1998 Saturn S-Series Overview


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2 Dr SC1 Coupe
4 national listings
2 Dr SC2 Coupe
12 national listings
4 Dr SL Sedan
6 national listings
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
15 national listings
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
39 national listings
4 Dr SW1 Wagon
4 Dr SW2 Wagon
8 national listings

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3.85 stars

Based on 35 reviews

Saturn...the Car That Never Dies.... by Seth
 — Built to last....end of story. Mines a 5 speed manual, so thats what makes it more fun to drive. Nothing has ever gone wrong with it. It has 146 k and all original except for cat. Its a 1.9 ltr SO... Read More
Wonder Full Car.... by Teresa
 — This is a great car for communing. It handles well and cruses like a jewel. Trunk space is ample and it is very reliable. This car is such an under-appreciated and over looked car. It has been very i... Read More
It Rocks by Freelander_15
 — its black. im planing puting purple under glow and purple paint on some parts in side. i never had much to fix it till my brohter touch it then something gose wrong. i have it for almost 5 years all i... Read More

1998 Saturn S-Series Overview

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1998 Saturn S-Series

After a focus on exterior changes in 1997, Saturn did some introspection for the 1998 S-Series that focused on emissions and safety features.  More specifically, Saturn reduced the force in air bag deployment and reduced emissions to comply with government standards.  Exterior updates included a ski rack on the wagons, mechanical trunk release, and 4 new colors.  Midyear changes involved reduced prices and a limited re-issue of the 1994 Homecoming SL2.  In addition, the odometer has gone from analog to digital.
The S-Series comes in the same 7 trims: the SC1 and SC2 coupes, SW1 and SW2 wagons, and the SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans.  Gas consumption across trims averages out to around 27 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway.  Sedans and wagons seat 5 while the coupes seat 4.  All trims offer either standard 5 speed manual transmission or optional 4 speed automatic except for the SL, which offers only 5 speed manual.  Cargo space comes out to 11.4 cubic feet in the coupes, 12.1 in the sedans, and 24.9 in the wagons.  Air conditioning comes standard in the SL2, SW2, and SC2.
The 1998 Saturn S-Series gives consumers more of what they've come to expect over the years: decent performance at a low price.  Drivers would like to see a roomier interior with better materials, a more stable body frame, better oil consumption, and less engine noise.  In the end, the S-Series has established itself as a solid compact that still needs to give consumers a little more in order to get more.


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