1994 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

1994 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 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: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 35 1994 Saturn S-Series reviews.

Robert writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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2

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I actually like the plastic body panels

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No Power

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Old Rattly Saturn — This was my wife's car when we got married. So I really didn't have a say in the matter. It pushes 80 HP so you have to plan at least 3 weeks ahead to pass on a 2 lane road. The interior plastic rattles like crazy. So the radio has to be way up to cover the rattles. I can't wait for my Mazdaspeed 3

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

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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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Wayne writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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3

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Reliability.

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Sunroof never worked right.

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Purple Saturn's Life — It was a good little car. It wasn't the prettiest or the fastest, but it was a great A to B type of vehicle. I got it shy of 100,000 miles, and had if for five years and 50,000 miles more until I gave it to my brother, who still drives it pushing 200,000. It's not going to make your hair stand up in any category, but I'd drive it again.

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Valpocade writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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5

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Gas Mileage, Looks Nice, comfortable for a smaller car.

Cons

The inner trim on the doors falls off, coolant leakage, runs a bit hot.

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Great Little Car! — I bought this car from my cousin two years ago and have only done a oil change and tuneup and a new set of tires. It goes forever on a tank of gas. I recently did a 3800 mile trip and used 96 Gallons of gas. 39 to 40 MPG on the highway rocks. I get over 30 MPG in the city. The tiny engine doesnt really seem underpowered, it is respoonsive when passing and this car is fun to drive.

Owner for 2 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:11,000

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

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Great gas milage, cheap to buy chaep to own

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the clutch was crap and couldn't handle aftermarket parts

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With A Big Supercharger And Only 1900lbs It Was Quick — I pumped a lot of boost into that little thing and it put up with it till the clutch gave and the half shaft broke. Great little commuter.

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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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Jessica writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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5

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See review!

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Too small for a family of four, and it's just getting old...

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My First Car... — Yes, I still have it... That's for all my high school friends out there who probably don't believe that I still have my first car that I spent my own $$$ on. So, yes I love it, it is amazing, pretty solid (even though the door is and has been falling apart) and finally yes, it IS gorgeous at least to me. So what if it's got some weird rumbling going on, and it rattles (catalytic converter gone bad), and it's pretty loud (original exhaust and muffler) especially since my husband ran over someone's bumper that fell off on the highway, and it's 'eyelids' are rusting, and the A/C doesn't work (who needs A/C in WI?)... the moonroof still works and it runs, so that's a big plus in my book. Not to mention, the gas mileage stays pretty low. Yes, it needs a lot of work... No, Joe doesn't want to do it... Yes, Joe wants to get rid of it... of course, No, I don't want to get rid of it... If there's anyone out there that's into charity auto repair let me know! But when it's all said and done, Yes I still love my little Saturn, we've been through a LOT together!

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

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built by a company that treats it's employees well.  plastic body doesn't take dings and no rust ever!

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they skimped on parts..window seal fell off frequently.

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Loved My Saturn — loved the look of the pre-1996 bodies. for my first new car i loved it's ability to climb mount washington.

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Reed writes:
1994 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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2

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Economical and reliable

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Dull

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Currently My Sister's Car — My dad bought this car new from Saturn of Ft. Collins 14 years ago. This was the first manual car I drove, and it can always sense a n00b.

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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

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

Inexpensive Utilitarian Workhorse By TheHorror

I purchased my Saturn wagon in 2006, with 52k on the odometer. I was looking for a reliable and efficient daily driver, no frills necessary. Having no high expectations for performance, style or luxur... Read More

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1998 Saturn S-Series Reviews

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

Good Family Car, Great Gas Mileage By MSJ

This is a great day-to-day car, for any sort of commuting or errand-running. Great for road trips, as it has good storage and fantastic mpg on the highway. The lack of power-steering is a bit cumber... Read More

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