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Average User Score
4.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
2003 Saturn L-Series Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 6 reviews
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
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