Within 1 week of purchasing the Saturn LW300, we had to bring the car in for a front wind shield replacement. There were "air holes" or bubbles in the glass. This was not noticed by Saturn before shipping the vehicle to the dealer.
At 5000 miles the leather cover over the hand brake started unhooking from the base, exposing wiring. I have taken the car in several times to have this part repaired or replaced and with a matter of days, it breaks again.
9500 miles: One night while driving my Saturn, my dashboard lights and rear lights suddenly went out. I took the car in for repair; the dealer said it was a fuse.
At 14000 miles my air conditioning went out, while we were on vacation in Arizona. I contacted Saturn and they told me to take it to the nearest dealer. However, the dealer in the area could not fit us in for another 4 days. We had no choice, but to drive our Saturn home without air conditioning, in the middle of summer!
At 20000 miles, my rear lights went out again. I took it back for another fuse replacement.
At 22000 miles, my car would not start. I was parked on an incline with the nose of the car pointed up. The car was trying to turn over and was showing my gas tank was empty. I decided to roll the car back to a level surface. After doing this, the gas gage read 1/4 of a tank, then the car started.
At 24000 miles my rear lights went out for a third time. Saturn finally discovered the "real" problem and had to replace the light system completely.
At 27700 my car was once again parked on an incline. The car would not start on the 1/4 tank of gas. I rolled the car back to a level surface, then it started. I took the car into Saturn for this problem yesterday and they said that they could find nothing wrong. They stated that it was most likely because of the gas tank design. The Saturn representative actually told me "Well, then don't let the gas gage get below a quarter of a tank..." We all know that this is not practical or feasible for most busy families.