Owner Stories: Having Fun with My 1998 SC2

Well I walked in to my local used car lot and asked the salesman for a car that was sporty, got good gas mileage, and was front wheel drive because I needed something better to drive in the snow than my Camaro Z28). He showed me a variety of imports, and I test drove a few of them including an Eclipse Spyder, Jetta, and Civic to name a few. They were all overpriced and had poor performance.

We then came across a black '98 SC-2 with 30,000 miles. I had never driven a Saturn or heard much about them, so I figured I would take it for test drive. To my amazement it was by far the fastest, best handling car that I had looked at so far, and the price was wasn't to bad either. I was hooked.

I ended up buying the car and putting it through it's paces the first day (nothing like a little back mountain road racing to test out a new car). The car handled exceptionally well. More than 100,000 miles later its still running strong! I eventually want to put some upgrades on it, but for now I'm having plenty of fun with it.

Source: Steve

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