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Old 04-08-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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i own a 96 sl1 and a 98 sl for my kids. i am looking for another sweet saturn to put my wife in for back and forth to work. i really like the two i have and am a little shy to get a sl2 being it is dohc. can anyone chime in to tell me they are as good an engine as the sohc. thanks
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They are a far better engine than the SOHC...you'll never crack the head on a DOHC and find the dreaded millshake in the overflow bottle. Why would the fact that it's an SL2 deter you from buying it? I don't get it. It's the same engine with a different head.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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i guess i thought less mpg.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:01 AM   #4
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i guess i thought less mpg.
That is the thing.I can tell you this,I own 2 98sl2.I am getting about 36-38 on hiway not sure about city.They do have more power as stated by saturn tech.What mpg. do you get with your single over head cam?
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96sl1,98sl kids driving both 36-38mpg
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generally the single cams do get better fuel economy. There are a good number of twin cams out there, however, that run really well and get similar results as the single cams. It's kind of a "your results may vary" situation - if she drives modestly and wouldn't really use the extra power anyway, you're likely to get better economy out of the single cam. Otherwise, the twin cam is the better choice.
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Get the Twin Cam !!! You'll be happy that you did. Happy Easter all !!
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i guess i thought less mpg.
At this point, the differences will likely be more in the individual driving habits and the history of the car rather than the model.

I believe that the available SL2's tend to be better equipped and probably more driveable if that last MPG is not vital.
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