2002 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

2002 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"fuel economy" 24 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"oil" 5 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"light" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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nealsoad writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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5

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Very fun to drive, fantastic gas mileage, low maintenance, ice cold A/C, good in snow, great sound system, dent resistant, tires wear evenly even after 130k miles with little to no front end maintenance!

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The rear window defroster could be a little more powerful. Headlights can get some moisture from time to time, but drop in 5-10 cilica gel beads (from a shoe box pack) and it will almost never fog up again. Keep an eye on the oil, these are known to drop a quart or two between changes, but doesn't burn. Long trips(5hours+) can take a toll on the legs if you're tall.

nealsoad
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I Love My Sc2 Coupe. I've Been A Proud Saturn Owner Since Day 1. — This car has surprisingly been the best used car I've ever owned. I bought it in the spring of 2008 when gas was starting to hit $4. It promised great gas mileage and it has never disappointed me in that area. I've maxed it at 38mpg on a state highway averaging 60mph. Just over 400 miles on the 12 gallon tank and there was still a little in there. Servicing(brakes, tires, etc.) has always been more than reasonable. You do want to be sure to rotate the tires front to back and never corner to corner. The rear wheels wear differently and can "chuck" over time if not swapped with front tires at least once a year. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of(and it will save your suspension). This car has great curves and a fantastic stance too. Be sure to roll with the headlights and fog lamps for maximum effect. This was the last year(2002) of the original company and the Tennessee built Saturns and you can tell a lot of pride went into it's construction. Awesome little coupe!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Corey writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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4

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This car is pretty customizable. They don't get as much attention as the other cars but oh well.

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I hate that my S-Series didn't come with a sunroof. haha Every Saturn I see with it I get jealous. And the back seats are a little tight. Not for people over 5'10 or 11. But I'm riding in the front so it does'nt matter.

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You Can't Knock It Til You Try It. — This is a great car for a college student like me. It is great for little projects. I'd pick this car over a Honda in a flash now that I know how good Saturns are. The S-Series is turning out to be my favorite.

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Dave writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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could beat it up and it still drove

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no power

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Decent Car — good quality car for when i had it. it was a little slow on the acceleration but didnt do that bad. it was fairly cheap car to by. it was fun in the winter t drive aswell. it was great on gas no matter how you dorve it. the thing never died no matter how hard i drove it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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William writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Good gas mileage, reliable, handles well

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not a sports car, not much room in the back seat

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Good Solid Car — Great car. I got it with 42,000 miles and no problems. It now has over 75,000 miles and runs like it did when I got it. No extra repairs other than the expected (e.g. oil, brakes, tires, etc). I just put a tie rod end into it recently (only $120). 30mpg highway

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Gretta writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Great Gas Mileage, Decent Comfort

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Saturns don't exist anymore

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Not Bad, Saturn, Not Bad. — Everything is pretty good. Acceleration is pretty slow, I mean it's got like 99 horses because it's more for gas mileage and being eco-friendly than it is about drag-racing. The outer appearance isn't too bad .. It's a coupe, looks decent, but is still a Saturn. All in All it's not bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gordon writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Great fuel economy.  Looks attractive.  Very reliable.

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Low to the ground, making it difficult to get in/out of.  Back seat is only for kids.  Engine a little weak when paired with automatic tranny.  Looks sportier than it handles.

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Solid Little Car — Performance is just OK. Breaking is good mainly due to the light weight of the vehicle. Handling is average. Aceleration is not great. The 1.9 litre I4 is buzzy, not quick revving. Transmission is automatic, and lazy shifting. A manual tranny would have likely been better. Build quality is OK. Body is plastic so it resists denting, and won't rust. Interior is a bit noisy, likely a lack of sound deadening. More econo than luxo or sporty. Appearance is good overall. Exterior looks sporty and aerodynamic. Interior is all black, and looks OK. Should wear well over time. Gas milage is great ! In summertime, I average 33 mpg city, and get between 43-49 mpg on the hwy. Maintenance has been very impressive. I got the car with 54K on the odometer, and it now has around 99K. Only needed oil changes so far. Spend less than $100/year on regular maintenance. This car is not so much fun-to-drive. Its basically good at getting you from point A to B at a low cost. Sporty looks, but very "economy" in its execution. Not great for long highway trips as its a little cramped, and lack luxury.

