2001 Saturn SC SC1 4 cylinder. from North America
Great service at dealer, not a bad car overall
About 20,000 miles, the security system went ballistic-trunk popping open down the road, horn honking by itself, lights flashing, etc. Dealer replaced (under warranty).
Front rotors are in constant need of repair/replace. Have had car in shop 3-4 times to have re-cut/replaced rotors. Unfortunately, this is not under warranty, but should be.
I love my Saturn, but it's definitely not a practical family car.
The seats in front are uncomforatable, but not half as uncomfortable as the back seats which have next to no leg room.
On the brighter side, it has 7 cupholders.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2003
8th Mar 2005, 16:48
My 2000 SL2 has 217,000 and gets 39 to 40 MPG on the highway! I drove from Michigan to Florida and back and it took 77 gallons to go 3,000 miles round trip (filled up 9 times, several of which at 1/4 tank). That included stop and go driving to and from Daytona Speedway for the Daytona 500 race.
I've easily gotten over 400 highway miles on a tank of gas with my SL2 (same engine as the SC2). I've gotten 425 miles several times before the "low gas" light comes on with 1.5 gallons left. I believe low gas light is designed to come on with 1.5 gallons left, which it does. If I fill up just after the light comes on, I fill up with 10.5 gallons.
I would not recommend making it a habit to run the tank near empty. Crap that collects in the tank and clog the fuel filter. Also, I'm told it's not good for the injectors to run the tank empty. They don't like to suck air. Might wear out the fuel pump too. Overall the best car I've ever had.
I am going to test drive a 2002 SC2 that's loaded with leather and sunroof. I hope I get financing that day and can drive it home the same day.