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View Poll Results: Did you buy your current Saturn new or used?
New 59 50.86%
Used 54 46.55%
I don't own a Saturn 3 2.59%
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:16 AM   #41
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I didnt buy my '99sl2...I traded a 96 Chevy S-10 ZR-2 with a blown T-case and 139000miles on it. I traded straight across for my 99 SL2 with 140000 miles on it. I needed an economy vehicle that I could pack my wife and kid (2yrs old) in and go where ever I please. The Saturn fit the bill. I didn't know much about saturn when I was considering the trade and I found this forum about 2 days before I made the deal. I read up on everything I could in the S-Series section-that's how I learned the difference between an SL1 & an SL2. I liked what I read about ease of repair and especially gas mileage. I made the deal and never looked back. I have had to do many minor repairs since then. All of them I could perform in my driveway with a metric ratchet set and a little elbow greece. I am happy with my Satty. I am considering finding a 97-99 SW2 for my wife and selling her Honda CRV. All hail Saturn!!

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Old 02-17-2008, 01:31 PM   #42
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One of each here:
My first car was our 06 ION 2a QC ... financed it new at Saturn of Toledo in FEB06 when I moved here for a new job. Paid off in under 2 years, I plan to drive it until it won't go.
Our other car is a used 01 SL2a, also from SoT, we bought it for cash in FEB 07, and also plan to drive it into the ground.

I love the ION, but I'll never finance a car again. Our next car will be bought cash, be it new or used.

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Old 02-17-2008, 05:34 PM   #43
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Saturn #5 was ordered (manuals are hard to come by otherwise) and I picked it up on 1/26/2006. It had 5 miles on it. There are ~31,800 miles on it at the moment.

Saturn #4 was new, and I picked it up on 11/17/2003. I remember it had 13 miles on the odometer. Problematic, I traded it with ~35,000 miles on it for #5.

Saturn #3 was a salesman's demo. It had ~5,200 miles on it when I got it on 1/3/1997. I drove it 'til about 125,000 miles after what I thought was a small coolant leak became more involved - requiring a new head gasket and a new radiator. I bought #4 shortly after this.

Saturn #2 was used. I bought it from a Ford dealer on 6/7/1993 with ~39,000 miles on it. I kept it 'til about ~94,000 miles when I bought #3.

Saturn #1 was new. I bought it on 4/1/1991 (no joke). I don't remember the mileage it had at delivery but I drove it 'til about 24,000 miles when I stupidly decided to move out of my parents' house after buying a my first brand-new car and making less than $10/hour. Ah, those were the days! I traded it in on a very crappy '87 Nissan Sentra E in October of '91. It would be eight months of purgatory in that car before I found Saturn #2.

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:29 PM   #44
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I bought my current Saturn "pre owned" in 2005. It's a 2002 SC2.

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:36 PM   #45
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I bought my 03 Ion Q.C. brand new,(well it had about 215 miles cause they had to drive it from Harrisburgh PA to deliver it to my dealer) trading in my 1986 Olds Cutlass for a cool 400 bucks.

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:01 PM   #46
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New. Details in my signature. Left momentarily stranded only twice - both times because of dead batteries.

I always buy new. That way I know exactly whats been done to my vehicle and what I can reasonably expect from her.

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #47
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I bought my 98 SL2 in 2003 for a whopping 1500 bucks from my boss...U see my boss is a parish administrator at a church...and the saturn was donated to the church, at the time I needed a car for school and work so he said, "Hey I know you need a car so I'll sell you the saturn for 1500 bucks." I was iffy at first because the car was manual transmission, and i didn't not know how to drive manual...but i sure learned quick...at the time my car had 89,000 miles on it.

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Old 02-18-2008, 07:00 PM   #48
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Saturn #1: 2001 SL2, 5-speed manual (gold - The Blonde Rocket) bought new May 21, 2001, with 41 original miles. It was a birthday present to me, from me. Traded in at 39,436 for Saturn #2.

Saturn #2: 2006 Vue Red Line, 5-speed automatic (Chili Pepper Red - Moose) bought new on June 28, 2006, with 63 original miles, 60 of which were my test drive. I was in for an oil change on The Blonde Rocket when a casual conversation with my sales consultant about 0% turned "deadly." Currently at 20,008 and running strong.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:23 PM   #49
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So who are the idiots without the saturns?

