(4.4) 19 reviews
MSRP: $439$4,715
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 32-33
Engine: 100-hp, 1.9-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Saturn SL


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A huge part of our test-drive of the 1997 Saturn SL1 sedan occurred outside the car. Because the '97 sedans have few dramatic alterations (a major redesign happened last year), we decided it was the perfect time to check out Saturn's much-ballyhooed dealership experience, where shoppers don't have to dicker over the sticker price or feel threatened by aggressive sales people. ... Read full review for the 1997 Saturn SL

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Good Car for the Price

by Satisfied Driver from Dallas, TX on January 15, 2010

I've had my Saturn SL2 for 8 years, purchased with 64,000 miles and now has 190,000 miles. I have had no major problems and very minimal repairs needed. It has never broken down on the road. I've driv... Read Full Review

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