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1998 Saturn S-Series Overview


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2 Dr SC1 Coupe
Avg. Price: $3,154
2 Dr SC2 Coupe
13 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,315
4 Dr SL Sedan
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,532
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
19 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,151
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
24 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,347
4 Dr SW1 Wagon
Avg. Price: $3,140
4 Dr SW2 Wagon
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,434

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Average User Score

3.75 stars

Based on 34 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
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
Its Over All Pretty Good All You Need Is About Five Grand And It Would Be Spot On by Cruz
 — its not bad shifting was nice buthandling needed to be a litttle better and its over all good dont need much to get you to the finish of what job you need done and give it a little $ and your se... Read More

1998 Saturn S-Series Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 34 reviews

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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