My 1999 Saturn SC2 is great and reliable
Okay so it's 2018 and i just bought a sporty 1999 Saturn SC 2 with the twin cam engine. It has 87,000 miles on it and this car was VERY well taken care of, so much that it looks as new as any 2018 car driving around. So some people told me i shouldn't buy a car that old but I said "hey relax it's a saturn". The reason I tell them that is this is my third 90's Saturn I've owned and they are nothing but dead reliable. This one however is my first SC model and it's basically a sporty car with a bit more power to it than the SL's. I like these cars because they are predictable- you'll at some point replace the crankshaft sensor, belt tensioner, radiator, starter, alternator ect but nothing serious. Change the oil regularly and always keep a check on it and you'll be fine. My 1996 Saturn is still being drove by a friend i sold it to with 255,000 on the odometer. They are good cars take my word for it and don't be afraid of the age of one.
Very respectable car. Runs great at 200k!
So obviously this is a car you would encounter if your on a budget and in the used car market. I've owned two Saturns from the late 1990s and neither of them ever let me down. My current SC2 3 door coupe has over 200k miles and shows no signs of quitting. This is the dohc or twin cam engine which has decent pep and is highly reliable. The thing I love is how simple it is to fix and how cheap the parts are. Even though GM dropped Saturn from their line-up, you won't have trouble finding quality replacement parts for cheap. Ride quality is decent and spirited. The style is ahead of its time. I would only recommend Saturn vehicles until the early 2000s when GM just started rebadging Chevys.
Reliable and economical
This car has met and exceeded my needs, dent proof panels, plenty of leg room and with the rear seats down can carry as much groceries as my SUV.