2001 Saturn SC SC2 3 door coupe I-4
Reliable and fun. Nice design
Sunroof stopped working and had to replace with parts from a junk yard sunroof.
The car does burn oil. Had to top off the oil every 3rd gas fillup.
The radiator developed a leak and had to be replaced. Also the heater core (inside the radiator for transferring heat to the vents) had a small leak, and so the inside of the car smelled a bit like coolant. I did not change that, but added some sealer into the coolant and it plugged the hole.
The blower fan made a squeaky noise when using the heat or A/C; I swapped that part out with one from a junk yard car and it fixed the problem.
It's somewhat easy to find parts for this car, since many of the parts interchange with other Saturn S cars.
The plastic on the headlights needed rebuffing because they were hazy. I used a headlight cleaning kit and then spayed clear coat on them to stop the haze from returning.
This car is zippy and fun to drive. It has good balance and fun around corners. I added a front strut mounted stabilizer bar to it.
Reliable engine. The dual overhead cam is good. You can rev it high RPM.
The plastic body still looks new.
It is sporty enough, but insurance companies still rate this car as just a family car and not a sports car, so this keeps your insurance cost low.
The car is very lightweight and I can feel structure of the car is a bit less substantial. A few creaks and rattles now and again in both the interior and maybe the frame.
It burns oil. So if you buy one, make sure the previous owner kept the oil level up. I would do a compression test before buying one these cars. These Saturns can run up to 200000 miles or more if taken care of, but people sometimes abuse them.
The 3 door suicide style back door is nice. The car still looks kinda up to date in its style.
The headlamp design of this car are not the best at lighting up the road. I installed LED brighter bulbs to compensate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th May, 2018