1998 Saturn SW sw2 1.9 from North America
It's an adequate, not outstanding piece of transport
Transmission howling at 45,000.
Transmission slipping and shifting badly at 95,000.
Motor mounts worn out at 90,000.
Brakes have poor feel from purchase. Replaced leaking wheel cylinder at 60,000.
Cooling fan stopped working out 75,000 miles. Had to replace water pump at the same time.
Driveability problems at 100,000. Idle would climb to 2000 rpm for no reason. Cleaning the throttle body seems to have cured this
AC problems- needs recharging every summer.
Belt tensioner broke at 134,000.
This is a good sized little wagon. Handles and performs great for a small economy car. Good gas mileage, averaging around 28-30 mpg. This is car car that benefits from a 5-speed manual, rather than the 4 speed auto like mine.
This car is uncomfortable for everyone (except me) that has ever ridden in it. Interior noise is high. The interior has a cheap feel to it, typical GM.
Reliability is decent, but not at the level of the previous Japanese cars I've owned. Oil leaks have been a problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th November, 2006