SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series General
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
SaturnManiac
Master Member
SaturnManiac is on a distinguished road
 
SaturnManiac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Near VA Border
Posts: 3,650
 
Default What year is this SL2?

I've heard so many stories, someone told me 1995 SL2, and someone else told me 1991 SL2, would anyone happen to know the exact year of this SL2?!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg shawnsaturn1.jpg (66.9 KB, 136 views)

...
R.I.P. - My 1996 Saturn SL2, "Psycho" - 7/95-2/17/06

R.I.P. - My 2000 Saturn SL2, "Sexy" - 11/24/99-8/05/08

If you're a car begging for your life, wouldn't you want someone to add fluids?

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to SaturnManiac's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help SaturnManiac reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
SaturnManiac is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 03-30-2006, 08:40 PM   #2
93 saturn sl2
Member
93 saturn sl2 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: michigan
Posts: 379

1993 SL2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

91-92 I would think. Didnt they change the front bumper on the 93's and up?

...
93 sl2
mp3 swapped
bolt on's
black interior

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to 93 saturn sl2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help 93 saturn sl2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
93 saturn sl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 08:42 PM   #3
andy_95sl2
Master Member
andy_95sl2 is on a distinguished road
 
andy_95sl2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Grafenwoehr, Germany
Posts: 3,207
 
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

i remember that photo from somebody on this forum.. i think it may be a 1991... but could be a 1992 i forget...

...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon -> daily & toy =)
2009 BMW 128i -> sold
2003 VW GTI 1.8T -> wrecked
1998 Saturn SL2 -> parted out
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to andy_95sl2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help andy_95sl2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
andy_95sl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 08:43 PM   #4
SC2Boy
Member
SC2Boy is on a distinguished road
 
SC2Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 233
 
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

yeah in 93 they had the open lower bumper (for fog lights) but only on the Sx2's. 100% 91-92

...
No longer a Saturn owner, but always an S-Series lover.
1993 SL2, The one that started it.
1996 SC2, The one that made me work.
1998 SC2, The luxury.
Founder, San Diego Saturn Society

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to SC2Boy's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help SC2Boy reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
SC2Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 08:43 PM   #5
Caprice
Advanced Member
Caprice is on a distinguished road
 
Caprice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 847
 
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

I didn't think the 91-92s had that curvy of a dash...

Of course, it has been a long time since I've seen the dash of an early S series...

...
~ Simplicity is Beauty.
"Who needs electronic locks and windows, power steering, or automatic sliding
doors if you can trade it all for a little excersise and some spare change?"

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Caprice's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Caprice reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Caprice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 09:07 PM   #6
amazinghl
Master Member
amazinghl will become famous soon enough
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,981
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

Take a picture under the hood, then I can tell you if it is 91 or 92.

...
85 GLH 367whp. http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2261629#post2261629
00 Insight 72mpg

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to amazinghl's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help amazinghl reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
amazinghl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 09:09 PM   #7
ChuckTheGreat
Member
ChuckTheGreat is on a distinguished road
 
ChuckTheGreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hot-Lanta
Posts: 62

2008 Outlook XE
2001 SC2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

It doesn't look like the windshield washer nozzles are in the hood. They were in the hood for all of the '91 model year and about half of the '92's.

I say it is a 1992.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to ChuckTheGreat's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help ChuckTheGreat reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
ChuckTheGreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 09:14 PM   #8
SC2Boy
Member
SC2Boy is on a distinguished road
 
SC2Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 233
 
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

What years had the painted mirrors? The 92 SL1 I mess with has the black plastic ones.

...
No longer a Saturn owner, but always an S-Series lover.
1993 SL2, The one that started it.
1996 SC2, The one that made me work.
1998 SC2, The luxury.
Founder, San Diego Saturn Society

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to SC2Boy's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help SC2Boy reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
SC2Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 10:12 PM   #9
andy_95sl2
Master Member
andy_95sl2 is on a distinguished road
 
andy_95sl2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Grafenwoehr, Germany
Posts: 3,207
 
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

my 95sl2 has the black plastic ones i might leave them that way when i get my new paint job

...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon -> daily & toy =)
2009 BMW 128i -> sold
2003 VW GTI 1.8T -> wrecked
1998 Saturn SL2 -> parted out
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to andy_95sl2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help andy_95sl2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
andy_95sl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 10:30 PM   #10
twosaturns
Master Member
twosaturns will become famous soon enough
 
twosaturns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,037
 
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

lower valance, seats, mirrors say it's a '92.

...
for the first time in 8 years, I don't own a saturn.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to twosaturns's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help twosaturns reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
twosaturns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 10:33 PM   #11
Sky King
Master Member
Sky King is on a distinguished road
 
Sky King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Memphis Tennessee
Posts: 2,303

1999 SC2
1995 SL2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

I can't say what year it IS but I can say it isn't a 95. The mirrors, bumper and dashboard are wrong for a 95.