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TowsonTat writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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4

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Gas mileage, reliability, price of insurance

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Acceleration is slower than a V6 or V8

TowsonTat
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A Great Car — I love the reliability and the price of insurance (dirt cheap) and love the gas mileage which is always between 35-40 mpg city AND highway. I never had a 4-cylinder car before this and miss the acceleration power of a Honda. But, it is way more worth it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Zachary writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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MPG, Styling, 3rd door for easy access (thats what she said)

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some aspects of interior feel flimsy,

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Love My Car — Anyone who knows me realizes how much I love this car, and here is the skinny on the SC2... Its acceleration is quick but there could be a little bit more from it, braking is overall very responsive and having the 4 wheel ABS with traction control does wonders in a minnesota winter. I have not done too much with this vehicle other than change the oil every 3000 miles, the only repairs i have done are, the hand brake, which didnt work when i got it, it needs to have a new line cuz the driver side one is split, over all this vehicle is by far the best one I have ever owned

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65wisewoman writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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excellent car

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GM and their tactics for more money

65wisewoman
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The Saturn Is The Best Car On The Market — The Saturn cars have been God sent to people that have safety in mind and it is made for the people that love American made cars. It is a shame that GM thinks that taking the Saturn cars away and deleting jobs will increase their sales rates. I have had the opportunity to have 2 Saturns and they are the best car for safety and money there is. I can vouch for the safety in a accident being hit broadsided and came away walking with very minor injuries...I have yet to see this in any other car GM or any other Maker puts out.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Derick writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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peppy little car

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feel like i'm on the road

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Still Need To Double Check — 4dr black 5 speed. best car on fuel then my sunbirb was and really better then my truck or my vans . only had car for three weeks so far very realiable. I enjoy drivin it but still need to teach the wife how to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Gas Saver With A 3rd Door! By akasnacker

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. Bo... Read More

Great Little Car By bamendt

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 th... Read More

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2000 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great Gas Mileage Car!!! By topsecretauto

This Car gets great gas mileage!!!! There's not a whole lot of room for tall people. But with that said, this really is a great car!! The gas mileage alone makes up for the lack of room in the back fo... Read More

Very Good Car Everyone Should Have One On The Track By patbrown

good on the track. needs a littel more speed. only running 5500 rpm's on the straight a way. great quailty car, doors are hard to destroy. lots of saturns on the track. good moters and easy to get par... Read More

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1999 Saturn S-Series Reviews

I Dont Like Any Car That Isnt Reliable By billybobisbillybob

its hard to write a 40 word survey about a unrelaiable car but I might be able to make it to forty words if I keep writing about this unreliable car that's been sitting in my drive for a month. wait h... Read More

Inexpensive Utilitarian Workhorse By TheHorror

I purchased my Saturn wagon in 2006, with 52k on the odometer. I was looking for a reliable and efficient daily driver, no frills necessary. Having no high expectations for performance, style or luxur... Read More

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1998 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Great Car! By microWaves

I like everything about the car in general, nothing wrong with it um just a few little things need to be replaced. honestly I would recommend this car for a first timer, great for college and people w... Read More

Good Family Car, Great Gas Mileage By MSJ

This is a great day-to-day car, for any sort of commuting or errand-running. Great for road trips, as it has good storage and fantastic mpg on the highway. The lack of power-steering is a bit cumber... Read More

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1997 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Good To Get Around In. By sciteacher

it's a basic car to get around in. It has a tight turning circle which makes its manuerving ability very nice. Good on gas. Has a nice look to it even for its age. Manual is hard on the knees. Read More

Reliable Commuter By shi98013

I have enjoyed driving this car. It has been reliable. Once around 200,000 miles started to top off oil when refueling. only issues is sometimes hard to start, 1 power window periodically fails, 1 ... Read More

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