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1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 SedanReview
Jorge writes:
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Great A To B Commuter Car! — * Performance - 100 Hp torque-less engine. ok brakes. * Build Quality - Good, wasn't galvanized so that means rust. * Appearance - Nothing exciting. * Cost of Ownership - Cheap, 40mpg can't beat that. * Fun Factor - Manual Transmission, and blends in well which helps with the cops!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Mileage

Cons: Not very stable and powerless.

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1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
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Satin The Saturn — fun little car not much of a back seat. but thats ok i got long legs. i did a custom paint job on the inside and out with blue pinstripes and accents inside and out. with blue neons underneath and inside. wish i had some pics of this car. i looked pretty cool when i got done with it. till i high school chick rear ended me and bent the frame.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: quick great mpg. fun sporty little car

Cons: oil burners

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1996 Saturn S-SeriesReview
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Get A New Car — the ac works great, heating too, but engine is real bad and will clunk out soon. manual transmission makes it fun to drive but has a serious lack of acceleration. its a nice red color but blue is always best.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: manual transmission

Cons: horrible acceleration

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1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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Love/hate — Not my favorite car in the world...of the 5 I have owned, it was my least favorite. At one point, I only wanted to drive it off a cliff. I got this car from a very good friend in a bad state. After getting it to run right, pass emissions, repair the speedo, and drivers seat (would fly back whenever you leaned on it...not good!)...I had my airport car! I will say this car is a tank...I have no idea how the engine was even running once I started to tear into it. After this work...the car was passed on to another friend of my who has given it a great home.

Pros: This cars engine will run though anything...

Cons: I just have too many to list...

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1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 WagonReview
Keith writes:
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Great Car — performance did not lack at all it has a very powerful 2.0 four cylinder DOHC engine, it was very sturdily built, appearance isint the greatest but that is ok, it got great gas mileage, with little to no harsh maintainence, and this car as a stick and with good handling is a blast to drive!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: power

Cons: wagon

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1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
Justin writes:
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1.9l Oil Burner — I have had this car for about 6 months now (11/2009) and its a pretty nice car. I bought it to get better gas mileage and keep the miles of my other vehicle. The only problem I have with the car is that it burns oil. I did a few things to slow the process but all the 1.9L's have this problem eventually. I just rack the miles on it and it has been really reliable for me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas Mileage/Reliability

Cons: Performance

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1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 CoupeReview
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The Ugly Dumpling — It's not the prettiest but noone can take it from me. It's incredible on gas, and shift very smooth. First owned stick so lovin that also. I can't really have fun with it yet because it's still all stock but i promise by the time I'm done wit it it'll run at most 12.5 in the 1/4 mile.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great on gas, shifts exceptionally good, solid build.

Cons: It's an ugly Saturn...lol.

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1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
juka007 writes:
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Perfect Smart Choice For An Affordable Every Day Driver — 13 years old. 155k miles. rarely maintainced. unknown previous owner. muffler is rusted through, so its pretty loud. Transmission shifts a little funny. Cranks up every time I turn the key and gets 33mpg average, what more can you say?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: awesome gas mileage, awesome dependability

Cons: I like to go fast

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1996 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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Its A Beater With A Heater — Its a beater with a heater, gets me to and from the train. Handles well, but its slow and old and falling apart, but since all I do is park it at the train station all day, I am trying to avoid parking something nicer in that part of Chicago.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its cheap

Cons: its old

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1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
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Sl-2 Good To Be True — Don't ever waste your money replacing a saturn sunroof. It will just break again within a month. Jammed doors also are common with these. Good on gas. Barely a scratch in collisions. Handles great in bad weather, may have skidded once in 3 years. Not really fun to drive, but safe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas mileage and collision repair

Cons: doors and sunroof broke regularly.

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Although The Car Has Some Issues, It Has More Positives Than Negatives. By NRL

Why you chose your car? I purchased my car because at the time my son was 10 years old. This made it a great car for me because the third door to the rear bench seat does not open unless the driver’... Read More

A Car To Have Faith In By otakugirl

Car is sleek on the outside and comfortable inside, even if it is a bit cramped. Great for cruising in town and on highway, but lacks a fast take off. I was hoping for more room in the trunk as we ten... Read More

2001 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Review By Guru3FNVC

Great experience, fun good to have to research cars Read More

Gas Saver With A 3rd Door! By Paul

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

2000 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Review By Cathy

Very nice car! Great price on it too a bargain Read More

Review By Bryan

I have been driving a 97 sw1 for 3+ years now bought it for 1300 driven to east coast twice have personally put 45000 miles on this little car only maintenance a rear brake job and oil changes BEST US... Read More

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

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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