregon Rancher on 10/01/2008

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

Fuel pump seems to be a problem - mine went without warning at 60K, covered under warranty. Driver's heated seat went at 100K, again, covered (barely) under warranty. Get 430 miles to the tankful, especially after a tune. At 270K, two A/C lines (aluminum) cracked, that cost me $300 out of pocket. I haul everything from ranch equipment to goats in it, plenty of room, well worth the investment. Will buy another one when this one hits the magic 500K mark, probably in two years. Stout engine, no Corvette in acceleration but better than most imports of the same age/engine size. Like the rear seat folding flat, lots of cargo space that way.

Saturn may going downhill

4.1
whr on 08/27/2008

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

At 65000 miles, heavy duty repairs have begun. Fuel pump first, then body control module. The BCM failure makes the car simply stop. Period. Then it creates a variety of electrical problems. Given these issues (cost about $1800 to fix), and the well known timing chain issue, I wouldn't recommend Saturn any more than any other GM brand. This car has a disturbing number of defects that are identical to those from other years that were cause for recalls, however, Saturn hasn't recalled this model. We were Saturn believers.

Awesome Car

4.5
DanHalen on 08/21/2008

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

I bought the car used with 27000 miles on it. The car handles great in the winter (granted it is standard and FWD) and I get great gas mileage for the 40 mile trip to and from work and school.

Malcontent with my Saturn

3.4
MattVW on 08/14/2008

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

My vehicle was purchased with about 14,000 miles on it. I am so grateful that I purchased an extended warranty. I have had the following items to replace: horn, radio (CD would not eject), fuel pump, air conditioning condense, rotors, battery, one gasket, power steering rack, bushing, etc. I also have had minor transmission work. I am very satisified with the quality of work and the customer service of the Saturn dealership, but very discontent with the Saturn that I own. some of these items were basic maintenance, but it appears that I have bought a lemon. My next purchase will not be a GM Saturn. I am planning to buy a Toyota! I do not have any guilt about supporting a non-domestic car.

Monumental Flaws

3.3
Monumental Flaws on 08/13/2008

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

I have been immensely diasppointed with my purchase of this vehicle. The sunroof motor was inoperable when I first bought it. The extended warranty I bought has paid for the following: transmission repairs, new horn, fuel pump, bushing, air conditioner condenser, radio as my CD would not eject, gasket replacement, power steering rack replacement. I will either trade this in for a Toyota or Honda or buy another extended warranty. I will never own another Saturn or GM for the rest of my life. My parents had better Saturns when they first came out. I obviously bought a lemon!

Awesome Car

4.6
Josh on 08/03/2008

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

I bought this car because, I couldn’t find an Impala that met my needs and I remembered that my friends loved their Saturn’s that they owned. I have had it for over two years and I am still enjoying it. I had the cruise go out on me at 72k and unlike everyone else, my fuel pump didn’t go out until 112k miles and they wanted to replace the ignition controller but opted on that. Have not had any other problems with the vehicle and I have taken it on two 5k trips. Comfort is tolerable, but can be improved for people over 6’ like myself. I would defiintely buy an Aura next time around.

Sorta okay

3.8
LW200sw-driver on 07/20/2008

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

LW200 S-wagon 4cly auto-trans 44k miles owned it 2.5 yrs. Seats seem fine to me but an effort to get in and out [seats are too near center of car]. Driver door heavy push it full open & will bounce back at you [more so than other cars]. Heat/ac fan is sometimes pulsating causing headlights dash lights to flicker. Then shut it off restart fan -ok. I am living with this fan till it happens more often. Wish the back seat was made to fold down totally flat. Seems to have lots of power in 4 cyl eng, the 6 cyl would be maybe more than it needs.

Mediocre

2.4
stone727 on 07/12/2008

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

I have had this vehicle for 11 months and find it to be just OK. It handles well on dry roads, but as for icy conditions, it gets a little dicey. The inside is spacious, definitely a substantial upgrade from earlier Saturn models, but is definitely not as aesthetically satisfying as other makes, such as the Toyota or Honda. I bought this car without doing much searching elsewhere (I needed a car ASAP since my other did not pass inspection due to many expensive problems) and find that my overall review of it, on a scale of 1- 10, its about a 5.5.

I love it

4.6
kmartin on 07/02/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Highway mileage about 35 MPG. Handles well, traction control and ABS. 125 HP gives plenty of zip and economy. Our second Saturn.

GM is the best

5
shane on 06/24/2008

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 was looking for a stylish new car when I crossed my 03 Saturn L300. I wasn't expecting to buy it untill i drove it. It gets great gas mileage for a 6 cyl which is everyone's biggest concern right now, and surprisingly quick. I would recomend it to anyone.

Lots of Promise; Disappointing Car

3.6
Shaun Kenney on 04/23/2008

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

At 75,000mi the car needed a new water pump, shorted the turn signal (w/ smoke), bad break cable, and an outrageous price tag to fix it all ($1800). I should have learned this with my first 99 Saturn after the dealer tried to stick me with a $4500 for a cracked head at 30K mi. Love the Saturn brand. I was encouraged by friends to give Saturn another go, but I will never buy another Saturn again -- not just for a lack of reliability, but for the ridiculous customer service costs.

Could Be Better

3.1
Lemon on 03/17/2008

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

I bought it used, 3 years old, with 58K miles. My complaints are: Without warning the fuel pump went out, and they are expensive and difficult to replace! The outside side mirrors are not flexible and snap off very easily. Again, expensive and difficult to replace. The dome lights went out and are expensive and difficult to repair. The car seems to have some sort of electrical problem, as when I start the car, I have to switch the lights to manual for 15 min. or the headlights flash for 15 min. Not a lot of room inside, could be more fuel-efficient and easier to maintain.

I hope it lasts when payments are done.

3.1
u35828 on 03/03/2008

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

I bought it off dealer lot. I had a bug to buy a station wagon, but the European offerings weren't affordable. A car that ran fine on 87 octane gas would have precluded them from consideration, anyway. The LW200 handles the Interstate just fine; did a couple off long trips just fine. Fuel pump issues. What can I say, the LW200 had it too, mine died at 87,000 miles. Before that, the car would have trouble starting; the engine wouldn't fire up, or hesitate when mashing the gas pedal (rpms would drop before the car decided it would take off). I had to replace the AC condenser at 82000 miles; it developed a leak during a hot July day in 2007. It's an okay platform for hauling my stuff.

Lemon

2.9
Family Man on 02/21/2008

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

I've had problems with this car. I bought it brand new. The biggest was the fuel pump died and left me stranded. The new fuel pump is making the same noise and I feel it's a just a matter of time to when it will leave me stranded again. A computer chip had to be replaced, the washer fluid leaked, the radiator leaked, the overhead brake lights went out, the transmission acted up, and the climate control feature never seemed to work right. We don't have a truck or minivan, so the extra space has really come in handy a few times. There have been times, though, when we decided to take my wife's 1999 vehicle with 140,000 miles on long trips because we didn't trust the LW200 would make it.

Good Car, Good Value

4.5
SAMCAM96 on 02/12/2008

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

I've had my Saturn L200 since 2003 and it's been great. It hasn't let me down during the first 80,000 miles. Hopefully the next 80,000 miles will be as enjoyable. I didn't give the highest ratings because some of the things feel cheap on the car. They still work fine, just don't feel like they have the quality my BMW has (I guess I really can't compare the two though). It has been a great car. As of now I'd definately purchase another Saturn. For the price you can't beat it.

Not Good Enough ?

