1993 Saturn SL SL2 1.9 double cam from North America
An absolutely useless piece of junk
Where do I begin!
New alternator, front brakes twice, catalytic converter, the windows are hard to wind up due to shoddy Saturn workmanship and materials!
The car burns a quart of oil each 600 miles!
The seats are uncomfortable and way too small, I am a big lad.
The windshield cost $800!
It is now in the garage because there is a horrendous knocking noise coming from the front suspension!
The motor mount needed replacing - this I was informed by the dealer was a design fault by Saturn! The Saturn dealer even sold me the wrong size bolts for the mount!
This car had a full service history when I got it/I wish I had read these reviews prior to my purchase!
I baby my cars and have followed all the maintenance schedules, yet it is still an unreliable heap of junk. It is the kind of car that is in the garage every other month for something major.
The transmission also pops out of 2nd and 3rd gears from time to time!
These cars are junk/stay away, warn all your friends.
The air conditioning is very poor and the automatic seat belts have locked and tried to strangle me on many occasions. The car is too low and very awkward to get in and out of.
The dealers are totally useless. I have my emergency repair work, lots, done by a decent mechanic who does not rip anyone off. Luckily he is quite reasonably priced although even he scowls when he sees me returning the Saturn for further work!
These cars are pure junk, stay away.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th September, 2001
24th Oct 2001, 23:53
Too true. Everyone knows these cars are absolute junk.
22nd Nov 2001, 19:16
I agree with the review and indeed the above comment. These cars are horrendous.
9th Feb 2002, 00:33
That's so weird... I had an SL1 for over 5 years and 100000km, and it has been the most reliable car I ever had (I reviewed it here).
Maybe it's because it's a "plain" SL1 and not a "loaded" SL2?