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Old 01-16-2018, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Choosing a Saturn

Alright, new to forums in general and I'm terribly sorry if there is already a discussion on this, but I'm looking to buy a Saturn and have a few choices. First off, I started driving my mothers 2001 SL2 with the 1.9 SOHC and 5-spd. Loved how easy it was to work on. Years later I bought an Impala LS, but it eventually had an engine fire so here I am looking for a Saturn. My first choice is this '04 Ion 2, grandma owned with 91k miles, but I know little about it. Would I be better off with getting a 2nd/3rd Gen S-Series? If so, is there muvh difference in the reliability and ease of Maintenance on the DOHC variant of the 1.9? Also just for s**ts and giggles, I bought new tires for my Impala 225/60/16 would they fit on any of those with 4lug to 5lug converters?

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Old 01-16-2018, 03:05 PM   #2
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First off welcome to the Forum! I have a 2004 and love it so far. There has only been 1 part that needed to be fixed which was the shift positioner for the reverse lights and that was really easy. My car came with the 16 inch rims but since this car is smaller it uses 205/55/16 so those tires I think will be too large to fit without rubbing. My brother had a car with the 1.9 and it was ok without needing much of anything for the 8+ years he had it. That engine I am not as familiar with since I never really worked on it at all. The 2.2 has tons of room in the engine bay since the battery is in the trunk so working on it should be pretty easy.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Choosing a Saturn

Saturn made something other than the S series??



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Old 02-08-2018, 09:27 PM   #4
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any updates on this? were you able to find a Saturn to buy?

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