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Old 12-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #41
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We have updated our reliability stats for the Saturn S-Series based on owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002: 82, about average on stricter recalibrated scale

1999: 68, better than average

1998: 125, worse than average

1997: 49, better than average

Small and even very small sample sizes, so these reliability stats are not precise.

We'll have further updates in February and May. We'd love to provide more precise stats and cover all model years from 1998 on--just a matter of getting more owners involved.

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #42
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Sorry, duplicate post due to insane (and now removed) McAfee software that claimed that this site can't be trusted!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:09 AM   #43
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We have updated our reliability stats for the Saturn S-Series based on owner experiences through December 31, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002: 92, moderate

1999: 74, low

1998: 91, moderate

Small and even very small sample sizes, so these reliability stats are not precise.

Everyone who has been helping--thanks, I certainly appreciate it. We'll have further updates in May and August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #44
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 101, moderate, small sample size
1999 S-Series: 62, low, small sample size
1998 S-Series: 113, moderate, very small sample size

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Old 10-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #45
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 97, moderate, small sample size
2001 S-Series: 88, moderate, very small sample size
1999 S-Series: 71, low, small sample size
1998 S-Series: 100, moderate, very small sample size

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Old 12-30-2013, 04:44 PM   #46
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 98, moderate, small sample size
1999 S-Series: 81, low, small sample size
1998 S-Series: 92, moderate, very small sample size

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #47
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For my 1998 SC2, someone could read all my posts where I've written just about everything I've done.

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:55 PM   #48
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 71, low, small sample size
1999 S-Series: 94, moderate, small sample size

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Old 06-19-2014, 02:17 PM   #49
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Our reliability stats for the S-Series now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 71, low, small sample size
1999 S-Series: 90, moderate, small sample size

Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.

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Old 09-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #50
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 83, moderate, small sample size
2001 S-Series: 15, low, very small sample size
2000 S-Series: 75, low, very small sample size
1999 S-Series: 76, low, small sample size

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Old 12-28-2014, 01:00 PM   #51
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 98, moderate, small sample size
1999 S-Series: 55, low, small sample size

The survey goes back 15 years, so the 1999 is no longer in it. We will need more participants for years from 2000 onwards to continue covering these cars.

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Old 03-30-2015, 02:40 PM   #52
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through the end of 2014. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 128, high, small sample size
2000 S-Series: 140, high, very small sample size

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Old 07-23-2015, 12:23 PM   #53
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So, how have these cars been doing lately?

Our reliability stats for the S-Series now include owner experiences through March 31, 2015. (Others are nearly a year behind.)

In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year ("low" is best):

2002 S-Series: 139, high, small sample size
2000 S-Series: 124, high, very small sample size

No stat for a model year? Then we very much need more participants for it. Same for those with small sample size notes. Next updates in August and November.

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Old 12-29-2015, 01:02 PM   #54
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2002 S-Series: 96, moderate, small sample size

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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better:

2002 S-Series: 73, low, small sample size

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Old 10-21-2016, 11:58 AM   #57
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We've updated our reliability stats for the S-Series to include owner experiences through June 30, 2016. Reliability information elsewhere is based on a survey conducted in April 2015--well over a year ago.

In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year (lower is better):

2002 S-Series: 86, moderate, small sample size

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I'll sign up. I just purchased a 1995 SC2 with automatic, on August 1. It goes for its salvage/rebuilt inspection next week, and should be back on the road by Nov. 1st.

I have an app, called "My Car" for Windows Phone 8/10 smartphones, that allows me to track all expenses, mileage, and fuel economy data.

I would be glad to help, so the data can show why Saturn was a brand that GM should regret having killed off in 2010.
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