2001 Saturn SC SC2 1.9 4 cylinder

Summary:

Excellent car. Reliable and efficient

Faults:

Needed a new starter at 190,000 miles. Otherwise, just brake pads/rotors and tires.

General Comments:

Wanted to purchase a 4-5 year old car in '05, and found this '01 Saturn at a dealership.

Excellent car. Still running strongly eight years later. The only mechanical part that has needed to be replaced (besides tires, brake pads/rotors, and battery) is the starter.

Good MPG. 30 city, 38 highway.

I would buy another Saturn if GM still made them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2013

2001 Saturn SC SC2 1.9L

Summary:

Noisy and slow

Faults:

Heat shield cam unhinged, brake rotors, band which holds on muffler, a few check engine lights.

General Comments:

Noisy and slow.

Bought the car from a relative, cheaply.

I have had a Saturn before. They get great gas mileage and are usually very cheap to run.

Can anyone say that this car is in anyway refined?

Just a basic car. Like most GM cars, lots of noise and little go. But, cheap to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd August, 2011

2001 Saturn SC SC1

Summary:

I would have never bought this car if I would have known it was going to be this much trouble

Faults:

- Leak in the main oil seal.

- Oxygen sensor had to be replaced.

- Intake gasket has to be replaced.

- Side mirror is glued on because it became loose.

- Automatic lock and unlock do not work inside the car.

- Interior light behind the speedometer needs to be replaced.

General Comments:

- Decent air mileage.

- No power going up hills.

- Really wide turning radius, which makes it difficult to park.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd March, 2011

4th Mar 2011, 16:53

Decent air mileage??

2001 Saturn SC SC2 3 door coupe

Summary:

OMG... I should have bought a Jetta

Faults:

Eats oil and smokes.

General Comments:

The car is very small and does not handle as well as my Jetta... also I never had to add oil in my Jetta between oil changes, and it never smoked... Should have bought another Jetta...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th July, 2009

2001 Saturn SC SC1

Summary:

Performs well and reliable

Faults:

When I purchased the car, it was revving high and making an odd sound, but it turned out to only be a sensor that cost a couple bucks to replace.

Also replaced the engine mount since it was worn by the time I got the car.

The motor for the sun roof burned out, and the cost to fix/replace it is too high to be worth it.

General Comments:

For what it is, it has great performance. It will definitely get up and go if you need it to.

The seats are not the most comfortable, and the noise inside the cabin is a little high, but that could just be from the aftermarket muffler.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2009

2001 Saturn SC

Faults:

At 70,000 the engine blew; 2000+ dollars.

At 72,000 had coolant was leaking, could ONLY get part at manufacturer 200+ dollars.

At 80,000, ball joint and tie rods; 612.18.

General Comments:

Really nice car to start out with. Although my problems that I've had with my car are to blame on the previous owner, which I wish I would have known about before hand.

If you take good care of this car, it will in turn do the same to you. Although I don't believe I'm EVER going to buy another American car.

I just can't afford to spend money I don't have in a car every few thousand miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2008

2001 Saturn SC SC2 4 cylinder

Summary:

Great little car. I love it

Faults:

Sunroof has locked once. Had to have that fixed, but does great now.

I have had the brakes replaced twice, and the rotors once.

The trunk leaks a little; can't find where it's coming from.

My valve body is messing up. That's to do with the automatic transmission. I have to have that fixed. It's gonna cost 300 dollars.

That's been the only problems I have had outta this car. I LOVE IT.

If anyone else has any of these problems, please email me abercrombie_f66@hotmail.com

General Comments:

I love my car. It's great on gas and it has the get up and go for a 4 cylinder.

Great little car... love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2006

18th May 2009, 18:58

Hi, I was reading up on Saturn cars like mine to see if other people were also having issues, and read your comment about your trunk leak and not being able to determine where it is coming from. I had the same issue for several years, and like you, couldn't find out where the water was coming from. It turns out that there are water runoff tubes that run through the trunk, but that mine were disconnected. The tubes were sending runoff water from the sunroof into the trunk. Once the tubes were reconnected, the water started flowing to the outside of the car again instead of the trunk. While watching someone else reconnect the tubes, it appeared that the tubes run somewhere near the top sides inside the trunk. I hope this helps. I wish I had known earlier. - Tara Eppes