1999 Saturn S-Series Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.5
2 Reviews
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
Performance
3.5
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.5
Reliability
4.0

1999 Saturn S-Series Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1999 Saturn S-Series - Reliable and stable good running car

Marissa
Jackson, Mississippi
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
4.0
My 1999 used Saturn is a reliable and stable good running car. Can withstand driving over rough streets and roads. I love the thick rubber bumper. In case someone hit my car from behind, it want have much bad impact of dents due to the car rubber bumpers to protect car some. And the 1999 Saturn provides a smooth driving experience and uses less gas or can save on gas at the pump. Which saves me lots of money. Some pros is that the car is a compact, somewhat-lightweight car. Even though offers some smooth driving experiences. The streets and roads in my city have become very bad with deep potholes that car tear up people cars and front enter lining which greatly concerns me about what could to my car. Could my lightweight Saturn absorb the shock affect from driving over very messed up... (more)
Pros
Like having a strong stable car that can at least absorb rough bumps. Not having to do a lot of repairs to my car. And again, I like that the used 1999 Saturn is a fuel efficiency car not using up a lot of gas. I like that I don't have too pay much on car tags. I liked that the 1999 Saturn is a fuel-efficient car.
Cons
Even though it offers some smooth driving experiences, the streets and roads in my city have become very bad with deep potholes that car tear up people's cars and front enter lining which greatly concerns me about what could to my car. Could my lightweight Saturn absorb the shock affect from driving over very messed up streets with potholes?

1999 Saturn S-Series -

S-Series Owner
Salt Lake City, Utah
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
2.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
I've driven 150,000 miles in my '99 Saturn since I got it(total mileage is just about over the 200,000 mark now) and I would say, you get what you pay for is sometimes not a bad thing. GM sold a lot of these cars and they're available for very little money in most cases. what you get is a simple and unpretentious car that is cheap and simple to maintain, and will stay on the road for tens or hundreds of thousands of miles without much fuss. My Saturn has the manual transmission, which goes a long way to making up for the otherwise economy 1.9l engine both in terms of enjoyment to drive and quickness. There's nothing flashy about it and it wont turn heads, but the drivability, fuel economy and low price of ownership and maintenance combine for a very solid little car.
Story
Although it is a low ground clearance economy sedan I've taken it on several great and memorable trips on unimproved roads many miles into the back country. Pulling up to the trail head in the deserts of the American southwest 25 miles from the last pavement in a little economy sedan when the only other vehicles that dared the journey were lifted SUVs and jeeps has always brought a smile to my... (more)
Pros
Great fuel economy for an 18 year old car. My much newer hybrid civic gets about the same highway MPG. Parts and maintenance are very cheap, and the car in general doesn't require much in the way of maintenance to keep it running in good condition. Good amount of interior and trunk space for a compact economy car.
Cons
Slow. It's a 18 year old economy car, and while I never feel nervous about executing a merge or lane change on the highway it certainly wont knock your socks off with its acceleration. Bare bones on the features. Some trim levels have more, but my Saturn came with manual everything, and only AC and a CD player.

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