1997 Saturn S-Series User Reviews

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 SedanReview
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It Is Awesome — sunroof does not work which ticks me off and the cd player does not work either which also ticks me off has good performance it has good gas mileage which makes me really really happy i like it a lot

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

Pros: sounds cool

Cons: slow

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
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Its No Honda — the saturn Sl2, as a driver of one it's reliable thats about it, but its no honda as in performance at at!! needs a few things to be worked on but i cant complain about the gas mileage. all in all its ok car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great gas mileage!! decent mods

Cons: lack of power, no acceleraton what so ever.

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 SedanReview
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Worthwhile — It's a good reliable car, has lasted a long time, and gets great gas mileage. But, it is getting old. Not a gorgeous car to drive by a long shot, but not ugly. A few cheap aspects of the way it was made, but for the price, a good deal

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Thrifty

Cons: Not powerful

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
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Fine Basic Transport — The saturn was unremarkable in any way. It was a fine piece of transportation, served well in terms of reliability, and did everything just fine. But it did not stand out in any area. The engine (the twin cam) was noisy and provided adequate but not spirited thrust. The manual tranny was fine, but not particularly sharp. the handling/roadholding was decent, but unremarkable. The appearance was fine, but far from stunning (though at its inception it was quite distinctive.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: decent simple transport.

Cons: small and noisy

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1997 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 CoupeReview
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Lol — not too bad and economic for fuel no rust, really cool to drive this car is pretty awesome to drive on high way or in the city good handling, good performance, good braking when you have good tire ;) lol . really funny

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: economic

Cons: lol

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1997 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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My Saturn Sc2! — My SC2 gets great gas mileage, and I like the fun, sporty feel. With the sunroof open and windows down it is reminiscent of a convertible! It has been extremely reliable for years. Requires very little maintenance. I love it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good trunk space, reliable, great gas mileage

Cons: Small backseat

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1997 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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Light, Can Be Fast, Great Gas Mileage... — Blah blah blah. It's light. Mostly constructed of plastic. It has some go when you step on the accelerator. Is fairly easy to work on yourself. Handles really well. You could invest little and get a pretty quick car, or invest a lot and get a great car to race!

Pros: Gets great mpg.

Cons: Uhmm... Saturn is tanking? LOLZ

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
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My Little Saturd —

Overall: Hate it, mostly for the fact that I had to buy this piece of crap from my dad for $500 on the same day he just had to buy a $30k SUV for my stepmom. However, I will admit, it runs and that's all I need right now. All the same, it would be nice to have something want, not just what I need. Performance/Fun Factor: This car is fun to drive if you have the same tolerance for acceleration as a small slug traveling up a window. I have about 3 inches in either direction from dead center on the steering wheel in which nothing happens. Nothing. I've never tested how long for 0-60, but I'm sure it's about the same amount of time it takes for Jeff Goldblum to finish a sentence. Build Quality: None. Appearance: Aside from the square (think Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction) headlights, the rest of the car is groovy. The backseat is comfy if you have no legs. The front seats are just a little too deep for my liking; I feel like an old woman struggling to see over the dash unless I put a pillow under my bum. The dash really is not that bad, in some places it looks a bit like Princess Leia's helmet when she's disguised to save Han Solo from Jabba. Cost of Ownership: I could have bought another used car, a much more lovely and non-American used car, for the money that has been spent on this machine. It's on it's second engine. The transmission kicked it not long after I got it. The entire cooling system had to be replaced. I get high-mileage oil changes. New tires, will have to replace the brakes soon (not because I like the car, I just don't want to die in it, how embarassing!), and have to buy air fresheners to cover up old dog smell. MPG is fair, can't really get an accurate number since the gas gauge has crapped out on me. I can get about 290 on a tank before the light comes on.

Pros: Gets me from A to B. Barely.

Cons: That someone would be desperate enough to buy one of these.

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL SedanReview
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97 Saturn Sl — Great Gas Mileage, about 34 mpg. Fun to drive, but governor kicks in at about 107 and kicks the car around. Very small, easy to maneuver. Build Quality is alright, for being over a decade old, things are just starting to break and need replacing.

Pros: Great gas mileage

Cons: Breaks easily, very small, doesn't go very fast

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1997 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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A+ — Best car I've owned thus far. Quick, handled well, looked sexy, got 32mpg. If you can find one with under 100k miles, pick it up. Mine was one of the "factory freaks", which means something went terribly right with the engine. I was able to keep pace with Mustang GTs even before I modded her.

Pros: Quick, sporty, 32mpg.

Cons: Squeeks and rattles (it's a plastic car)

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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

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

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

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

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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