Expensive reoccurring problems (unless fixed correctly); otherwise economical and fun to drive
Since having my Saturn, I have had to replace the clutch 2 times, and today it will be my third tranny.
Something is wrong with the trannies in this particular model/year. My last tranny had some sort of pin loose on the inside, and I believe some sort of bearing or something loose inside on the one before that (I'm an 18 yr. old girl, so I don't know the actual part names particularly).
Apparently the head gasket cover seems to be a problem in these cars, which I have also found out for myself :)
It cracked once around the first time I bought it, and when I brought it to the shop today to pull the tranny, the whole thing broke and oil was spewing out all sides of it over everything.
I've also done other repairs throughout the whole 3 years I've had it. The 2 other thing that I can think of off the top of my head were the exhaust had problems (something with the catalytic converter) and wheel bearings have gone out twice..
Front speakers were blown when I got it.
Almost all of the exterior is plastic.
Have some antifreeze leakage.
Window motors come and go, along with the driver's door locks.
So about in the last 3 years, I have spent more in repairs than the actual worth of the car :)
Generally, it's just me and a friend or myself in the car. Space isn't really a problem, and I put some seat covers on and it's relatively comfy for me (but then again, I like little cars).
My lil car is quite speedy! Got it up to 115, but it was still climbing (slowly), but we were running out of road..
I love it because it is a stick.
I drive about 30 minutes to college on mostly highway every day, and even at 191000 miles, it still gets 35 mpg, which is amazing.
I like the coupe design/style a lot.
Mine doesn't really burn oil, which is pretty good.
Have a custom head unit, speakers, subs, amp, and exhaust now, so those are nice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th January, 2011