2000 Saturn LS LS1 2.2 4 cylinder from North America
Stands up well to hard driving
Clutch failed by leaking hydraulic fluid on 2 occasions, fixed under warranty.
Power steering fluid has air bubbles in it causing some vibration/ noise in steering. Fixed under warranty.
Water leaks from above above both front doors. One leak fixed under warranty, 1 still leaks.
Stock steel wheels easily warp and cause steering wheel shake on highway. Aftermarket aluminum wheels fixed the problem.
Small squeaks and rattles from roof liner and air vent. They come and go. I fixed the rattling air vent.
The brakes are very powerful and take and extreme amount of heat to fade. I drive the car very hard. I went through 3 sets of tires in 100,000km, but only had to change front brake rotors and pads after about 110,000 km.
Stiff suspension handles very well, but, small road imperfections cause annoying drumming sound because of poor suspension isolation. If road is smooth very quiet. measured 68dBA at 110km/hour.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th December, 2005