2002 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

2002 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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  • 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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PROS
"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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2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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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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2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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has potential with some needed cash

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dont have any

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All Around You Get Good Fuel Economy And With Some $ Could Have Better Performance — I hope to someday put a bodykit on my Sati, not sure which brand yet, and lower the ride height maybe 1to1half inches, fog lights up front blue in color, im thinking some american racing rims 16 or 17 inchers.. and either black painted rims or blue or red.. as far as under the hood.. im thinking cold air intake and maybe some other modest performance upgrades.. nothing too fancy.. and definitely wanta upgrade the exhaust all the way from the headers back.. maybe put a dual exhaust system.. definitely tint the windows all around.. and some inside upgrades.. new front seats new stereo and speakers.. maybe a modest amp and sub system.. new gauges in the dash definitely..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Cheap to buy, pretty to look at!

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Chick car if you r a guy.

spazattack01
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It Is My Car And It Is Payed For. — I love my car. I can fit almost any thing inside when the back seats are folded down. The 3rd door also comes in handy. Fun to drive and gets on average 25 mpg combined city/highway where I drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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its a car to drive

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its plastic

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Its Ok, Could Be Better — its needs to be faster and a big turbo would be nice. needs an amp and some subs also. still waiting on the n1 style exhaust for it to sound better. not that fun to drive yet. freakin plastic car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

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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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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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2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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the gas mileage

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made out of plastic

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Decent — its made out of plastic and not to last. it accellerates ok, but not when you hacve 13" wheels, the interior is nice, but thebackseat looks cramped (it isnt, just looks that way). its afordable if you keep up the maintenance. its not a thrill seeker, but it gets around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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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

Great And Cheap By Lana

Had my saturn S for 7 yrs, 4th owner, paid 2000. replaced tranny and clutch, and did about 1500 bucks worth of repairs including that in those 7yrs. Since I bought it, horn doesn't work, and no one ca... Read More

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

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1998 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Wonder Full Car.... By Teresa

This is a great car for communing. It handles well and cruses like a jewel. Trunk space is ample and it is very reliable. This car is such an under-appreciated and over looked car. It has been very i... Read More

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

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1997 Saturn S-Series Reviews

High On Looks, Low On Value By Dexturn

Sporty but proving expensive. Corners like a boat, parallel parking is a nightmare. Multiple blind spots due to window placements, heavy doors, low-to-ground seating. Bought this in the summer and it ... Read More

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

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