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Unread 11-12-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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Are they any good? I found a '94 Saturn SL2 with 96,000 miles on it. It's a 5 speed, the owner says everything works. I'm considering it as he only wants $1600 for it.

Honestly, IMO it looks great! It's a sedan, stick, so it's good in insurance. (I think at least...) Has low miles. Never been in a wreck, the current owner seems like he takes good care of it. (I haven't test driven it yet though.) Body seems like its in GREAT shape. So, thoughts?
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A lot of the newer ones are set up weirder than other GMs....specifically the Vues from what i've heard. But yeah, sounds perfectly fine. If i was you though you can easily get a 98+ Cavalier on craigslist for that money...i don't know what engine was in the SL2s, but the 2.2 in Cavies will run forever.
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It has a 1.9 Liter DOHC. If that doesn't make sense...sorry...I'm not car intelligent. :P


Oh, and honestly I have a personal vendetta with Cavaliers. I've had bad luck with them through my family and most of the people I know.
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Saturn's are good cars well built Toyota designed the motor. Check under the car for signs of leakage before purchase if it's dry it's well worth the money.
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A lot of the newer ones are set up weirder than other GMs....specifically the Vues from what i've heard. But yeah, sounds perfectly fine. If i was you though you can easily get a 98+ Cavalier on craigslist for that money...i don't know what engine was in the SL2s, but the 2.2 in Cavies will run forever.
The Saturn vue is the exact same vehicle as the Chevy Equinox you suggested earlier. at least where it counts.
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GM rebranding makes nVidia's rebranding look insignificant.


If the car is in good shape, for 1600 you can't really go wrong. but something tells me there might be issues. Probably a worn clutch, 100K and that kind of price tag point tords something like that. That's pretty easy to check, tho. Just take it for a test drive. A good clutch will engage about an inch off the floor and the pedal will 'disengage' from the clutch an inch from the fully up position. Should be silent, and you shouldn't feel any chattering.
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If the car is in good shape, for 1600 you can't really go wrong. but something tells me there might be issues. Probably a worn clutch, 100K and that kind of price tag point tords something like that. That's pretty easy to check, tho. Just take it for a test drive. A good clutch will engage about an inch off the floor and the pedal will 'disengage' from the clutch an inch from the fully up position. Should be silent, and you shouldn't feel any chattering.
He told me he recently changed the clutch. His reason for selling it is he needs something bigger for his family.
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lautin, thats why i said "from what i've heard." If that's not true, take it with a grain of salt. I've never worked on one personally.
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a good clutch disengages an inch from the floor? Mine disengages an inch or two from the top.. LOL.
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From what I've seen my customers are very eager to unload these things. Nothing but problems. Manual transmissions, electrical, oil leaks, noises.

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