1993 Saturn SL SL2 1.9L DOHC from North America
Most reliable car I have ever owned!
Replaced alternator in 2001.
Replaced headliner in 2002.
No mechanical breakdowns of any kind.
Bought this car new in 1993.
Had the freon replaced right away at Saturn with the new R134a freon.
The car has run perfectly since I bought it.
It is now over 17 years old, and still runs great.
The engine is using oil now, but not so much that it blows smoke all the time.
The car has over 500,000 miles on it.
The air conditioning still works as when it was new.
All bulbs in the car are the original bulbs; even the license frame lights still work.
It has a 5 speed manual transmission that shifts as if it were new.
I bought a new Vue in 2002, and decided to keep the SL2, since the dealership offered me only $500 for it. Gave the SL2 to my son, who was in the Marine Corp, and he has been driving it 95 miles a day since March of 2002 to work and back. The car has never failed him.
The only thing that doesn't work on the car is the horn. It stopped working in 1998 due to the horn buttons being integrated into the steering wheel.
Oil changes every 3000 miles, and every 15000 miles the transmission oil is changed. I could not ask for a more reliable and economical car.
Oh, and it only runs well using premium gas. If I put regular in it, it knocks and runs on after turning the engine off. Premium, and she runs great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th August, 2010