If in a good shape take it, if not, it's a money pit!
Too many thing!
When purchased, needed to align the wheels. The cars was taking 3 oil pint per week. Windows stuck, and go up when they what! Needed new down pipe, at 300$ that pipe and whit the fact I payed the car 1000$ Can. I will keep it and no matter how much noise it does.
Brakes were at half and disappear!?!? in 2 month.
If you go to 6000 rpm, oil is shooting every were. Smoke more than a burn contest!
I tough this car was good, Not sure.
I can take on Elantra GR, they got 140hp, and I own them. Some integra, ANY civic, tiburon... may good car. But I drove car with better handling, its not bad, but the shook are too weak, it's like racing in a "chaloup".
Whit all of these, its still a great car for small budget teen.
It seem that all Saturn will takes oil.
Some are doing 300kilos without consuming any oil!! Incredible, mine is taking 3 pint.
I comment, change the tires, you can take many more grip with better tires. I know it because I crash the Saturn in a 90 degree turn a 80 kph. I tough I could have it. NAW. I broke the car. 300$ of repair, and 2 days in the garage. Great thing plastic exist, only scratch! and a broken windows.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2003