2001 Saturn Sl
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Almost seventeen years old and still running great

by from Arizona on August 27, 2017

I've been driving a 2001 Saturn since I bought it seventeen years ago. I've had very few problems over all those years and it is still running great. This car is not fast, not good looking and has a v...
I've been driving a 2001 Saturn since I bought it seventeen years ago. I've had very few problems over all those years and it is still running great. This car is not fast, not good looking and has a very cheap feeling interior. It is borderline embarrassing to drive. That said, it is super reliable, gets great gas mileage and I haven't had a car payment in a very long time, all of which outweigh the negatives.
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The most reliable car I ever had!

by from elizabethtown on August 17, 2017

I bought my car brand new with only 11 miles on it right out of the showcase in york,pa. It's now 2017 and I am still driving it with 198,000 miles on it..its lasted me almost 17 years...stull has the...
I bought my car brand new with only 11 miles on it right out of the showcase in york,pa. It's now 2017 and I am still driving it with 198,000 miles on it..its lasted me almost 17 years...stull has the original clutch,motor,a/c...only normal repairs like plugs and wires and battery! I think I also have the original fuel filter as well..im wondering how much longer it will go for me! Hopefully 300,000 miles! Still runs awesome! The interior however is a different story but..it is almost 17 yrs old!
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A VERY GOOD CAR

by from Ossining, NY on July 29, 2017

This is my second Saturn. I am Selling it because my Dad left me his Saturn and it is new with only 40,000 miles on it and it is a 2002 which makes it a year less older then my 2001 Saturn which to b...
This is my second Saturn. I am Selling it because my Dad left me his Saturn and it is new with only 40,000 miles on it and it is a 2002 which makes it a year less older then my 2001 Saturn which to be honest is really hard for me to sell because I become attached to it , but I don't need two cars and my 2001 has over 99,800 miles on it. So I think I am making the right choice to sell it. But it is a VERT VALUE Oriented Car to own in my Book.
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Most reliable car I have owned

by from MINNIE on June 15, 2017

This was the best car I have owned I would give every car out here for that one car back best money I have ever spent everyone should try this car out
This was the best car I have owned I would give every car out here for that one car back best money I have ever spent everyone should try this car out
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Amazed with it

by from Fredricktown mo on May 10, 2017

330thousend Alot of miles when I got it and yes uses some oil but I'm still getting 30 mpg min and as far as handling I love it
330thousend Alot of miles when I got it and yes uses some oil but I'm still getting 30 mpg min and as far as handling I love it
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Had some problems.

by from Newark Ohio on August 12, 2016

Bought a 2001 Saturn SL2 used about 1 1/2 years ago. Replaced 2 starters. Replaced the intake manifold, due to a little tube that broke off. Fuel pump relay failed. Vapor lock on very hot day caused t...
Bought a 2001 Saturn SL2 used about 1 1/2 years ago. Replaced 2 starters. Replaced the intake manifold, due to a little tube that broke off. Fuel pump relay failed. Vapor lock on very hot day caused the same symptoms as fp relay. Car is obsolete. Getting hard to find parts for. Fun to drive, & has cold air. Comfortable; But concerned about future breakdowns, parts supplies. Fairly reliable. Like it; But don't recommend it to anyone else. Or a Pontiac, Oldsmobile, or Saab.
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Does not recommend this car

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Keeps On Going

by from New Mexico on May 14, 2014

Bought it in 2001. Drove it cross-country loaded-down in 2008. Drive it 60 miles roundtrip to work everyday. Very comfortable for long distance trips. Really is the most comfortable car I have owned. ...
Bought it in 2001. Drove it cross-country loaded-down in 2008. Drive it 60 miles roundtrip to work everyday. Very comfortable for long distance trips. Really is the most comfortable car I have owned. Now has about 190,000 miles on it. Burns a lot of oil, but still gets great gas mileage. No major mechanical problems. Still a very smooth and quiet ride. Not a glamor car. Sort of basic and no frills compared to today's models, but dependable.
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The Little Engine That Could

by from Levittown, PA on March 28, 2014

My 2001 manual has 190,000+ miles and the engine is still going strong. I bought it new 13 years ago and it's been very reliable and cheap to run. It is NOT a show car or sports car, but does the job ...
My 2001 manual has 190,000+ miles and the engine is still going strong. I bought it new 13 years ago and it's been very reliable and cheap to run. It is NOT a show car or sports car, but does the job of getting you from A to B for less than $13k brand new out the door in 2001. I get ~35 mpg average still and the little thing has towed multiple 2,000lb plus loads with my 4x8 trailer without fail. I've beat the heck out of it over the years and it still runs. Looking to finally get rid of it for a nicer car, but it's served me well.
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Most disappointing car I've owned

by from Grantsville, Utah on January 3, 2014

as a young boy, i was always bent on getting a "sporty car", although this car looks like it could hold it's own, the 100HP is extremely disappointing. Not to mention that the looks of this car are ut...
as a young boy, i was always bent on getting a "sporty car", although this car looks like it could hold it's own, the 100HP is extremely disappointing. Not to mention that the looks of this car are utterly atrocious. The only thing that some would argue for the car is the "safety", i can assure you that the size of the car plus the poor building materials mean you'd be lucky to survive a wreck. Let alone your car. overall, i think that the price is unbeatable for a peace of junk. If you really hate your child, and want to see them suffer and struggle to find a new car as soon as possible, I would defiantly suggest this car!
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Does not recommend this car

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great safe teliable car!

by from sc on March 31, 2013

This car was my daughtet's first and second cars. They both run great and are made to really protect yoy in a crash. The first saturn was involved in an accudent where another vehicle ran right up ont...
This car was my daughtet's first and second cars. They both run great and are made to really protect yoy in a crash. The first saturn was involved in an accudent where another vehicle ran right up onto the windsheild and my daghter walked away without a sratch. The second accident she was involved in a four carpile up on the interstate. The passenger 'cage' design protected her and again, she walked away without a scratch. This time the car was totaled. So she biught another saturn just like it. That car was rear ended at a stop light, and onky bumper damage. She still drives it to work, shopping, vacation trips, everywhere. It is an exceptional, reliable car to own. I like how it keepf her so safe. We also own a saturn vue and love it. Plus saturns are great to tow behind RVs, they tow on all 4 wheels easily. It was a sad day when we heard saturn woul close their doors.it's a good thing these saturns last so long and are easy keepers. .
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