2001 Saturn L
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My first car

by from Chicago ,IL on June 21, 2017

Great for a first car was very reliable. At 97,000 it started to have more problems then it was worth. But I had it for 7 years and got my moneys worth
Great for a first car was very reliable. At 97,000 it started to have more problems then it was worth. But I had it for 7 years and got my moneys worth
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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My almost 17 years old Saturn

by from on June 6, 2017

I own a 2001 Saturn SL200 and is currently drive able everywhere. My car is great for my budget and has been as a reliable car. I drove this car in the snow and it did handle great on snowy roads. My ...
I own a 2001 Saturn SL200 and is currently drive able everywhere. My car is great for my budget and has been as a reliable car. I drove this car in the snow and it did handle great on snowy roads. My car's features are still working at age 17. Handles on highway smoothly. Everything is great about my car, so it has a few flaws: low horsepower and rough idling after start up and in the winter time.
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Does recommend this car!!

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ONE OF THE BEST CARS I'V HAD

by from OLEAN, NEW YORK on November 15, 2012

IN VERY GOOD SHAPE, IT HANDLES WELL, GOOD ON GAS, VERY SAFE CAR TO OWN, KEPT THIS CAR UP AS BEST I COULD, NEVER HAD ANY BREAK DOWNS WITH THIS CAR, GOOD CAR TO DRIVE IN THE WINTER
IN VERY GOOD SHAPE, IT HANDLES WELL, GOOD ON GAS, VERY SAFE CAR TO OWN, KEPT THIS CAR UP AS BEST I COULD, NEVER HAD ANY BREAK DOWNS WITH THIS CAR, GOOD CAR TO DRIVE IN THE WINTER
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Very reliable, cheap car

by from on November 11, 2012

Saturns aren't fancy cars, but they're very reliable and get great gas mileage. The only bad thing about the SLs is that they have the tendency to consume oil. This only really becomes a problem when ...
Saturns aren't fancy cars, but they're very reliable and get great gas mileage. The only bad thing about the SLs is that they have the tendency to consume oil. This only really becomes a problem when you don't top it off and end up ruining the engine. Mine uses about a quart of oil every 3,000 miles.
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Worth Every Penny! A Fabulous Awesome Car!

by from California on March 31, 2011

This is my third Saturn, an L300 2001. I love the car. The repairs over the years have been minimal, and maintenance has been easy. I have had no major mechanical problems either. I would buy another ...
This is my third Saturn, an L300 2001. I love the car. The repairs over the years have been minimal, and maintenance has been easy. I have had no major mechanical problems either. I would buy another Saturn for sure. I think it is a fabulous company. Too bad no one bought them. Now they are not making any new cars. Clearly a reliable and well made American vehicle.
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Does recommend this car!!

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2001 Saturn 200L- nAERLY 200k Mile and still going

by from Wesley Chapel, FL on August 28, 2010

Ha, I bought this car used at 36k miles.. I have nearly 200k miles on this babe. Yes, I had to change front and rear brakes,rotors,tune ups, and a/c compressor and catalystic converter. She has been b...
Ha, I bought this car used at 36k miles.. I have nearly 200k miles on this babe. Yes, I had to change front and rear brakes,rotors,tune ups, and a/c compressor and catalystic converter. She has been been very reliable. Just keep up with the oil changes and maintenance as schedule. Its easy to work on to say the least. the engine compartment is very spacious to work and not cluttered with stuff. I am really happy with its performance, cause its not a sport car.... with the car . Its not the greatest looking car , but reliable.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Best car I ever owned!!!

by from Atlanta on March 22, 2010

I bought it used 2 and a half years ago. It had 76,000 miles on it. I love this car! The seats are less than comfortable on a long trip, but more comfortable than most out there. The power the engine ...
I bought it used 2 and a half years ago. It had 76,000 miles on it. I love this car! The seats are less than comfortable on a long trip, but more comfortable than most out there. The power the engine puts out just flat out snaps my neck. Of course I mean the V6. I researched that after I bought it. Turns out the Saab used the same V6. Sure, I've had issues with my car. I've had a rogue short in my lighting system... either the driver side fog light or driver side tailight takes turns blowing. I've had just a few repairs done, though all have been major expenses. It started with a blown MAF, shredded timing belt, and most recently the oil cooler went out, spewing oil on the pavement faster than I could put it back in. The a/c went out last summer too. But it's now almost 10 years old, with 130,000 miles on it. It's going to have issues at this age/mileage. But other than that, I plan on driving the car til it just won't drive any more. It's been relaible other than that, because it's never left me on the side of the road!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Such a great car.

by from on July 29, 2009

This was my first car, obviously i have another car now (Nissan Cube) and i loved it. So reliable and i would recommend this to so many people looking for a bargain. Saturn, you have out done yourself...
This was my first car, obviously i have another car now (Nissan Cube) and i loved it. So reliable and i would recommend this to so many people looking for a bargain. Saturn, you have out done yourself.
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Exceeded Expectations

by from New Mexico on March 25, 2009

I bought the car new in 2001 and thought I would only keep it for 5 years. I also never planned to buy an American car. The car has exceeded my expectations and been very reliable. It started needing ...
I bought the car new in 2001 and thought I would only keep it for 5 years. I also never planned to buy an American car. The car has exceeded my expectations and been very reliable. It started needing repairs in the fall of 2008: -water pump -fuel pump -heater core -axle shaft The car now has 134,000 miles. I was hoping it would make it to 200K but now I'm not so sure. I am happy to so far have 3 more years out of the car than I originally thought. I plan on keeping it through the rest of this year.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Not worth it

by from San Francisco, CA on August 18, 2008

It's not worth the expenditure. In the first 5 years, I had to put an additional $10K of work into the car on things that should not have worn out so early (like the catalytic converter before 40,000 ...
It's not worth the expenditure. In the first 5 years, I had to put an additional $10K of work into the car on things that should not have worn out so early (like the catalytic converter before 40,000 miles and the rack and pinion assembly before 60,000). Based on the glowing reviews of Saturn, I had expected more value and reliability.
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