1995 Saturn SL SL2 1.9 Liter 119 HP from North America


Not Bad, but could be better



* Starter

* Radiator

* Battery

* Motor Mount

* Alternator

* Brakes

* Sunroof

* Oil gasket.

Items pending:

*Passenger Window will not roll down

*Ceiling upholstry droops down.

General Comments:

Great quick gas efficent little car. Have had it since new in 95. The most annoying thing about the car is the dashboard rattles. Every since I have had the car the dash has rattled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2007

1995 Saturn SL from North America


It was the best car I ever owned


Nothing ever went wrong! Was a very reliable car.

General Comments:

This car is great, I really enjoyed mine for the little time I had it. However it is a top rated stolen vehicle. The police told me one simple trick to stealing a Saturn, any Saturn. It's just too easy to steal. Mine was stolen from a parking lot that is always crowded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th October, 2006

1995 Saturn SL from North America


Safe, inexpensive, reliable, great looking car


My door seal leaks slightly.

The padding in the driver seat has worn out.

The O2 sensor needed replacing once at 100,000 miles.

The clutch plate needed replacing at 170,000 miles.

Cracked catalytic converter at 200,000 miles.

It eats oil (as expected from an older engine).

Other typical stuff - brakes, tires, exhaust, etc.

General Comments:

This is probably the most reliable car my family has ever owned.

I'd like to address one point people have been making - they claim the interior is made of cheap materials. This is indeed true, but it is not something wrong with the car. Every car buyer knows what the interior materials are when purchasing the car, you cannot fault the car for that.

Despite being 11 years old and taking 201,000 miles of abuse, my Saturn still gets 40 mpg on the highway.

My Saturn has needed very few repairs. Most everything is standard on any car. For instance, I replaced my clutch plate at 170,000 miles. Most manuals need their clutch plates replaced at 100,000. And my Service Engine light only went on once about 100,000 miles ago - well below par from what others I know have experienced.

I just got T-boned on the highway last week and there was only $900 in damage. I decided to get the repairs despite the fact that Kelly Blue Book told me that my car was totaled because I know I can never find a more valuable car out there.

After renting another car while mine was in the shop, I quickly realized that I missed my Saturn's visibility. The rear windshield wraps around and eliminates all blind spots.

My 5-speed manual is a little slower in acceleration than many other cars on the highway, but dropping it down a gear tends to do the trick.

Many people tell me that having plastic side paneling doesn't seem safe. Let me address this issue - a 16th of an inch thick piece of aluminum is going to crumple like tinfoil if you get hit from the side by a 2000 lb. car going at anything over 5 mph. It will not add any safety value anymore than plastic does.

In fact, I love my plastic side paneling. 11 years and not a dent, ding, or spot of rust.

Bottom line - my '95 Saturn SL is still one of the safest, least expensive, most reliable, and best aesthetically looking cars out on the road today.

My next car without doubt will be a Saturn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2006

1995 Saturn SL SL2 4 cylinder from North America


Great car for the price


Belt tensioner.

Moon roof broke.

Power windows have all quit working.

A/C takes forever to get cool.

General Comments:

Overall since this car was bought used and is over 10 years old it is a great car.

It is peppy and I love to drive it fast on the freeways.

It gets great gas mileage and I have not had the oil burning issues I see others have had. We change the oil every 3 months rather than every 3,000 miles though.

The belt tensioner went 3 months after I bought the car. (This must be a common issue with Saturn since my husband's 2002 L300 just had the belt tensioner go this past weekend)

Last summer the moon roof went off track- we worked like heck to get it back on and we do not use it at all.

The rear left window also stopped working last summer. Then a few months later the right rear window went. Last night the passenger and driver side windows went.

Needless to say we have to replace this car soon, but not sure if we will go with Saturn again or not, our last 3 cars have been Saturn's. We have been happy with our service at the dealership so we may try the ION. The reviews are mixed on it so I will have to do more research.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th January, 2006