4.4
Galaxy on 01/03/2008

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

Not the most reliable car but its okay. Replace the fuel pump at 50K and cruise control at 100K. Heated driver seat just quit at 120K. What next? Climate control is very challenging and there is too much road noise. It seems like after all the car years GM has they should know how to make things work and last longer. I plan on keeping this car to 200K+

One Thousand Thumbs Up To Saturn

5
Brian Carolina on 12/28/2007

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

This car has been a Godsend to me. I purchased it after a terrible car accident that totaled my previous vehicle. I had never owned a Saturn and didn't know anything about the car. To be honest I purchased it because it has four airbags. This car has been great for me I have had no one single problem out of it at all. It is reliable, gets up, and goes. I love my car. The only thing I have had to replace is the battery in August 2007, considering the one that was in there was the original one, I had no problem replacing it. I keep regular maintenance on it and I have no problems. I take care of it and it takes car of me!! I recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable car.

Not bad but not great

2.9
augustus06 on 12/13/2007

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

Steering is a bit muddy and small interior. Fuel economy isn't quite what I thought. Yet it seems to be a durable car that doesn't need much attention. Engine has a great sound.

Too Many Repair Costs

1.6
Don't Buy A Saturn on 11/26/2007

Performance: 1 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: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

In addition to replacing the brakes, spark plugs, and tires (typical maintenance), I had to replace the battery, fuel pump, fuel filter, air conditioner, some hoses that just fell apart, and now the BCM (Body Control Module) is bad... which will cost another $500 -- I bought this car new and have spent over $3000 in repairs and towing expenses. This car has been maintained according to Saturn's specifications, but has left me stranded one too many times. Another bad thing... it isn't worth anything... DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!!

If I could drive it over a cliff I would

1.8
William on 11/06/2007

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

The worst car I have ever owned. Fuel pump out at 45,000 miles. In the last month I have had to put in a new steering rack, axil boot, fan sensor, and left front axil. My wife works at a car dealership so we have routine maintenance done before it needs to be. This car has been taken care of and it is a piece of crap. I wanted to buy a Honda when I got talked into getting this one: big mistake and boy am I paying for it now. Don't buy a Saturn ever. I will never buy american again.

BUYER BEWARE IT'S A PIECE!!

1.8
DON'T BUY THIS CAR on 09/12/2007

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

My experience with this car has NOT BEEN GOOD. I bought it to get something I thought was going to be more dependable and less costly to own than the Chevy Blazer I was driving. Should have stayed away from GM! At 50k miles had to replace the fuel pump. At about 60k miles, started having tranny issues pressure control solenoid which I was told by a Saturn tech is an ongoing problem in the Lseries cars. Ok the car has less than 100k miles!!! too soon to have these serious issues and GM/Saturn customer service is a joke. Don't expect sympathy or cooperation.

Great Car.

4.8
Ron on 09/04/2007

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 got this car as a family car. So far I've had to do very little to it. I did have a problem with the horn assembly but I figured out a way to fix that. Other then that I have had no problems with the car. It runs and rides great. And as far as performance goes it gets up and goes when I need it to. I took it on a trip from Oklahoma to Washington State and the gas mileage was great. Didn't have to fill up very often which was nice at the time. I would suggest this car to others in a heartbeat.

Too bad its plastic

4.9
On The Road on 06/11/2007

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

Great looking car, comfortable, decent ride, a little noisy due to the plastic panels amplifying the road noise

More problems

1.9
nomoreGM!! on 03/24/2007

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

Well first I had to replace the fuel pump at 50k miles, now the transmission, as I was told by Saturn service, needs a fuel control solenoid at a cost of over $800. So much for the "little or no maintenance" I'd heard about. When Saturn customer service asked me if I'd had the transmission service done at 50k miles I told them no, now I remember, I had the fuel pump replaced at 50k. Who had the money to worry about the transmission. The car at this time has less than 70k miles. No more GM for me.

A wonderful car to drive and own

4.8
Babbo on 03/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

We have had the Saturn 200 wagon for about 4 years. It has been a great car, that has met all of our expectations. If the seats were a little more comfortable, it would have an A+ rating from us. The car has never had any repairs. It has been serviced as required, and detailed once a year.

Yugo had better quality

1.3
critter on 02/08/2007

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

Steering wheel locks and will not unlock. Should have been a recall - but wasn't because it was not moving when the wheel locked. I ended up having a high strength steel key made so I can use a wrench to turn the key to unlock the wheel. The front passenger carpet has always seemed damp. It is anti- freeze.The O-Rings between the heater core and the heater pipes were damaged at the factory and has leaked ever since. Guess what? You can not buy O- Rings, you have a choice between new pipes ($65) or new heater core ($150). The 180 deg F thermostat is too cold for a modern engine. A higher temperature would greatly increase gas mileage but would blow out more O- Rings. This car is junk.

I'm sorry I bought another GM car

2.8
Never learned on 09/12/2006

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

I commute 50 miles per day round trip. I had hoped for something with better fuel efficiency, but mostly better dependability than the '99 Chev Blazer I was putting money into. I should have gone with my first choice which was Honda. At 50k miles I had to replace the fuel pump, which I'm finding is common in these cars. I was told by Saturn customer service that since I didn't have the diagnostics run on the car I would not be reimbursed for my trouble. I also found that my seatbelt light stays on. What's up with that? I won't buy another GM car.

Run screaming!

3.3
not happy at all on 04/17/2006

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

Do not buy this car! My first Saturn was a '92 SL2. I loved that car. I drove it into the ground and traded it with 170K to buy this one. First year no problems. Second year. One sensor after another goes off. 5000 miles outside of my extended warranty and I have put $2000 in repairs in 3 months. The solinoid, the air flow regulateor and the fule pump. Guess what? In all my service trips they never changed my fuel filter!

LW300 Euro on a Budget

4
BeanMan on 03/02/2006

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

6'5 3 kids and an affinity for Euro wagons. First, I fit and comfortably. My 3 boys fit (9, 9 and 5). The get up and go is great and easily will cruise at 90mph (oops). Styling ok, not as cramped as the Saab it is based on but performs almost as well. Little too much give if pushed hard in faster turns. Mileage takes a hit if I hover over 70mph. Hwy/city combined the worst I have got was 25mpg. The best was around 27mpg. AC, takes a little getting used to the Auto feature is a bit quirky, but I usually set a temp and adjust just the speed and works great. Stereo is good clean sound good volume. Leather is comfy, and love the heated seats on those long drives. Really like this car and size.

Love this car!

5
ReiMinako on 12/29/2005

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

This is an amazing vehicle to drive. The Saturn L200 is fun, reliable, and looks cool. It's a unique car too, especially among the hundreds of Corollas and Civics you see every day. When I drive this car I feel safe and secure. I love this vehicle and I highly recomend it to anyone looking for a great car!

Saturns are exceptional cars

4.5
Tiffany on 12/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

I really enjoy driving this car. It handles very well. I can fit both kids, all the groceries,all the coats, all the bags,a pie, a cake, whatever with room to spare. It's got plenty of power,gas mileage is o.k. but not great. This car is more than comfortable. Plus customer service is great and roadside assistance is nice to have in a pinch. Give it a try.

Saturn = Lego with Wheels

1.9
Heather from MD on 11/15/2005

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

I hate this car! Within the first 6 months of owning it, I had to take it in for warranty work 11 times! This car is the equivalent of a Lego with wheels. The front bumper is held in place only by plastic clips. In a normal car, should you pull up too far on a curb, you pull out and scratch the bumper, maybe leave a little paint. In this Saturn, you will leave your entire bumper! Not only did this happen to me after 4 months of ownership, I have seen at least a half dozen other L200s in my area driving without front bumpers altoghether. I personally bolted the bumper into the wheel well to keep it on. I hate everything about this car and cannot wait to get out of it! Do not buy this car!

