1999 Saturn SL 1 1.9L SOHC from North America
A cheap car. you get what you pay for
Needed new catalytic converter.
Needed new Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve.
Needed new tires.
Needs new brakes.
Cigarette lighter does not work.
Needs numerous other repairs despite the fact I babied this car.
This car was a great car for about a year after I got it at which point things started to go wrong.
Car did get sensational gas mileage however toward the end I was getting around 20 mpg.
Interior is OK. pretty small, but I knew that upon buying the car.
Whatever you do don't get the beige interior, stains incredibly easy.
Also the paint stinks, I have numerous rock chips and live no where near a gravel road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th June, 2004
Brakes and tires (and converters for that matter-they get clogged) have absolutely nothing to do with the token of the car. Regardless of the brand, every automobile needs these types of items replaced.
As for your other articles, they function at the miniscule level.
Did you purchase the car new or used?
What experiences have you had with other cars? What do you currently drive?
Chipping paint doesn't necessarily have to do with gravel roads, in fact my grandpa drives behind semis to save on gas and his car looks like somebody hit it with a sandblaster. The paint on my 1999 SL has been great. You really should wax your car if you don't. If "babied" to you means keep it running, then that's not right. Of course this is coming from a guy who vacuums his car and armor-alls the dash at least once a month.
I just bought my dad's Saturn. When he bought it, it had 30,000. I got it with 63000, and I'll tell ya these things are awesome. I love it. I put 10 bucks in and I can go wherever I want without having to worry about putting more in. If you take care of it, you're all set. Best damn car for the money.