2001 Saturn S-Series Overview


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3 Dr SC1 Coupe
Avg. Price: $3,178
3 Dr SC2 Coupe
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4 Dr SL Sedan
14 national listings
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
59 national listings
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
Avg. Price: $3,331
4 Dr SW2 Wagon
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,194

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3.95 stars

Based on 34 reviews

Road Blade by D.j.
 — Twin Cam LLO engine creates a great power to weight ratio, wish it was a manual tranny. Runs amazing with great style and awesome gas mileage. With a MagnaFlow cat-back with an XL Turbo muffler (no ri... Read More
S-series Sc by Antoine
 — * Performance – acceleration 0-100kmh = ~ 9 secs - Max Speed = Electronic Lock 165 kmh *Gas Mileage - full tank = 650 - 700 km on highway ... Read More
One Of The Best Cars I Have. by Jordan
 — What can i say? this car is one of the best cars that I have ever had. Only has 93,000 miles and the power and build are great. The best thing about my Saturn is the color. It is a bright yellow and I... Read More

2001 Saturn S-Series Overview

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2001 Saturn S-Series

The 2001 Saturn S-Series features some upgrades in bells and whistles, functions, and exterior.  Power steering now comes standard in all sedans.  In addition, the coupe's makeover from mid 2000 carries into 2001 with revised fenders, spoiler, doors, lamps, and hood.  A cd player now comes standard in both coupes.  The SC2 now has standard power door locks, power windows, cruise control, and power mirrors.  Finally, new automatic transmission fluid should help alleviate the S-Series oil guzzling tendencies.
Otherwise, the 2001 S-Series maintains the same 6 trims from 2000: the 3 door SC1 and SC2 coupes, SW2 wagon, and SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans.  All trims have standard 5 speed manual transmission.  In addition, all trims except the SL have an option for 4 speed automatic.  The SL, SL1, and SC1 have a 1.9 L, 100 hp I4 engine while the SL2, SC2, and SW2 go with a modified 124 hp version.  Sedans and wagons seat 5 while coupes seat 4.  Gas mileage across trims generally goes from 27 mpg in the city to 38 mpg on the highway.  Cargo space ranges from 11.4 cubic feet in coupes to 12.1 in sedans to 24.9 in wagons.  Air conditioning comes standard in the SC2, SL2, and SW2, optional in the SL, SL1, and SC1.
Saturn S-Series owners have always prioritized functionality and good gas mileage over comfort.  Reviewers have issues with interior space, engine noise, and rattling.  Despite the lingering concerns, Saturn has created a niche for itself as a budget-conscious company that gives its consumers a good deal.  Don't expect that to change in the near future.


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Saturn S-Series Questions


How Do I Tell If Its My Battery Or Starter That Is Bad?

Hello all, Last week, my car did not start. What was weird was that all the electrical stuff was working, my headlights and all,however; my car was not kicking over. I would turn the key and it just w...

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Kyle Lee

How Should I Go About Cleaning/repairing The Starter In My 2001 Saturn Sl1?...

My cars starter seems to be bad/dirty/old and it doesn't like starting sometimes, and other times it dies when my car's RPM/idle sits too low. I read that I should clean my starter, or check my i...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

2001 Saturn Sc2 Wont Start Completely Dead!

Hi people I have a 2001 Saturn SC2 that has done this repeatedly where I go into the vehicle and it is completely dead no dash lights cant unlock the car have to use a key and turn the ignition a...

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Robert Aguilar

I Have A 2001 Sl That Won't Start, Could Low Oil Pressure Not It Start ...

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Tamillia Taylor

2001 Sl1 Absolutely No Electricity. Could It Be A Switch

Low water light came on. No heating. Powered off for 20 minutes. ...drove 5 miles. Put antifreeze im while waiting for pizza....go to power vehicle on...NO ELETRICAL POWER. BATTERY HAS FIRE..TR...

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