1996 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

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

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Gas Mileage/Reliability

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1.9l Oil Burner — I have had this car for about 6 months now (11/2009) and its a pretty nice car. I bought it to get better gas mileage and keep the miles of my other vehicle. The only problem I have with the car is that it burns oil. I did a few things to slow the process but all the 1.9L's have this problem eventually. I just rack the miles on it and it has been really reliable for me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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3

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Its cheap

Cons

its old

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Its A Beater With A Heater — Its a beater with a heater, gets me to and from the train. Handles well, but its slow and old and falling apart, but since all I do is park it at the train station all day, I am trying to avoid parking something nicer in that part of Chicago.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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gas mileage and collision repair

Cons

doors and sunroof broke regularly.

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Sl-2 Good To Be True — Don't ever waste your money replacing a saturn sunroof. It will just break again within a month. Jammed doors also are common with these. Good on gas. Barely a scratch in collisions. Handles great in bad weather, may have skidded once in 3 years. Not really fun to drive, but safe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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Solid build. Simple operation. Reliable.

Cons

Not most luxurious. Styling not particularly eye-catching. How have they lasted? Don't see them so much these days.

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Good Interesting Vehicle — Interesting design, unique body structure. Unpretentious, but manual trans. connected peppy I-4 to the road. Not bad handling, fun to drive around suburban and country roads. After work, stepping on gas and enjoying the ride, though it was just one mile, would melt all that grocery bagging stress right away. Not as much fun as the 350 V8 in the caprice, but oh well. Not hard to maintain. Hit a pheasant once, took out light, and light only. Liked light doors that wouldn't swing out, easy maintenance, small but comfy, if no one sitting behind me. Spun out once on an icy road, going speed limit. Luckily people coming other way were able to slow.

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

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Reliable, cheap, 32mpg, great off-road

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Burned oil, slow, purple

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B+ — Good daily driver. Bought the car for $300 when I was working at the Saturn dealership. Not exactly a fast car, but it did get good mileage. No repairs needed until 268,000 miles, when the slave cylinder died 3 times in one year.

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Val0808 writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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4

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Great gas mileage, dependable, fun to drive and handles well

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Electrical system problems, hard to get in and out of

Val0808
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My Saturn Was A Good Deal For The Money! — I love my Saturn SC2. It gets great gas mileage and has a sporty look. However, the electrical system leaves something to be desired. The drivers side auto door lock doesn't work. The drivers side power window will roll down but not back up. I cannot close the headlight covers - the motor continues to run if I do. One headlight will close but not open back up and has to be opened manually. The sun roof works sporadically and the windshield wipers have a mind of their own - sometimes turning themselves on and stopping halfway across the window. The headliner and door liners have peeled off. The car handles well and is fun to drive.

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

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Now that it is my first hybrid, it's really prety peppy, gets 47 miles to the gallon and I expect to top that soon.

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Some deer bounced off the hood and dented it.  It probably should have been undercoated.

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.it's Still Going, And Now It's A Hybrid! — Beware of plastic cars, check the frame before you buy one of these This was from a used car dealer, and the frame was rotted. But, I have a great welder that came over and fixed it up. Hugo has plenty of room, I think we like it.

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Kyle writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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4

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Great gas mileage. Sporty, but not too fast (good for irresponsible teenage drivers). Sleek line. Never EVER had any engine, transmission, electric, or braking problems.

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Drinks oil like a Scott through booze.

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Get This For Your 16/17 Year Old. — This was my first car, and it served its purpose well enough. It's a four-banger, and it gets roughly 35 solid MPG. I've never had ANY problems with it. Never once had to tear it down and fix something. Served for 3 good years, until I wrecked it :-(.

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suezq77 writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Good Dependable Car — this has been a good dependable vehicle that has generally been a good runner.

Owner for 2 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:3,500

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kttmrlsj writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Perfect Small Family Commuter Car — I love my car, its very reliable has good get up and go for a four cylender. And it has EXCELLENT gas mileage.

Owner for 3 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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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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