1991 Saturn SL Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Saturn SL SL2 Twin Cam from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Twin Cam Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles

Summary:

Amazing!

General Comments:

A friend gave me this car. It has over 230,000 miles (the odometer stopped working shortly after I got it) and I drive it to work and school every day.

It just passed its smog test! Although it needs work, it amazes me that it keeps going!

I had never owned a Saturn before, but after this I would consider another. And the twin cam is peppy, even with automatic and after all those miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2004

1991 Saturn SL SL2 1.9 DOHC 16v from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 DOHC 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired147000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles

Summary:

Fun to drive, in other words, cheap fun

Faults:

Everything that has gone wrong with the car could be expected from a car this age. I replaced the radiator, and power steering pump at 150,000. I replaced the clutch at 185,000, this was expensive, but worth it. Other things include brakes, and a new axle because I got ran off the road and broke it.

General Comments:

I love my car, the sunroof leaks, the stereo doesn't work, the power windows have a mind of their own, but I can blow away any other four banger on the road and many six cylinders.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2004

1991 Saturn SL 1.9L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired400 miles
Most recent distance293000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

I love my Saturn

Faults:

Smog related had a hard time getting smog controlled it . fan motors. batteries. seat belt problems. Engine light comes on a lot.

General Comments:

It is very quick and I love to drive it.. I feel very comfortable when I drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th February, 2004

1991 Saturn SL from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles

Summary:

For the most part pretty reliable

Faults:

New engine (owner's fault), clutch, transmission.

Just replaced the heater core.

The interior of the car has had some problems.

General Comments:

Being that the car is 13 years old it's held up pretty well, but it's on it's last legs. As of right now there's a leak that has not been located (it's somewhere behind the dash) that we think is shorting out fuses and making the automatic seat belts not work. About a year ago we discovered that the windows were not defrosting (we tried anything and everything) so we got the heater core fix. The problem is still there and we're now thinking that it has to do with the leak. We're also having problems with the motor mounts. At first it sounded like the car has intake, but now it sounds like I'm dragging tin cans behind me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2004

1991 Saturn SL SL2 1.9L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles

Summary:

A reliable car, good value

Faults:

Alternator.

The brake rotors.

General Comments:

I got this car before reading any reviews of it. My sister owned a Saturn that was reliable so my parents got me one. Recently I've read reviews and the 1991 SL2 didn't get good reviews at all, which surprises me a lot.

This car has been great and it's still going strong. At this rate, it seems this car will be lasting a lot longer (I hope I didn't jinx myself!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2001

1991 Saturn SL SL2 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Good buy, reliable cutie

Faults:

Windows get stuck, broke down once, other than that the car's great.

General Comments:

This car has treated me great for almost 11 years. It looks sporty, drives OK and I got what I paid for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 9 reviews