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1998 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

1998 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • 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: 3.7 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"cheap car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"oil" 3 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 34 1998 Saturn S-Series reviews.

Dillon writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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3

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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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Thomas writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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3

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lightweight

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plastic vibrates

25

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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Aaron writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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4

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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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Cruz writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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5

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the 18 in subs

Cons

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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Teresa writes:
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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Eric writes:
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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Mark writes:
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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brownie3492 writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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5

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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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Mike writes:
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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Brittany writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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4

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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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2002 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Reliable And Efficient By STouchton

This was my first financed car. I was always happy with it, and it never left me stranded anywhere. I like the look of it, as it's an economical car, yet has a sporty look. It doesn't accelerate as qu... Read More

Just Adored This If You Have Kids Buy This Car For Theyre First Car By Jade

I loved this car it was my baby but i had to get rid of it because i needed a truck it was a 5 speed i loved shifting it had a custom exhaust system and made it sound beast people could hear my car ... Read More

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2001 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Overall Nice Car! By dwalt4719

Consistently gets around 28 MPG. Really comfortable car for the smaller driver. The back seats are especially cramped for a bigger person. The third door makes getting things out of the back quite eas... Read More

The Best I Have Ever Owned! By CastMember

I LOVE Saturn Coupes. Not fond of the Sedans or SUV! But to me this was the most affordable car, back when they first came out, and even now. I would take (buy) a ten year old Saturn...before getting... 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

Inexpensive Utilitarian Workhorse By TheHorror

I purchased my Saturn wagon in 2006, with 52k on the odometer. I was looking for a reliable and efficient daily driver, no frills necessary. Having no high expectations for performance, style or luxur... Read More

Scale Of 1-10 I Give Her A *8* By davePEREZ

Didn't Know it made of Plastic Body Parts....Cost more to insure..... Can't tell you Maint. Cost , As I have not had any issues with it so far.....just brought it...10/2013......Nice Line, Solid Runs ... Read More

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1997 Saturn S-Series Reviews

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

Reliable Commuter By shi98013

I have enjoyed driving this car. It has been reliable. Once around 200,000 miles started to top off oil when refueling. only issues is sometimes hard to start, 1 power window periodically fails, 1 ... Read More

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