2002 Saturn S-Series Overview


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2002 Saturn S-Series Overview

Taking its cue from the Soup Nazi in "Seinfeld," Saturn said no more S-Series wagons for you in 2002. More importantly, 2002 marked the last year of production for the S-Series. This model now had 5 trims: the SC1 and SC2 coupes, and the SL, SL1, and SL2 sedans. Saturn scaled back on the features by taking out power windows in the sedans, along with the leather seats and traction control in the coupes. In addition, Saturn made some cosmetic changes, including a few new colors and floor mats in the SL2 and SC2. Otherwise, everything remained pretty much the same for the 2002 S-Series. The SL, SL1, and SC1 all use a 1.9-liter, 100-hp inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, with the SL2 and SC2 using a 124-hp version. Gas mileage typically goes from 27 mpg in the city to 38 mpg on the highway. Coupes seat 4 and give you 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space, while sedans seat 5 and give you 12.1 cubic feet.

Drivers would have liked to see more interior room, less road noise, and more options. Industry experts agreed that the 2002 Saturn S-Series took a step back by actually giving consumers less for their money. In any event, this compact model lasted for over a decade and gave its fans a satisfactory and affordable vehicle. Saturn would replace the S-Series with the Ion in 2003. Consumers could only hope that the new model would address the lingering issues left behind by its predecessor.


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Replace Head Gasket Or Not?

My 2002 Saturn SL has 108000 miles. I have owned it since it was new. I have had to replace a front spring and tie rod (on the same side) within the past year. I am now told it has a small head gask...

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Car Shuts Off While Driving

I just replaced exhaust manifold head gaskets coolant reservoir temperature sensor radiator fan plugs wires alternator battery hoses oil oil filter thermostat turn over fine drove it 5 miles then...

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I Have A 2002 Saturn Sl2,wont Start, No Compression In 2 0f The 4 Cylinders...

no compression in half the engine..

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2002 Sc2 - Transmission Jerks Randomly When Accelerating

rebuilt tany at 100k, just changed fluid and filter again, ran great for a month, now back to jerking. Its like the electricity to the trany is turned on and off back to back when giving it gas. O...

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Seem My Car Foods Out

my saturn will start up just fine and will run good till i get to where i am going and shut it off when come back out and start it it seems as it is flooded wait about half hour and it will start ba...

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