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2002 Saturn S-Series Overview


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3 Dr SC1 Coupe
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Avg. Price: $3,945
3 Dr SC2 Coupe
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Avg. Price: $4,275
4 Dr SL Sedan
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Avg. Price: $3,686
4 Dr SL1 Sedan
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Avg. Price: $3,865
4 Dr SL2 Sedan
75 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,980

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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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Saturn S-Series Questions

Hunter Throneberry

Engine Knock

I have a 2002 Saturn SL2 that has an engine knock. It has new oil and a new oil filter. The lifters are also fairly new. I went to check my spark plugs today and noticed that there was oil all over...

7 views with 3 answers (last answer about a day ago)
Lisa Gastelecutto

My 2002 Sc2 Saturn Idles High Over 2000 Check Engine Light Comes On Then Ou...

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Sl Series 1.9 Liter Motor Wont Idle Down From 2000 Rpm

have tried replacing many sensors and nothing worked could the catalic converter cause the issue or could it be the computer?

34 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)

What Is White Electric Smelling Smoke Coming From A/c Fan Switch

2001 saturn sc has white electrical smoke coming from the knob switch (knob) inside car. A wisp of smoke comes from the knob that controls fan speed.

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 days ago)

I Recently Purchased A 2002 Saturn Sl1 With 147k Miles, When I Was Changing...

I took a rag and cleaned it up so if I checked again I would notice if it kept happening, and when I went to wipe it after a day, some oil did show on the rag but very very little.

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