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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#60 of 1419 2000 Saturn restyled before overhaul
Feb 15, 2000 (9:46 pm)
I have driven the 2000 Saturn SC2, it is just like the 99 model , except it has a restyled exterior, as well as a more user friendly interior. Also, more standard features, theft deterrent, bigger tires, more cup holders, mostly minor but good improvements. I heard a rumor, and saw in a magazine that Saturn is coming out with a completely new S series in 2001, new 2.0 liter engine, new body, new platform, anyone else heard of this ?? ?
Feb 16, 2000 (3:41 pm)
My understanding is that Saturn will use the new GM delta platform for the S series in 2002, but will retain the 1.9 liter engine. Has anyone else heard this?
#62 of 1419 New "Big Saturn" for 2000
Feb 17, 2000 (7:53 pm)
I have seen this car but cannot remember it's name. The styling is bland and it blends in with so many of the Japanese/American cars that it's hard to tell one from another. The chasis is European (Opel I think). About the size of the Chevrolet Malibu and to me looks toooooo much like it. Does have V6 power if you don't mind paying right up against 20k for it.
I'm not impressed - there are a lot more cars out there in that range that impress me more.
And I still STRONGLY DISLIKE Saturns no hassle price policy. Around here the dealers pack added worthless "dealer added" items on and still will not come off their inflated price.
#63 of 1419 Another choice
Feb 17, 2000 (7:58 pm)
Before I would think Saturn I would drive a new Toyota Corolla. It's just my opinion but I am impressed for the money.
#64 of 1419 Former Toyota Owner
Feb 17, 2000 (10:09 pm)
As a former Toyota owner, I was not impressed with Toyota. My Celica GT started leaking oil at around 55,000 miles, a friend of mine had a Corrolla which started leaking oil after 5 years of ownership. Is this value, I think not. For the number one JAP maker of automobiles, I was very disapointed. So I moved to Saturn, and it has been the best car I have ever had. The service is second to none, and when I ask for something from the dealer, not only do I expect to get it, they deliver, Saturn has met all promises they made at the time of the sale, and I plan on buying another Saturn.
Feb 18, 2000 (7:00 am)
Alas, the end is near for my trusty 94 SL. It is now past 230,000 miles with only a clutch and one alternator ever being replaced. Mind you it still runs great, however, a one ton Ford E-350 van just had to rear end me in Atlanta traffic last Friday. The damage is estimated to be near $3000. Much more than it is worth. I fear my poor Saturn has finally met its match. If the insurance company has their way, it will be totaled and I will have a small down payment for my next one.
Feb 18, 2000 (8:20 pm)
You just might want to check on what all the auto test magazines say about these two. The Saturn usually comes out last for noisy engine, poor road isolation, poor ergonomics. I follow this stuff pretty closly and there really is not much of a contest between the two.
And many people are put off with Saturn dealers who tag on "dealer extras" and act as if they are a part of the non-negotiable sticker price. The non-negotiable sticker price should be a big turn off to most of us. Using that logic I would have paid $27,283 for my last car instead of the $24,283 that I paid. No thanks, if I can't negotiate then I won't consider the car no matter how good it is.
Feb 18, 2000 (8:40 pm)
To each his own, you say potato, I say potata........................... Every consumer has the right to their own choice. More power to you.
#68 of 1419 Previous listings
Feb 18, 2000 (8:40 pm)
For a good overview of customer satisfaction on Saturn quality just review all of the 67 entries before this one. Then make up your own mind. Sure the dealers treat you right, they made $2500-$3000 profit when they sold you the car, they can afford to give you good service.
#69 of 1419 Act your age please
Feb 19, 2000 (5:29 am)
I assume since your shopping for a buick le sabre as posted in your file that your from an older generation so you can understand that your attacks on Saturn mean nothing. Your not going to hurt loyal Saturn owners, the company, their reputation by using this forum as a sounding board for your opinions, which is what they barely sum up to. So why don't you leave. IF you have nothing positive to say , and all you do is verbally bash Saturn, Saturn owners, you have no reason nor right being here.