Reliable, has few problems for a high mile car. Great gas mileage!
Driver seat has ripped/losing stuffing.
Water pump went out ($30 replace).
Starter wouldn't start in the heat ($104 replace).
Upper front interior lights broke ($20).
Seat handle on driver side to pull seat forward came off (fixed with a screw).
Interior light won't turn off when the door shuts (wiring).
Window motor/switch to passenger window makes a grinding sound/ won't go up by itself ($64 replace).
Trunk latch breaking off.
I have always loved Saturns; they are really dependable and they have always had great gas mileage!
My fiance had a 93 Saturn SL1, and he never had any problems with it. I heard 96 and up Saturns aren't as reliable as 95 and under.
I got my Saturn as a graduation gift in June 2009 with 199,000 miles on it, and at the time only had one problem (the starter.) Since then my water pump went out. I've replaced all of the above problems except starter and water pump, but it is my next thing on my to do list. I expect any car at 200,000 miles to have problems, but for that many miles it could be a lot worse. I plan on fixing it and driving to college and keeping it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th August, 2009