2002 Saturn S-Series Overview

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3 Dr SC1 Coupe
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3 Dr SC2 Coupe
44 national listings
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I Love My Sc2 Coupe. I've Been A Proud Saturn Owner Since Day 1. by nealsoad
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2002 Saturn S-Series Overview

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2002 Saturn S-Series

Taking its cue from the Soup Nazi in Seinfeld, Saturn said no more S-Series wagons for you in 2002.  More importantly, 2002 marked the last year of production for the S-Series.  This model now had 5 trims: the SC1 and SC2 coupes, and the SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans.  Saturn scaled back on the features by taking out power windows in the sedans, along with the leather seats and traction control in the coupes.  In addition, Saturn made some cosmetic changes, including a few new colors and floor mats in the SL2 and SC2.
Otherwise, everything remained pretty much the same for the 2002 S-Series.  The SL, SL1, and SC1 all use a 1.9 L, 100 hp I4 engine, with the SL2 and SC2 use a 124 hp version.  Gas mileage typically goes from 27 mpg in the city to 38 mpg on the highway.  Coupes seat 4 and give you 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space while sedans seat 5 and give you 12.1 cubic feet.  
Drivers would have liked to see more interior room, less road noise, and more options.  Industry experts agreed that the 2002 Saturn S-Series took a step back by actually giving consumers less for their money.  In any event, this compact model lasted for over a decade and gave its fans a satisfactory and affordable vehicle.  Saturn would replace the S-Series with the Ion in 2003.  Consumers could only hope that the new model would address the lingering issues left behind by its predecessor.

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'02 Saturn Sc1 Automatic Transmision Fluid Type?

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Zuke
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I Want To Improve My Sl2

My SL2 is getting up there in mileage and I might soon be relying on it to drive to a job 4 hours away ever week (and back). I was wondering if there's things I can do to help improve it's fuel and...

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Rob3n8
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Car Won't Start After Engine Swap, Everything Is Connected Correctly, Any I...

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I Have A 2002 Sl2 1.9 Liter Dohc 16 Valve Engine That Bucks / Kocks At Low ...

2002 SL2 Automatic 1.9L DOHC 16 Valve 100k miles Has new ECM, Coils & Throttle position sensor installed but problem still exist Was told it could be a MAP sensor ??

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John Mendes
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Replace Head Gasket Or Not?

My 2002 Saturn SL has 108000 miles. I have owned it since it was new. I have had to replace a front spring and tie rod (on the same side) within the past year. I am now told it has a small head gask...

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