2001 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

2001 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"reliable car" 9 reviews
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"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Jerred writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Sporty looking, inexpensive compact, Innovative plastic panels look great even after years have piled on.

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Little aftermarket support, There are other cars that respond better to mods.

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Buy One For A Fun Daily. Buy Something Else If You Want To Be Fast In A Straight Line. — Saturn was GMs attempt at building a import competitor. They learned the Japanese way to design and build cars and handle workers. They were successful, and then threw it all away. The S-series was a great car in 1991, by 2001 is was still a good car, but had passed it's prime only being slightly revised over the years it was out gunned by its competitors. Still, what you got for you money was a good car, filled with that what made those early 90's Saturns so unique. You still got plastic body panels on a space frame. You still nimble steering and decent power. You got a great looking car that shrugs of the years and manages to still look relatively modern. And compared to the competition you got to keep a bit more money in you pocket. The S-series got heavier as the engines improved little. Towards the end of the model Saturn was being pulled into the GM family. I still view the car as superiors to any other GM small car at the time in every way except possibly the engine. The 1.9L LL0 design was ground breaking in terms of manufacturing. But the it's cousin the Ecotech, which was found in other small GM cars was a far better engine. S-series have never responded particularly well to modification. Again this is largely based on the LLO which is long stroked and basically a US only engine. With few markets to sell aftermarket performance parts in, The engine was not particularly attractive to performance companies. Still the S-series is a fun, well engineered car that costs little to get into. I was offered in high efficiency SOHC models and performance oriented DOHC optioned cars. You could also get it in Sedan, coupe and wagon configurations. With over 2 million made it is easy to find the one for you.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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BRandon3020 writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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looks, handling, and gas mileage

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sits to high not good enough get up and go power

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Great Car — I honestly think the car could use a turbo and a bigger louder exhaust. I also think that the car should be lowered and have a full body kit added to it. Other than that the car is amazing. It is fast handles well and don't cost a whole lot to fill up when it runs out of gas.

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Matt writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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It's great on gas, and is very agile.  IT has a surprising amount of balls for such a small car and it can powerslide very easily because of sporty suspension.

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It is very limited power wise.  Of course it gets around fine (now that i'm done fixing the problems I made) but a sporty car is recomended.

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This Is A 2001 Saturn Sl2 With A 1.9 Litre 4-cylinder Dohc Engine. I — It's only a 4-cylinder so it's only capable of only so much power and such. Aside from that though it is very compact but everything has an extremely easy access to parts and fuses. It didn't come with rims so I have the holy crap rims and it has high wall tires so i can't take corners as fast as I want to some times. Other than that the car is amzingly sturdy for being 90% fiber glass and for a sedan. It only weighs 2,430 lb. with 124 hp (stock of course) as 5,200 RPM and 122 ft. lb. of torque at 5,200 RPM. However I do NOT recomend this style of car to my friends, unless they want an economical car.

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Jared writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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Fuel efficient, looks good for a 2001

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Good luck accelerating after 2nd gear

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Fun, But Not Functinal -.- — meh, it has 100 hp, not much to make outta it, but i love its appearance. Just needs a bigger engine with moar powa! Doesnt cost much to drive, takes 20 bucks to go to cb. Awesomely fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CastMember writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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This is my 5th Saturn. They are the most reliable, economic and sharpest looking cars, I have ever had. I wish that Saturn would have continued with the coupes!

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This is not for a family of 5! It has comfortable room for 4! But to exceed that would be very cramped.

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The Best I Have Ever Owned! — 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 a new car of any make given to me for free! Saturns are very safe, fuel efficient and fun to drive. I love the third door behind the driver side. It make loading groceries or "Mall buys" really easy! Looks sharp and fast! Very Sporty! I REALLY LOVE mine! I am selling my Gold one, because I just got my favorite Silver one! So if you want a great car...buy my Gold one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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akasnacker writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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4

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Easy on the gas!

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boxy handling

akasnacker
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Gas Saver With A 3rd Door! — Great car for the most part, good build quality but they used some cheaper parts to build it with. Its kinda rough on the transmission shifts sometimes but pretty smooth for an entry level car etc. Boxy handling not that great or smooth but she will go where u want just not as nice as my 2002 Pontiac Firebird can.

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bamendt writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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4

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very reliable, rarely has issues, great on gas, cheap maintenance costs, not an eye sore to look at, no blind spots

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goes through a lot of oil (not a leak), can kick when going from drive to reverse (have heard others with this issue with the same model, handling is not that great

bamendt
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Great Little Car — goes through a lot of oil (not a leak), can kick when going from drive to reverse (have heard others with this issue with the same model, handling is not that great... overall i am very please with the car!

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Kara writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon Review
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3

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Resilient

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Power steering is rubbish

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It's Served Me Well So Far, But I Can't Wait For A New One. — It's held up for eight years, but you have to strong-arm the wheel to get anywhere. The turning radius would barely clear Saturn ITSELF. Once you get to know its quirks and shortcomings, it's an all right car and will last you several years. Well, until the exhaust goes south and gaskets start coming loose.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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minirhyde writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon Review
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4

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Lots of cargo room

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Little tight in the front seats/shoulder room

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Reliable Vehicle — First, I must at admit this is my husband's car so personally I don't drive this one that often. He loves his stationwagon and always has the back full of stuff. This car has been very good on repairs and usually costs less to repair than our other cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dwalt4719 writes:
2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Good gas mileage.

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Tight fit for a larger person.

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Overall Nice Car! — 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 easy. A nice sporty little car. Would make a good second or school car.

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Reviews From Other Years

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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