1992 Saturn SL SL2 1.9 Liter DOHC from North America
Great car, dependable and 30 mpg
Typical 1992 SL2 issues.
Burns 3/4 quart oil every 3,000 miles.
Rust along outer roof line and back door jams. This is a 20 year old car in a northern snowy state.
Alternator replacement at 140,000 miles.
Radiator cracked around driver's side trans axle fluid intake.
Tie rod ends at 190,000 miles.
Struts are going at 200,000 miles.
Brake pads and rotors.
New battery this winter after 7 years use of the old one.
I got this car with 103,000 miles on it in 2004. It now has 201,800 miles in 2011.
I have had typical "wear and tear" repairs on it. This car has never left me on the side of the road. I am driving it today.
It gets 30 miles to the gallon, city and highway. Air conditioning is painfully cold. And the engine purrs.
This is a fantastic car. I drive it fast, but I don't beat on it. If you want a 40,000 - 80,000 dollar car, go buy one. If you want an inexpensive car with good gas mileage that will keep running, this is the one to get.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2011