Pretty good car for the money
When I picked up the car, it wobbled on the highway. Saturn replaced a wheel, claiming it was out of round. This improved the ride, but there is still a small wobble on the highway.
Around 5000 miles, my car saw it's first downpour. Immediately after going through some small puddles, the transmission began causing problems. It seemed like the traction control was limiting my RPM's, even though I was not losing traction. The dealership had no clue what caused it and it went away after a few hours. Hasn't happened since.
The brake rotors became warped around 10,000 miles. I have taken it in to be looked at, but they haven't agreed to pay for it yet. They claim it is worn from normal use.
The car rides pretty well. The suspension needs to be tighter for a car that claims to be "sporty". Acceleration is lacking a bit also, and I think the manual would have been a better choice.
I would like to speed up the car, but several thousand dollars leaves the car below 150 horsepower. Not worth the money.
The seating is a slight problem. Don't plan on letting any grown individual sit in the back seat. I am of average height and I have to move the seat forward for my five year old nephew to fit in the back.
The third door is handy, but not usable when a car parks near the door. It swings opposite the front door, and is hard to get the door around you when near other objects.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th June, 2002