1995 Saturn SL 1 1.9 SOHC from North America
Very efficient, and even though things broke, it lasted a very long time
Cooling sensor, water pump, thermostat, and radiator cap after 80k. Slow oil usage started also.
Starter and ignition switch after 144k.
EGR valve after 150k.
Alternator after 187k.
Clutch after 195k.
Radiator after 226k.
Oil in water at 242,888 miles.
Most definitely a very good economy car. There is a lot more power than my 3 speed automatic 86 Sunbird previous to this car.
This car always started right up and used a little oil, which I guess is common in Saturns. I am surprised it lasted this long, especially with all the times it overheated when it needed cooling system work after 5 years of ownership.
I was told the oil in the water issue is common also in this engine; something in the head.
I'd only recommend buying this car if you know how to check fluids and do basic maintenance by yourself; the car is pretty easy to work on with some parts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th April, 2016