1996 Saturn SL SL1 1.8 petrol
Very reliable, but I hate it
- Muffler replaced at 158 000 km.
- Rear brake pads replaced at 160 000km.
All in all, this is a very reliable car, and it's cheap on gas.
But there are some things I can't stand about this car.
It handles so terribly on the highways.
The engine very underpowered.
I have heard before that Saturn's were known for bad build quality, but man I never knew it was this bad. The interior is crap, everything squeaks around you, my seat squeaks every time when accelerating or braking.
If you take a look at some of the parts in the engine compartment, it looks like they were molded out of Styrofoam some how.
But I don't know how I can hate this car so much, since it hasn't given any trouble. It starts every time, even in -40 c without plugging the block heater in.
I drive this little car hard to make up for the lack of engine power, and still no mechanical problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd May, 2008