Not bad, not great
On third battery at 50,000 miles.
Front rotors failed at 50,000 miles.
Front bearings replaced at 45,000 miles.
This car was the top-of-the-line model in 1997, but never felt like much more than basic transportation. My wife's bottom-of-the-line '99 Volvo S70 wagon bought used for only a few thousand dollars more than the Saturn is far, far nicer in every department and about the same cost to operate and repair.
One thing in the Saturn's favor: the combined anti-lock brakes and traction control system DOES work well in our horrible upstate NY winter weather. I'd never, ever buy another car without this feature.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th September, 2003