2001 Saturn S-Series Overview

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3 Dr SC1 Coupe
33 national listings
3 Dr SC2 Coupe
57 national listings
4 Dr SL Sedan
9 national listings
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
46 national listings
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
70 national listings
4 Dr SW2 Wagon
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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

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My Car Will Not Turn Over

So about 2 month ago, my car would not start. I got a new battery because someone told me that it might be a weak battery. That didn't help, so I had my uncle look at the starter. He said he "wiggle...

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Hi! I Have A 2001 Saturn Sl2, Automatic Transmission. I'm Wondering How Muc...

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How Do I Drain The Transmission Fluid In My Saturn

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Have A 01 Saturn Sl2, Started Having A Problem About A Month Ago, Out Of Th...

Have a 01 Saturn SL2, started having a problem about a month ago, out of the blue the car wouldn't start. Hit the fuel filter and it started but not before making this horrific sound under the ho...

33 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
Tigerrandy
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I Am Trying To Pull My Engine On A 2001 Saturn Sc1 But Not Sure How To Sepa...

I have everything loose on motor and transmission. Are there any bolts that need removed inside flywheel cover?

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)