3rd Jun 2007, 17:44
I bought my 1992 SL new and still drive it today (15 yrs. later) with 250000 miles on it. Still peppy, still great on gas. No major issues, just normal wear & tear. Body still looks great after a wax.
26th Oct 2007, 16:59
Hey, My neighbor gave me my 1992 SL2. A tree limb had fallen thru the windsheild so I had to buy a used one for $250 installed. It had 83,000 on it. I started to drive it the 25 miles to work each day. I've been pleasantly surprised by the 34-35 MPG. It runs good. Hey I think its fun to drive. I wish it were in better shape, but it is a throw away. I even went to Sping Hill, Tennessee to see where it was made. Nice folks down there. Best of Luck to all.
16th Nov 2007, 22:02
I have a 1992 Saturn SL2 that my husband paid cash for in 2000. It had 46,500 miles on it and it has been an extremely good car. My odometer stopped working a couple of years ago at 148,000 miles and sometimes the speedodometer doesn't work. I had the A/C worked on a couple of years ago and the compressor went out this year, but we chose not to fix it because my son has outgrown the back seat; we decided to get a larger vehicle. I haven't had any major problems out of the car. It's had a small oil leak ever since we've had it, and I've had to put in the shop a few times. When we first took it to the shop the technicians didn't fix the problem, but we were being charged $200-300 every time we went, so we finally took it to a different Saturn repair shop and they fixed the problem that the first shop should've fixed. So our problems were the repair shops and not the car itself. No problems since then. A lady pulled out in front of me and messed up the right fender, but it's still driveable, still gets good gas mileage and still has plenty of get up and go.
1st Dec 2007, 13:10
I am a proud owner of a 1992 Saturn SL1. I have owned this car from new, it is coming up to the 40000 km mark and now it is time to retire the poor girl, just because putting an new clutch in it would be more than what it is worth.
Over the life span very few parts were required. Replaced both front wheel bearings, 1 alternator, tires, 1 battery.
This car has been great; low gas mileage, easy to handle and still good looking. We live in western Canada and have some very cold winters; the car handled it great. You do have to plug it in for an easy start.
I recommend to all above to maintain good service habits, and the car should last you a long time.
Now with that said, I am a strong believer that every car has it so called bad build day's eg: Monday or Friday cars. Mine was not one of them.
I have bought a 2004 Saturn Vue and a 2006 Ion. I hope to get the same out of both as I did the 1992.