24th Apr 2008, 20:38
I just purchased a 94 Saturn SL with the manual tranny. It has 232,000 miles on it, but I only paid 500 bucks, so I'm not upset. It seems to be in awesome running condition. The gas mileage is stellar compared to modern vehicles, and at 4$ per gallon that is crucial! The only bad thing I have to say is that the headliner is sagging and the plastic interior is breaking a bit. But for 500$ that's far from a complaint.
8th Feb 2009, 15:17
I bought my '94 Saturn SL2 in June of 2007. It ran well for a couple of months, and then everything just started going wrong.
I bought the car with about 120k miles on it and it now has 143k plus, we don't know the actual number because the odometer broke.
I have had to replace the water pump, motor mounts, windshield wiper motor, muffler strap, muffler, exhaust system, brakes, ball joints, egr valve, brake calipers, shocks, struts, and steering. Not to mention it burns a ton of oil, one of my power windows is broken, and the headliner and plastic interior are breaking, and the A/C is broken.
Don't get me wrong, she gets me where I need to go when she's not in the shop, and nothing too too too major has gone wrong, but it seems like just a matter of time. I do take care of the car and do regular maintenance as well.
1st Jul 2009, 18:17
I bought my '94 SL2 in December '93. It has been my one and only car since. Several parts replaced, turning just 80,000 miles now. Looks sharp. Solid car. Kept in a garage for most of it's life--makes a big difference on any car.
12th Mar 2011, 11:20
I bought my '94 Saturn SL gently used in 2006 with 145,000km, and ran it until May 2010 when the time came to have the car re-inspected. The only reasons I decided to buy another car was because the sills were bad, the hole had gone into the floor, and the windshield needed replacing. WHAT A MISTAKE! I regret selling that car every day!
It was super easy on gas, still had tons of power, even at 200,000+, and was reliable as heck. With regular maintenance, this car was outstanding! I would recommend one to anyone. In fact, I have been driving my current vehicle since last spring when I sold the Saturn, and I miss it so much that I am selling this car just to buy another one! This time I will go a little newer, and probably a standard.