1993 Saturn SC Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1993 Saturn SC SC2 1.9 Twin Cam from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 Twin Cam Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

This car and a cheap, reliable car that gets great gas mileage!

Faults:

Not many things have gone wrong during the time I have had it. During the winter, The radiator started to leak (which was my fault for not putting anti freeze in). I have a MINOR oil leak, but that is expected. I also have a muffler leak. The power locks are starting to go. The power seat belts are also a hassle, but overall, I love this car.

General Comments:

This car has good get up.

The paint still looks GREAT!

It's a very fun car to drive, and I love it!

It has 120,000 miles on it and its still running strong.. no big changes yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2004

1993 Saturn SC 2 1.9 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance163000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

A $500 dollar beater

Faults:

My seats recline on their own.

My passenger door only opens from the inside.

The sunroof sticks when ever it is open.

The headliner is hanging down.

I have a small crack in the front fender.

General Comments:

The car is very fast off the line and has lots of power in third gear. The car is very nice except for when the seats fall back on you when your driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2004

16th Apr 2007, 10:23

The thing about the seats reclining on their own happends to mine all of the time, I was wondering if anyone know how to fix it because it is VERY annoying to the passenger.

15th May 2008, 11:05

My seats did that also. I just went to a local junk yard and changed my seats.

14th Oct 2009, 13:37

The seat lever stays in the up position. You have to manually push it down so the passenger seat doesn't fall back. I would think some lubrication would take care of the problem, but I don't ride in the passenger seat, so it's not my concern.

11th Jun 2010, 00:42

The gears stripped out on the seat. There are 2 of them, but you have to remove the seat in order to replace them... about $30 each or simply go to a junk yard and get some leather interior for about $200 for all seats or $50-$75 a piece. Or you can pull the fold down seat behind you down until it lodges against your seat!!! This worked for me for about 35k miles until I sold it with 198k miles on it!! My 93 Saturn SC2 had 130k miles when it was purchased.

1993 Saturn SC 2 1.9 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 164

Summary:

A fun to drive and economical American car

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong on this car, although when I bought the Saturn the driver's side door was jammed shut. This was due to a faulty door latch.

General Comments:

My Saturn SC2 is one of a very small number in the UK. I like it because it is different.

It is usefully compact and very economical on fuel.

However, it is also rather small inside. I am 6ft 3in tall and can just about get comfortable, but the rear seats are strictly for children.

It handles extremely well, and can cope with anything my Alfa Romeo could in this regard.

I especially like the polymer body panels, which are very dent-resistant and help keep the weight down.

As it is light and has a 126bhp twin-cam engine is is quite quick too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

1993 Saturn SC SC2 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

In the +5 years I have owned this car, and only minor maintenance things have occurred. It has 103,000 miles on it.

General Comments:

The entire Saturn experience has been wonderful. I could do one of those commercials! The car has been hit from the passenger side by a tow truck at 30 miles and I was protected by the steel frame. The way you are treated with respect from the moment you buy the car to when you bring it in for scheduled maitenance. It really is no hassle and thats what you want from a car company.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 1998

1993 Saturn SC SC2 1.6 dohc from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.6 dohc
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

I've had a pretty bad "Saturn experience". Computer chip, O2 sensor, wiper motor (recall) were all under warranty, but motor mount, alternator, seat adjustment, and speakers were not.

General Comments:

It's strange the way I love my car despite the problems I've had with it. I bought the car expecting it to be trouble-free, and it simply hasn't been. I can't say for sure whether I will consider buying another Saturn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 12 reviews