When I first drove this car before I bought it, nothing was wrong.
After about two weeks of owning it I noticed that it began to shift funny. I found out that the previous owner had just replaced a transmission chip for the same problem. First expense: $500.
Then the car started to over heat without the air conditioning on, I was even on the highway. Had to replace the temperature gage. The car still has a problem with overheating. We think is it the fan sensor.
Then the belt began to squeak, we replaced the belt, but that didn't fix the problem, so we had to buy a belt tensioner.
The driver's side door leaks very bad. Even 15 minutes worth of driving when it's sprinkling, my left arm becomes soaked. And then when I'm not driving, the seat is very wet, which in turn makes the whole car smell horrible.
I still have many problems with the car that I have not even fixed yet. For example: the overheating, the leaking window, and now I have some sort of clanking under the hood.
Before this car I had a 1989 Jimmy. I never had any problems with that SUV.
I got rid of the Jimmy and bought the Saturn because of the rise in gas prices. I needed a gas saving vehicle.
Even though I'm saving on gas, the small room in the car, and the many problems I've had with this car make it not worth while.