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:23 AM   #50
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1993 sc2... bought it 3 years ago with 124k and now got 173 and still my favorite car out of my three

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Old 06-18-2008, 02:07 PM   #51
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I bought my AURA used April 26th.

I bought it from Upstate Chevrolet of Attica (~1.25 hrs away) with 8700 Miles on the clock for $15.5k, negotiated from $17.9k Loaded with preferred and convenience packages!

10 months old. ~$7,500 savings over a new one!

LOVE IT!! Personally, I'm glad I did it! No regrets!

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Old 06-18-2008, 07:19 PM   #52
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Bought all 3 Vue's we have/had, used at Saturn dealership. We have had 2- 2004, and 1- 2005 Vue.
Paid about $2000 - $3000 below advertised price. My newest one, 2004 Vue Redline AWD, lowered my payment, and still got a 3 year, 36K mile warranty. I traded a 2004 FWD V6 for it.

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Old 06-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #53
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Here's my Saturn Story:

My father first bought a 1993 SL2 brand new in December 1992. At the time, I was in an 86 Chevette, which I wound up selling in early February 1997.

I started looking for something that was economical at the time and considered Geo Storms (yeah I know...insert bad Geo joke here), Hondas, and Saturns. I ruled out the Storm, because it was small and wasn't in production very long, Hondas were too expensive for me. So; I went with a Saturn.

Saturn #1:
My current 94 SC1 that I bought in Feb. 1997. It had 59,000 miles on it. Today it still has the original engine and original auto trans. I am at 334,700 miles. Purchased used.

Saturn #2:
Before my wife and I were married and dating, I had convinced my wife to purchase a 1992 SL1 "Blue". We owned that car from 2003-2005. We traded it in for Saturn #4. Purchased used.

Saturn #3:
The 1991 SC that I bought for $300 from a member on this board in 2005. Currently, the car is in my garage and is being rebuilt....one piece at a time, as I get the time to work on it. Purchased used.

Saturn #4:
Our beloved VUE that we got in March 2005. Sadly "Blue 2" met his fate with a construction tarp in March 2008, almost 3 years to the date that the VUE had rolled off the assembly line. On lease and we were going to buy out the lease. Sad that this VUE was totalled.

Saturn #5:
1994 SL2. I purchased this from a towing company in September 2007. The car had a few minor issues with it,but I got it running again; and it runs great. Getting ready this summer to install a new headliner and new sunroof materials. Purchased used.

Saturn #6:
1997 SW2. Purchased recently from Ftruscot. I flew to Boston and drove it home to Cincinnati. Car currently has 155K miles on it; but runs great aside from a few minor things that need to be fixed. This is the replacement for the VUE. Purchased used from the original owner.

For the future...I will probably stick with used S-Series, or used VUEs...depending on what I want or need

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:28 PM   #54
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Of the 20 Saturns I've owned, none were bought brand new. The only vehicle I ever bought new was my 2001 Lexus IS300.

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:40 PM   #55
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both my saturns were purchased in a non runnung condition and repaired to run.


one thing they are both paid for and very reliable...

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:46 PM   #56
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bought both my 1997 sl2 and 1994 sl1 basically not running. they are both [aid for and run great now. i have no car payments and love every minute of it.

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:54 PM   #57
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DArn I missed the poll. Both Ions we have we bought new. An 06 Ion 2 manual with only A/C, and then an 07 Ion 2 auto with the package with power windows and stuff. The 06 we got 4 years 0% and the 07 5 years 0%. Can't beat that. Just paying out the nose interest on everything else.

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:55 PM   #58
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On our 6th Saturn. All new.
#1 98 SL2; Leased. Turned in at the end of lease for Saturn #3
#2 99 SC2; Leased. Turned in early for Saturn #4
#3 01 L200; Leased. Turned in and purchased 2004 Nissan Sentra because my wife didn't like anything Saturn had at the time.
#4 02 L200; Leased. Bought out of lease. Traded for Saturn #5
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#6 08 Astra XR; owned.

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used... I wish I had bought it new.

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USed with 60K on odometer.

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