2003 L300 results

4.3
donuco on 11/05/2005

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

This car has been used as a towed vehicle behind our motorhome in addition to the regular usage. Approximately 20,000 miles towed in addition to driven miles. Has been an excellant tow vechile with no problems in this regard. Daily usage has been good if not overally exciting. Nice exterior appearance and a very well laid out and finished interior. This car has the leather appointments which look much better than the cloth interiors.

Sports Sedan?

4.5
gep10 on 08/30/2005

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

Our L is a 4 cylinder, 5 speed with the 16" alloy wheels. Yoko VR4 225 tires transformed the car, reducing tire noise substantially and providing enhanced steering response and feel. Very balanced vehicle that gets 29/30 hwy and 24 city MPG yet breaks the tires loose on a 1-2 shift hard enough to engage the traction control. The engine is smooth and powerful and doesn't sound stressed at its 6,500 RPM redline. The trunk is as large as a Cadillac STS and the fold down rear seat feature is handy. The cloth seats are comfortable with a Germanic feel. The instruments are clear and easy to read. It is a solid, unpretentious family sedan that lets me leave Audi's and BMW's behind in the corners.

Not up to GM's quality

3.6
Its gone on 05/20/2005

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

I had to get rid of this car because of the auto climate control. It was at the dealer twice and I was told there was no fix. I froze in the winter months. The cruise control did not work in the Colorado/New Mexico region (stayed in overdrive forever) Top gas mileage on the highway was 24 MPG. Advertised MPG was 29. I would have kept the car if it had manual air because it was fun to drive.

Great performance and value

4.5
b mcmurtray on 04/01/2005

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

I have loved this car. I have the 6 cyl model w/ moonroof and power everything, which help to make it an incredibly fun car to drive. The acceleration is great, as is the handling (w/ traction control). I have not experienced the comfort issues that many others have (i am 6'3 and a 38 waist), though i never ride in the back seat. For the most part, i have always found the climate control to be a nice bonus and fairly reliable. The L300 has so many features at a very low price. Because of its safety features (mine has side airbags) and the many other features available or standard, this car is well worth the purchase.

Seating Design

3.8
J. D. Johnson on 12/15/2004

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

Our L300 is a dependable vehicle, but the front passenger seat is very uncomfortable on any trip over an hour long. It is uncomfortable to the back and causes hip & back pain in it's design.

Better than expected

4.5
Soldonnissan on 12/14/2004

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

Replaced a '00 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab with the '03 Saturn L200. Needed a larger back seat for the new baby and better gas milage for all the driving I do for work. My wife had a '99 SL1 and I was not expecting much from this L200, as her car was basic transportation with lots of road noise, cheap plastic and not much comfort. But this Saturn is wonderful. I got a hard to find 5- speed, the auto was just too slow and no fun to drive. This car with the 5- speed, while not fast, is fun to drive. 5-spoke allows look like Saab 9-3 SE wheels. Very European styling is attractive. My neighbors thought I got a Saab or a Lexus. They were surprised when I told them it was a Saturn.

One bad feature

3
R Williams on 12/10/2004

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

I really hate the front seat in my Saturn. My daughter has an older Saturn and her front seat is wider and more comfortable. The center console is wider in later Saturns so narrower seats. I will not take it on a trip of over 2 hours. I use my van instead. Not a bad car otherwise.

There are far better choices

2.3
MARC on 12/02/2004

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

This car has never been "perfect". You would think that a new car would be for just a little while. I've had nothing but problems (large and small). Too much interior noise, poor build quality, and all L series chew up their tires every 10-15k miles from what I'm hearing from other owners, I'm on my 3rd set, I have 50k mi on the car. Go look at other models, I know I shouldn't have bought another domestic car. I never had any issues with my Subaru. Problem is the resale value is so bad with this Saturn that I cant trade it in. Good luck - don't buy a Saturn.

l200

5
KO Vett on 11/10/2004

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

excellent value. safe, reliable, stylish

Could be better

3.9
JVHILL on 07/21/2004

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

My wife wanted a relatively inexpensive commuter car. Well the L300, even fully loaded, is relatively inexpensive in comparison with other cars in its category. The car still looks good, even after a year and pickup is good with the 6 cylinder engine. I do have two major problems: fuel economy and the climate control. For a small car, even with a 6 cylinder I would have expected at least 20 mpg around town, which we have yet to get. Secondly, the automated climate control system SUCKS. That's the best description I can give. We have had this vehicle in the shop twice for this problem. Didn't get fixed either time.

Great Car

5
mmonica on 07/09/2004

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

This is a great family car that is fun to drive. I have been a Saturn owner for over 10 years and this is my favorite. I have the 4 cyl version of this car and it is enough engine for me. The six is killer and gets almost the same gas mileage but I didn't want to spend the extra $$. I definetely recommend this car! I've had 3 Saturns over 10 years. What more of a statement can I make. I love em. They back them solidly and make a solid product to begin with.

Unwilling buyer

3
funnyfawn on 07/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

I really did not want this car, but my husband like the safety features - he felt we got more for our money compared to other models we looked. The car has not had any mechanical problems & is fun to drive but the seats are very very uncomfortable & my 6'2' son does not fit in the back seat very well. After traveling I am stiff & sore. I never felt that way in the Intreped I owned before this one. The worst thing is that we tried to trade it for a larger & more comfortable car & found out how much it has depreciated in 1 year -$10,000. My advice is not to get a Saturn if you want a comfortable car to travel in.

Saturns are Great

5
batstbca on 06/19/2004

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

I have never owned a Saturn before and I must say I am very impressed. This car haas done everyhting I have asked of it and more. The performance and and vehicle make it affordable and a joy to drive and own.

Not a family car

3.5
bpl on 06/09/2004

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

The Saturn L300 is a great car and handles well. The dealership does excellent maintenance work. My only issue is that when the front seats are adjusted to a comfortable position for driving, there is absolutely no foot room in the back seat. Having a 15 year old son that is as tall as I am, and a shoe size of 12, he has to be careful getting in and out. His feet are way under the front seat.

Good looks, not great inside

4.1
Yehumikael on 06/04/2004

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

I purchased the LW200 after driving a 4 cylinder VUE for a year. The LW is a much more comfortable ride, and it looks pretty sharp. I receive compliments on it all the time. All in all, it has been an uneventful year as far as reliability goes; no major problems to speak of.

L300 Best Car I've Ever Owned

4.9
JimClark on 03/23/2004

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

Saturn's L300 provides a very limosine style ride on my 120 mile perday interstate commute. Seats are very comfortable. Very quiet for a sub- $10,000 auto. Weekender drives into the Laurel Highlands tend to highlight the very good cornering nature of this car.

This car is junk

1
stitt1 on 03/21/2004

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

Check your headlights. Our headlights and dashlights dim almost all the way out many times per day. Saturn says that THIS IS NORMAL. They say that dimming headlights and dashlights ARE NORMAL. This car is a complete pile of junk. Buy a Camry or Accord, I wish I had. This is our family's 6th Saturn and will definitely be out last. The engine is too loud, the driver's seqat already creaks with only 8000 miles on it, and our dashlights flicker and our headlights dim WHILE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE and SATURN SAYS THIS IS NORMAL!!!!!!!!!! RUN away from this piece of junk.

awesome car

5
rainbowjbear on 02/04/2004

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

I love my red saturn. It is extremely comfortable and great for a long trip. The body of the car has a sporty look to it which I love. The trunk is very roomy. I love the power heated seats. They are great for aches and pains.

