What is the last year for the SC2?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by FFT, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. FFT

    FFT Guest

    Are they still making the SC2. I can't seem to find any on the net.
    FFT, Feb 22, 2004
  2. FFT

    Markwalt Guest

    Markwalt, Feb 22, 2004
  3. FFT

    FFT Guest

    Damn too heavy and the wrong transmission. I am looking for a Saturn to tow
    behind my motorhome with all 4 wheels on the ground. It has to be an
    automatic. I hear the VTi transmission can't be towed.

    Guess a new one is out. I will have to find a really nice 2001.

    FFT, Feb 22, 2004
  4. FFT

    Markwalt Guest

    You're correct about the VTi and flat-towability.

    However, the VTi isn't being put in the Coupes anymore, if you get one
    that was manufactured Late January or later.

    If you want a decent '01, they can be had for under US$10,000 with under
    36,000 miles in most places. Have the dealer run a Carfax to make sure
    it's clean, and don't buy a car that's been a rental.

    Right now, there are a lot of '01 Saturns coming off lease, so there's
    plenty to be had, and it's a buyer's market for used cars.

    Markwalt, Feb 22, 2004
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    Tom Vaughan Guest

    sorry, this is wrong

    they made the S-series until 2002, the ION quad-coupe came out for 2003

    You should be able to find many 2001 and 2002 SC1s and SC2s coming off lease
    for a really good price right now

    Tom Vaughan, Feb 22, 2004
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    Markwalt Guest

    Oops, you're right. The SC-2 overlapped witn Ion Sedan production. In
    2002 there were Ion Sedans, but no Ion Quad Coupes. The coupe was still
    the SC2.

    Sorry about that.

    Markwalt, Feb 22, 2004
  7. The 5-speed automatic on the Ion sedan cannot be towed with 4 wheels on the
    ground either. This is the case with almost all automatic transmissions, you
    cannot tow with all four wheels on the ground because parts of the
    drivetrain do not receive enough lubrication with the engine not running. If
    you want to do this, you really need a manual, or else a vehicle like some
    SUVs where the transfer case can be shifted into neutral to disconnect the
    transmission from the drive wheels.

    Robert Hancock, Feb 22, 2004
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    GHOF Guest

    The LS series and the Vue with V6 and 5 speed auto are listed as four down
    towable. I think that is because they use the Honda V6 and tranny.

    That follows because the VUE is on the LS platform.

    All of the manuals are listed as towable.

    Rockford Ron
    GHOF, Feb 23, 2004
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    FFT Guest

    Yes, I found a nice 2002 SC2 lease return, the right color (silver), nice
    dark tinted windows, and Black leather interior. The only problem, it was a

    FFT, Feb 24, 2004
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    Tom Vaughan Guest

    hahah I don't see how manual would be a problem! (I wish I would have bought
    my 01 SC2 with a manual instead of auto) I guess if you don't want to drive
    stick, then it would be a problem.


    2001 Yellow SC2 automatic
    1992 Blue SC manual

    Tom Vaughan, Feb 25, 2004
  11. FFT

    Tom Vaughan Guest

    no problem, just wanted to make sure he got the right info!


    2001 Yellow SC2
    1992 Blue SC

    Tom Vaughan, Feb 25, 2004
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