2002 Saturn SC SC2 1.9 from North America
A low end car with high operating costs
Primary problem is with tires. We had to replace all four tires at just over 16000 miles. The factory tires were rotated by the dealer at the appropriate mileage, however the rear tires wore completely smooth. I felt that there is a rear alignment problem, but the dealer said all was up to specification. We receive no satisfaction from the dealer in Little Rock, AR, Fort Worth, TX and no response to my E-Mail complaint filed with Saturn Corp. Customer Service.
We had Michelin tires installed. Now with 13000 miles on these, the right rear tire is worn completly bald with the left rear showing substantial wear.
My wife is 65 and I am 71 one, so we are not "hot rodders".
The rear suspension has always been suspect to me in the way it handles potholes and dips in the road.
We would not consider buying another Saturn because customer service and serviceability of the car is not acceptable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st June, 2004
If the car is still under warranty, go to another Saturn dealer. If not, have a good independent shop check the alignment. I had similar problems regarding rear alignment with another make of car. In one case it turned out that the car was damaged during shipping. Then the dummies at the dealer did an alignment "within spec" that was nowhere near spec because they didn't know how to use the alignment equipment. Not only did it take 3 visits to get it right they replaced 4 tires without charge. There IS something wrong.
My back tires wear out on the sides, the simple solution is inflate them to the max, if your tires say max 44 psi, go to 44!