1999 Saturn S-Series Overview

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Trims

2 Dr SC1 Coupe
2 Dr SC2 Coupe
Avg. Price: $4,048
3 Dr SC1 Coupe
11 national listings
3 Dr SC2 Coupe
17 national listings
4 Dr SL Sedan
Avg. Price: $2,064
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
44 national listings
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
56 national listings
4 Dr SW1 Wagon
1 national listing
4 Dr SW2 Wagon
Avg. Price: $3,107

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4.15 stars

Based on 55 reviews

Incredible Little Car by Josh
 — My Saturn owes me nothing. I bought it used in 2004 for $1900 with 60,000 miles on it and currently have 170,000 miles on it. The car still gets good gas mileage (37 avg. with a 5 speed) and I have ... Read More
Most Bang For Your Buck by sweet60chevy
 — I drive my 99 sl1 close to 100 miles a day (90 to and from wolrk) it is such a great pratical car, it was very cheap, gets Amazing mileage..... I get normally 36-39 doing 60-75mpg on HILLS, the fol... Read More
The Sc: A Sport's Car For A College Student On The Cheap by Jason
 — The car is just solid overall. For a car made out of plastic I would have expected it to be really cheap. Actually though it's really solid. The car just feels right. The cabin when you get in it you ... Read More

1999 Saturn S-Series Overview

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1999 Saturn S-Series

In a design innovation reminiscent of the Ion, Saturn added a third door on the driver's side to the 1999 Saturn S-Series coupes.  As for changes across all trims, mechanical improvements included adjustments to the powertrain, suspension, and brakes.  In addition, prices for coupes experienced a minor decrease.  Other cosmetic changes include 2 new colors and new fabric for the SC2.
With the new third door on the coupes, the trim lineup increases to 9: the 2 door SC1 and SC2 coupes, the 3 door SC1 and SC2 coupes, the SW1 and SW2 wagons, and the SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans.  The SC1, SL, SL1, and SW1 have a 1.9 L, 100 hp I4 engine while the SC2, SL2, and SW2 upgrade to 124 hp.  All trims have standard 5 speed manual transmission with the SL as the only one not offering optional 4 speed automatic.  Sedans and wagons seat 5 while coupes still seat 4.  Gas mileage across trims comes out to around 27 mpg in the city, 37 on the highway.  In addition, the trunk holds 11.4 cubic feet in the coupes, 12.1 in the sedans, and 24.9 in the wagons.  If you want to avoid paying extra to stay cool, only the SC2, SW2, and SL2 come with standard air conditioning.
  
Besides the third door on the coupes, Saturn maintained the same core features for the 1999 S-Series while making some minor adjustments.  Consumers have the same issues they've always had with the S-Series: excessive oil consumption, cheap materials, and road noise.  While some would say that Saturn's frugality re-affirms that you get what you pay for, most Saturn customers would say that the S-Series gives you just enough to do what you need to do.

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Saturn S-Series Questions

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My 1999 Saturn Sl2 Just Died Under Normal Driving But Started Right Back Up...

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Drive Train Life Expectancy

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