The car drives well and overall I'm satisfied with it. It corners like a sports car and I enjoy the "go-cart" feeling. The seats are remarkably comfortable for long trips. The funny thing is that I often do the same trip (around 300 miles), either with my Saturn or with rental cars; with a Ford Taurus or a Lincoln Town-car my back is aching, but not with the Saturn, despite my 6'2.
The engine doesn't burn oil almost at all. I run with synthetic oil, so I change oil less frequently (6,000 miles) ; in the meantime I lose only about 1/4 of a quart, while driving pretty hard. I read other people comments about their oil-thirsty engines, but apparently I was lucky.
The ABS and traction control are extremely useful here in North of US. The traction control helped me quite a few times this winter, otherwise I would have gotten stuck in the snow.
This car would have been much better and quieter on the interstate if it had a 6th gear. Like this the engine revs at 3,300 rpm at about 75 mph.
My experience with Saturn dealership was good. Service was fine and reasonably priced.
I am happy with this small coupe and it's worth every penny I paid for it. And at an average 34mpg the gas prices don't kill me.