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1993 Saturn S-Series Overview


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2 Dr SC1 Coupe
2 Dr SC2 Coupe
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $2,452
4 Dr SL Sedan
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
1 national listing
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
Avg. Price: $2,362
4 Dr SW1 Wagon
4 Dr SW2 Wagon
Avg. Price: $2,452

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Based on 22 reviews

Super Economical Slightly Sporty Mom-car. I Love My Old Saturn. by tikabuki
 — I have had this car for about 6 years now. It is paid for. It is dependable. When gas prices go up, I can still fill my tank and get where I'm going. This car has been dependable. It is a 4 cylin... Read More
Good Car by Karrie
 — i love my car. it has over 300 thousand miles and it still runs like the day i baught it in fact better put a k an n cold air intake on it and gave it 10 more horse power im not saying it is extra fas... Read More
Great!!!!!!!!!!!!! by John
 — freaking awesome!!! its really fun to drive especially since it a stick shift. It has fast acceleration, which makes you feel like your in a race car. Its so easy to maintain and all. one down side... Read More

1993 Saturn S-Series Overview

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1993 Saturn S-Series

The key change for the Saturn S-Series in 1993 came from the introduction of the wagon and an extra coupe.  This bumped the trim total up to 7, including the SC1 and SC2 coupes, the SW1 and SW2 wagons, and the SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans.  Other changes included standard driver side airbag, new colors, and re-vamped bumpers.  
Trunk space comes out to 10.9 cubic feet in the coupes, 11.9 in the sedans, and 28.8 in the wagons with the backseat upright (56 when you fold it down).  In addition, all trims will generally get you 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway in manual and 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway in automatic.  The SC1, SW1, SL, and SL1 use a 1.9 L, 85 hp I4 engine while the SC2, SW2, and SL2 use the stronger 124 hp version.  Wagons and sedans seat 5 while coupes seat 4.   Air conditioning comes as an option in all trims.
Overall, consumers appreciate the solid performance that the 1993 S-Series delivers at a reasonable price.  However, they do have some issues with inefficient oil consumption, road noise, handling, and the tight fit in the interior for larger passengers.  The 1993 Saturn S-Series made some positive changes by diversifying its trims.  Drivers who can live without the most modern technology will get what they pay for with this solid compact.


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