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2005 Saturn L-Series - Expert Reviews

 

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#1
2005 saturn l300 Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...The 2005 Saturn L300 sedan costs less than comparably equipped import competitors,
but the below-average build and materials quality
will remind you of that fact every time you get in.Published: 06/20/2006 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 2005: The L300 model lineup has been pared down for its final year of production.
The wagon is history, and only one well-equipped trim level of the sedan remains.
Pros: Low price, easy to handle dealers, standard V6, standard side and head curtain airbags.
Cons: Build quality not up to segment standards, less power than the...

#2
2003 Saturn L-Series Overview
Source: CarGurus

...The 200's get you 24 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway while the 300's get you 21 mpg in the city, 29 on the highway. Standard features for all trims include power windows, power door locks, and cd player. Leather seats come as an option on all trims with a sunroof comes as an option on the sedans.Overall, Saturn made steady progress with the L-Series' mechanics while shuffling around the trim names. As with earlier models, the 2003 Saturn L-Series gets high marks for affordability and and value. Consumers would still like to see better design in the interior and less cabin noise. In...

#3
2003 saturn l-series Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...optional foglamps with chrome bezels integrated into the new fascia, a larger grille with a new Saturn badge and a raised hood. The rear end sports new taillamps and a revised fascia with additional chrome trim. No more black rocker panels and lower fascias -- the whole car is now offered with body-color trim. The interior now features brushed nickel-finish trim plates, silver faceplates in the instrument cluster and European-style upholstery. Ride and handling has been improved by adjusting spring rates; optional 16-inch wheels and tires should help, too. Pros: Extremely competitive pricing...

#4
2001 Saturn L-Series Overview
Source: CarGurus

...Otherwise, Saturn maintained the same formula from the previous year. The 100 and 200 trims use a 2.2 L, 135 hp I4 engine. In addition, these lower grade trims get you 24 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway. The 300 trims use a 3.0 L, 182 hp V6 engine with standard 4 speed automatic and get you 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway. All trims seat 5. Cargo space in the sedans held steady from the previous year at 17.5 cubic feet while it increased to 33.5 cubic feet in the wagons.Overall, 2001 Saturn L-Series owners say that they appreciate Saturn's continued commitment to value. As...

#5
2001 saturn l-series Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...The V6 is available only in the L300 and LW300 and must be mated to an auto-box. Though the mandatory automatic may not please sport sedan/wagon wannabes, we've found this transmission to be quite savvy - it never picks the wrong gear. Saturn wanted the L-Series suspension to provide a balance between a smooth ride and European-like handling - this balance holds up until the car is pushed on rough or undulating roads. And while our editors have praised the responsive steering feel in the past, we've also noted that response becomes sluggish during spirited driving on canyon roads. A head...

#6
2002 Saturn L-Series Overview
Source: CarGurus

...Saturn has eliminated the standard 5 speed manual transmission in the L100 and changed to standard 4 speed automatic. All trims seat 5 with cargo space coming in at 17.5 cubic feet for sedans, 33.5 cubic feet for wagons. The V6 trims have increased their fuel economy to 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, while the I4's still give you 24 mpg in the city, 33 on the highway. Saturn has made its living with decent performance at an affordable price. However, owners do not like the stock Firestone tires. In addition, they would like to see a more stylish interior and less engine noise...

#7
2003 Saturn L-Series
Source: MSN Autos

...Safety details While Saturn has been a safety leader with its head protection airbags, the same can't be said about all other safety items. The person in the middle of the back seat of the test 2003 LW300 still only had a lap belt, rather than a three-point safety belt with a retractor. The middle person also had no head restraint. Meantime, head restraints for outer riders back there are low, molded-in units. They allowed my head to roll back a bit before they'd catch and support it. Meantime, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2002 L-Series only three out of five...

#8
2005 Saturn L300 Overview
Source: CarGurus

...The manufacturer's signature midsize experienced no significant changes in its final year.The 2005 L300 uses the 3.0 L, 182 hp V6 engine with 4 speed automatic transmission. Gas consumption runs from 21 mpg in the city to 28 mpg on the highway. This model seats 5 with standard features that include power windows, power door locks, cd player, ABS brakes, and traction control. Options include sunroof and power seats. Cargo space comes out to 17.5 cubic feet.Overall, consumers feel the same as they always have about the L300. They like the value and solid handling. However, they could do without...

#9
2002 saturn l-series Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Though the mandatory automatic may not please sport sedan/wagon wannabes, we've found this transmission to be quite savvy -- it never picks the wrong gear. Combined with the healthy V6, the L-Series is quick on its feet, with plenty of power for freeway merging and passing. Saturn wanted the L-Series suspension to provide a balance between a smooth ride and European handling -- this balance holds up until the car is pushed on rough or undulating roads. And while our editors have praised the responsive steering feel in the past, we've also noted that response becomes sluggish during spirited...

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