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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"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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polymer body body panels don't dent or rust

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out of production

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A Different Kind Of Car — it accelerates, brakes, handles. good build quality. no repairs needed. no squeaks/rattles. nice interior and exterior styling. great gas mileage, low cost to maintain. this car is fun to drive. the 3rd door makes it easy to load and unload stuff in the back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Fairly easy to work on.

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Likes oil.  

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Title — I bought this car on the spur of the moment when my 1998 Chevy Venture bit the dust. After some work, I have really enjoyed driving it even though it is far from a speedster. It is pretty easy to work on and has personality.

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2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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32 mpg

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burns/loses oil

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Overall A Good Car — i like the gas millage whens it work right but most of the time it burns oil like a mother trucker and the exhaust is going. other than that it is fun little car to drive. the tread wear in the tire sucks, but there is nothing to do about it.

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2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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safe, lightweight, sporty, good mileage

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picky on oil changes, low to ground, no power/engine upgrades to do

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Saturn Sc2 Bored — My car has good mileage and I used to think that it was cute but I'm just sick of it. It's the only car I've ever owned and it's starting to burn oil a lot, as well as having a broken sunroof and having other minor issues. It's an automatic so I can never really do that much to it as far as engine upgrades and I had a system in it for a while but the wiring and electric setup in the car couldn't handle it for longer than a few years.

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2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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Reliable, good on fuel

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Underpowered, parts are expensive when needed

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Good Work Car — This is my car for going back and forth to work. It's not the most appealing car but it is excellent on fuel (gets close to 50 mpg) and the build quality is good. The engine runs great and the tranny shifts smooth but it underpowered, but thats probably why the milage is so good.

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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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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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2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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3 Door — The 3rd door behind the driver side door makes it so easy quickly toss anything into the back seat without haveing to work around or move the front seat.

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2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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Handles great. very spacious trunk. Very good on gas. Comfortable ride on bumpy roads.

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Not much room for passengers in the back seat.
Not a bad reaction speed for a 4-cyclinder but could be better.

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My "sports Car" — Handles nice in any weather. spacious trunk. Not the best performance car but can get up and go when needed.

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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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