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2002 Saturn SC consumer reviews

$13,080–$13,940 MSRP range
side view of 2002 SC Saturn
89% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 3.9
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.5
Explore the 2002 Saturn SC

It's like being part of a club

I bought my SC2 new back in '02 while I was in college, granted it's not a flashy car, BUT in the seven years I've owned it it hasn't broken down a single time. It's a small car, I'm 5'9 and it's ok for me in the front seat but I hate sitting in the back. This car was victim to a pretty major highway traffic accident a few years back and the HP officer told me that had I not been in a Saturn (with it's plastic body), the force of impact would have broken all the windows and been much worse for me than it was. Knowing that my little blue car will always start when I need it to is a big relief for a single gal living alone on the west coast... I'm VERY sad to be seeing the Saturn brand closed down.


Waste of Money

This car has been so much trouble. Everything has gone out. It's made cheaply and it shows! I would not reccommend Saturn to anyone.


Great little car, I owned 2

My first was a 1996 white SC2.. Loved it so much that when it got totaled in an accident I purchased another. A 2002 red one. I am a fan of the stick shift (they both are) The stick made it fun to drive and felt sporty. I was very happy with the reliability of this car, started every time, never had any problems with them. The ONLY reason I traded it in was because being at the age of 50+ I found it difficult to get in and out of. I purchased a larger car, but I will miss my little Saturn!


Amazing Car

I bought this car a week ago and i have been totally amazed by it. The gas mileage is perfect for work since i live about twenty minutes out and my kids have a lot of sport activities so they need to be driven to school 40+ mpg i would buy this car if only for the great gas mileage but its also cute and sporty. my friend has had there 1998 sc for 10 years and has not had a problem yet highly reccomended.


Super car!

I've actually owned two of these cars (a 2001 and 2002). I've used one as a regular car, just going to school and work. The gas mileage is incredible. I average about 35-37mpg, even though it says 29/36. The other I have been very rough with, carrying heavy loads, filling up the backseat/trunk with machinery, liquids, etc. I've not had a single problem out of either. Mechanically, they are super little cars. The third door is a nice feature for someone who plans to haul people or things a lot.


I beat up the repo man to keep this car

This car is my baby. I have a sun roof on my car so in the summer, thats used more than my windows. The gas mileage is very helpful because I like to travel.


My Red Saturn SC2 Coupe purchased at 24,000 Miles

I really love my 2002 Red Saturn SC2 Coupe so far it has been really reliable and when I purchased this vehicle it had the works and the owner took great car of it. For what it gets for great gas mileage unlike other competitors out there this vehicle has been really different and it get noticed more than the common car such as the Malibu or whatever the case maybe. The seats can use a little work I will admit to it since the leather seating was not really an option for me but I preferred the cloth as opposed to leather. The power should be what I expected than the SC1 which really lacked a bit so it better off on a SC2 with the extra power when getting on the high way. I saved a lot on gas on this vehicle like no other as opposed to my 1989 Corsica. There is one thing is that there is a noise somewhat whiring, but it really minor which not really bothersome as long as music is played in the vehicle. Saturn is making vast improvements on their vehicles so I am glad that I invested in a Saturn and I would invest in another one. I hope this really help out a person out investing a sporty and yet racing appeal look... much bigger than the Chevy Cavilier and better mechanical setup.


Saturn SC1

I own this car and it has been extremely reliable. It drives well, runs well, and looks great! The main con for the car has to be the small seats, which I suppose comes with having a small sports car. They could be more comfortable, though.



I found the interior comfartable as well as stylish. Its handling could use some work but it has a good throttle response.