1995 Saturn SL SL2 1.9L twin cam from North America
I've had nine years out of it so far
From 95,519 miles, first noticed the oil was a quart low, so had to put a quart of oil in every 1,500 to 2,000 miles.
133,007 miles, the clutch started slipping and went out for good at 134,322 miles. The car was towed, repaired in my backyard.
179,494 miles, due to owner's bad judgment, radiator started leaking, lost all coolant and the car overheated bad. The car was towed, repaired in my backyard by myself.
182,107 miles, cracked head possibly. The car almost overheated on the way home, but got there soon enough. There is oil in the cooling system.
Even though I have had these problems with the Saturn, it has still been a great vehicle to me. I have owned it for 9 years, and managed to get 30+ mpg with quick acceleration. The issues I have had are due to age for certain, I am going to repair the Saturn and drive it until I decide I want something different. This car is my daily driver compared to my SVX. More reliable than the Subaru for certain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2011