Great Car

4.4
Postalguy on 01/13/2004

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

For the price and a car to hold onto, this is an excellent buy and very American made.

A few inconsistencies

3.8
Kblair2001 on 12/23/2003

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

I have had difficulty with the AC/Heating Unit...manufacturers defect, I was told. It's messing up again. Overall, I like the sporty design and comfort, but I'm uncomfortable that something else is about to go wrong.

Saturn L300

4.9
Sports Fan on 12/10/2003

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 test drove many of the more expensive foreign cars and the comfort, power and ride quality are all very close to the L300 which I finally purchased. The dealership service has been excellent for oil changes. The looks of the L300 (it has all the available extras), is very stylish and I've had nothing but favorable comments about the car. The car handles well and it has lots of power for passing when on two lane highways.

My new Saturn LW300

4.4
lorained on 12/04/2003

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

I have an LW300 wagon and was overly impressed with all the features that came with the price! There is plenty of leg room and the cargo space is just the size I need with three children. It also helps to have the DVD player with the kids for all the long road trips we take. The only issue I have is with the engine noise coming into the cabin when sitting in idle. When I took my car in for service, I was told that this was "normal". I believe that this problem only happens with the wagons. Otherwise, I would recommend this car to anyone looking for all the features without the high price.

On the Right Track

4.1
grayservant on 11/26/2003

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

This is finally a domestic family sedan that may run head to head with Accord and Camery at a more affordable price. Well apointed mine had a MSRP of just under $23,000 and with insentives, I paid just over $17,000. The car gives me that Imported look and feel.

Saturn for Towing

4.4
Don Pandanell on 11/15/2003

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

I bought this vehicle to be towed behind my motorhome.Tows very well with only one real inconvenience and that is having to raise the hood and open the fuse box to remove two fuses before towing.These fuses must be replaced before driving the car.

Great Transportation

4.8
Saturn Dad on 11/11/2003

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

Two kids, both in child seats... what more can I say? This car combines both practicality for family hauling (and for bringing back furniture from Ikea) as well as comfort and fun factors like a great stereo, decent handling and acceleration (at least from a stop, with the 4 cyl) and a good hvac system.

Caddilac engine w/ young body

4.9
Vern Ricker on 11/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

We went from a Ford Crown Victoria to this Saturn L300. We love it. Has modern style and drives like a sports car.Has many features found in higher priced cars.

My Second Saturn car

5
BrianGaithersburg on 11/01/2003

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

After having an excellent experience with my 1999 Saturn and the friendly staff during oil changes, I came back for the 2003 model. It drives beautifully and is even better in almost every area than the older model I've grown to love. The dealership is friendly without being pushy. They went the extra mile to ensure I was getting the right car for my needs and the right maintenance package to keep me happy for a third Saturn in a few years.

My experiences

4.8
George Heimur on 10/30/2003

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car 4/2003 as a fourth car, for occasional use. (Other cars are a 95 Plymouth voyager minivan 155k, 96 ford taurus 125k, 01 Ford Escape 43k. Sat is quiet on highway. Just did a trip to boston 26mpg and returning 29.89 mpg. Usually get about 27.9. Fine with me. Car is peppy. Dealer is excellent with free car washes after service. Car has alot of features Climate,Heated mirrors,dvd,P/Seats,P/W, P/L, traction. Interior lights work the best of all cars for map reading (bright). Trunk good size.Glove box and console box ood size, SOme of my coworkers thought it was a Lexus

Happy With Our Saturn

4.8
Pat123445 on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

This is our second Saturn. We liked our first Saturn and this encouraged us to take a look at the L300. The L300 is bigger, peppier, and a fun car to drive. The dealership provides excellent service. We are most happy with our purchase.

Poster Boy

4.9
Dawooget on 10/23/2003

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 did purchase the poster-boy of the L200 -- leather, sunroof, premium sound, etc. etc. etc. The only thing I couldn't get was the DVD player, since I had the sunroof. I love driving this car! I often volunteer to drive, since the car handles well for a sedan, and it is a bit peppy! Will keep for 8 years, and then hand it off to my daughter, who will be of driving age!

new car

4
Jayne on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

So far no problems and saturn dealer was very nice and helped me with an issue even though i didnt get the car from them

Saturn Experience

4
Keykeepr on 10/22/2003

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

SATURN experience Sorry, but I am basing my report on my 2000 Saturn LS 4 dr having driven it about 30,000 miles I find no major complaints with it, Still runs well

Not bad

3.8
Jay3 on 10/22/2003

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

For the money it's a nice car. I've had a few people come up to ask if it were a B.M.W. of Cadillac. Granted mine is black with black leather. The premium package. But at these prices I could afford the premium package. Mileage is great.

My 2003 Saturn L200

4.4
angmon481 on 10/22/2003

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

I love this car because it came with all the standard features I was looking for in a car. I own an older Saturn Sc2 and it has been a great car for almost 8 years so I felt confident getting another Saturn.

sent it back

2.8
JRM01 on 10/21/2003

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

I purchased a 2003 L200 with the leather/comfort package with the end of year incentives. The price was great, the car was not. After 3 weeks I returned the car with the Saturn 30 day money back guarantee (no longer available on the 04s). The car got poor gas milage (the reason I traded in my old car), the seats were very uncomfortable, the climate control system was horrible, the radio had a hissing sound to it, and the dash developed squeeks. We once owned an SL2 and loved it. It was a solid, economical, fun car - the reason we went back to a Saturn. GM has turned the Saturn into a generic GM box. I love my new Volvo.

Its Great

4.5
SamLM on 10/15/2003

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

It's really an awesome car if you want it for just driving around the city and hwy! Theres not alot more you can ask for.

Dangerous Car !!!!

1.9
PandoraSunbbbbbbbbbb on 10/10/2003

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

EVERYTIME the cooling fan kicks on ALL lights severely dim, then return to normal brightness. This is making truckers, RV's, buses etc. passing me, think I have flashed my headlights signaling that they have cleared my car enough to return to my lane, when they haven't. This is dangerous and has caused me and others many terrifying moments, especially on interstates !! Plus with the headlights & tail lights constantly doing this, it makes all motorists think I am constantly tapping my brakes and/or flashing my headlights at them, thus I am getting serious road rage from others.

Classy looking

4.9
crosto on 10/08/2003

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

Like the vehicle, but wish we had purchased the L300 with a bit more power. Had lots of positive comments on the car. Someone even asked me if it was the new Cadillac?

my first car rocks!

4.9
buterfli01 on 10/04/2003

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 went with an L-200 because the price was very affordable, but at the same time, didn't compromise any of the safety features I needed, like ABS and airbags. This little 4 cyl engine has a TON of power- it goes through the mountains of the central PA Appalachian Mtns like a piece of cake!

Excellent choice

5
Carol Ann De Albero on 10/04/2003

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 was part of a 5 car pileup. I was the middle car. Walked away without a scratch. Front and rear bumpers had to be replaced only because the license plates of the car in front and in the rear made holes in my bumpers. No other damage to the car. The car behind me was totaled. Good work Saturn. I feel completely safe in your car.

