Don't Buy a Saturn

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by KC2KSZ, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. KC2KSZ

    KC2KSZ Guest

    If anyone here is considering a Saturn, don't!

    You'll end up kicking yourself later.

    Buy Japenese!

    embarassed owner of a 1999 SL2 piece of crap.
    KC2KSZ, Jul 6, 2003
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    ressican Guest

    Gosh. Sorry to hear that.

    I myself am a car disliker. Nothing much about cars turn me on. A
    necessity. I had owned a couple of dozen different ones over 30 years or
    so. Never really liked one. Until now.

    I had purchased a 2002 L200 and aside from very minor points, it is the
    best and most liked car I had ever owned. It's no race car. Nor is it a
    Luxury car worth in the 100,000 dollar range. Neither of those make my
    nipples hard anyway. It is a solid, and convenient car. Well thought out.
    Perhaps not perfect. Nothing is.

    So far so good. I enjoy driving it. Sorry you dislike your's.

    Are you a Honda dealer? (Snicker)

    ressican, Jul 6, 2003
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    Charles H. Guest

    well i beg to differ
    i am a truck man, and have a 2000z71, BUT my wife has a 2002 saturn.
    and she loves it.
    she has had it almost 1 1/2 yrs now and i maybe have driven it a dozen
    the ONLY thing i dislike about it, or any other car is that i am use to
    stepping up to get in a truck and steppin down to get out.
    with wifes car, i have to fall in to her car, and step up to get out.
    BUT other then that I LOVE IT.
    the ONLY problem we have had with it so far was that the dome light
    button in door jam of drivers side got stuck, easy fix tho at dealer.
    but over all she loves it.
    and to think she wanted a dodge neon, which after i saw the crash test
    reports i would NOT let her get one.
    Charles H., Jul 6, 2003
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    Kris Vorwerk Guest

    embarassed owner of a 1999 SL2 piece of crap.

    Care to elucidate? (I'm curious to know if there's something that I should
    be watching out for.)

    owner of a 1999 SL2 -- but mine seems to work fine (for the most part)
    Kris Vorwerk, Jul 7, 2003
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    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    Oh man! I wish you'd told me this BEFORE we bought five Saturns over 6

    I could have saved myself big bucks and lots of headaches.

    Wait, I got good deals on the cars and they've been relatively reliable and
    easy to service.

    Never mind...
    Kirk Kohnen, Jul 7, 2003
  6. you ever hear from Al C.? He and his family had a bunch of them too -
    one of the last posts I remember was him getting a ported/polished head for
    one of his SL2's.
    Jonnie Santos, Jul 7, 2003
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    Lane Guest

    If anyone here is considering a Saturn, don't!

    Too late. I own two, and have been an owner for ten years.
    When? Maybe after I'm up to a quarter million miles and twenty years on the

    Nah, probably not.

    Lane [ l a n e @ p a i r . c o m ]
    Lane, Jul 7, 2003
  8. KC2KSZ

    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    No. Haven't heard.

    We should look up his e-mail address & see if he's still kickin'
    Kirk Kohnen, Jul 7, 2003
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    Napalm Heart Guest

    A troll is a troll is a troll.

    Napalm Heart, Jul 7, 2003
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    KC2KSZ Guest

    I've had the car for a 1 1/2 years, and a 1" stack of service orders to go
    with it.

    I'm waiting for the engine to blow. I have 60+K
    KC2KSZ, Jul 7, 2003
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    KC2KSZ Guest

    that's ok. enjoy mocking me now. You just wait until the thing melts in
    the sun from all the plastic parts.
    KC2KSZ, Jul 7, 2003
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    A.Johnson Guest

    Sorry bout your luck..

    Ive had 4 saturns..and besides the small problems hear and there you
    can have with ANY car. I've loved everyone i've owned.
    Your comments show you really have no idea what your talking about,
    and you'll just be considered as already stated a troll.

    Why dont your go in to detail about the problems with your car. Until
    you do no one will take anything you say seriously.

    2 X '95 SL1's
    '96 SL1
    "02 VUE
    Hopefully a Redline AWD VUE in 2004
    A.Johnson, Jul 7, 2003
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    KC2KSZ Guest

    huh? that's not me

    KC2KSZ, Jul 7, 2003
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    KC2KSZ Guest

    I just did, If I went into full details, I could type for hours, maybe even
    a full day.
    KC2KSZ, Jul 7, 2003
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    BrenSaSC2 Guest

    Well...if you get oil changes and regular maintence done there, that
    would amount to a lot of paperwork over 1.5 years. But if you don't
    tell us what all happened to your car, how are we supposed to assume
    that 1" thick pile of service orders are anything other than oil
    changes and balance and rotations. We're not going to take your word
    unless you tell us your issues-assumptions won't work here buddy.
    Some of us happen to LOVE our saturns-like me. 1997 SC2 going strong
    in Pa..
    BrenSaSC2, Jul 7, 2003
  16. I think the plastic is one of its best features.... no rust! A big deal for
    us up here in the cold temps when they dump salt on the roads. But to say to
    go Japanese... hope you didnt mean a Honda... thats the most common vehicle I
    see on the side of the road with its hood up... no joke.
    Wesley Thiessen, Jul 7, 2003
  17. Perhaps thee trolleth?

    My Saturn SL2 is almost 11 years old, 190,000 miles. We owned Hondas
    before we bought it. We were lured by the lack of sales pressure,
    found the car to be MUCH more comfortable than the Hondas we were used
    to, and found it to have been more reliable as well. [The Hondas of
    that period had terrible brakes and front end bearings. Great engines,
    but that damn timing belt issue is a design flaw in my book.] The
    plastic body panels have also held up incredibly well.

    Not one warranty issue during the period. Not one. The first issue was
    a blown rear strut at 80,000, but that was our fault (wife hit a big
    pothole). To be honest though, started having a few components go:

    alternator (160K)
    water pump (175K)[fixed myself]
    electric fan motor (177K) [fixed myself]
    belt idler (180K)
    headliner is disintegrating for some reason

    We just drove ours on a 6 hour trip over the holiday weekend! We'll
    have to get rid of ol' Sattie soon (sniff) since we have another kid
    on the way and she's just about run into the ground. Couldn't ask more
    from a car in my opinion.

    Trent Moorehead, Jul 7, 2003
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    Pnsman64 Guest

    Must be a Japanese troll
    Pnsman64, Jul 7, 2003
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    Bryan Guest

    Sorry. Confused you with someone else. Speaking > knowledge = bad
    Bryan, Jul 7, 2003
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