1994 Saturn SL Reviews - Page 9 of 20

1994 Saturn SL from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

This is a fantastic auto

Faults:

Not a single problem with this vehicle outside of routine maintenance such as brakes, battery, belts, tires.

General Comments:

This has been an outstandingly economical vehicle. The performance is surprising for a four cylinder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2005

1994 Saturn SL 2 1.9 DOHC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Very reliable, very affordable, great value for price

Faults:

Clutch went out at 133000. 133000.. on the stock clutch. Very impressive.

General Comments:

I learned stick on this car.. I must say it made the learning process easier. Saturn sticks are very intuitive and easier to learn with.

This car is fast... for an economy car. I hit 115 mph and I was only at 4000 RPM.

Handling is pretty impressive. Acceleration could be a bit better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2005

1994 Saturn SL SL2 1.9L Twin-Cam from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9L Twin-Cam Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

Very fast for a 4-cylinder

Faults:

Had the brake rotors re-surfaced at 130,000 miles.

Front passenger seat reclining gears stripped, taken care of by a re-call.

Padding in seats wearing out at 100,000 miles.

Alignment at 130,000 miles.

General Comments:

I've only had my Saturn for 6 months and it hasn't let me down yet. Handles great and with it's Twin-Cam motor it will smoke most 4-cylinder cars. I get an average of 35-37 mpg mixed driving. Wasn't shure about Saturn because they are a new company, but so far so good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2005

1994 Saturn SL SL1 1.9 OHC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 OHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Piece of junk transmission

Faults:

Automatic Transmissions nothing but junk on these cars because of a general motors design flaw.

General Comments:

Car gets you noticed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th January, 2005

1994 Saturn SL SL2 sl2 twin cam from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission sl2 twin cam Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

I Love the Saturns!

Faults:

Paid $400.00, we drove it home knowing it needed a clutch, ($150.00 and a cleaning.) It has been a trusty, cheap vehicle. I love the Saturn! Drivers seat was warn and a speaker blown, but we installed another stereo.

Today, blew radiator, not sure if crack or just froze due to cold 0' here.

General Comments:

It was a God-send when the price of gas was over $2.00 a gallon and had to drive 55-60 miles one way to work. Would love to find another Saturn, cheap on gas! It is a sporty, nice looking car! All cars need repairs and upkeep, this one is limited.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2004

1994 Saturn SL SL2 Twin Cam Twin Cam 4/ 4-speed Automatic from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Twin Cam 4/ 4-speed Automatic Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Worthy of Trust

Faults:

The engine was replaced when it was a few months old, but this was due to driving through a flooded section of road during the flood in SW Georgia in 1995. Saturn did replace the engine for free though, and the original engine was on display at Saturn of Macon for a while.

The battery once.

The A/C had some work done, but I think it was just recharged.

The cassette stereo was replaced long ago for free.

The paint is starting to get dull and cannot be fixed by buffing. However, it will never rust or dent easily!

General Comments:

This has been a great little car. My grandmother bought it brand new and still has it. She drives it less than 10,000 miles per year, so it is still like new overall.

This was the first Saturn in the town where she lives, so she felt very unique driving it and she said people always gawked at the car because it was so attractive. She bought it with every option including the biggest, nicest alloy wheels, traction control, ABS, power windows, locks, mirrors, and cruise control. To me, it still looks a lot nicer than the new Saturn cars. It certainly has been more reliable.

The performance is quite good, especially for a small car, and even with the in-town driving it still gets 35+ MPG.

It's a tad noisy on rough roads, but it is also somewhat of a serious entry-level driver's car. It handles as well or better than my '94 BMW 318i.

She considered getting a new car for a while, but the new Saturn models don't impress and hers has so little mileage on it, we told her to keep it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2004

13th Feb 2005, 13:21

I have to agree that the new Saturn models don't look as great to me as do the older ones.

You said your grandmother bought the car with everything, and you mentioned one of those things was mirrors. Was there a point in time where Saturn sold cars without mirrors? (Just curious)

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