2002 Saturn Sl
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Perfect

by from Reno Nevada on July 9, 2010

We bought our Saturn new in July 2002 only replaced the battery tires and serpentine belt. It only has 43,000 miles but it's been a great car only regret was not buying 2 from the dealer. I have gotte...
We bought our Saturn new in July 2002 only replaced the battery tires and serpentine belt. It only has 43,000 miles but it's been a great car only regret was not buying 2 from the dealer. I have gotten as high as 40 miles per gallon with the 1.9 litre automatic.
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Our Third Saturn

by from Lake County, CA on February 12, 2012

We bought a new 1995 Saturn and drove it until it was stolen and totaled. Car was great. You have to be really diligent about changing the oil every 3000 miles with these small car engines. Then we bo...
We bought a new 1995 Saturn and drove it until it was stolen and totaled. Car was great. You have to be really diligent about changing the oil every 3000 miles with these small car engines. Then we bought a new 2002 Saturn SL 1 with manual transmission, cruise control and power locks. It now has 193,000 miles on it and no big problems yet. Again, gotta keep up the maintenance. We bought yet another 2002 Saturn used with really low mileage. It is still going great. I wish they would bring back the Saturns. I'd buy another new one.
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great car

by from Denver, Colorado on November 13, 2010

Saturn SL2 was fun to drive, 30 mpg city and 37-39 mpg highway. Very low maintenance. Also great on snowy roads.
Saturn SL2 was fun to drive, 30 mpg city and 37-39 mpg highway. Very low maintenance. Also great on snowy roads.
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First Car

by from Des Moines, IA on April 5, 2010

This is my first car and I have been driving it for 5 years now. Bought it at 50,000 miles for $5400. It now has 90,000 miles. This car has amazing gas mileage (getting 38 mpg highway) and has been ve...
This is my first car and I have been driving it for 5 years now. Bought it at 50,000 miles for $5400. It now has 90,000 miles. This car has amazing gas mileage (getting 38 mpg highway) and has been very reliable (starts in -20 degree weather). However, it will overheat when idle for more than 5 minutes and is absolutely AWFUL in ice and snow. Other than that, great car!
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Great commuter car!

by from Western NY on May 19, 2010

Bought my SL2 18 months ago with 44K miles on it for $4200. Now at 54K. Only things outside of routine maintenance have been a muffler and a $30 engine sensor (which I replaced myself in 10 minutes). ...
Bought my SL2 18 months ago with 44K miles on it for $4200. Now at 54K. Only things outside of routine maintenance have been a muffler and a $30 engine sensor (which I replaced myself in 10 minutes). It may be a basic economy car, but I love this darn Saturn more than any of the vastly more expensive cars I've owned in the past. It's simple, no nonsense design makes it easy to service, maintain, and modify. The polymer body panels keep the car looking great, even though it's 9 years old now. These cars are also very durable....others have clocked over 500K miles on theirs. These S-series Saturns have their faults, but if you need a good, basic used car, and can find an S-series Saturn with low mileage, GET IT. I can't think of a better choice.
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jUST KEEPS GOING

by from on March 8, 2012

What can I say. I bought my manual SL new. Had the same battery and tires for six years. Have the same clutch, alternator, ac, all I changed was belts, plugs and oil. I now have 278,000 trouble free m...
What can I say. I bought my manual SL new. Had the same battery and tires for six years. Have the same clutch, alternator, ac, all I changed was belts, plugs and oil. I now have 278,000 trouble free miles, I get 45 plus mpg, even got 49 one time trying my hand at hypermiling. If I had know in 2002 what I know now I would have put one in storage. We had severe weather one year, I mean Cold, and she started eacha nd everytime. Very sad they don't make them anymore, very dependible.
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Good Car

by from Missouri on January 26, 2010

I bought a 2000 sl2 when it was 3 years old.I paid $6500 had just over 30,000 mi on it.I've not had any major problems.Although it is sluggish it was a good deal.Still looks good and it's almost 10 yr...
I bought a 2000 sl2 when it was 3 years old.I paid $6500 had just over 30,000 mi on it.I've not had any major problems.Although it is sluggish it was a good deal.Still looks good and it's almost 10 yrs old.Sits lower to the ground than I would like but it gets me from point A to point B.
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I love my Saturn

by from Binghamton, NY on September 9, 2009

I bought this car with 17,000 miles on it and I was ticked because the dealer wouldn't dicker on the price with me. But I bought it anyway because my husband said it was a good deal. BOY WAS HE RIGHT!...
I bought this car with 17,000 miles on it and I was ticked because the dealer wouldn't dicker on the price with me. But I bought it anyway because my husband said it was a good deal. BOY WAS HE RIGHT! I now have 126,000 miles on it and have only had to do routine maintainance. This car hasn't cost us anything in repairs. Plenty of head room for my tall husband. He has even driven it twice on trips of over 1300 miles and found it comfortable all the way. Not to mention the 40 to 44 mpg we got on those trips! When I take our garbage and recyclables to the landfill, people are amazed at all my little car will hold. One guy with a minivan just looked at me amazed and said, "I'm getting rid of this thing and getting a Saturn!" I could brag on this car all day. If it has one detriment it's that it is a bit sluggish going up hills.
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Great deal, great car

by from on June 5, 2009

I bought the 2002 Saturn SL1 in mid 2006. This is the second Saturn we've owned and we've never had any problems with them. Our mechanic said this car will run forever as long as we take of it. It's a...
I bought the 2002 Saturn SL1 in mid 2006. This is the second Saturn we've owned and we've never had any problems with them. Our mechanic said this car will run forever as long as we take of it. It's a great car for the money. The turning radius is a little wide, but that's the only complaint we've had so far. Not bad for a 7 year old car . . .
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great little car

by from florida on October 24, 2012

After 97k miles, replaced brakes, battery, battery cables, radiator fan motor, water pump, belts and coolant reservoir now shes ready to do another 97k. you do have to maintain any vechicle they are n...
After 97k miles, replaced brakes, battery, battery cables, radiator fan motor, water pump, belts and coolant reservoir now shes ready to do another 97k. you do have to maintain any vechicle they are not forever trouble free but will reward you for a little time and money. this vechicle is great on gas easy to work on and there are still plenty of parts as it was mass produced.
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