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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PROS
"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 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Great steering, great look, a very smooth drive, and easy locking system

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There r no cons

brownie3492
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A Very Nice Looking Car And Its Fun 2 Drive — I think i love everything about my car, everything is a 10 when it comes 2 my car, performance is a 10. I also luv the way the car drives, its very fun 2 drive. Its a really fun car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Reliability

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Acceleration and potential

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Don't Come Here Looking For Speed, But Its A Fun Car — For an economy car, its is really reliable and has surprised a few people. The twin cam motor is pretty quick, but not fast. It is ridiculously fun to drive and handles great. The paint is mint and the interior is clean and has power everything. I have done a few things: short ram intake, 16x7.5 5 spoke wheels and summer tires, full stereo and MTX sub, with a catback exhaust on the way. I know its not fast by any means, but it whips most civics and accords, and is a lot of fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Good lil car

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cant speed up very fast

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It Gets Me Where I Need To Be — I like my lil saturn its good on gas and its cheap to fix,its good on gas and good in the snow i cant speed up very fast but thats ok with me i can drive my dads escalade if i just want to go crusin around

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Good Car. Long-lasting.

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ugly. lol.

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Good. — Like that it's reliable, has good gas mileage, gets me from point A to point B, and actually accelerates unlike my previous car. Don't like the fact that the tape player doesn't work. (it's all radio for me) It's no 1986 Bonneville.=/

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Its a 5 speed manual?

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Its a 1.9 ltr....

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Saturn...the Car That Never Dies.... — 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 SOHC. i WISH it was the DOHC (dual overhead cam) but alas. Its a very solid car, body is solid. 32-39 mpg, and basic maintence required (oil change, spark plug change, fuel system maintence, radiator flush, clutch fluid change, brake fluid change, etc etc.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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driving

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nuthing

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It Rocks — 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 had to do is get new battery, and keep up oil change but nuthing seariuse its a 5 speed and low on gass when travling.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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it goes fast.

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Smells. lol.

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Wades Car — its a 5 speed, has great get up and go, breaks work perfectly. the left backdoor needs fixed because it doesnt lock and the window doesnt roll down. it looks just fine, has 150k and is fun to drive. woo!

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

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1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Cheap, reliable, good on gas!

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GM is trying to get rid of them BOO BOO BOO!!!

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I Love This Car... — I like my saturn beause it is not fast..lol so i wont get many speeding tickets if any at all lol! It was very cheap for me to own even though i got it from my parents!!! I love it cause it has lots of memories in it like crazy driving with Liisa and Jen and all my other friends! The parts are cheap and the labour isnt that bad. And i worked for Saturn so i pretty much know these cars like the back of my hand !!! :) Remember this car is 13 years old!!!!

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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good car not alot of probs

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its a wagon

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Wagon — its a wagon. seems to be good car is all plastic will never rot out on you. car is a very cheap i bought it for fourhundred dollars i put a glas pack on it so i love driving it just to make noise

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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It was red

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Massive Oil Burning problem

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Join The I Hate Saturns Club — Certainly didn't live up to the ads. Burned a quart of oil every 600 miles. Saturn said the didn't understand. But if you google it - this problem is inherent with Saturns. Had a ring and valve job done at 30k but the problem came back

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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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