2001 Saturn SC SC1 from North America


Performs well and reliable


When I purchased the car, it was revving high and making an odd sound, but it turned out to only be a sensor that cost a couple bucks to replace.

Also replaced the engine mount since it was worn by the time I got the car.

The motor for the sun roof burned out, and the cost to fix/replace it is too high to be worth it.

General Comments:

For what it is, it has great performance. It will definitely get up and go if you need it to.

The seats are not the most comfortable, and the noise inside the cabin is a little high, but that could just be from the aftermarket muffler.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2009

2001 Saturn SC from North America


At 70,000 the engine blew; 2000+ dollars.

At 72,000 had coolant was leaking, could ONLY get part at manufacturer 200+ dollars.

At 80,000, ball joint and tie rods; 612.18.

General Comments:

Really nice car to start out with. Although my problems that I've had with my car are to blame on the previous owner, which I wish I would have known about before hand.

If you take good care of this car, it will in turn do the same to you. Although I don't believe I'm EVER going to buy another American car.

I just can't afford to spend money I don't have in a car every few thousand miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2008

2001 Saturn SC SC2 4 cylinder from North America


Great little car. I love it


Sunroof has locked once. Had to have that fixed, but does great now.

I have had the brakes replaced twice, and the rotors once.

The trunk leaks a little; can't find where it's coming from.

My valve body is messing up. That's to do with the automatic transmission. I have to have that fixed. It's gonna cost 300 dollars.

That's been the only problems I have had outta this car. I LOVE IT.

If anyone else has any of these problems, please email me abercrombie_f66@hotmail.com

General Comments:

I love my car. It's great on gas and it has the get up and go for a 4 cylinder.

Great little car... love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2006

18th May 2009, 18:58

Hi, I was reading up on Saturn cars like mine to see if other people were also having issues, and read your comment about your trunk leak and not being able to determine where it is coming from. I had the same issue for several years, and like you, couldn't find out where the water was coming from. It turns out that there are water runoff tubes that run through the trunk, but that mine were disconnected. The tubes were sending runoff water from the sunroof into the trunk. Once the tubes were reconnected, the water started flowing to the outside of the car again instead of the trunk. While watching someone else reconnect the tubes, it appeared that the tubes run somewhere near the top sides inside the trunk. I hope this helps. I wish I had known earlier. - Tara Eppes

2001 Saturn SC 2 from North America


Overall a very reliable car


Stock CD player died at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

Definitely not a performance car.

Not much pick-up.

Also the dent-proof feature, not really all it's "cracked" up to be. Someone rear-ended me and instead of leaving a dent in the bumper it cracked and a chunk fell out.

Very reliable, other than routine maintenance, never really had any mechanical problems.

Also got great gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th February, 2006

2001 Saturn SC SC2 from North America


This car is exactly what I wanted!


Nothing has gone wrong with the car as of yet.

General Comments:

I love this car.

I purchased it in December of 2005, used, from a large auto dealer in a nearby town.

Although the dealers themselves were either completely incompetent, or pushy or condescending, the car is fantastic.

It's a 4 cyl 1.8 manual transmission. The stick is easy to shift, and I have only owned one stick shift car previously, which was over 2 years ago.

When I purchased it, it had 62k miles on it and it is still in nearly perfect condition. Everything under the hood checks out, the paint still looks brand new, there are no dings or dents in the car and the interior was still in excellent condition.

All the windows, sunroof, cd, radio, mirrors, locks, remote entry are electronic and function with no problems.

The cabin is small, but what do you expect in a coupe? Happily, the third door makes it semi-convenient for passengers to ride in (the sloped roof isn't exactly comfortable for anyone over 5"5), and is great for shopping or traveling.

The trunk is actually quite spacious, and the back seats fold down for more storage room. I was able to fit a giant desk in the back/trunk easily, and no one expected it to fit into such a compact car.

I have had no mechanical difficulties with the car whatsoever.

All lights (incl. fog lights), windshield wipers, etc, function without problem.

For an economy car, it is actually quite speedy, whether passing another car, getting onto the freeway, etc. It is faster than my Mustang was (of course, the Mustang had many problems, and was a v6 not a v8).

I would definitely purchase another Saturn, and am very pleased with the cars styling, reliability and performance.

Who would have thought you could get such a great car for less than 9,000!

I'll be taking it on a trip across the state next weekend, if anything goes wrong, I'll update this review.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2006