Here are total complaints by model year for the Saturn SL2.

1992 Saturn SL interior.

Db Electrical Spr0002 Starter For Saturn Sl Sc Sw 1.9 Liter Satrun 91-02

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  • I always thought the first-gen Saturn looked like the Cutlass, and I always thought the second generation Saturn SL (1996 until the Ion) had a similar windshield/roofline as the 1997+ Grand Prix.

    I had a 1993 Saturn SL2. It was not dependable. I was on my third alternator in three years. It got totaled when someone ran a light and hit me.

  • This is 2014, and I have a 1991 Saturn sl series and I love my little car. Its the 1.9 SOHC 5 speed and I don’t know how many actual miles is on it because the odometer was broken when I bought it. I bought the little gears to fix it but it didn’t work. There was a lady that backed into it in 2012 and the insurance co totaled it and I told them that I wanted to keep it so they allowed me to and I found a finder and fixed it. Then in 2013 I was in a wreck that me and the other vehicle side swiped and the whole left side was broken. I went to pull a part and bought the complete left side off of a 94 that was wrecked on the right side. Im still driving it. Having problems finding some parts. If anyone out there knows where I can find the gasket that goes between the Air filter housing and the throttle body I sure would appreciate it if you would tell me so I could buy one. mine has been smashed for a long time and it is taking in air ands not letting me run good. Love this car don’t want to not be able to drive it

    This is 2014, and I have a 1991 Saturn sl series and I love my little car. Its the 1.9 SOHC 5 speed and I don’t know how many actual miles is on it because the odometer was broken when I bought it. I bought the little gears to fix it but it didn’t work. There was a lady that backed into it in 2012 and the insurance co totaled it and I told them that I wanted to keep it so they allowed me to and I found a finder and fixed it. Then in 2013 I was in a wreck that me and the other vehicle side swiped and the whole left side was broken. I went to pull a part and bought the complete left side off of a 94 that was wrecked on the right side. Im still driving it. Having problems finding some parts. If anyone out there knows where I can find the gasket that goes between the Air filter housing and the throttle body I sure would appreciate it if you would tell me so I could buy one. mine has been smashed for a long time and it is taking in air ands not letting me run good. Love this car don’t want to not be able to drive it

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    I had a 1996 Saturn SL that I put 150,000 miles on. The only non maintenance repair that I can remember was a new alternator at some point. It got excellent gas mileage. But it was noisy, the seats were uncomfortable and used lots of oil.

    When I went to check out the Ion to relace the SL I was shocked at how bad this car was. There was no way I was going to pay $18,000 for it. So I ended up with a Toyota which was/is a much better car–although a little on the boring side.

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    I always thought the first-gen Saturn looked like the Cutlass, and I always thought the second generation Saturn SL (1996 until the Ion) had a similar windshield/roofline as the 1997+ Grand Prix.

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    This is 2014, and I have a 1991 Saturn sl series and I love my little car. Its the 1.9 SOHC 5 speed and I don’t know how many actual miles is on it because the odometer was broken when I bought it. I bought the little gears to fix it but it didn’t work. There was a lady that backed into it in 2012 and the insurance co totaled it and I told them that I wanted to keep it so they allowed me to and I found a finder and fixed it. Then in 2013 I was in a wreck that me and the other vehicle side swiped and the whole left side was broken. I went to pull a part and bought the complete left side off of a 94 that was wrecked on the right side. Im still driving it. Having problems finding some parts. If anyone out there knows where I can find the gasket that goes between the Air filter housing and the throttle body I sure would appreciate it if you would tell me so I could buy one. mine has been smashed for a long time and it is taking in air ands not letting me run good. Love this car don’t want to not be able to drive it

The Saturn SL2's $16,020 sticker is highest of the group

My friend was puzzled when I asked him if I could review his beat up Saturn five speed. Many of you readers are probably wondering why I am reviewing this car, especially when the cars I have reviewed in the past include a Nissan GT-R, several Mercedes-Benzs, and BMWs. My reason being is that it is a manual, and also because it is a Saturn SL. Before we bought our 2002 Toyota Camry, we had a 1993 Saturn SL (see picture below). Saturn was a division of General Motors, and the idea of Saturn was conceived around 1982-1983. At this time period, American compact cars were considered obsolete in the face of Japanese competition. Honda and Toyota provided superior reliability, quality, and fuel efficiency that American cars failed to match. My dad bought his 1988 Honda Civic in 1988 because it provided the best reliability and value for the money compared to domestic rivals. The idea behind Saturn was that it would provide American vehicles that could provide Japanese quality and reliability but at cheaper prices. Saturn also implemented no-haggle pricing to aid customers in the buying process. Another Saturn feature was that Saturn cars came with dent resistant plastic body panels. The first Saturn vehicle were the 1991-2002 S-Series which consisted of a coupe (SC), sedan (SL), and a wagon (SW). The first SL sold well, and was met with praise by reviewers. My dad, a loyal Honda buyer, ditched his Honda Civic, and bought a SL, and we loved that car for nine years. In nine years, it racked up 130,000 miles without any reliability issues. The S-Series was redesigned in 1996, and then again in 2000, although it was more of a face-lift than redesign.