Power steering fluid reservoir hose clamp not installed, hose came loose and fluid leaked out 2 months after purchase.
Front brakes and rotors needed replacing at 27,000 miles.
Replaced rack and pinion at 32,000 miles.
Catalytic converter replaced at 30,085 miles.
All in all this is a pretty nice car for the money. I've had a few problems, but they have all been covered under warranty except for the brakes.
I was impressed with Saturn Corporation when I sent them an email showing my displeasure of having to replace the brakes and rotors at 27,000, they responded back to me and agreed to pay for a 30,000 mile service that was soon to be due (an over $300.00 service)
Gas mileage is not as good as I thought it would be, I average around 20 mpg (Hwy/City driving) My wife's big V6 Chevy Impala averages 23 mpg (city/hwy) and is a lot more comfortable and powerful.