Great, zippy, reliable bargain
Ignition Switch was sticking at 10,000 miles and dealer replaced under warranty.
Original Firestone Tires wore out quickly - 15,000 miles replaced with Kellys and they have been great since.
A/C Hose broke off of compressor - dealer replaced under warranty.
Brakes began squeaking at 30,000 miles - replaced them and they are fine.
Door lock would not always unlock with remote - sometimes you'd have to unlock it 2x to get it to open. Dealer replaced under warranty.
This is a truly great car.
Most everyone I know thought I was a little nuts for buying a Saturn due to the stiff chassis, but we have been incredibly happy with it.
The ride can be a bit stiff, but the seats are very comfortable and the stiffness of the chassis contributes greatly the how well the car handles especially on the highway.
Fuel economy is also a big plus - we get about 25-30 miles to the gallon.
We opted for the 5-speed, and I would definitely recommend this option. It makes up for the 2.2 liter 4 banger under the hood.
I would confidently recommend this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2003