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Average User Score
3.7 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 34 reviews
1998 Saturn S-Series Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 34 reviews
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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Saturn S-Series Questions
On Initial Acceleration Motor Cuts Out.
Once you get past (initial acceleration) where engine hesitates then it runs great and when the transmission shifts about 1600 to 1800 RPMS it hesitates consistently above the 1800 RPMS and below 160...
Have A 1998 Manual Trans. Saturn Sl With 169450 Miles.. About 50 Miles Ago ...
Have a 1998 manual trans. Saturn SL with 169450 miles.. about 50 miles ago she started stuttering from front to back while in 4th gear going about 35 mph... also in 5th gear going 70mph. We were told...
Engine Stalls After Warming Up Wont Restart Until Cool
starts fine stalls after warming up wont restart until it cools.
Do We Need An Engine Or Is Something Else Is Wrong?
This car burns a lot of oil, the spark plug area is being filled with oil and prevents the car from starting, so we will have the spark plugs changed and the flooded area cleaned. While the car is w...
I'm Having Some Problems With My Car That Just Started Today, And I Need My...
I own a 1998 Saturn SL2, and I normally have problems with keeping oil in it because it burns off my oil like crazy, but it's never been a problem before, I just check the level quite frequently and ...