SATURN - L AN AWESOME SLEEPER

5
GWB on 09/24/2003

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

THIS CAR IS STRONG BUT IT FITS YOU LIKE YOUR FAVORITE RECLINER. THE CAR HANDLES SO SMOOTHLY, A BLINDFOLD TEST COULD HAVE YOU THINKING YOU WERE IN A BENZ OR AN AUDI. MY L300 HAS A BETTER RIDE THAN MY NEIGHBOR'S AVALON. ONLY ONE DETRACTION, THE PLASTIC COVERED WHEELS... TACKY !

I love my saturn

4.6
natalie on 09/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Saturn has definately out did themselves this year w/ the L series. I would have never bought a saturn if the L series was not created. I test drove a Saturn back in 2000. The vehicle drove very rough and I was not satisfied. After renting the the L 200 series before buying this yr., I was definately convinced to switch. As long as Saturn continues to enhance and improve their products,I will never by another brand. The service I received from the salesman was "A" plus. He wasn't too pushy at all. As a female, that is very important. The 0% interest promo was even better. My saturn is the best car I've ever had. THANK YOU for improving your product.

Great Vehicle - Nice Styling

4.9
Pennsylvania Jim on 09/22/2003

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 have owned this Saturn for about 11 months and found it to be a very reliable and fun car to drive. The styling is good and can't tell you how many people are surprised (in a good way) when I tell them it is a Saturn.

What a wonderful sedan!

5
Niki Robison on 09/17/2003

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

You'll have so much fun driving your Saturn L200! Rides like a much more expensive car, and has a fantastic sound system! I drove my Saturn coupe for nearly 12 years before I replaced it with this sedan model. With first hand authority on the reliability of Saturn -- take it from me, I would never switch.

saturn way

4.9
arnold vigoa on 09/14/2003

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

great car love it!

Love my Saturn

4.8
chint on 09/10/2003

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

This is the first GM car I have owned in years. The Saturn is a solid car with good room and better than expected performance from a 4 cylinder. We are averaging better than 26 mpg overall with a low of 22 mpg and around 35 mpg on the highway. The only downside I have found is lousy, noisy tires. We looked at the Camry and Accord, but for $6 - $8 K less, the Saturn is a great value and a wonderful car.

Lovin it

5
bride2be on 09/10/2003

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 wasn't anticipating buying a Saturn until I saw the L200. The alloy wheels sparkled and the power sunroof warmed my heart. It was much sportier in person than I had imagined after seeing it on the internet. The handling is terrific- although I wasn't expecting it to shift like a sports car. I still cannot believe the excellent gas mileage I am getting!

My Saturn

4.8
lisambell on 09/08/2003

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

We bought our Saturn in 2000 because we were expecting our fist Child and we needed a reliable car. We have taken our car on many trips. The only problem we ran into was we always ran out of room. We like our Saturn alot.

love my saturn

5
kjsweetp2 on 09/07/2003

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 my new saturn. the paint seems to shine when dirty and its different then other cars u see on the roads. I wouldnt trade my car for anything.....except another saturn. trust me, it was worth finding a saturn dealership!!!!!!!

The L must stand for love!

3.9
td148 on 09/06/2003

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

We bought our 300 5 months ago and it has exceeded our expectations. The changes to the exterior bring the Saturn line to a new level (several compliments from perfect strangers). The power of the v6 was surprising, and impressive. This was our second vehicle purchased at the same dealersip, and sales person. The customer care is everything you have heard it is.

Excellent Value

4.4
donattali on 09/03/2003

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

I compared this vehichle against the Accord, Camry and Taurus and found it to be a better value with all the extras added. The same Honda or Toyata with the additional features such as leather, 6CD changer, power everything would have been 5k more. Sorry, not convincing enough to send my dollars overseas. I am loving this vehichle especially with the gas prices of today, I am getting around 25 in city which is great.

The Best Car, For the Best Price overall

5
Mark on 08/27/2003

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 my new Saturn. It looks more like a luxury car than anything Saturn has made before. It also has more room inside, which is great for a 6 foot tall guy(unlike the first Saturns). My insurance dropped about 500 dollars less per year (last car was a Volkswagon Jetta). just a lower overall cost of ownership. It also helped that Saturn had great end-of-model-year saving for the 2003's so my payment was actually under 300 a month. I also loved the no pressure, helpful sales person who helped my find everything I wanted in a car.

SUPER CAR

5
RICHPORT on 08/25/2003

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 WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP TO BUY A USED PICKUP, SAW THE L200 AND COULDN'T BELIEVE IT WAS A SATURN. MED RED WITH SPORT PACKAGE READY TO GO ON SHOWROOM FLOOR. DESIGN, FEATUES AND 2.2L PERFORMANCE. DON'T LAUGH, I WAS SURPRIZED HOW PEPPY THIS ENGINE WAS.WE HAVE MADE TWO TRIPS FROM VA TO CONN IN THIS CAR AND IT HAD PLENTY OF POWER, EXCELLENT COMFORT AND HANDLING. GAS MILEAGE A LITTLE OVER 30.

Very surprising

4.6
spartantommy on 08/25/2003

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

I am very surprised at this new Saturn that I took delivery on less than two weeks ago. Took it immediately to northern Georgia and into NC. I previously had a Buick Regal GSE (2000) and this car seems bigger and loaded with more creature comforts. Got a great deal with the dealer, especially with the incentives that they were offerring.

Annoyance on the highway

4.1
KJR on 08/20/2003

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Redesigned exterior in 2003 is an improvement over prior L-Series. Build quality is good. L300 ride is taut and performance is more than adequate. Trunk is very large. Transmission shift points at highway speeds need to be changed. Very annoying when using cruise control. Wiper blades have a short life and start skipping on the windshield quickly. New dashboard gauge lighting is not good in all lighting situations. Overall, a nice car at a reasonable price with a few annoyances that could easily be corrected by Saturn.

Under rated

4.8
bob288 on 08/12/2003

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

I love the new styling of the L-series. I get compliments everyday, people usually dont realize that Saturn made such a good looking vehicle. Very impressed with the power of the 4cyl.

Skip this Car!

2.1
Adam48 on 08/09/2003

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

This car has voltage problems. Running the AC and the headlights causes sudden surges, causing lights to dim.(Dealer checked twice, says is normal for this model) The door handle was broke. The brakes have been replaced but still sound horrible.The "factory" put incorrect alignment on car.Saturn replaced all tires and fixed alignment.The fuel sender broke.The fuel pump broke when they attempted to fix the fuel sender.I had the car back 2 times because of a strong fuel (gas) smell.Fuel vent line broke.Also excessive vibration at 75mph (Which service manager said is "issue they have with this model")

Great car:-)

5
DJNYY983 on 08/08/2003

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 used to drive a saturn s but i totaled that. So I was lookin around at other vehicles but i was like Mom, I want a Saturn(im only 19) so I went and looked and the Saturn ION and the Saturn L200 were both great cars I just didn't like that the odometer and stuff were in the center like that about the ION. But I love my car. It has made me so happy...but I agree with the other person that the radio controls should be on the steering wheel...

dont buy a saturn

3
dot on 08/07/2003

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

poor service, too many problems to list, dealership refuses to acknowledge some problems... should have bought the Alero or spent a little more and got the Accord. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR IF YOU WANT A QUIET and RELIABLE CAR.

Saturn - Beeps from hell

3.4
sk900 on 07/22/2003

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

My one complaint is that every time I am low on any fluid, (gas, washer fluid, etc) a little alarm goes off. Bing . . . bing . . . bing . . . bing . . . every single time the car is turned on. This is actually a good idea if you're low on gas, but not WASHER FLUID. The washer fluid tank is very small, which means you may run out of fluid a lot. If it's a beautiful sunny summer day and you have 10 errands to run that means you have to hear that irritating bell every time you turn the car on. Therefore, you have to add "stop at gas station and buy windshield washer fluid before i am driven insane by the little bell" to your list of errands.

