1997 Saturn SL

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  • Interior7.4
  • Quality7.8
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America's Godsend by Andrew on 08/22/2007. Trim: 1997 Saturn SL1, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Great-looking car, small and extremely compact, great starter car, comforatable. Amazing on gas, I normally get 40 mpg on the Highway and about 35 mpg in the city.
Cons: None
Overall review: Saturn is truly an godsend of an American car
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  • Styling1.0
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  • Interior2.0
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Disappointed by a US car by car FAN on 10/15/2005. Trim: 1997 Saturn SL2, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: almost nothing
Cons: everything. had problems almost every week. fuse, warning light, alternator, rattling inside from here to there and from time to time, jerk at acceleration, very very loud engine, fuel economy for such a small car, engine light on, engine leak, brake fuild leak, belt, pulley, window noisy, radio light problem...
Overall review: When I went to Saturn Dealer for estimation, the dealer said it was worth only CAD dallor 1000, and he was unwilling to accept it because it was extremely difficult for them to resell it. Actually, Saturn is far behind Honda Civic. In short, Saturn is a piece of junk, a real lemon. In rest of my life, I will make sure not a friend of mine buy a Saturn nor an American car, nor any other brand's car that is made in USA. Go to imported car, such as Honda, Toyota, or Nissian.
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance5.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality10
  • Recommendation9.0
Great economy car by kng1994 on 11/22/2007. Trim: 1997 Saturn SL2, Owned 8 years.
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Pros: Sporty, good looking car with the 5-speed, spoiler, and aluminum wheels. I've driven it 8 years and 136,000 of it's 155,000 miles, and it's been great! I just recently had to replace the original alternator & starter, but it still has the original clutch. Acceleration is just so-so, but it's not a sports car. Mileage has been as high as 42 MPG, and still gets 29-31 around town. I used to drive a lot of long distance, and the interior is great for long trips. It has an adjustable lower-back support. Although this car does not get great grades here, it's been wonderful for me, and has NEVER left me in a bad spot.
Cons: My Saturn started eating brakes like crazy at 90,000 miles. Been through two sets of pads, two sets of calipers (one set was under warrentee- must have been bad), and lots of rotors since then. The rotors seemed to warp every 25,000 or so miles, thankfully they only cost $40. Had to replace a lot of sensors after 125,000 miles, which is okay, but at $200-$350 per, it kinda' hurts.
Overall review: I love this car! It's getting old and the miles are adding up, but it has been great!
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation9.0
206,000 miles and going strong. by Fred on 10/11/2004. Trim: 1997 Saturn SL2, Owned 5 years.
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Pros: 30 + mpg, no rust, no dents, starts and runs good, decent performance. With anti-lock brakes and traction control, its also good for snowy winter driving.
Cons: Oil consumpion one quart every 1200 miles.
Overall review: Kept the car for my daughter to drive, even with the high milage.
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  • Styling6.0
  • Performance7.0
  • Interior5.0
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation7.0
DailyRunner by A CarPoint Consumer on 08/02/2002. Trim: 1997 Saturn SL1, Owned 6 years.
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Pros: Great gas mileage, still getting 40 on hwy. It has a peppy motor. I like the Saturn service that I have received so far. Only had it for 14 months. Can fit 3 sets of golf clubs, which is pretty good for the size of the car.
Cons: Seats aren't great. Stick is a little loose. It didn't have an armrest, but I was able to get one from Saturn for $95.
Overall review: I like this car, it get's the job done, the AC is still working well.
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