1997 Saturn SC from North America
I will not buy another Saturn product
My 1997 Saturn SC2 engine started using oil excessively around 50,000 miles (About a quart every 1,000 miles!). At 65,000 miles, the engine suddenly ceased. No prior indicator lights or noise. Replaced the engine with a used 38,000 mile engine. Now, with 108,000 miles on the vehicle, about 81,000 on this engine, it ceased again. I have had regular 3,000 mile oil changes and no prior significant notice of loss of oil. Again, no indicators--no warning lights, no engine noise, just ceased.
I didn't know about these sort of sites on the Internet. I think it's great. Had I done my homework before, I would be in this mess for a second time. The first time it happened, Saturn did not give me any indication that this was a common or known problem. I will never buy another Saturn again and may very well go back to foreign made vehicles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th December, 2004