My Saturn

5
joshamie on 07/15/2003

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

When my wife and I went to look at Saturn we both were kind of hesitant about getting one. When we saw the L series we fell in love. We both thought that it looked bettere than an accord but we never though that it would drive better than one. We were wrong. The L series drives great, it is very smooth and handles very well. We could not be happier with it.

Love the Car - With a few exceptions

3.5
tazman on 07/13/2003

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

Had my Saturn L-300 1 week Has all amenities except Onstar *Problems* Advanced I Audio distorts when you turn it up Auto Heat/Air is difficult to regulate Cheap rear view mirror (no auto dim)(you turn on map lights whenever you adjust the mirror) Headlights - stylish but have design issues. Low Beam is cut short as if something is blocking the beam Vision is restricted on dark roads in curves or up/down hills. Tonight lights began flickering (low beam bulb gets brighter, then dimmer) Saturn has a 1500 mile 30 day money back guarantee Thinking about returning the car

Love it!

5
PapaG on 07/07/2003

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

This is my second Saturn, and it is awesome! Get the Premium Package, it is well worth it. I get so many compliments on the styling, the pickup is excellent, the interior is very comfortable (even for those of us over 6'3"). It handles great, and as usual, the service you get is top notch. After my lease is up in 3 years, I'll be back for another.

Saturn is out of this world

5
farver on 07/03/2003

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

L300 is a great car - compares very well with imports. Excellent balance between ride and handling. Very good sound system (w/ Advanced Audio System). No cookie cutter styling with upgrades for 2003 make car stand out and look more expensive than it is. Great deal with current incentives!

Very Nice Car

5
GNM on 06/08/2003

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

We spent a lot of time looking at all sorts of vehicles but kept coming back to the Saturn L series. At first we only looked at the L300 with the V6 engine. Out of curiosity we drove the L200 with the 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine. We were pleasantly supprised. The engine provides snappy acceleration and provides all of the power that we need. The looks of the vehicle are stunning. We have received many complements about our Saturn. Fit and finish are great with no squeaks or rattles.

2003 Saturn L-300

4.9
ClickmBear on 05/29/2003

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

Handling: This car seems suprisingly agile for it's size & weight, and has a secure feel on curvy roads. Acceleration: Smooth, yet powerful...Nice Shifting Trans. Brakes: 4whl Disc, very smooth, and seem to feel quite secure....agile. Comfort: Very Good for the price of this car.

Third Saturn!!

4.9
DAR42 on 05/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

This is our fourth Saturn. We have an SL2, which is still going strong and a 2000 LS2 (now the L300) which I loved! My wife got a 2001 L200 and loves it, and just last week, I returned my leased LS2 and got myself an L200 premium with the leather, stereo upgrades, climate control and Onstar. I like the quality and safety features of all Saturns along with great customer service. I must say that the 4 cylinder engine is a pleasant surprise! I absolutely loved the V6, but also felt that the smart move this time was to go with the 4 and upgrade to the premium package. Good move! Saturn is one great car and the L200 is one great Saturn!

Saturn L

4.1
jsrmdmph on 05/25/2003

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

This is my second Saturn L300. I wanted to buy a GM car (I am in a GM family)and found that it compared favorably to the Toyota Camry, and the Chrysler Concorde, the two cars that I had owned before the Saturn L300s. The clincher for me at the time was 0% interest and the discounts for owner loyalty and for being in a GM family. This made it the best value for me as well. I also like the rear end styling and the new headlights on the L300 so it even is a little more esthetically pleasing. (It reminds me of the Passat.)

More bang for the buck

5
Kesha on 05/24/2003

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 really love my Saturn. It was the best decision I made. I got all the quality features at a price that I could afford. I encourage all bargin shoppers to take look.

I will never buy another Saturn again.

2.9
notahappycustomer on 05/20/2003

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

I loved my first Saturn. So I decided to buy another one, a LW200 station wagon. It was a lemon. I had to replace two sensors already. Now I am in the process of replacing another sensor. I had problems with the automatic door lock. It cost around $200 - $300 just to fix one door. I refused to fix the second door until I decide to sell this piece of junk!

Overlooked Jewel

4.9
scooper on 05/19/2003

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 expected reasonable quality with modest comfort, modest performance; more vanilla. Well, it's much tastier than that. I've driven Accords, Camry's, Altimas, and the rest. I'll put the L200 against any of them. Price is part of it. Out the door at $18,500 with everything but the DVD and kitchen sink. Handles very smoothly, zips even with the 4-cylinder Ecotec, and has been flawless. I've owned everything from Mustangs to minivans, and this is one of my favorites. Definitely better than the car mags are willing to admit. What is wrong with those guys?

I love the new 2003 Saturn L-300 V-6

4.9
AndyR on 05/14/2003

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

This vehicle, redesigned for 2003 is quite attractive and easily on par with the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. People stop me and ask, "What kind of car is that?" and are quite surprised to find out that it is a new Saturn L- 300. It looks like an import. The V-6 L- 300 has the quickest acceleration of any vehicle I have owned.

Im glad I bought a Saturn

4.8
KariandLucas on 04/18/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My one year old son and I just got into an accident about a week ago. And I must say that I am so impressed with my car. Damage was considerable, however, the inside was not damaged at all, and my son and I are not hurt at all. The other persons car was very badly damaged. Although my car will have to be demolished because of the extent of the damages, you can bet that I will buy the same car again.

LW300

5
ksteward on 04/18/2003

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

Extremely good value. Should last a very long time. Low maintenance cost.

Loyal Saturn Buyer And The 2003 L200

3.6
Laggy on 04/16/2003

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

Bought L200 in March 2003. So far, the car has been pretty good, but I have some concerns. The auto transmission often shifts hard, especially from 1st to 2nd. (Saturn says this is normal.) Also, build quality is disappointing. Gaps between body panels, especially the front fenders and the doors are quite large and inconsistent. You can actually look inside the fender through one of the gaps. Also the gaps are not flat, making one section stand out noticeably away from another. This being the second Saturn I have owned, I would think the quality would improve, not degrade. Other than that I hope the car lasts and is as reliable as my previous one.

Lower payments / Good Car

4.9
New saturn owner on 04/08/2003

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 owned a Loaded 2000 Concorde LXI. I moved and did not drive as many miles.I wanted a car to get around, lower my payments but still be comfortable. This was a challenge, since I am 6'3" and not small framed. The Saturn L300 with all the extras fit the bill. I wanted the Silver Green with the DVD option. There were very few out here. My dealership found one and had it brought for me. My only problem was that the Saturn Visibility program reduce the inventory of cars I could choose to lease.

Awesome!

4.9
Lollipop on 04/07/2003

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 think this car is just awesome!! I think almost everything about it is in great quality.

L200 2003 love it

4.9
staten on 04/02/2003

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

Have the car two weeks and everything works perfectly. Car is much better than I thought it would be. I am over 6' and have plenty of room in front and back. The car is a joy. It's a shame the car reviews dont give it its due. Looked at and drove the Honda, Altima, Camary and Sonata. Did not think any were any better. We got the premium package and everything works perfectly. Nobody ever mentions the trunk on this car but itis huge for this class of car. Was afraid the small 4cyl would not be peppy enough but have had no problem on the highway. Car is used by my wife daily to commute and she loves it. Highly recomend

Sporty, fun, reliable.

