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.