2001 Saturn SC SC2 1.9 from North America
I will never buy an American car again
This car seems to have fell apart recently. The car was going smooth with the normal maintenance until this year when all hell has broken loose. The radiator has cracked, all of my bushings need to be replaced, the motor mounts collapsed, needed new breaks, and it just feels rickety if that's a good word. While I drive it it really feels like it's going to fall apart.
I don't like this car. I had a 1994 Saturn SL2 before this and it ran like a champ and still felt quality after 180k miles. This car feels like it's going to die at 70k. Saturn has started to use really cheap materials and the cars just don't feel like they used to. This seems like every American car as of late and my next purchase will either be a Honda or a VW.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th December, 2005
15th Dec 2005, 07:57
I'm a big Saturn fan, but I sympathize with your experience. Lots of owners who previously had early models (like your '94) had more problems with later model years. I would encourage you to make the repairs to your current car... once corrected (and none of those repairs are THAT expensive) you will be happy to own it again.
As for trading it in on a Honda or VW--stay as far away from VW as possible. They are more trouble-prone and cost a mint to repair. Honda would be a better choice.
15th Dec 2005, 10:58
Please do your research on VWs before you buy. it could be even worse than this saturn...
12th Jun 2008, 23:09
I've had no problems yet, it's only been about a month. The only thing is, this car REALLY needs a rear windshield wiper!
7th Aug 2009, 13:34
I recently bought a 2000 model SC1 and it has tinted windows... I have close to zero rear visibility. I think I'd be blind with a rear wiper going as well.
27th Apr 2010, 00:33
Rear window wiper is a definite MUST, rain or snow, but I got a solution :) RAIN-X. It makes a good difference.
15th Aug 2013, 17:01
I agree about the Jetta advice. I had one, a 98. Love my 2001 SC2, which I bought two years ago.