4.8
tmadorm on 04/01/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my L200 because my S series had over 150,000 when I finally got rid of it. I have heard about poor Saturn quality by some, but you can't argue with all of the owners that have very reliable and long lasting cars. This car looks sportier than its competitors, and is fun to drive. I also got the DVD system which is very cool. Saturn has a $3000 rebate going on now with a free DVD also! Overall, a great value. Also, I think the horsepower is now 141.

Great car, but a bit small

4.3
Inhi Bellows on 04/01/2003

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

The styling is great. The handling and peformance is excettent, i was surprised about the response i got when i pinned it top the floor, it has good mid-rpm power and great around the town. It is a bit small in the back though. Don't think about putting 3 passengers back there.Overall ,a great choice

2 year owner

3.8
nj on 04/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Good car at a good price. Sort of fun to drive. Go for leather interior. The V6 engine/tranny is great, plenty of power at all speeds, and the shifts are smooth. I can't get more than 19mi/gal in mixed driving. Engine noise level high -- it idles like a truck. The suspention goes over railroad tracks without problem, but leans too much on turns if pushed. It also lets in too much road noise. Handleing is not sporty, but very good. Controls are easy, build quality is so- so, but I had only a 2 minor reliability issues within 2 years. Dealership service is stellar. All in all -- I'd buy it again, but I'll probably upgrade to XC70 next time.

My Third and Best Saturn (2003 L300)

4.1
saturnfreak01 on 03/30/2003

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

I recently took delivery of my 2003 L300 and can truthfully say it is the most fun to drive car I have ever owned. It is roomy, comfortable and has plenty of power for all situations. It came very well equipted, with power everything, cd player, air, power drivers seat and automatic climate control for well under $ 20,000 with incentives. Add in a retailer network well known for treating customers right, and imo the L300 is worth more than its midsize competiors from overseas.

Steve's Review of Saturn's L300

4.6
scowart on 03/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

My Saturn L300 was purchased in late December, 2002. I love driving this car! It's my first car with an automatic transmission and some real performance. While the HP is (only) 182, it's much more power than I've had before. I can merge onto crowded California freeway with no problem, getting up to 65-70 in surprising time (officially 0-60mph in 8.2 sec). It looks great from the outside and on the inside as well.

hotwheels

4.9
lowmasterz24 on 03/19/2003

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 know cars that is all i have been around for all my life and when i say for a 4cyl engine with and auto trans i can say its all that ive driven honda and chevy cavaliers but bye far this is a great car now dont get me wrong i would take a 5speed over a auto but its all most the same.....

Me in a Saturn?

4.8
JJB on 03/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Watch out Honda. I couldn't believe the first time I saw the 2003 Saturn L300...The headlights, the rear; simply awesome. Mine is silver w/ black leather; 6 cyl. is a real sleeper.

Great car at a great price

4.9
HappyL200 on 03/09/2003

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 traded in my gas guzzling Mazda B3000 pickup, couldn't stand the 16mpg any longer, for a more fuel efficient car. Prior to the truck I had a Ford Escort and I knew that a small car wouldn't be practical for us, which led me to the Saturn L with the 4 cylinder engine. At this time I am very happy with the 4-bangers performance. The ride is very good and very quiet. I think a lot of the professional reviewers have jaded viewpoints because this thing is pretty darn quiet! Yep, I love the car and would recommend it to anyone. For what it is worth, this is our third Saturn and we have been very happy with the quality of the brand.

All this for $20K

4.6
PistolPete on 03/04/2003

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

For the first time in my life, I decided I was going to buy a practicle family car for about $20,000. The pickings were very slim, and when factoring in safety, reputation, and cost I was left with just the Honda CRV and the LW-200. Well, I chose the Saturn and couldn't be happier. I love the redesigned exterior! Oh, and if it comes down to a Saturn and a couple other cars for you...the Saturn undoubtedly will cost less to insure.

Saturn LW3 wagon rocks!

4.9
maryfae on 03/04/2003

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

The Saturn LW3 wagon has a peppy engine and handles easily. With leather appointments it feels like a luxury car, and the wagon capacity makes it the car to take to Home Depot or the garden shop.

Undecided in Connecticut

4.1
mizv on 03/02/2003

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

I bought this car after owning a Volvo 960. Although it's no Volvo, overall I would say it holds true to most claims made. I love it in the snow, far superior to my Volvo, and handles beautifully in the rain as well. Customer service at the dealership was a total nightmare! Since cs was one of the main reasons for looking at a Saturn we were horribly disappointed - Shame on Saturn for using that as a selling point!

SATURN PIMPS

5
Corey K. on 02/25/2003

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 am 100% pleased with my Saturn L300! I am a die hard Chevy fan, all I have ever owned are Chevy Muscle cars. So when it came time to buy a new car for the little ones I ventured into Saturn and was blown away with the quailty, performance, and value of the Saturn L300. You would have to be blind or a fool not to see the superior quailty in this car. I'M SOLD ON SATURN!!!

Don't put the peddle to the mettle!

4.3
mocha71 on 02/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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 really like my new L300. My previous vehicle was a 96 Chevy Monte Carlo, which I liked also, but since our family is getting larger, we thought it would be best to get a four door vehicle. We fell in love with the black leather interior, but have been very disappointed with the average miles per tank of gas. It gets less than the Monte Carlo per tank.

Frustrated L driver

2.4
Hatemysaturn on 02/12/2003

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

I recently purchassed a 2003 L200, not by choice, but by practicality. I would NOT recomend this car to anyone I know, unless they needed a car that was cheap on insurance. This is my second saturn. The S series was a great car, but I really do hate my L200.

GREAT CAR..poor service

5
bob749 on 02/11/2003

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've never purchased a car at "sticker price" but this car was worth it. HOWEVER, three very minor problems; wind noise, steering wheel vibration and auto climate control malfunctions. Saturn Service or should I say the "attitude" about fixing problems with their cars is by far the WORST I've ever experienced in 40 years of new car buying.

Great car for an american Product

4.3
eng on 02/07/2003

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

I just purchased the new Saturn L-300 sedan. So far I am very pleased. The only problem I have is the automatic climate control. It is very irratic and hard to set and maintain. It's almost manual. Big time design changes need to be done on the system. Very comfortable car on long trips and gets decent fuel economy. The advaces audio systm ranks up there with JBL, Bose and other upgraded systems. The leather appointments are leaps and bounds better than the one I had in my Grand Prix. I think general overall qiuality is very good. GM needs to take lessons on that subject.

Love that Saturn

5
Nelson3 on 02/07/2003

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 have had this Saturn three months and love it very much. Have 2000 miles on it so far. Ride smooth, quiet, and has plenty of pep. Four cyclinders is plenty. My front wheels will scratch if I stomp down. Finish is fine, and back seat is roomy. Like the dash arrangement, and the transmission shifting is very smooth. Particularly like the profile and hood appearance. Engine compartment is orderly and well arranged. This thing needs spell check! Hope they sell a bunch of them! Cool item!

General Mess from GM

1.1
Saturnbear on 02/06/2003

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

This was our second Saturn, the first was a 1996 SL1 with 75,000 and no issues, this one was now been in the shop 19 times, the first was the second day. Constant electrical problems, no break lights and suspension issues, car has gone through 3 sets of tires. Interior of very poor quality, rattles, squeeks, headline falling down, and go try and trade the car in, the value is almost as bad a Yugo. Never again will we purchase a GENERAL MESS from GENERAL MOTORS

Saturn vs Others

5
rmvad on 02/05/2003

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 bought my Staurn L-300 last November, had put in 6,000 miles so far and very happy with it. There's nothing vague about the steering wheel, and I think interior design is quiet & understatement which I like. It handles very well, much better then my Toyota Camry XLE and never have trouble get it starts in the cold!! So far it is very reliable which make it better than my old Peugeot, which I considered it very tough and very well handling but not always reliable.

