2002 Saturn L300 3.0L V6 (L81) from North America
Responsive V6 + great handling = great choice for a sporty sedan
There was an oil seal leak and problem with a water pump at approximately 8,000 miles. It was covered under warranty on the same day I reported it.
The casing for the rear driver's side tail light was broken at approx 11,000 miles by a friend loading the trunk. This was replaced under warranty the same day I reported it as well.
If you're looking for a sedan that will protect your loved ones when they're in it while still providing an outstanding sports-inspired ride, then this is the car you're looking for.
The V6 is very responsive and smooth. It really makes acceleration effortless in the 30mph-60mph range and at highway speeds so the driver can pass with confidence.
The handling is outstanding, there will be few to no surprises when driving this car. The steering is outstanding. You can turn the wheel effortlessly when in a parking lot, but when on the highway, it adapts to the speed well and provides a tighter feel.
This is probably the most comfortable car I have ever driven. I normally feel the need to make stops every 200 miles or so on long trips, but since getting this car, I've made several trips that are 600 miles or more, only stopping for gas. The cabin is well designed. Everything is where you'd expect it to be and you can access everything without taking your eyes off of the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2004