1998 Saturn S-Series Overview


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1998 Saturn S-Series Overview

After a focus on exterior changes in 1997, Saturn did some introspection for the 1998 S-Series that focused on emissions and safety features. More specifically, Saturn reduced the force in air bag deployment and reduced emissions to comply with government standards. Exterior updates included a ski rack on the wagons, mechanical trunk release, and 4 new colors. Midyear changes involved reduced prices and a limited re-issue of the 1994 Homecoming SL2. In addition, the odometer has gone from analog to digital.
The S-Series comes in the same 7 trims: the SC1 and SC2 coupes, SW1 and SW2 wagons, and the SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans. Gas consumption across trims averages out to around 27 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway. Sedans and wagons seat 5 while the coupes seat 4. All trims offer either standard 5 speed manual transmission or optional 4 speed automatic except for the SL, which offers only 5 speed manual. Cargo space comes out to 11.4 cubic feet in the coupes, 12.1 in the sedans, and 24.9 in the wagons. Air conditioning comes standard in the SL2, SW2, and SC2.
The 1998 Saturn S-Series gives consumers more of what they've come to expect over the years: decent performance at a low price. Drivers would like to see a roomier interior with better materials, a more stable body frame, better oil consumption, and less engine noise. In the end, the S-Series has established itself as a solid compact that still needs to give consumers a little more in order to get more.


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    Blue Smoke When I Shift Gears

    very high mileage,wondering if a valve job would do the trick

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

    Can I Replace A Sl1 Engine With A Sl2 Engine

    I have a 98 SL1 with auto Tranny with a bad engine, and I have a 99 SL2 engine with auto tranny. can I replace the 98 SL1 engine with the 99 SL2?

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    I Have A Co-worker That Has A Sc2 That Is Leaking Oil For One And The Other...

    Oil light comes on while car is idling but goes off once you start driving again.what would be the problem?

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Car Died And Won't Start Now

    Was driving my car and the rpm shot up then car just died. Days before this I was told the nss sensor was going out BUT man who helped me move it outta road said motor is locked up. Please help m...

    33 views with 23 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Engine Swap

    Alright I have a 1998 Saturn that had a 1.9 sohc in it, does anyone know if a 1995 Pontiac grand am 2.3 will fit? And what all would I have to modify?

    3 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)