1996 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 51 1996 Saturn S-Series reviews.

Chad writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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4

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Great on gas, shifts exceptionally good, solid build.

Cons

It's an ugly Saturn...lol.

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The Ugly Dumpling — It's not the prettiest but noone can take it from me. It's incredible on gas, and shift very smooth. First owned stick so lovin that also. I can't really have fun with it yet because it's still all stock but i promise by the time I'm done wit it it'll run at most 12.5 in the 1/4 mile.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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juka007 writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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4

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awesome gas mileage, awesome dependability

Cons

I like to go fast

juka007
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Perfect Smart Choice For An Affordable Every Day Driver — 13 years old. 155k miles. rarely maintainced. unknown previous owner. muffler is rusted through, so its pretty loud. Transmission shifts a little funny. Cranks up every time I turn the key and gets 33mpg average, what more can you say?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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4

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~38mpg, huge carrying capacity, head-turning paint job

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Slowest car I've owned, burns oil, 396,000 different squeeks and rattles

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B+ — Good ol' single cam. One of the slowest Saturns ever made. this car was originally green, but we sanded it down, primed it, and wrote all over it with sharpies and spray paint. It gets ~38mpg and can haul everything I own from school and back. What more could you ask for?

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Karson writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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5

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Great Gas Mileage

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Front seats are uncomfortable

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It's Great. — It's a 5 speed so the acceleration is all on you. Braking is just fine. It handles good but was made without power steering. It has only needed one repair since I've owned it. It looks great, black with gold flakes. Gas mileage is fine 35-42mpg maintenance is cheap

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Claire writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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5

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Great value. Reliable.

Cons

Not enough power.

35

Good, Inexpensive Car. — I loved it. I only sold it because I wanted a new Saturn.

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Exion writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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2

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Impervious to abuse.

Cons

Needs a lot of aftermarket parts to upgrade appearance.

65

Good Daily Driver. — Good car for beginners

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Valerie writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

i had to sell it!

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She Was My Show & Go Car! — comfy seats, great handling and acceleration

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Michael writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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4

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Cheap on gas and never brake down on me.

Cons

Hard to fund after market puts.

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If It Do Miss Up It Is Cheap To Fix. — Acceleration is realy good for what the car is. The brakeing is little on the bad side. You can put alot of batter brake on it. Handling is good now bc I have done alot to it. I think it look good atfer you put some thing on it like rims.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jorge writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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3

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Mileage

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Not very stable and powerless.

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Great A To B Commuter Car! — * Performance - 100 Hp torque-less engine. ok brakes. * Build Quality - Good, wasn't galvanized so that means rust. * Appearance - Nothing exciting. * Cost of Ownership - Cheap, 40mpg can't beat that. * Fun Factor - Manual Transmission, and blends in well which helps with the cops!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jennifer writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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2

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This cars engine will run though anything...

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I just have too many to list...

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Love/hate — Not my favorite car in the world...of the 5 I have owned, it was my least favorite. At one point, I only wanted to drive it off a cliff. I got this car from a very good friend in a bad state. After getting it to run right, pass emissions, repair the speedo, and drivers seat (would fly back whenever you leaned on it...not good!)...I had my airport car! I will say this car is a tank...I have no idea how the engine was even running once I started to tear into it. After this work...the car was passed on to another friend of my who has given it a great home.

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2002 Saturn S-Series Reviews

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

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A Car To Have Faith In By otakugirl

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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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