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2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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Buy One For A Fun Daily. Buy Something Else If You Want To Be Fast In A Straight Line. —

Saturn was GMs attempt at building a import competitor. They learned the Japanese way to design and build cars and handle workers. They were successful, and then threw it all away. The S-series was a great car in 1991, by 2001 is was still a good car, but had passed it's prime only being slightly revised over the years it was out gunned by its competitors. Still, what you got for you money was a good car, filled with that what made those early 90's Saturns so unique. You still got plastic body panels on a space frame. You still nimble steering and decent power. You got a great looking car that shrugs of the years and manages to still look relatively modern. And compared to the competition you got to keep a bit more money in you pocket. The S-series got heavier as the engines improved little. Towards the end of the model Saturn was being pulled into the GM family. I still view the car as superiors to any other GM small car at the time in every way except possibly the engine. The 1.9L LL0 design was ground breaking in terms of manufacturing. But the it's cousin the Ecotech, which was found in other small GM cars was a far better engine. S-series have never responded particularly well to modification. Again this is largely based on the LLO which is long stroked and basically a US only engine. With few markets to sell aftermarket performance parts in, The engine was not particularly attractive to performance companies. Still the S-series is a fun, well engineered car that costs little to get into. I was offered in high efficiency SOHC models and performance oriented DOHC optioned cars. You could also get it in Sedan, coupe and wagon configurations. With over 2 million made it is easy to find the one for you.

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

Pros: Sporty looking, inexpensive compact, Innovative plastic panels look great even after years have piled on.

Cons: Little aftermarket support, There are other cars that respond better to mods.

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2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 CoupeReview
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Fun, But Not Functinal -.- — meh, it has 100 hp, not much to make outta it, but i love its appearance. Just needs a bigger engine with moar powa! Doesnt cost much to drive, takes 20 bucks to go to cb. Awesomely fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel efficient, looks good for a 2001

Cons: Good luck accelerating after 2nd gear

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2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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A Reliable Saturn? — generally a decent cheap car. automatic version was sluggis, but the twin-cam mated to the close-ratio 5 speed has proved to be a good combo in a car this light. Granted a backpack full of performance upgrades has made this car one of my favorites to drive. 330,000kms, and still going strong

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

Pros: uniqness, economy, economical

Cons: poor build quality

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2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 SedanReview
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Good Idea Poorly Excecuted — The car is a good idea poorly executed. 70,000 miles and it uses a quart of oil every 700 miles and has from the get go, the dash rattles, dome light doesn't work properly. On the plus side the plastic body has held up well and it gets 38 mpg hwy. with an automatic trans. We have had 3 Saturns in the family and none of them have made it past 75,000 without needing serious repair. Oldest daughters 2002 SL1 need head replaced at about 50,000 miles. Youngest daughters 2004 Ion level2 just had a new engine put in at 75,000 miles and our 2001 Sl1 could use an overhaul.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: mileage, plastic body, fairly comfortable seating

Cons: near lemon in terms of build quality.

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2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 SedanReview
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Road Blade — Twin Cam LLO engine creates a great power to weight ratio, wish it was a manual tranny. Runs amazing with great style and awesome gas mileage. With a MagnaFlow cat-back with an XL Turbo muffler (no ricer stuff here) and a AMR engineering tower bar on my list of mods to do (as well as swap trannys) it'll be an even more fun car to drive than it is now!

Pros: Great power-to-weight ratio, beautiful MPG, style

Cons: Two words - Automatic Transmission; I prefer stick

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2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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One Of The Best Cars I Have. — What can i say? this car is one of the best cars that I have ever had. Only has 93,000 miles and the power and build are great. The best thing about my Saturn is the color. It is a bright yellow and I must say I can never lose my car in a parking lot ever again.

Pros: Good preformance and great look with good milage as well.

Cons: Little small but what do you expect from a sport car.

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2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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Good Starting Car — has to be 5 speed with a tweaked engine, has a system and will weave through cars no problem, quick handling, brakes, only problem i have is the bearing, and the hood flew open and shattered windshield (hood pins), enough said

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: quick

Cons: not alot of aftermarket

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2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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Fun And Small. — this is a very fun car, the outside is made of plastic, performance is good...fast light car 124hp. about 200 carpayments 300 on insurance. love drifting in it..but only in the snow. front wheel drive, comfortable interior...suicide back seat driver door.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 5spd standard

Cons: not fast enough =p

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2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 CoupeReview
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Saturn Sc2 — Acceleration is not the best but it's relatively quick, and it has nice handling The interior is a standard GM interior for cars of its age. Fairly cheep, however durable. After you hit the 100K mark alot of repairs and maintenence issues become apparent The exterior styling is unique, you can't ever really decide if it looks great or horrible. It seems almost to be a domestic version of a sports car. Interior styling is horrible, Standard GM. Despite it's short comings it's still a zippy little car and is quite enjoyable to drive.

Pros: great gas millage

Cons: very cramped

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2001 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 WagonReview
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It's Served Me Well So Far, But I Can't Wait For A New One. — It's held up for eight years, but you have to strong-arm the wheel to get anywhere. The turning radius would barely clear Saturn ITSELF. Once you get to know its quirks and shortcomings, it's an all right car and will last you several years. Well, until the exhaust goes south and gaskets start coming loose.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Resilient

Cons: Power steering is rubbish

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Saturn S-Series Reviews

Review By Colleen

Lost the overdrive gear transmission fluid looks fine level is fine. But suddenly it wont go into overdrive where do I start to troubleshoot this thing Read More

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

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

Review By Guru9LZQ37

I’m not neutral as I used to work for Saturn They are very good cars and last a long time if maintained Of course the body doesn’t rust but the space frame That supports it will. So a word of c... Read More

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

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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