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Old 09-28-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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98 SL2
Bought it with 87k on her. Now she has 89K.
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Im the 3rd owner
I bought it from a guy who ownd a body shop, he said a girl hit sumone with it and didnt wanna fix it....So he put a new hood, fender and fixed the bumber cover on it and sold it to me.

I paid $3700 for it....about what its worth....figured with 87k on it i still have 100K or more left.

Runs really good...smooth..I get about 24-26 MPG in Mixed driving and got 30 MPG on a trip a few weeks ago doing 75.

I bought it so I can have somthing to drive while i Finish my Ranger project...thats a whole different story there...

My Mom had a Loaded out '97 SL2 a few years back and sold it..ever since then Ive been wanting one...I like the body style and you cant beat dent proof doors....

On to the pics.......











^Installed some Weathertech VentVisors today...




Mild boom boom....



Here is a list of plans for it.
Cd Player-Done
Mids, Sony 6.5" 4 Ways-Done
Boom boom-Done
Vent Visors-Installed today
5000k HID's-Ordering next week

Tint windows(20% all the way around and 32% whole windshield)
Center console armrest
Factory Fogs
Rear discs and Crossdrilled rotors all the way around
Factory Alloy wheels
Remote Start

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1998 SL2 - SOLD 87K-113K

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Old 09-28-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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That's Awesome, Nice SATURN. That SATURN should deff. last a long time. I just brought a 96 with 187,000 miles and the car is running like it only has 7,000 miles on it. Thoses S-series are strong cars. In my opinon SATURN's can last as long as a Honda & Toyota anyday.

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Old 09-28-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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Your Car looks Great! It will DEFINATELY last you a long time.....just check and add oil as she needs it.

I think you nailed it square on the head with your plans to add a factory arm rest. I could NOT live with out mine. I drove my mother-in-law's SW2 with out an arm rest and OH NO ! ! hated how my right arm felt the whole time.

any way, as my sign. tells the DOHC will go PLENTY of miles..... Enjoy.

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Old 09-28-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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Gotta love georgia pine's.

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Old 09-28-2007, 11:28 PM   #5
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Car Looks Great. I wish I could find another SL2 like mine:

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Old 09-28-2007, 11:41 PM   #6
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Car Looks Great. I wish I could find another SL2 like mine:
lol I had one like that, But I traded in for an ION. That was a big mistake. Because I went right back to a S-series (SL2).

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Old 09-29-2007, 12:14 AM   #7
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i like that color a lot. nice car

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Old 09-29-2007, 12:53 AM   #8
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Default Re: So I bought a Daily driver.......

Ok let me start by saying I cannot stand the 2nd gen SL2 rims. They look too girly.

Secondly, let my say that I have the exact same SL2, save for mine has no spoiler and is a 5 speed.

Thirdly, I like everything the OP has done except for the windshield tint.

I wish my front end still looked like that

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Old 09-29-2007, 10:23 AM   #9
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lol I had one like that, But I traded in for an ION. That was a big mistake. Because I went right back to a S-series (SL2).
I know what you mean. I own another 98 SL, I bought used a couple of years ago. I just love these cars. I'm constantly looking for a third one but where I live a lot of owners will not sell theirs because they love them and the ones sometimes being sold are either too expensive or are rolling wrecks
that aren't worth what their asking for.
It took me months to find this car and I bought it real fast as it was being offered for $1895 with 146K on it. I bought it for $1500, yes I ended up putting some money into it but I have it now, thanks to this forum, running
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:32 PM   #10
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I know what you mean. I own another 98 SL, I bought used a couple of years ago. I just love these cars. I'm constantly looking for a third one but where I live a lot of owners will not sell theirs because they love them and the ones sometimes being sold are either too expensive or are rolling wrecks
that aren't worth what their asking for.
It took me months to find this car and I bought it real fast as it was being offered for $1895 with 146K on it. I bought it for $1500, yes I ended up putting some money into it but I have it now, thanks to this forum, running
like it came right from the showroom floor.


That's awesome yeah I want two more as well. I want a 92-95 SC2 with sunroof, leather (Black), and spoiler with a 5-speed manual & 99-02 SL2 with leather, sunroof, 5-speed, and spoiler. Those are the most hard to find one with the leather seats in the sedan version.

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Old 09-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #11
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Excellent choice!

Your SL2 is the same exterior/interior color as mine (different wheels and no spoiler).

Mine has 120K, is on its second tranny and has a date with a detailer to clean the interior.

Good luck with your daily driver. It should serve you well.


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Old 09-29-2007, 10:58 PM   #12
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awesome looking car in good shape ,, like the blue color car you got.. Mine is plum color which I'm happy with it for 14 years one owner. I'm sure yours will last long time with care and checking the oil on every fills up of gas

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Old 10-01-2007, 04:05 AM   #13
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Thanks for the comments guys! Ill post pics of the mods as I add them! I hope to keep this one clean and simple. Hope it doesnt end up a money pit like my Ranger is!

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