1993 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

1993 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Torque in 2nd gear

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Leaking doors

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To Reach For A Caddilac One Must Start Somewhere With Government Motors. — It's been stalling and the doors leak. The fuel filter has probably never been replaced. Acceleration will give me rubber in 2nd gear. Have seen others with spoilers and Glad the front and rear facias are finished. Cost on mileage sure isn't filling up for $94.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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gas mileage

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ugly little thing

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Its An All-around Decent Car — ugly car, it gets me from A to B tho, GREAT GAS MILEAGE, slow responce on accel. and braking but fairly decent, easy once u get used to it tho, its fun to drive in general, could be better tho,

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Good on gas, cheap to fix.

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It's old, and beat up.

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'93 Saturn Sl2 Is A Nice Commuter Car. — It's a nice 4 cylinder get around car. I personally don't recommend mine for extended driving, but as a commuter car it's okay. Easy to maintain, cheap parts, easy repair (if doing it yourself), good first car. Wish I paid a little less for it, but otherwise I'm happy with my car.

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Like the energizer bunny. Keeps on going and going and going

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The interior just didn't hold up.

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Awesome Car. — I have over 250k on it now. Only big replacement was the tranny. I switched it out from a wrecked one. Its still movin'. My 21 year old used it while in school. He even raced it on the 1/4 mile, stock. My 18 year old has it now.

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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Gas mileage. Interior space for a compact car.

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smaller than everything on the road

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Ecconomizer — Newer car to me, but is great on gas. Pulls around 25+ mpg in city and 40mpg on the highway, it awesome. Nice little car, wish mine had cup holders though.

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon Review
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Fuel economy. Good handling. Reliable.

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Looks. Age.

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It Is The Best Everyday Vehicle I've Had. Worth Mentioning. — Excellent engineering. Cheap parts. I replaced the water pump on it in just a couple hours with little effort. Comfortable. It wont impress but it will definitely take you anywhere without having to worry about gas prices. The 1.9 liter DOHC delivers decent power to the front and handling couldn't be better. I've seen mouths open with disbelief in the rearview when they cant catch up.

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1993 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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Put over 200,000 miles on it before the transmission.

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Dead SLOW

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Love Hate Relationship — Car was pretty reliable until and transmission when out.

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Braking, Steering

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Engine, Transmission

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Beware: Hidden Costs — This thing was not the best I drove. It had it's ups, but very few compared to the downs.

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Solid but comfortable suspention... almost sporty.  Doors don't dent.

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Motor, cheap build, bad tranny, would overheat.

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A Lot Of Personality... Not A Lote Of Anything Else. — I liked this little saturn but everything about it was cheap. By the time it got into my hands it had plenty of issues. It would overheat if it sat at idle (or ran below 20mph on a hot day), it burned oil, and the transmission would violently slam into gears once the revs got high enough. It handled well and was kind of fun in winter, but it was lack-luster in nearly every arena. It is now sitting behind a shed at my parents house. It still runs (even after being flooded once by my sister) but has FAR too many issues to be a daily driver.

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1993 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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EXCELLENT CAR

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NONE

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The Best Car I Ever Owned — I loved this car. Apart from the body breaking because it is plastic I LOVE the plastic body .. NO RUST. And the engine was great. Got the car for $350 and had it for years. Never died or had a problem except for alternator!

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2002 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Although The Car Has Some Issues, It Has More Positives Than Negatives. By NRL

Why you chose your car? I purchased my car because at the time my son was 10 years old. This made it a great car for me because the third door to the rear bench seat does not open unless the driver’... Read More

A Car To Have Faith In By otakugirl

Car is sleek on the outside and comfortable inside, even if it is a bit cramped. Great for cruising in town and on highway, but lacks a fast take off. I was hoping for more room in the trunk as we ten... Read More

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2001 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Gas Saver With A 3rd Door! By akasnacker

Great car for the most part, good build quality but they used some cheaper parts to build it with. Its kinda rough on the transmission shifts sometimes but pretty smooth for an entry level car etc. Bo... Read More

Great Little Car By bamendt

goes through a lot of oil (not a leak), can kick when going from drive to reverse (have heard others with this issue with the same model, handling is not that great... overall i am very please with th... Read More

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2000 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great Gas Mileage Car!!! By topsecretauto

This Car gets great gas mileage!!!! There's not a whole lot of room for tall people. But with that said, this really is a great car!! The gas mileage alone makes up for the lack of room in the back fo... Read More

Very Good Car Everyone Should Have One On The Track By patbrown

good on the track. needs a littel more speed. only running 5500 rpm's on the straight a way. great quailty car, doors are hard to destroy. lots of saturns on the track. good moters and easy to get par... Read More

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1999 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great And Cheap By Lana

Had my saturn S for 7 yrs, 4th owner, paid 2000. replaced tranny and clutch, and did about 1500 bucks worth of repairs including that in those 7yrs. Since I bought it, horn doesn't work, and no one ca... Read More

I Dont Like Any Car That Isnt Reliable By billybobisbillybob

its hard to write a 40 word survey about a unrelaiable car but I might be able to make it to forty words if I keep writing about this unreliable car that's been sitting in my drive for a month. wait h... Read More

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1998 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Wonder Full Car.... By Teresa

This is a great car for communing. It handles well and cruses like a jewel. Trunk space is ample and it is very reliable. This car is such an under-appreciated and over looked car. It has been very i... Read More

Great Car! By microWaves

I like everything about the car in general, nothing wrong with it um just a few little things need to be replaced. honestly I would recommend this car for a first timer, great for college and people w... Read More

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