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Old 10-17-2001, 12:58 PM   #1
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I just bought my third Saturn (first two were leased), a new red 2002 SC2 coupe (stick, of course). Other than the fact that I couldn't get it in green, the alloy rims aren't as nice as last year's, and the CD Player's Random function keeps playing the same 4 or 5 tracks, I absolutely love this car.

I discovered this site as I was browsing the 'net looking for some Saturn info, although I'd had my heart set on that 3-door and wasn't really interested in other cars (except maybe the Beetle...) I stuck with Saturn mostly because my 98 SL2 (also stick) was incredibly reliable and fun to drive, and I know the current SC2 has the same basic "old-reliable" powertrain (which critics see as a drawback to Saturn S's in general); also (and this is a big reason) Saturns are generally cheaper to insure than similar cars, at least according to my broker.

I'm a little disturbed, though, at some of the negative press this car and Saturn are getting, though I know and understand the reasons for it. Even here, the cars and company take a lot of hits. All I ask for in a car is that it not break down on me every other week, as my '87 S-10 Blazer did (I replaced it with a 95 SL1 the day after I spent 17 hours in a garage on Staten Island thanks to a water pump seal that ruptured on the S.I.E. at 10 p.m. on a Sunday night on the way home from Philly). So far, my Saturns have fit that bill just fine, thank you very much. Old design? Fine by me. It's a good one.

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Old 10-17-2001, 01:29 PM   #2
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Hope it gives you long, reliable servive.

Dealer can swap out the radio in a few minutes. They send the old one back as a core.

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Old 10-17-2001, 05:14 PM   #3
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I don't think there's anything really WRONG with it; I was really exaggerating, but it does repeat tracks before all of them have been played; most CD players' random functions will play each track once, in random order.

However, if this IS a malfunction, I'll bring it back. Anyone else notice this?

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Old 10-17-2001, 07:05 PM   #4
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I had a Sony 10 disc changer in my ol' 99 SC2. The random funtion hardly ever played the same song twice. But I have noticed that my new Mustang's 6 cd in dash changer plays a few songs not so randomly.

I wonder if off the market ones are better than stock ones, as far as the random function.

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Old 10-17-2001, 07:25 PM   #5
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Thumbs Up cd works fine

I have the 1997, in-dash, factory CD with the eq stuff on the front of it. It seems to play them all. Take it back - there may well be somethign NFG with it.

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Old 10-17-2001, 07:45 PM   #6
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Old design? Fine by me. It's a good one.

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Old 10-17-2001, 08:07 PM   #7
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I think the new SC2 is a cool car. It is styled nicely (even has the car "face"), has different leather seats then the L series (they appear to be the ones that are in the buick SUV) -- they might be better?, and a nice little 1.9L, that when mated with a stick, performs quite well for an economy coupe. Economy is such a dirty word, but i strictly refer to the impressive gas milage. Its 27/37 I believe?

A fully loaded 2002 SC2 can hit 20k, and i think thats what really hits people hard. I think they expect more "power". This will change for the 2003's.

I did see one today in the show room for 17k that was nicely equipt ... thats a good price.

Now that i think back, id buy it over the SL2 i bought ... even though i really HATE cramped 2 doors :-)

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Old 10-17-2001, 09:31 PM   #8
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Welcome jb

I've only been a 99SC2RAD owner since June. It's a great, fun machine. I assume the '02 will also be.

I suggest perusing the car care section for some way cool links keeping yr '02 spiffy clean.

I recommend www.propercarcare.com. Try it ,you'll like it




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Old 10-17-2001, 09:45 PM   #9
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jb, that was supposed to be properautocare.com for spiffy clean stuff

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Old 10-17-2001, 10:23 PM   #10
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Congrats and welcome aboard! Best of luck with your Saturn.

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Old 10-19-2001, 08:09 PM   #11
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Unfortunately I noticed the same problem, I don't know why, even after swapping out the cd and putting it in later, it seems to favor some tracks over others. So I bought the Sony Xplod MP3 player and it does the same thing, even when your CD has 140 tracks on it, I seem to get the same couple again and again. Just my luck.
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