1995 Saturn SC SC1 from North America
This car was stolen with a pair of scissors!
Alternator went within days of buying the car.
Tensioner went the same week, I've had the belt replaced 6 times and the tensioner twice.
The tires wore down to the wires in 5000 miles.
Burns oil like there's no tomorrow, I'm adding a quart a month.
Bought car with new brakes, but had to replace them 8 months later.
Replaced the muffler a year ago, and the system is already looking like it's time to replace it.
The AM/FM radio doesn't work at all. I took it into an audio center and they were unable to trace the problem, I am unable to tune in any stations. The tape deck works about half the time. I had to buy a special tape adapter to use my CD player, and when it's cold outside the stereo spits the tape back out at me.
I like this car, I honestly do. It's fun to drive and I think it's sharp looking. It has great pick-up and amazing gas mileage. However, it has a lot of issues which I've listed here. There are also a few minor things with the car that I'm not overly fond of, like the tiny backseats and the seat belts that lock at unpredictable times.
Last point I'd like to share with you, as hinted at in my title, is that the 95 Saturn SC1 (and allegedly ALL Saturn's) are terribly easy to steal. My car was stolen about 2 months ago. Thankfully the police found it 2 hours later and the trial against the thief is now underway. When I went to the police station to pick up my car and fill out the complaint, I asked how it was taken. The cop told me that the guy used a small pair of scissors to open the door and start the car as easily as if he had a key. This is common knowledge among car theives, Saturn's are easy targets! If you have a Saturn, buy an alarm today.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th November, 2003