2003 Saturn L200 L 2.2 from North America

Summary:

Not stylish, uncomfortable, get what you pay for car

Faults:

Fuel pump at 28000.

Paint job is terrible.

Seats wore terrible.

General Comments:

My wife bought this car, and uses it to go back and forth to work, which is short 8 mile easy route. In that time, the car wore like it was going thru a battle field. The paint faded and the seats wore within a few years, and the overall ride progressively got uncomfortable.

Needless to say, we take my car most places.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th July, 2010

2003 Saturn L200 Ecotec 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

Very nice driving and dependable vehicle

Faults:

Electric fuel pump.

Battery.

Brakes.

Tires.

General Comments:

Pros:

Fun car to drive if you like speeding.

Great handling car even at high speeds.

Nice pickup from a stop.

Very good on turns.

You can go at 90 mph and it feels like 50 mph.

Very dependable car.

I bought the car used at the end of 2003 for $10,000. It had 22,000 miles and now I have 160,000 miles on it. All I had to replace beside the normal oil changes, wear on brakes and tires, have been fuel pump ($900) and the battery. Everything else on the car is original equipment.

I would definitely would buy a Saturn again. It is the best car I have ever owned.

Cons:

Cloth seats stain easily.

Not a great looking car.

Engine light comes on and off, but it has not caused a problem.

Interior light went out a while back and I have not fixed them. I checked the fuses and it is not a fuse problem. I was told it is a computer problem, and I do not want to pay the money

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2009

14th Oct 2009, 21:11

2003 Saturn L-200.. The best car I have ever owned.. 96000 miles and the only thing ever fixed was brakes! Would definitely buy another Saturn!

2003 Saturn L200 from North America

Summary:

Poor quality

Faults:

The climate control is impossible to control. It is either too hot or too cold.

After making my final payment on the car (five years), I had to replace the tires for a wholesale cost of 650$!

Immediately, (the very next day) the car stalled on me during rush hour traffic on a dangerous curve on a steep hill. After having it towed to the dealership, we found out that the fuel pump will have to be replaced, at a cost of 800$.

For the past year, there has been a grinding in the front whenever I make a slow, sharp turn.

The gas mileage is poor.

We will never buy this brand of car again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st July, 2008

2003 Saturn L200 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

Very cheaply made and unreliable, and a waste of money

Faults:

The headliner had to be replaced 7 times in the first 4 weeks of my owing the vehicle; at the fault of the manufacturer (water logged interior as a result of detailing).

The side strips in the front windshield still to this day will not stay in, because the adhesive is of poor quality. They have been replaced 4 times by the manufacturer, but then the manufacturer gave up and said they would not replace them unless I paid for them (even though they were covered under the 90 day warranty). But when it expired, they said "no more".

The A/C and coolant system has always had problems--not working, or doing the opposite of what it is supposed to do; that has been fixed 2 times. To this very day, it still does not work.

The car was delivered to me with a flat tire; the manufacturer finally replaced it, after I had to hassle them for 2 hours.

The glove box handle completely fell off after I merely pulled on it to open it one day.

The rear brake system had to be replaced, because apparently there was a nut or screw that had broken a long time ago, and was never fixed. It had made a groove in the brakes, and cost me over $800.00 to replace.

The gear shaft in the steering column had been replaced 3 times by the manufacturer, and then broke again 2 months later.

General Comments:

I have had more mechanical and cosmetic issues with this car than I have had with my 1997 Honda Accord that is 11 years old and I have owned for the past 7 years. It has never had any mechanical issues, nor things that have broken or fallen off (because the car is NOT made with any quality effort).

I have contacted the Saturn dealership where I purchased the car, and the corporate headquarters, only to be told they will not help me unless I pay to have the car hooked up to a diagnostic machine. Why? Because I had not brought the car in for over one year. I told them they should not have to do computer testing for the things that are falling off or falling apart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd July, 2008