2001 Saturn L200 from North America
I think the car is cheaply made
The timing chain broke at 63,000 miles while on the highway.
While at full highway speed, the engine stopped without warning. I was 80 miles at home with two kids in the car, stuck on the side of an interstate. After having it towed home and finding a ride for my wife and kids, it was diagnosed by a local repair shop as a broken timing chain. After having no success in finding a shop to fix it, I had it towed to a dealer for repair. The estimated cost for repair is around $2700. I filed a claim with Saturn and after they were willing to pay for 25% of the cost. The dealer was also willing to work with me on the labor charges, so my cost will ultimately be around $1800.00. The dealer stated they see this problem from time to time, and they stated the lowest mileage they have seen it with was 3000 miles. Seems to be a problem with this model Saturn. The dealer said that between him and me, the L-series is "not the best product Saturn has made".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2005