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2003 Saturn L-Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Saturn L-Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 228 Ratings for the 2001 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    7.9/10

Best vehicle ever owned. Other owners all agree.

By on Friday, April 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Nice driver. Good visibility. Very handy trunk."

Cons: "No way to check or fill transmission fluid!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have owned this car one year. Have talked with many other owners. All agree. They LOVE their Saturns! Some have owned them 10+ years. Fun to drive, good visibility, all around nice little car. We paid a little more than blue book value but have not regretted it. One drawback is that you cannot check or refill the transmission fluid. Who's bright idea was that?!!!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Comfortable. Plenty of power Handles well.Reliable

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 141,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very reliable, great gas mileage,easy to masintain"

Cons: "not the fasteast pickup to enter a highway"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love this car! Not the most powerful car I've ever owned, but easily the most reliable one. I've owned it for 10 years and have 141,600 miles on it. One of Saturn's best cars. I wish they were still in business. I would love to have a newer model of this car!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Pretty good car

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I don't own this car

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good gas, Manual, Fun to drive, Smoth"

Cons: "Plastic Body, Low to ground, Sub par sound system"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I personally do not own this vehicle I own a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500. But I have driven my fathers vehicle (which is the L-200) and this vehicle keeps going. There are some sqeaks on the brakes as the car was made in 2002 and its 2015 but it is pretty good. I was actually suprised to learn it only had 170 Horses to its name. Shifts very smoothly and reacts without hesitation, Some people say it has acceleration issues, I think its the driver not the car, because she can lauch pretty well she wont do well on a Lamborgini or Bugatti (Car was originally sold for $12k) but if your looking for a nice point A to point B, family, around town vehicle. I would recommend this over a Honda or a Nissan and depending on your use you can probably get between 22-26MPG out of her. She has about 200k on her"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

13 Years and Still Going Strong

By on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,100

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Hardy and tough, gas mileage, winter weather safe"

Cons: "Size, slower acceleration"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The Saturn has been in my family for 13 years. I recently had an oil change and it completely looked over a couple weeks ago and the mechanic who test drove it said he was surprised how well it ran. It has had a few major repairs over the years costing no more than $1100, but for how much it's been all over the country, it just keeps on going. It's a reliable vehicle that I can count on 98% of the time. Living in a state that experiences all four seasons, it handles so well, especially in winter weather. The gas mileage is awesome. I can travel about 500 miles on one tank of gas. The trunk size is huge for it being a smaller sedan, it's bigger than my mother's new malibu! It's been well-maintained over the years and it shows. Treat this vehicle well and it will try it's little heart out to stay in the family for almost too long!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

A really dependable car. Good shape. No damage.

By on Saturday, May 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very dependable and trustworthy. No body damage."

Cons: "Some squeeks as a car 12 years old may produce."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have owned this car for 4 years and found it to be great for transportation back and forth to school and work. It has never left me down. As a result, I have had it serviced regularly and made great friends and strong connections at the dealership."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Loved this car!

By on Thursday, April 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Never let me down...not to expensive to repair"

Cons: "back armrest cup holders - Horrible :("

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought it brand new and have had it for 12 years. No major probs..Very zippy and has done me well. Highly recommended :)"

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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