2003 Saturn L300 3.0L V6 DOHC from North America
A decent enough vehicle for the price, though you want a mechanic to look it over before buying
Check engine light would come on, and my transmission would start slamming gears. Had the code checked out, and it came up as my O2 sensors. Had them replaced, only to have my car do the same thing 20 minutes after I drove it out of the garage. Took it back to run the code again, and this time it came up as a high-pressure solenoid in the tranny, so then I took it to a shop that specializes in transmissions, and found out that the gears were worn out and my torque converter was almost completely stripped. Altogether, just that problem cost me almost $2000, and that's on top of the front stabilizer bars having to be replaced (though that had been a problem since I drove off the lot with it), and the front axle shaft having to be resealed twice within a 6-month time frame.
The environmental systems inside the car are a bit wonky, but function well enough. The only other issues that I see are needing to be addressed are the rear control arms, which are so badly worn that my alignment is completely thrown out until I get them fixed (another $1200), and the engine pulley bolt, which is wobbling fairly badly.
Aside from all these technical problems, it's actually a fairly reliable car, which sports a decent amount of power and is quite comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd December, 2013