1994 Saturn SC SC2 1.9 DOHC from North America
One of the best looking, well performing cars in its class, but not the most reliable in its class
Leaky passenger side.
Clutch went out at 94,000.
A/C has a hole in it.
Ceiling is started to fall down at 80,000, so I decided to tear off the whole thing.
Recently replaced the entire cooling system: radiator, hoses, coolant tank, thermostat assembly, water pump.
Will need to replace the head gaskets soon.
Bought this car brand new and it worked perfectly for the first 60,000 miles. After the warranty expired, I have put over 20,000 dollars into this car just trying to maintain it.
I do notice that certain dealerships consistently "find" something wrong with the car whereas other dealerships consistently do not.
I do love this car, mind you. At 80,000 I decided to put on factory showroom tires, P215R17 with five star rims ($2400) and received mad props from people who drive by. Great for my ego.
This car has not been great for my wallet though. After replacing the gaskets (which will cost $2000) and replacing the sunroof by myself I will probably sell it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th December, 2008