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Average User Score
3.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 35 reviews
1998 Saturn S-Series Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 35 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
98 Saturn Sl1 - Heat Blows Cold At Highway Speeds, A/c Works Great, Help!
I have a 1998 Saturn SL1 with the 1.9L 4cyl. She is a complete base model (5spd Manual, crank windows, no power steering, etc). I owned a 94 SL1 about 10 years ago that was totaled in an accident th...
98 Saturn Sc2 After Driving A Mile Or Two I Get A Hesitation And My Daughte...
Cleaned out throttle body, egr, & replace o2 senser. Engine still stutters while running. Only for a second.
Should The Meter Readings On My Wiper Switch Be Fluctuating?
I have a '98 Saturn SC2 (DOHC). My wipers seem to have a mind of their own. When I push the switch arm down, for the wipers to swipe once, sometimes they do, in fact, swipe once but there are times (...
My Car Died While Sitting At Stop Light. It Had Never Before.it Started Abo...
What else can it be..
when cold difficult shifting gears