Saturn SC Review from UK and Ireland

1993 Saturn SC 2 1.9 petrol

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 164


A fun to drive and economical American car


Nothing has gone wrong on this car, although when I bought the Saturn the driver's side door was jammed shut. This was due to a faulty door latch.

General Comments:

My Saturn SC2 is one of a very small number in the UK. I like it because it is different.

It is usefully compact and very economical on fuel.

However, it is also rather small inside. I am 6ft 3in tall and can just about get comfortable, but the rear seats are strictly for children.

It handles extremely well, and can cope with anything my Alfa Romeo could in this regard.

I especially like the polymer body panels, which are very dent-resistant and help keep the weight down.

As it is light and has a 126bhp twin-cam engine is is quite quick too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review