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Old 06-19-2006, 01:08 PM   #1
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So I just reached 110000 miles on my 2000 SL the other day and was wondering what others have gotten or how many I could expect to see?

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Old 06-19-2006, 01:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: how many miles will it go?

proper saturn maintenance will push it to a good 250k +

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Old 06-19-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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How many people have gotten that ?

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Old 06-19-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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How many people have gotten that ?
A lot. Do a search on ebay motors for the s series. Most of the have 200K plus. I have seen some 300K ones. My GF saturn has 181K on it. Just make sure you check your oil levels and get the oil changed every 3K.

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Old 06-19-2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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Original Engine
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3000-5000 Miles for Oil Changes
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36-40 mpg 85% highway driving, 15% city driving

Take care of your car and it will take care of you.

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Old 06-19-2006, 02:12 PM   #6
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WOW that is some nice mileage!

It makes me feel a little better, Im always reading over the forums of SOHC heads cracking

I really never thought it was that big of an issue but still it sits in the back of my mind.

Oh, have you ever had the motor overhauled ?

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Old 06-19-2006, 04:15 PM   #7
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I have 221,000 kilometres on mine and it runs like brand new with awesome gas mileage....about 750 kilometres to the tank using about 39/40 liters

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Old 06-19-2006, 07:07 PM   #8
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Default Re: how many miles will it go?

LUKE has 450,000+ miles on his.. send him a PM and he'll send you a picture of his dash

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Old 06-19-2006, 11:11 PM   #9
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Default Re: how many miles will it go?

137,000 here on my 96 SL2. And surprisingly other than little things it is in damn good shape interior and exterior. Liek the first reply says, just maintain and keep it clean and it'll last.

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Old 06-19-2006, 11:12 PM   #10
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I have 221,000 kilometres on mine and it runs like brand new with awesome gas mileage....about 750 kilometres to the tank using about 39/40 liters
please convert.................

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Old 06-19-2006, 11:20 PM   #11
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92 SL2 with 237,000 miles. I've only had it for a few months so I don't know how it was taken care of before. I'm getting 28MPG all city driving and the car runs great.

My next door neighbors bought my 94 SL1 and it has 220,000 miles on it. They still love it.

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Old 06-20-2006, 12:11 AM   #12
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please convert.................
Go to google and enter: "221,000 kilometres in miles".

You can do all kinds of conversions in plain English that way.

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Old 06-20-2006, 01:03 AM   #13
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...or just remember 1 mile = 1.6 km (1.609 to be more precise) and 1 US gallon = 3.78L.

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Old 06-20-2006, 07:01 AM   #14
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Default Re: how many miles will it go?

221,000/1.6 = 138,125

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Old 06-20-2006, 07:26 AM   #15
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Well kilometres or miles .... we need one unit of measurement! One that all can be happy with. I vote times around the world
The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers).


So my 2000 SL has 4.42 Earths on it, whats your saturn got on it. (wow it really make it feel like a lot this way)

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Old 06-20-2006, 07:33 AM   #16
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Well then, my Saturn has been around the Earth 9.5174798355925635151225526121868 times.

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Old 06-20-2006, 03:41 PM   #17
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WOW that is some nice mileage!

It makes me feel a little better, Im always reading over the forums of SOHC heads cracking

I really never thought it was that big of an issue but still it sits in the back of my mind.

Oh, have you ever had the motor overhauled ?
To answer your questions....I have never had to have the motor overhauled. I DID have to have the Timing Chain replaced at 100K miles but that was due to the fact that the previous owners hadn't taken care of the car as good as they should have....

In my opinion the only way you would crack a head in a Saturn is if you run the car extremely rough all the time....I guess that goes for ANY car...in my opinion...if you run it hard, expect to be doing maintenace on the car to keep it around.

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Old 06-20-2006, 03:46 PM   #18
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My 98 has just passed over 120,000 miles. It's never had any major repair done to it. The only time its ever "torn up" was less than a month ago, at 118,000 miles, the water pump went out. It wasn't that hard to replace, and while I was in there I replaced the serpentine belt as well. That's the only thing IVe done to the car other than oil changes /trans fluid/plugs wires and ECTS. I expect it to do another 120K easily.

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Old 06-20-2006, 06:22 PM   #19
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my 96 sl2 has:

105815.4 Miles
169304.64 Km
4.249349940063971921426577863627 times around the Earth

Only had a timing chain replaced at 96,000 Miles *(when i purchased the car from a dealer) I don't know how the car was treated or maintained by its previous owner, but right now it is running fine

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Old 06-20-2006, 08:40 PM   #20
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I have 289,000 KM on my 92 saturn sl1, runs good.. all depends if you drive the **** out of it, and of course oil changes.. treat your Saturn well and it will treat you well

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