Let The Buyer Beware
I am now experiencing all the engine and transmission problems most Saturn owners talk about after 60,000 miles: mysteriously disappearing oil and transmission failure (the mysteriously missing 3rd gear). I wanted to give Saturn a chance because for the most part it has been a decent running vehicle, but I guess you can't expect miracles from an American-made automobile.
If you buy a Saturn, buy it new and sell it before it hits 60,000 or you will start to shell out some big bucks to keep it running well before the 100,000 mile mark.
Also, it's a good idea to get your oil changed regularly by a Quick Lube-type garage because they usually will let you come by for a free "top-off" before your next scheduled oil change.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th August, 2004