2000 Saturn SL Reviews - Page 8 of 8

2000 Saturn SL Sedan 1.9L SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9L SOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6850 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Perfect for anyone

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with my car.

Although, the right rear speaker seems to go out once and a while, but you turn the radio up and it comes back.

I also notice a noise in the front when I go over a bump, but it doesn't sound serious.

General Comments:

This car is not what I would call high performance, but I'm working on several upgrades. I bought an SPS chambered muffler, and will probable be getting a SPS throttle body, or something. I did spruce up the interior by installing a wood trim kit around the radio, and also added fog lights and tinted the windows, along with detailing the sides. This car has been my pride and joy, and will continue to be for a long time. I recommend this car to anyone, but the manual gets you going faster.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

30th Oct 2007, 16:17

I hear a funny clunky noise in my front end too! it might be different, but have you found what it was yet?

2nd Mar 2008, 10:38

Yea I just replaced the top engine mount on my 2000 SL1, and that got rid of the rattle noise. Apparently it is one of the few faults of these cars; mine went at about 100,000 miles.

2000 Saturn SL from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

A surprisingly well made American sedan that's safe, reliable, and is easy to maintain

Faults:

One minor recall item was repaired by the dealer.

General Comments:

A solid American car without the frills.

Competent ride and drive for routine driving. And excellent accident avoidance handling.

Seats are stiff and lack whiplash restraints.

Entry/exit is tight for larger drivers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2001

2000 Saturn SL SL2 2.0L Twin cam from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0L Twin cam Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Poor seating/ergonomics mar an otherwise great little car

Faults:

Original key was improperly cut. Dealer cut new key and solved the problem.

Primary problem is the uncomfortable seats and seating position.

General Comments:

Fun car, affordable, poor seating.

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

Review Date: 2nd September, 2001

3rd Mar 2006, 20:00

Out of curiosity, did you sit in the car before you bought it?

2000 Saturn SL SL1 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance23580 miles
Previous carSaturn SL1

Summary:

A definite must have!

Faults:

I've hadn't had any problems with this car. I did have a small shimmy when I pushed the brakes, but it turned out the rotors were slightly warped and the dealership replaced them. Other than that, no complaints.

General Comments:

Owned a 1996 Saturn SL1 prior to this and loved it. Never had any problems with it. Traded it in for a brand new 2000 model because my wife needed an automatic. Very comfortable, good gas mileage and easy to maintain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2001

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 31 reviews