2003 Saturn L-Series Overview


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4 Dr L200 Sedan
Avg. Price: $4,475
4 Dr L300 Sedan
Avg. Price: $4,979
4 Dr LW200 Wagon
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Avg. Price: $4,341
4 Dr LW300 Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,663

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Average User Score

4.85 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Good Appliance Vehicle, Easy To Live With! by Ephram
 — This is a fantastic appliance vehicle. It gets very good gas mileage for a midsize. I have seen up to a 34 mpg tank average on long trips (San Antonio and back on one tank, A/C off). The only repair i... Read More
Saturn L-200 The Perfect Sedan by Gabriel
 — I bought my L-200 brand new on Aug of 03 so it's been almost 5 years. It still drives and looks like day 1. I haven't had any major issues with it and I would difinitely recomend it to anyone looking ... Read More
There's No Reason Not To Love This Car. by Jimmy
 — I've never seen a 4-door sedan that somehow magically gets larger on the inside--I've taken four friends to a movie and no one complained about discomfort. The acceleration could only be topped by a s... Read More

2003 Saturn L-Series Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 6 reviews

2003 Saturn L-Series

2003 marked the last model year for the traditional 5 trim Saturn L-Series before it changed its name to the L300.  The main changes from 2002 involved eliminating a trim and touching up the exterior and interior.  After eliminating the L100, 4 trims remained: the L200 and L300 sedans, and the LW200 and LW300 wagons.  Sunroof comes as an option only on the sedans and the L-Series has done away with ABS brakes and traction control.
Otherwise, the 2003 L-Series has stayed true to its roots.  The 200 trims use a 2.2 L, 135 hp I4 engine while the 300's use a 3.0 L, 182 hp V6 with 4 speed automatic transmission.  All trims seat 5, with sedans giving you 17.5 cubic feet of cargo space and wagons giving you 33.5 cubic feet.  The 200's get you 24 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway while the 300's get you 21 mpg in the city, 29 on the highway.  Standard features for all trims include power windows, power door locks, and cd player.  Leather seats come as an option on all trims with a sunroof comes as an option on the sedans.
Overall, Saturn made steady progress with the L-Series' mechanics while shuffling around the trim names.  As with earlier models, the 2003 Saturn L-Series gets high marks for affordability and and value.  Consumers would still like to see better design in the interior and less cabin noise.  In addition, drivers do not like the Firestone tires that come with the car.  Most reviewers would agree that the Saturn L-Series did well to present Saturn compact owners with a solid upgrade.  Only time would tell if Saturn could make the necessary adjustments as it sought to identify with a broader audience.


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Saturn L-Series Questions


2003 L200 Cranks On A Part Time Basis.

On occasions my L200 will refuse to crank. I have noticed that if the running lights in the headlight assembly are burning I can crank it and put it in gear. But if those lights are off it will no...

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How Do I Take Off The Steering Column Cover To Change The Turn Signal Switc...

I am experiencing a smell of an electrical fire and the culprit seems to be the turn signal switch and the problem has also affected my headlamps. The high beams remain on and unchangeable. The smok...

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My Car Is Stalling I've Change My Fuel Filter Because It Was Dirty Its Stil...

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Saturn 2003 L200 Security Problem And Battery Continuously Dying (battery I...

Hello, i am having issues with my 2002 l200 saturn. About 5 months ago the car wouldn't start in a parking lot and luckily we were next to an oil changing location so one of the guys came over and...

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Steering Column Has Play In It

my steering column has about 1-2 inches of play(up and down )as if the adjustment lever is not connecting but that seems to be working fine.any ideas?

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