1994 Saturn SL Reviews - Page 2 of 20

1994 Saturn SL from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Loved it! Miss it! Want another one!

Faults:

Seat support broke, however the person who owned the car before me was a LARGE man.

Rocker sills rusted out quite badly, however, there is a lot of salt used on the roads in my area, and after all, it is really the only place on the car that can go bad :)

General Comments:

This car was the most reliable car I have ever owned, and more reliable than some of the new cars my friends had. Obviously there was the usual wear and tear...brakes, exhaust, replaced a water pump and alternator, but remember, the car was over 13 years old!

I love the way it handled; tight, smooth, and as sporty feeling as the Trans-am I drove a few years previous to this, except on a smaller scale. I was initially skeptical of an automatic 4cyl, but I have to tell you, it was as peppy as any 4cyl standard I've ever driven, and I've driven quite a few.

It is sporty looking for a 4-door sedan. I put a front bra on mine, it was the only one around with one, and it really stood out! Very sharp.

Power window would have been nice on mine, as I found the roller arm to be in a little awkward position.

I have children, so the back seat got a lot of use. Was a good size when they were younger, but as my daughter grew, it did lack a little leg room for her, as she is all legs and feet.

I would own another one in a heartbeat, and I'd recommend them to anyone! Anyone who doesn't like them, or had a bad experience I think has just got the one bad apple in the bag - toss it and get another one, you won't be disappointed!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2011

1994 Saturn SL SL2 DOHC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110 miles
Most recent distance280400 miles

Summary:

Rock solid dependable, Wisconsin winters= no problem

Faults:

Hit a deer at 70mph, survived, took off 1/4 panel, mirror, cracked windshield, 1 headlight smashed, other front end damage. Scrapping tomorrow 11/24/10.

General Comments:

281,400 miles. So long old pal, too much body damage to fix, no oil leaking, what a shame... nobody wants to salvage except for scrap metal. Would have kept it forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2010

1994 Saturn SL 1.9L SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.9L SOHC Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance232500 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

I have owned this SL with 85 horses for sixteen years, and am very grateful to God for it

Faults:

Water pump and radiator (leak) at 185000.

Starter at 225000.

O2 sensor at 75000.

Odometer stopped at 232500.

General Comments:

Extremely reliable/fuel efficient.

Have hit three deer, been side swiped, fender bender, major hail storm, and was used as newspaper delivery vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2010

1994 Saturn SL SL2 Twin Cam from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Twin Cam Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles

Summary:

A very inexpensive and reliable car!

Faults:

Replaced ball joints and control arms at 156,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is the first time I've owned a Saturn. I was reluctant at first, because it looked so plain and simple.

I paid $600 dollars for it, I wanted it just to go to work, which is only 10 miles round trip from my house. It performs so well, even with 168,000 miles, that we have traveled everywhere in it. We use it more that my 2004 Jeep Liberty Renegade, because it's a lot better on gas; I'm getting 35 mpg on highway, and I'm an aggressive driver. 0-60 in just 8.6 seconds - very good for this class car.

Love the polymer body panels, which don't dent or corrode, so your car always looks nice and shiny.

My only complaint based on the car's class is the turning ratio; sometimes I have to back up in places that most cars wouldn't.

Great car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2010

1994 Saturn SL SL2 1.9 DOHC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.9 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance113500 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

LOVE IT. Just needs TLC

Faults:

Previous owner neglected.

I put in new brakes/rotors front and back, alternator, battery, seals, spark plugs. It sat in my yard for 10 months, and started right up at the first key turn.

VERY RELIABLE, VERY ECONOMICAL. Friend's new cars can't keep up with my Saturn.

Seats are worn, and exhaust is terrible, but other than that, the car is in EXCELLENT running condition!

STAY AWAY from the sunroofs, they leak, but all sunroofs leak.

Never had a problem with the tranny...

General Comments:

Car is reliable.

Great economical car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2010

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 69 reviews