1994 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

1994 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 reviews

  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Katiecar writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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5

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This was a great car for many years.

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Wiring issues, some a lot of peeps don't know how to work on them.

Katiecar
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Great Reliability Until They Die — I bought this car used with only 117K, it lasted 13 years!!!!!!!!!!! With very little repairs. It was nice to drive, especially in the beginning. It outlasted some of the newer cars on the road. I always felt that Saturn was very well made. I loved it and I will miss it. This car provided many years of valuable service for very little money. I got more than I asked for.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cold_steel90 writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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5

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Great gas mileage, long lasting, cheap parts, and not what was expected. Fun to drive, comfortable ride, and good looks for the year and price.

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Few complaints on it, it is a compact car all in all, but the back seat could use an extra inch or two of leg room.

cold_steel90
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Awesome Car, I Would Buy Another One. — Great acceleration for a 1.9L, and braking work great especially since the car is so light. Lastly, safety... I met another fellow Saturn owner, same model as mine, who had rolled his a few years ago. The car rolled three times and stopped on the roof, upside-down. He still drives it today. All he did was put duct tape on the front and rear quarter-panel, I'd say its a very safe car. Before owning my 1994 Saturn SL, I always looked at them as cheap cars. The truth is they are great quality, cheap cars. I have over 300,000 miles on mine, and I still get 40mpg city and 45+ MPG highway. My weekly 200 mile drive only costs me less then 20$'s at 4$'s/gallon. 5speed manual transmission makes it fast as well. My sisters 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, 4cyl. 2.0L can't keep up with it... <3 My 1994 Saturn SL. =)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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5

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the engine still runs good.

Cons

the cv shaft is going out on it.

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This Car Has 199000 Miles On It And Its Still Kicking. — it is blue and it has a new paint job on it and the hood is fading out already but it still looks like it is brand new because i take care of my car. this car is very fun to drive and very quick and i will race anyone because im dont care if i lose unless i wage money on the race.

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SaturnSL1Sedan writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Cheap to own and buy, can take a lot of abuse and will still work great, plastic panels!

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Inside rattles!

SaturnSL1Sedan
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Great Old Car! — Fantastic little beater, 370,000kms and still going... never had problems starting it on even on the coldest of days. Bought it for $1000 5 years ago, put 100,000kms on it and put less than $300 into the car in that time in maintainence. Gets excellent mileage, feels responsive when turning and braking. Car rattles pretty heavy sometimes. Although it lacks horsepower, it was peppier than expected. Fun to drive, since you can drive it hard and it never complains. It looks pretty nice for an older car too!

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Ethan writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Handling, smooth shifter, good looks, good gas milage.

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Regular maintenance required, burns a half quart of oil every tank of gas.

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A Poor Man's Performance Car. — Fun car to drive, handles like it is on rails. Acceleration is mediocre for a car of this age, but poor considering the HP rating and light weight of the car. It could just be the age and 150k miles it has been through, but I expected it to be noticeably quicker than my previous car (which was 150 lbs heavier and had 12% fewer ponies), but it is not. Torquey and holds speed on hills, but doesn't like to rev past 5500 rpm. Parts have been cheap and easy to get (so far, I hear Saturn is going under), but it has needed more work than I would have liked, especially the cooling system. Honestly, practicality would dictate ditching this car in favor of something more reliable, but it is just so fun to drive with its smooth shifting, flat handling, and aggresive looks that I refuse to give it up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dimers writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Mileage, handling, low cost to buy and own

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Anemic performance -- so very NOT a hot rod

Dimers
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A Graceful And Friendly Car — First car I owned, though I'd driven several extensively before. She didn't have much pickup (2-cylinder engine, IIRC) but she handled like an angel even under terrible circumstances. I could drive circles around SUVs and pickups in the snow -- outstanding ability to handle ice, and I have no idea why. Turns were super-smooth. I bought manual transmission and really enjoyed the improved control and the feeling of feedback. Not much in the way of options, just A/C. I didn't even have power windows. The only modification I made was a sound system upgrade. Maintenance and repairs: I took her in to Saturn dealerships for regular checkups more or less when I was supposed to, and maintenance was cheap. She did need some preventative repairs now and then, but nothing I couldn't handle on my just-over-minimum-wage income. I went to three different dealerships (I moved a lot back then), and all three were competent and friendly. Only thing I couldn't get fixed was a ticking sound that they said was due to a piston not quiiiiiite fitting, and that never hurt performance anyway. Got amazing gas mileage. In mixed use, it was only about 32 mpg, but on the highway I could get 55 or 60. Modern hybrids often advertise less than that.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Gets better mileage than most 08 models.

