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Old 12-08-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
David 93 SL2m
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2004 VUE 2.2L
2007 ION-3 Sedan
Happy 1993 gray and sliver SL2 5-speed with 213,000 miles, needs work, any interest?

Before I remove my mods and possibly sell them, is there any interest out there in buying my 1993 gray and sliver SL2 5-speed with 213,000 miles...?

On 30 Oct 1992 it was ordered from Spring Hill, on 13 Nov 1992 it was delivered to Saturn of Gaithersburg, and on 14 Nov 1992 I took ownership and drove it home.

  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Power windows
  • Power right side mirror
  • Aluminum alloy wheel
  • ABS (plus rear disc brakes)
  • Fog lamps
  • Two-tone paint

The good:
  • One owner
  • Engine runs excellent
  • Oil changed every 2,500 miles usually with Mobil-1 5W30 fully synthetic motor oil and oversized oil filter
  • Clutch is strong
  • Driver's seat is good, front passenger's seat is great, rear bench seat is excellent
  • Inside does not smell like an ashtray and does not have any odors
  • Wheels have no curb rash
  • Mobil-1 fully synthetic ATF
  • Coolant changed regularly
  • Steering is fine, suspension is fine, starter is fine, radiator is fine, water pump is fine, alternator is fine, etc
  • Complete maintenance and repair history is available in spreadsheet form

The mods:
  • HotShot chrome air intake system with ceramic coating, conical K&N air filter, and SPS bracket
  • Bored and ported throttle body
  • Magnecor KV85 spark plug cables
  • NGK V-Power spark plugs
  • Bored and ported header/downpipe from 1992 Saturn SL2
  • Custom 2.25” exhaust system
  • Straight pipe in place of catalytic converter
  • Walker Thrush Magnum 24201 glasspack muffler/resonator
  • Walker Dynomax SuperTurbo 17731 muffler
  • Original Chris Heywood short shifter with raised shift point
  • Fumoto oil drain valve
  • Mobil-1 oil fill cap
  • KYB GR-2 struts front, stock struts rear
  • Goodyear Gatorback Poly-V serpentine belt
  • 1996 Saturn SC2 aluminum alloy wheels with 195/60R15 General Altimax HP tires
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift knob, and parking brake handle from 1994 Saturn SC2s
  • Center console armrest/storage unit
  • Mobil-1 plate sticker on support over radiator
  • Automatic flashing security light
  • Dual Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
  • Brighter exterior bulbs (sizes 2825/W5W, 3457, and 3496)
  • Sony AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
  • Pioneer speakers in front doors and rear speaker shelf
  • Manual radiator fan switch, also controlled by second thermostat externally mounted on radiator
  • “Twin cam” emblem removed from rear passenger side taillight
  • Back Saturn emblems
  • Saturn black decal on rear bumper
  • Clear front parking light lenses
  • Dogbone motor mounts with Prothane inserts

The bad:
  • Would not pass a safety inspection – in my state this is only required when a vehicle is resold unless it is historic/classic which happens when it is 20 model years old, and this car has historic/classic license plates
  • Brakes do not work because the metal brake line going to the rear passenger side wheel has rusted through and brake fluid now squirts out

The ugly:
  • Windshield has a large crack
  • AC system has at least one leak and it does not hold refrigerant so does not cool the inside of the car
  • Clearcoat paint on the hood is mostly gone, due to an inferior paint job on the hood by Saturn of Gaithersburg in 1996
  • Hood has chips in the paint
  • Hood has rust along the leading edge above the driver's side headlamp assembly
  • Roof has a growing rust spot where it meets the windshield
  • Rear windows no longer open/close
  • The left side of the speedometer has a loose LED bulb and does not light up
  • Foglamps do not work due to corrosion on rear of units
  • Driver's arm rest on door is cracking
  • Carpet in driver's area where “dead pedal” should have been designed developing a worn out spots
  • Scrapes in paint on rear bumper due to golfer with cleated shoes using it as a footrest to tie shoes
  • Slight water leakage above rear passenger area in heavy rain
  • Engine does burn oil, as expected
  • Some rust on engine cradle and subframe as expected, but no rust around doorsills

∙ 2004 VUE 124K
∙ 2007 ION3 112K
∙ 1993 SL2 212K
∙ 1993 SC2 140K
∙ 1996 SC2 157K
∙ 1996 SC2 126K
∙ 2001 SC2, 145K
∙ 2002 L200 20K
∙ 2002 SL1 129K


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