1999 Saturn SL 2 1.9 litre from North America
Two thumbs up
The clutch needed replacing at 170,000 km.
Shocks and struts.
Battery, spark plugs.
Starter, alternator drive belt.
Water pump, brakes.
The 1999 Saturn SL2 is a great affordable car to drive, both fuel wise, and very low maintenance. I've had this car for 6 years, and have driven it daily putting on 40,000 km of city only driving a year. I've never had a car take the punishment of hard city driving and never let me down. Most of the repairs were done close to the 200,000 km mark.
Saturns that were built in the 1990's were great cars. They had good American parts, and some European parts. They were built independent in Nashville from GM. So if you want a car that will put money in your bank, the SL series will deliver.
Today cars are amazing, but with so much tech put into them, and so many Mexican and Chinese parts, nothing lasts any more. So stick with old faithful, the Saturn SL2.
And if you do buy a Saturn, buy the manual.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th September, 2014