1996 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

1996 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 51 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 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: 3.9 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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PROS
"fuel economy" 28 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"cheap car" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"oil" 6 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews
"roof" 3 reviews

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Galen21 writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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4

Pros

mileage

Cons

other than it's not a Ferrari?

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Great Everyday Car For Anyone That Needs A... Car — Awesome mileage On trips of 95% or more highway driving I would average 45mpg otherwise I got 36pmg

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

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Gas mileage, appearance, size, handling, engine

Cons

discontintued in the S-series in 2001

35

The Best Car I Ever Owned — Never had any problems besides normal wear. GREAT gas mileage while still having plenty of power. Fun to drive - it was a manual (of course). Very comfortable and sporty with great handling.

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George writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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3

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affordable - decent style and gets you to where you want to go.

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lack of power, overall feel was not solid rear seating room was very tight

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Good Starter Car. — It was a good starter car for me when I got out of University and started to working. It had some style and Saturn was stil relatively new and so had some allure. But overall it wasnt too exciting to drive - infact bored silly.

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Jennifer writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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4

Pros

it is invinsable

Cons

its old.

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Its A Durable Car Thats For Sure.. — that thing can last through bout anything.. hehe.. including flying off the road.

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

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great price, service... blew away anything any of the imports had out at the time.

Cons

small.

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A Great 'basic' Car With Amazing Dealer Service — Sparky the wonder Saturn was a great car... but he couldn't handle the roads I wanted to go on... traded in for a Jeep.

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Daniel writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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3

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Good gas mileage and can handle mountain roads without too much effort

Cons

Is an automatic but otherwise a solid car

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Good, Solid, Easy To Drive Car That Doesn't Need Much To Do What It Does. — Amazing car, especially for an automatic, tops off at 98mph stock when the ECU decides to limit the cars performance. Is able to handle windy, steep mountain roads as long as you've got decent tires installed. Looks like a granny-mobile, but is a sleeper for a twin-cammed four cylinder.

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

Pros

Cheap on gas, fairly low maitainance.

Cons

Alot of dealer only parts, and hard to work on. Once you are use to them and make a few "custom" tools its fine.

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When It Breaks You Can Kick The Crap Out Of It And Not Regret It Later. — Handles great. Has sway bar and all that fun stuff. Can do 90degree turns in 2nd at 40kmph with no tires squeeling. Very plain interior but somehow I really ended up liking it. With the fold down back seats its amazing what can be packed in there.

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Mike writes:
1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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3

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the price

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see above review...

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You Get What You Pay For.... — Granted, this car only cost about $10,000. However, in the time I owned this car (and it got serviced every 3 months/3,000 miles), it died on the dealer's lot twice (two separate times) and the door seals leaked on both front doors.

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

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Great MPG, cheap to buy

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Shaky at speed, noisy

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Pos — The car breaks every other week, but is amazing to drive. It accelerates quickly, and gets great gas mileage. Feel like its about to explode after 75mph though.

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

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Fun in the snow, fun to drive fast, great gas mileage when I'm not driving like a schmuck. Easy to drift in too.

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Only two seats at the moment, and it being front wheel drive will suck when it's pushing 400 hp.

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Nforcer — Way too much fun for such little power. But it will have plenty of that when I"m through with it.

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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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1994 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great Reliability Until They Die By Katiecar

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 alw... Read More

Awesome Car, I Would Buy Another One. By cold_steel90

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.... 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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