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Mine is an automatic, I wish it were a stick.

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High Mileage Car And Still Running Strong. — I'll soon be pushing 170,000 miles on this car and it's still running great. I average about 29 mpg and I've seen it up to 33 mpg on pure highway driving.

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Thomas writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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Saturns Suck — Like: reliability, handeling, gas millage. Dislike: performance, styling, built poorly,

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Craig writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Gas, fun and potentially good looks

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burns oil

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Relyable And Faster Than My Friends Cars :) — a faster econobox when equiped with manual trans. faster than cavileers, civics and others, it runs 10.6 in the 1/8th mile so respectable. looks way better than anything else cheap form the 90's and good gas milage with little maintance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Erik writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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gas mileage, handling

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cost of ownership, acceleration

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The Turn — I bought this car in 2005 with just about 88,000 miles on it. The performance on this car is not great it doesnt have the greatest acceleration but it handles and brakes great. Build quality is decent i havent had any body work i need to get done but its been worked on so much under the hood i replaced: the water pump (twice), alternator, temp. sending sensor, O2 sensor, new radiator and hoses. Oh and the coil for the a/c is going out so it has to be recharged every summer. It is a great first car i will have it for as long as it runs.

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1991 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Fffaaaaasssstttt!!!!!! By Zack

Build Quality: Great i love it!!!!! Car Comparisons: None. IT is really fast and a stick. Performance: AWESOME!!!! More About My Car: Fast and very dependable Read More

I'd Own Another One, Anytime, Anyway, No Problem. I Love Saturns. By Jered

Great acceleration, dent resistant vertical panels, light weight, long lasting, excellent handling qualities, especially at speed. Well balanced, designed to play in the twisties. Not a drag racer, ... Read More

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1992 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Good Car As New Or Slitely Used By Sterling

I like the style and the fact that Honda civic Rims fit perfectly, also very easy to work on for me. i dislike that they stopped making it and parts for it so most of my hard to find parts come from ... Read More

Notbadc By Mitch

its pretty quick for a saturn it probly helps that the car is made outta plastic also ha. i payed 200 bucks for the car it just needed a motor its not bad car it gets 30mpg, good trunk space. Read More

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1993 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Cute Little Car. By Just-d

runs forever and has some issues. its small, but its a coupe. however for a daily car its okay. and for emergency it saves gas. afforable car and not too costly on repairs. college student kinda car. ... Read More

Great Little First Time Car That Was Cheap And Good Fuel Millage By Jared

Standard transmission with low power from small 4 cyl. engine. 4 wheel Disk brakes was handy. Interior was becoming very outdated and somewhat uncomfortable. Exterior was made out of plastic. Definite... Read More

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1995 Saturn S-Series Reviews

6th Rock By Interceptor

Overall the coupe has been a great car, I'm very sad to see the age begin to show. Driving to work one day on the while recently I noticed the drivers-side headlight seemed to be moving. It turned o... Read More

Everyone Has Underrated These Cars! By donna7187

I was amazed that this little blender car was so smooth-but when i hit the gas she took off like a jet found it for 2300,00 I feel like a kid again I love her she is beautifull,easy to drive proud to ... Read More

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1996 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Good Cheap Beater Car By mustfjos0000

The car has hundreds of problems but mine has 340,000 miles (yes you are reading that right), burns 2 quarts a week, no pressure in any of the pistons, (40,35,50,35 Seriously the thing raddles horribl... Read More

Its A Beater Which Is The Perfect Car For Me. Doesn't Talk Back Too Much. By lraebassett

I like the way my car looks, its decently comfortable. I don't like the rumbling and loud noise when driving it. It hasn't spent too much time in the shop. Gas mileage is good, maintenance, & repair c... Read More

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