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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Not As Refined As Its Japanese Competitors, But Not Bad For An American Car. — It's neither the slowest nor the fastest car I've driven, neither the smallest nor the largest, neither the prettiest nor the ugliest, neither the most reliable nor the least... You get the idea. It has some nice and unique features, such as the plastic body panels which seem to have been dropped from newer Saturn models for no good reason. It doesn't have the acceleration of the Nissan Maxima I used to have, but it does feel like it has a lower center of gravity. It's not without its problems, but it's as good or better than any other American car of its size and era.

Pros: Relatively cheap to insure and maintain.  Plastic body resists dents.  Engine has pretty decent power at 4000+ rpm, but will also go down as far as 1500 without stalling, so it's a pretty forgiving car to learn to drive stick shift on.

Cons: Engine is noisier and vibrates more than other cars I've had, and revs pretty high at highway speed.  Needs to downshift on long uphill grades.

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan Review
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Safe Car — i totaled this car by running 50mph into a maple tree and I got out of the car w/o a scrach on me.

Pros: safe, great mpg

Cons: no performance

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW1 Wagon Review
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Very Reliable — 1.9 liter sohc fuel injected engine. 4 speed auto transmission. stock quarter mile time is in the 17's. Well built vehicle holds together well. Small compact design, makes it easy to maneuver into small spaces.

Pros: A lot of after market upgrades avaliable

Cons: Slow vehicle acceleration, expensive parts

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1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe Review
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1998 Blue Saturn Sc1 2dr Coupe — Its an awesome car...I love it and i've had it for more then 2 months and has no trouble with it so far. Everything in there works perfect!!!

Pros: The speed i get in it. The gas for my car only takes about $23-$30 dollars.

Cons: The speakers for the base is not working but the regular speakers are. The Carpet on the drivers side is messed up. The windshield wiper arms are messed up. I've got a Vale leak.

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1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan Review
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Wonder Full Car.... — 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 inexpensive to maintain and keep and the gas mileage is amazing especially on the highway. The car is not an eye catcher but at least it isn't a pocket picker. I just wish they had not stopped making them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very reliable, low insurance cost, low maintenance, very comfortable, Handles well

Cons: They stopped making them.

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1998 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC2 Coupe Review
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Great Car! — 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 who have low budgets.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Get great has mileage, great car if you like fixing things yourself.

Cons: Power.

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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

1997 Saturn S-Series Reviews

High On Looks, Low On Value By Dexturn

Sporty but proving expensive. Corners like a boat, parallel parking is a nightmare. Multiple blind spots due to window placements, heavy doors, low-to-ground seating. Bought this in the summer and it ... Read More

Good To Get Around In. By sciteacher

it's a basic car to get around in. It has a tight turning circle which makes its manuerving ability very nice. Good on gas. Has a nice look to it even for its age. Manual is hard on the knees. Read More

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