1998 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

1998 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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  • 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 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 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: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"cheap car" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"oil" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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Great gas mileage, especially on the highway.  Perfect for road trips or everyday use - it handles just fine, and has plenty of storage.  Car-seats fit in well, great family vehicle.

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No power steering, eats oil

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Good Family Car, Great Gas Mileage — This is a great day-to-day car, for any sort of commuting or errand-running. Great for road trips, as it has good storage and fantastic mpg on the highway. The lack of power-steering is a bit cumbersome, but overall, it's a solid car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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Fuel economy, surprisingly spacious, and great for a family vehicle

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No power steering, not hugely powerful

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Great Car, Fuel Efficient, Perfect For Daily Use — This is a great car for everyday needs. It's fuel efficient, handles well, and is a great family car. There's no power steering, which is a pain for parallel parking but is fine the rest of the time. Not a very powerful car, but if you're not looking to drag race it, it should get the job done.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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great gas milage and gets me from point a to point b

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burns oil, broken front driver fender and has no power

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Its An Ok Car To Get Around In — performance- horible no acceleration build quality- all plastic apperence- busted up cost of ownership- gas milage was great and maintenance was very low fun factor- the car is not very fun to drive at all but it is very effective in being a mode of transportation

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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lightweight

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plastic vibrates

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98 Saturn Sl1 4 Door Sedan — For the price of a used SL1 its a decent buy... definitely not the fastest but its decent and very reliable... fuel efficiency is really good... appearance of the car is kinda lame in my mind but overall not a bad car... fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Love the gas mileage

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way too small to load up the family and go on a long trip for a long time.

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Overall For Commuting Long Distances To And From Work, Great Car. — Excellent braking, good handling, very few repairs needed, maintenance very easy and cheap, car is light making it very fuel efficient. The overall performance of the car is pretty decent for having a 1.9 ltr 4 cyl with dual ovhd cams.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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the 18 in subs

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its pretty lame in apperance

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Its Over All Pretty Good All You Need Is About Five Grand And It Would Be Spot On — 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 set to dust the opponet

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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Does The Job — Build Quality: needs transmission repair - worn valve body and clutches. but got 224,000 mi on it. Also time to replace timing chain Car Comparisons: cheap to run but seats are uncomfortable

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Acceleration and top speed, sleeper

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oil burner

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I Like It But Wish I Had A Manual Transmission — Performance: Incredible acceleration for a 1.9 4-banger but needs stiffer handling Build Quality: Engine burns oil but car doesnt rust and is a good car to put a system in. (minimal rattling in the trunk ) Appearance: sleeper car Cost: low maintenance Fun Factor: Hell yeah its a fun car to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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TCO

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Uncomfortable seats for bad back

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Gets From Point A To B Ok — Got 230K miles and not much repairs but they are starting with the transmission and timing chain. Other than that oil changes, tires and brakes. Does not have much getup and go. Don't like the green color. very reliable and runs good

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Drifing in the snow

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Sucks

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Its A Fail — Yea, this care really sucks, i wouldnt ever ask anyone to buy it. its okay at first, but then it falls apart and just fails on you. Its actually fun to drift in in the snow, thats about all its good for.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Although The Car Has Some Issues, It Has More Positives Than Negatives. By NRL

Why you chose your car? I purchased my car because at the time my son was 10 years old. This made it a great car for me because the third door to the rear bench seat does not open unless the driver’... Read More

A Car To Have Faith In By otakugirl

Car is sleek on the outside and comfortable inside, even if it is a bit cramped. Great for cruising in town and on highway, but lacks a fast take off. I was hoping for more room in the trunk as we ten... Read More

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2001 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Gas Saver With A 3rd Door! By akasnacker

Great car for the most part, good build quality but they used some cheaper parts to build it with. Its kinda rough on the transmission shifts sometimes but pretty smooth for an entry level car etc. Bo... Read More

Great Little Car By bamendt

goes through a lot of oil (not a leak), can kick when going from drive to reverse (have heard others with this issue with the same model, handling is not that great... overall i am very please with th... Read More

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2000 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great Gas Mileage Car!!! By topsecretauto

This Car gets great gas mileage!!!! There's not a whole lot of room for tall people. But with that said, this really is a great car!! The gas mileage alone makes up for the lack of room in the back fo... Read More

Very Good Car Everyone Should Have One On The Track By patbrown

good on the track. needs a littel more speed. only running 5500 rpm's on the straight a way. great quailty car, doors are hard to destroy. lots of saturns on the track. good moters and easy to get par... Read More

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1999 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great And Cheap By Lana

Had my saturn S for 7 yrs, 4th owner, paid 2000. replaced tranny and clutch, and did about 1500 bucks worth of repairs including that in those 7yrs. Since I bought it, horn doesn't work, and no one ca... Read More

I Dont Like Any Car That Isnt Reliable By billybobisbillybob

its hard to write a 40 word survey about a unrelaiable car but I might be able to make it to forty words if I keep writing about this unreliable car that's been sitting in my drive for a month. wait h... Read More

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1997 Saturn S-Series Reviews

High On Looks, Low On Value By Dexturn

Sporty but proving expensive. Corners like a boat, parallel parking is a nightmare. Multiple blind spots due to window placements, heavy doors, low-to-ground seating. Bought this in the summer and it ... Read More

Good To Get Around In. By sciteacher

it's a basic car to get around in. It has a tight turning circle which makes its manuerving ability very nice. Good on gas. Has a nice look to it even for its age. Manual is hard on the knees. Read More

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