2002 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

2002 Saturn S-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"fuel economy" 22 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"oil" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 33 2002 Saturn S-Series reviews.

Jade writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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4

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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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cdg010 writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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5

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No blind spots, Easy to maintain (I change my own oil), simple car. My car came with a CD player which was a plus when I was looking for a car. It has manual windows which is fine.

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Going up hills, The engine can be loud at about 70. Leg room in the back but I don't sit back there.

cdg010
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My First Car. — Very underrated car. With the right modifications the car can look great. The interior is ok also. Has stitched floor mats. Soft touch materials. The car is fun to modify and add to. Doing an engine swap would be interesting. Get wider tires also for handling.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BigQ07 writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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Excellent gas mileage, very low maintenance. Keep the oil changed and they run forever

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When they get into the higher mileage, they burn about a quart of oil between oil changes

BigQ07
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Smart Economical Buy — I like that the rear seats fold down and my dog can ride in the back. Great on gas mileage and maintenance. Most maintenance is routine like brakes. Most things you can fix your self or grab parts from junk yard. This is my second. The first one was my Moms, then mine then my sisters. This is my second and I haven't had any maintenance issues. It's a 5spd so even more gas savings!

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

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Great little car, it got me from point a to point b. just kept up with oil changes and did a tune up.

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the oil consumption was an issue, always kept a quart of oil in my car.

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The Saturn That Could — not a bad car, didn't have any major mechanical issues until the very end. I needed a new clutch and the repair cost more than the car. gas mileage was great. since it was a manual it was fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PJa writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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5

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The car has no dents, or scratches on it. It's in excellent condition.

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the only problem I've had was that I had to get a new key ignition. otherwise no problems at all.

PJa
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My Baby — Excellent car fot a students first car, it's good on gas, excellent condition interior, exterior is in excellent condition with no dents, or scratches. good brakes,safe car for any one looking for an excellent car to drive to school or work everyday.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tommy writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan Review
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5

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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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Charlie writes:
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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Jordon writes:
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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Jess writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Great all around deal

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Traction control is very touchy and for any winter driving very bad

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This Is A Great Car For The New Driver Quick And Sporty. — this car is very nice it has many plus's the car has a good engin very fast gets up to speed quick and can go it also has a nice interior the third door is nice and it is very comfertable even for me in 6'2 the only con is that the traction control very touchy.

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aburntturkey writes:
2002 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Great fuel mileage. Fun car to toss around on the weekends/on the way to work. Perky acceleration.

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No dome light. Fuel cap door switch. Lack of upgrades. Chevy 350 doesn't fit under the hood.

aburntturkey
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Fun Car — I got the car used for $5000, mainly I was looking for any vehicle that was red and had a manual. Even though I have owned it for less than a year the car and I have been through a lot. Currently I have it in the shop getting a new engine. The bearing between the rod and crankshaft shattered. Overall, not bad, I'm a thick guy and 6 foot barefoot and with my boots its a little more, which inches matters in this car, the roof is low, but I have been on a few road trips that were around 5 hours in the car and I didn't notice any more fatigue than when I have been in other vehicles. Good Car, good deal for what I paid.

Owner for 0 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2001 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Overall Nice Car! By dwalt4719

Consistently gets around 28 MPG. Really comfortable car for the smaller driver. The back seats are especially cramped for a bigger person. The third door makes getting things out of the back quite eas... Read More

The Best I Have Ever Owned! By CastMember

I LOVE Saturn Coupes. Not fond of the Sedans or SUV! But to me this was the most affordable car, back when they first came out, and even now. I would take (buy) a ten year old Saturn...before getting... 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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