1995 Saturn SL twin cam 1.9 from North America




The water pump went and my fiance is just replacing the transmission.

Besides normal things that go wrong with ALL cars (brakes, belts, and liquid levels) it runs like heaven!!!

General Comments:

It's my first car and have no major complaints and honestly I have been around cars with all my boyfriends being mechanics and all. and to me all cars are crappy they don't last forever especially after 80,000 my fiance has a 93 ford f150 and it gives him problems too. for what this has been through and crap it runs better then I expect. I wouldn't mind buying a ion when I get some money. I could go about 300 miles and not really fill up once either. you just have to do regular matinance on all cars. even I'm still learning all the things you should do yearly and after so many miles.

I do have one question... were is the stock transmission made from?

And my fiance who is a FORD TOUGH man likes my car and has no problems with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2005

15th Dec 2005, 07:59

The transmission in your S-series is assembled at the Spring Hill plant in TN.

1995 Saturn SL 1 1.9L SOHC from North America


Most reliable car I have ever owned!!


Alternator at 90,000 km

Front wheel bearings at 285,000 km

Clutch at 285,000 km

Belt tensioner at 314,000 km.

General Comments:

An excellent car that has lasted WAY past my expectations. Although is now near it's end, it is still a reliable car that has never left me stranded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2005

1995 Saturn SL SL1 1.9 from North America


Excellent and live within expectations


After purchasing the vehicle. I spent $648.00 for the 50,000 mile typical warranty inspection and tune-up. The only other work performed was the installation of new brackets related to the manual transmission.

General Comments:

Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. The car has low ground clearance and not much suspension.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2005

1995 Saturn SL SL1 from North America


Saturn is my car now and will be my next car!


I do love my Saturn SL1. If I had any complaints, it would be that as soon as it turned 5 years old, my rotors wore out. I've had to get brake shoes/pads more than once.

It's not the easiest car to warm up quickly.

There are now a lot of pings and knocks when I turn it off, as well as some interior vibrating when driving.

And I've had a constant problem with my 'check engine light' coming on, because of something called a PVC cap or valve. Something I'm told is not crucial to have replaced right away, but does need to be replaced eventually.

General Comments:

I will tell anyone who asks, that my next car will be a Saturn.

Gas mileage is great.

Rides very well, although it's not the fastest car there is.

The body still looks good, despite some efforts by shopping carts to ruin it.

It's easy to maintain yourself if you are car handy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2004

1995 Saturn SL from North America


Not a good choice stay away!!!


Ball joints replaced 2 times.

Timing belt replaced and still makes noise.

Driver seat worn and metal coming true.

Transmission rev up and bad shifting.

Doors leak (seals).

High oil consumption.

General Comments:

This car is a nightmare to own. Its uncomfortable to drive and handles very poorly. When turning into a parking space very hard to manuuver around other cars, for a mid size car its hard to park.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2004

3rd Dec 2004, 07:05

I'm preparing to sell my 1995 Saturn SL to a work colleague and wouldn't be doing that if I hadn't had a reliable, comfortable car. It has over 105,000 miles and has had no major problems. I've replaced tires and battery only once. The original transmission is still humming along. The only thing I can think of is that the bottom door seals allow dampness to accumulate, sometimes making it hard to open the door in winter. Steering is stiff because of lack of power steering; my colleague is driving a 1994 Saturn SL and is buying this car for his son.