(3.9) 17 reviews
MSRP: $49$4,149
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 34
Engine: 100-hp, 1.9-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
1996 Saturn SL


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Saturn has built idyllic images around its no-haggle pricing, benevolent senior managers in polo shirts, and a homecoming weekend for buyers at their adopted alma motor, Spring Hill, Tenn. Such gilding has effectively diverted attention from a rude question: How well does Saturn build cars? The ruder answer: Not much better than anybody else at General Motors these days. And convenien... Read full review for the 1996 Saturn SL

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Still going strong

by Fully satisfied with my purchase from Oceanside, CA on March 22, 2012

I have a 96 Saturn SL1 and I've only replaced the Alternator (early on) and the original starter last year. 14 years on the OEM starter. I've barely laid a finger on it except for oil, batteries, wipe... Read Full Review

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