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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Jimmy writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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no one else has one built

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nothin

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Sleeper Granny Car — quick, agile, great mpgs. slightly modified easy to build if you research. comfortable ride. smooth shifting and good clutch response. easy and cheap to repair any thing that breaks and it does not catch the wrong attention at first glance if you know what i mean...

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

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Excellent gas mileage and reliable. Repair costs always seemed fair.

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Had to make one major repair to replace transmission. Also had to replace a/c compressor.

STouchton
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Reliable And Efficient — This was my first financed car. I was always happy with it, and it never left me stranded anywhere. I like the look of it, as it's an economical car, yet has a sporty look. It doesn't accelerate as quickly as some higher powered cars, so I do have to make sure I've got room before pulling out onto the road. The pro to this is that it has forced me to be a more careful driver, which should be happening anyway.

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

Cons

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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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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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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lcklein writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Nothing

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Everything

lcklein
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Car To Avoid — The car is older and doesn't handle well with age. Once over around 90,000 miles, the car started to break down constantly. We have constant leaks, and bumpy rides. I wouldn't recommend the car if you have any other options at all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jade writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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AMAZING

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Nothing

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Just Adored This If You Have Kids Buy This Car For Theyre First Car — I loved this car it was my baby but i had to get rid of it because i needed a truck it was a 5 speed i loved shifting it had a custom exhaust system and made it sound beast people could hear my car from miles away it got alot of attention the stock stereo system had amazing bass

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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Good on gas

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Oil filter is  in a hard to reach place

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Reliable — Excellent on gas. Have had very minimal repairs. Has the looks of a sports car but an economic friendly performance

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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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