1998 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

1998 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 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: 3.8 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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Daniel writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon Review
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4

Pros

fun car, roomy.

Cons

would like some better aftermarker

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Sw2 — Awesome little car great gas mileage and definatly fun to drive, would definatly buy another one in a heart beat. The only thing i have to do is put gas and change the oil nothing more reliable starts up every time.

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Sean3016 writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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4

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Cheap, Reliable, Great on Gas

Cons

Cheap, Could Look Better

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Great Starter Car — OK, what can I say? It is a Saturn, so it is made of mostly plastic, so the fit and finish isn't all that great and everything seems to rattle. But it is still relatively light weight because of it so it gets good mileage. The car isn't the fastest accelerating either, but i have the SOHC engine so that could have something to do with it. I have driven it for over 20k miles now in the two years I have not had any mechaincal issues with the car at all. I am currently getting 28 miles per gallon in the city and 37 on the highway. I got it for $2700 and it has been worth every penny. I put a nice stereo in it and play it loud enough most of the time so I don't hear the rattles. Great first car for anyone.

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Bryan writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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2

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OK cheap, reliable car.

Cons

bad piston/ engine design.

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Saturn Sl2 — Poorly designed engine/ pistons. oil control ring clogs, and results in excessive burning of oil. Has lots of rattles and noises. Traction control is flaky. Not too bad to drive around tho. Fairly nimble, and corners well enough. Other than the burning oil, its been very reliable.

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

Pros

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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Eric writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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3

Pros

TCO

Cons

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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3

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Drifing in the snow

Cons

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

Pros

Good lil car

Cons

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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Amanda writes:
1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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4

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Cheap, reliable, good on gas!

Cons

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

Pros

Acceleration and top speed, sleeper

Cons

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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1991 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Fffaaaaasssstttt!!!!!! By Zack

Build Quality: Great i love it!!!!! Car Comparisons: None. IT is really fast and a stick. Performance: AWESOME!!!! More About My Car: Fast and very dependable Read More

I'd Own Another One, Anytime, Anyway, No Problem. I Love Saturns. By Jered

Great acceleration, dent resistant vertical panels, light weight, long lasting, excellent handling qualities, especially at speed. Well balanced, designed to play in the twisties. Not a drag racer, ... Read More

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1992 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Good Car As New Or Slitely Used By Sterling

I like the style and the fact that Honda civic Rims fit perfectly, also very easy to work on for me. i dislike that they stopped making it and parts for it so most of my hard to find parts come from ... Read More

Notbadc By Mitch

its pretty quick for a saturn it probly helps that the car is made outta plastic also ha. i payed 200 bucks for the car it just needed a motor its not bad car it gets 30mpg, good trunk space. Read More

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1993 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Cute Little Car. By Just-d

runs forever and has some issues. its small, but its a coupe. however for a daily car its okay. and for emergency it saves gas. afforable car and not too costly on repairs. college student kinda car. ... Read More

Great Little First Time Car That Was Cheap And Good Fuel Millage By Jared

Standard transmission with low power from small 4 cyl. engine. 4 wheel Disk brakes was handy. Interior was becoming very outdated and somewhat uncomfortable. Exterior was made out of plastic. Definite... Read More

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1994 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great Reliability Until They Die By Katiecar

I bought this car used with only 117K, it lasted 13 years!!!!!!!!!!! With very little repairs. It was nice to drive, especially in the beginning. It outlasted some of the newer cars on the road. I alw... Read More

Awesome Car, I Would Buy Another One. By cold_steel90

Great acceleration for a 1.9L, and braking work great especially since the car is so light. Lastly, safety... I met another fellow Saturn owner, same model as mine, who had rolled his a few years ago.... Read More

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1995 Saturn S-Series Reviews

6th Rock By Interceptor

Overall the coupe has been a great car, I'm very sad to see the age begin to show. Driving to work one day on the while recently I noticed the drivers-side headlight seemed to be moving. It turned o... Read More

Everyone Has Underrated These Cars! By donna7187

I was amazed that this little blender car was so smooth-but when i hit the gas she took off like a jet found it for 2300,00 I feel like a kid again I love her she is beautifull,easy to drive proud to ... Read More

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