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Old 11-29-2021, 05:53 PM   #18
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1997 SL2
Default Re: Trying to figure out if aftermarket motor mounts still suck in 2021

I personally kind of like that the Saturn 1.9L runs a little rough. It just makes it feel more like an old econobox that wasn’t meant to be nice, just simple transportation. Even 20+ years later it’s still doing it pretty much just as well as it did back when it was new, assuming maintenance has been kept up. Not having a balance shaft in a 4 cylinder by the late 90’s was starting to become less common, but that’s what happens when you use pretty much the same engine for almost 12 years.

As nice as the S-Series is, it was still ultimately a product of late 80’s/90’s GM quality, which can only be so good in an economy car meant to be affordable.
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