Moon roof/sunroof - will not open. Not sure if the motor is the culprit, or if it is off track and was disconnected. I checked on some Saturn message boards, and learned that this is a common problem. I will investigate how to fix it once the warm weather gets here.
Trunk leaked - was told that the drainage tubes are either clogged or disconnected; another common issue.
Transmission - Wasn't shifting right. The engine would rev too high and suddenly the RPM would drop. Worked itself out without having it repaired. Not sure what it was, but it went away.
Burns too much oil. Be sure to check the oil level. Don't wait until an oil change. Saturns are notorious for this.
Gas door cable broke.
I bought this car from the original owner with just 48,000 miles. It's been a really reliable car. I haven't put any money into it the last two years besides oil changes and tires. All the little quirky stuff I was able to fix myself by visiting Saturn forums. Don't ever assume that your problem is unique or that you have a "lemon" (I hate that term!). The Saturn SC2 is an affordable, reliable little car that gets great MPG.
The seats are very uncomfortable and there is very little room for a tall person. This is to be expected from a car like this. It wasn't designed as a family car or a sports car, despite its looks. Yes, it has a noisy engine and feels every bump in the road. Let's face it, it isn't a Cadillac or a Porsche. I wasn't expecting anything more.
Overall I am more than pleased with this car. Once the little annoying stuff is taken care of, this is a great little car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2013