...
1999 SC-2 280,000 miles -mine now also dead, RIP
1995 SL-2 296,000 miles - my wifes totaled, RIP
1993 Chevrolet S-10 Pick-up - mine
2003 Harley Davidson Low Rider - mine

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Sky King's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Sky King reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Sky King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 10:42 PM   #12
eRic 02sc2
Super Member
eRic 02sc2 has a spectacular aura abouteRic 02sc2 has a spectacular aura about
 
eRic 02sc2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Closed Course. Professional Driver.
Posts: 14,543
 
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

that's a 91 or 92 SL2. hard to tell if those wheels are shiny or dull. the 91 wheels are painted dull gray. the 92 were shiny silver. the front fascia is 91-92 SL2 for sure. of course if you get the VIN that would tell you for sure. the 91 would be ...MZ###### and the 92 would be ...NZ######

...
eRic 02sc2
DR SCCA Solo 2001,2002 1st DSP
WHRRi 2007,2010 Fun Run 1st
DR SCCA 2008 Triathalon 1st PF
DR SCCA Solo 2009 2nd ST
DR SCCA Solo 2010 1st ST
Crutchfield: pkeqe-6j8e3-d2qqe

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to eRic 02sc2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help eRic 02sc2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
eRic 02sc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 10:49 PM   #13
DTDSasquatch
Advanced Member
DTDSasquatch is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Wayne, MI
Posts: 656
 

1997 SW2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaturnManiac
...would anyone happen to know the exact year of this SL2?!
Yeah... your neighbor might know. Why don't you ask?

...
Internet message boards: The demise of the English language.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to DTDSasquatch's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help DTDSasquatch reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
DTDSasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 10:56 PM   #14
2NDSOUT
Master Member
2NDSOUT is just really nice2NDSOUT is just really nice2NDSOUT is just really nice2NDSOUT is just really nice
 
2NDSOUT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 7,216
 

1994 SL2
1999 SL
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

Definately would check the VIN for sure...If I remember, I think the aluminum Geartooth Wheels were only available for a short time (91-93?)...they are very hard to find now....look at www.differentracing.com for a listing of options.

The vin will tell for sure though as a previous post stated....

MZ =91
NZ=92
PZ=93
RZ=94
SZ=95
TZ=96
VZ=97
WZ=98
XZ=99
YZ=00
1Z=01
2Z=02

...
Bryan

94SL2 HCE, "Pearl"

99 SL

94SL2 260K Miles
1/15

97SW2 266K Miles
2/15

Always
94SC1 340,501 Miles
Org. Engine/Auto Trans
2/97-10/08
Gone 3/12

92SL1
05VUE
91SC

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to 2NDSOUT's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help 2NDSOUT reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
2NDSOUT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 11:00 PM   #15
Katie
Junior Member
Katie is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10

1993 SL2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

The inside of the driver side door should have the manufacture date too...

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Katie's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Katie reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Katie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 11:04 PM   #16
fisheropolis
New Member
fisheropolis is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

Your SL2 looks like a 1992 model. The 1991 models had painted alloy wheels. 1992 was the first year for the polished style wheels. Check the vin to be certain. The 8th digit over from the left should be an "N" if it is a 1992. It it is an "M," then it is a 1991, which I doubt.

Saturn Rocks!

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to fisheropolis's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help fisheropolis reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
fisheropolis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 02:26 AM   #17
scsomike
Member
scsomike is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 289
 

1997 SL2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

the 10th digit of the VIN indicated the year of the car, or as stated, look at the build date on the door jamb.

...
'97 SL2, 5spd get around car.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to scsomike's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help scsomike reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
scsomike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 07:25 AM   #18
RangerRover
Senior Member
RangerRover is on a distinguished road
 
RangerRover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Creedmoor, NC
Posts: 1,648
 

1999 SW2
1994 SL2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

That wheel style was only used from 91-93. The dash is definatly a gen 1 dash (91-94). Doesnt look like it has washer nozzles (91's had them on the hood, 92+was not) The front air dam was the 91-93 style. My vote would be 1992 SL2.

...
You can tell Linux is made by geeks.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to RangerRover's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help RangerRover reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
RangerRover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 08:53 AM   #19
clemsonsaturn
Senior Member
clemsonsaturn is on a distinguished road
 
clemsonsaturn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 1,215
 

1992 SL2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

Absolutely positively a 1991 SL2. You can tell because the geartooths are the non-polished ones, only offered in 1991. If it were a 1992 it would have polished geartooths.

...
2008 Honda Civic LX Atomic Blue
1992 SL2 Two Tone Medium Red/Silver

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to clemsonsaturn's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help clemsonsaturn reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
clemsonsaturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 10:03 AM   #20
RangerRover
Senior Member
RangerRover is on a distinguished road
 
RangerRover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Creedmoor, NC
Posts: 1,648
 

1999 SW2
1994 SL2
Default Re: What year is this SL2?

They look really dirty and it is a bad picture... So it is absolutely positively a 1991 or a 1992.

...
You can tell Linux is made by geeks.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to RangerRover's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help RangerRover reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
RangerRover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1998 SL2 engine, model year specific? kleem S-Series General 9 11-08-2009 10:50 PM
94 SL2 radiator mid-year change? kaptnjack S-Series Tech 7 02-16-2009 02:14 PM
1995 Good year or Bad year for S Series DJCannon5 S-Series General 11 01-13-2009 10:05 PM
what year transmission valve body will work with my 96 sl2? bskicrash1 S-Series General 1 06-19-2008 09:43 PM
Best year for SL2? Worst? destro5 S-Series General 63 09-23-2007 02:25 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.