Excellent

4.9
Bernard Horovitz on 02/04/2003

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

This is the best car I have ever owned in my 66 years!!!

Black Beauty

5
Stewie on 01/27/2003

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

Third Saturn purchased, loved them all. This one is Black on Black and looks like a Saab, or BMW. Travel from Canada to North Carolina through the mountains was effortless. Great power in the 2000 to 4000 rpm range. This is the quietest car I have owned. Compared to the Honda accord it has to be ten times quieter on the highway. Could use a larger seat base on front buckets. Power seat a must.

My 3rd Saturn

5
Klaron on 01/26/2003

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

This is our third Saturn and our first L-Series. I really enjoy driving the car and am happy to have dropped my gas-guzzling Mazda pickup. I find the ride very nice and quiet. There are some professional reviews that ding on the Saturn for noise but I don't know what they are talking about, perhaps they're too jaded after drving high-end cars? As I write this, Saturn is offering a Sport Package on the L200 which offers pretty much every option, plus with some great cash discounts, the L200 is an excellent value! Heated leather seats, power moon roof, 6-disc CD player, upgraded speakers, blah blah blah, stop reading this and go test drive a new Saturn!

Out of the Gate

4.9
Patrick Bolt on 01/13/2003

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

Can't argue with $3,000 cash back from Saturn on a car competing successfully in it's size class with the Accords and Camrys of the world. I added heated leather seats, sunroof, antilock brakes with traction control, and a 6-disc C/D changer and still was $1,000 below their price without these options. Head to head, the Accords and Camrys barely edge the L200, but that's not comparing apples to apples is it? Oh, and for commuters, the L200 4 cylinder Automatic ranks at the top 24 MPG in the city in their class, second only to the Accord's 26.

I Love My Saturn!!

5
Katie M. on 01/05/2003

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 just bought my Saturn, and I love it! I used to be a Ford girl, but after my experience at the Saturn dealership I don't think I'll ever go back. The new L Series is stylish, safe, and a great value. My husband was leary of buying a Saturn at first, but after he saw the redesigned body and the luxurious interior - even he admitted it was a great car.

saturn rocks!

5
Mike Enrick on 12/30/2002

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

Excellent car, hated the previous year's exterior styling, but this year it's great!

Nice car

3.9
petrack on 12/18/2002

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

We have always has european cars before. I wanted a new Saab 93 (for about $2k more), she thought the Saturn looked better. Our car came to $23400 as we added the Premium Pack along with ABS & Trac. We picked up our car and everything went great for a while. My wife is the primary driver, and one day she left work and the car would not shift out of first gear (it is an auto). Saturn towed the car in, checked it and it was fine. Knowing our concern, they exchanged the car for a new one. A fluke problem like this could happen with any new car, but if it was any other company they would have made us keep it while they kept trying to find the problem.

Great Car

5
RKB on 12/16/2002

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 got this car as a rental car and fell in love with. I like is so well that I am considering buying one. It drives and handles really good. I have really long legs and when I got into that car, I couldn't believe the leg room.

Glad I made the right choice

4.9
ELB on 12/05/2002

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

The car is quite “zippy”, something I did not expect. The interior is very well put together, and the car feels much larger than it actually is, with lots of room in both the front and back seats. The exterior has the look of a car that is much more expensive.(Several friends of mine, when first seeing the car, thought it was either a VW Passat or a Saab). The only ‘complaint’ I have with the car is that the engine is a little noisier than I think it should be; other than that, I am very happy with my L300.

Great Car

5
SMR on 12/03/2002

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 like the European feel for thousands less than a German car. I've owned a Saturn before and I am expecting good dependability and resale value like I experienced with previous Saturns. My kids love the free DVD system in the back seat, I love the 0% percent for 60 months.

Bought a 2003 LW300 w/ Premium & ABS

5
2nd Saturn Owner on 12/01/2002

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

Owned for a week now. Traded in an 1995 SL2 with 94000 The LW300 seems like a luxury car compared to the SL2. Interior noise is very quiet. Converations are actually possible now. More room than a VUE and handles the corners better. never going to go off- road so i don't need AWD. Maybe get a set of snow tires though. We almost purchased an 03 Saab Linear Wagon for about 2k more (related to a GM employee) but with 0% financing at Saturn, it clinched the deal. has anyone heard the 03 Saab turn signals ? Most annoying I have ever heard. Sounds cartoonish.

Great car

4.8
HoneyCom on 11/25/2002

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

This is our third Saturn and the best one yet. I love Saturn's scheduled maintenance. They tell you when to bring it in, what they will do and how much it will cost.

The Best Saturn Yet

5
ESumma on 11/22/2002

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 recently traded in a '99 Pontiac Bonneville for a 2003 Saturn L300 Premium. The car came fully loaded with all options. The moment you turned the key, you could tell this was a very different Saturn. The engine is out of this world, actually, it's made in the UK. The engine is used in GM's Euro applications. The materials are first rate. The car is truly a great surprise from Saturn.

Saturn hits a home run!

5
Pluto on 11/15/2002

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 couldn't believe this was a Saturn! This car looks totally off the streets of Europe. The German engine gets very high marks. The interiors is carefully thought out with all the amenities. I love the revised headlamps and tail lights with the chrome trim. This car also cost thousands less than a comparable Honda Accord. And with 0% financing for 60 months and no payments due for 90 days, it was very hard to turn this beauty down.

Don't buy that Accord or Camry!

5
SBR on 10/27/2002

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

Saturn has really outdone themselves here. The new L300 is an amazing car with wonderful European styling and a 3.0 Liter German engine to sport. The L300 has the form, fit, function and quality of any comparable Accord or Camry but for thousands less. Don't be fooled by the Honda's and Toyota's of this world. This new Saturn will cause any new Accord and Camry owners to blush with red when they see what they might have bought for thousands less.

best car for the money

4.8
michael d on 10/20/2002

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I leased my L-200,a year and a half ago. I have had no problems and oil change service,is quick and pleasant. The car is very roomy inside and handles well.For the money,you cant beat it. The team at Saturn is also great.

Excellent car!

5
Robert Thompson on 10/06/2002

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

We picked up our 2003 L200 after our 2001 L200 was totaled by a rear end collison. We have had 3 Saturns prior to our 2003, and have always been tremendously happy with our cars. After we were told that our 2001 literally saved our lives because of the high rear profile we immediately went to get the new 2003 L200. It's new stylling is outstanding and we have received many admiring stares. We love the new ride and handling and all the new additions to the interior trim. What else can I say but we love our new Saturn.

Saturn L200 2003

4.8
EMC on 09/16/2002

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

I just picked up my saturn a few days agoand so far it rides realy nice. I fell in love with the new styling, it looks much better than the 2002. My dealer eas able to find my car and get me approved in just one day.

Saturn has taken the next step!!!

5
Reihm on 08/26/2002

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 must say I am overwhelmingly impressed with the new Saturn. I was all but driving away in my new honda when I decided to stop by the local Saturn dealership to check out what they had. When I saw the new 2003's rolling off the truck i had to do a double take. It looked like a luxury European car and not a Saturn. And then when I looked inside this beauty I forgot I was at the Saturn dealer. I loved the price (low 20's,) and the loaded features you get (see below). This will be a great selling car this year and beyond. I love it!!! And Saturn's no haggle prices makes for a less stressful visit!



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