A frugal person whose looking for a cheap car to purchase and maintain, should check out the Saturn
The transmission failed at the same time as the alternator.
The power windows were fickle, but never got stuck until the driver's window regulator stopped while the window was up.
The rear wiper motor was bad.
The cruise control didn't work.
I deliver food, and purchased a second Saturn after my first one was wrecked.
Despite the tranny failure at 181,000 miles, I still think these are great little cars!
I have driven this car for evening shifts, not shutting it off for 5-6 hours.
My Saturn NEVER got stuck in the Ohio snow, and handles well in ice and rain.
It's a quick little get around car, and corners surprisingly well.
The gas mileage is good, even running the A/C full time while working.
These late 90's SC body styles don't rust, so it still looked decent for its age.
Prior to the tranny going out, the repairs were minimal; serpentine belt, tires, brakes, rear wheel drums, and they were inexpensive.
I recommend this vehicle as it's inexpensive to drive and maintain.
These models are known to have tranny issues, and mine leaked a half quart of oil every 3000 miles, but if you can find one that's been decently maintained, with lower miles, and you treat her nice, it's worth it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th July, 2014