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Saturn L-Series

The used Saturn L-Series is an attractive, fuel-efficient, mid-sized car that seats five comfortably and was last produced in 2005. GM's Saturn division designed the car for everyday use as a commuter car or family vehicle, and emphasized stand-behind it reliability for new car buyers. You will be pleased to have variably intermittent windshield wipers, a rear window defroster, and an automated lock system. If you are looking for a mid-sized car and remember the Saturn brand with fondness, the Saturn L Series is still on the road and priced right. Let the free CARFAX vehicle histories, plus exclusive search parameters found on Carfax.com help you find one that is right for you.

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Used Saturn L-Series: In Depth


MODEL OVERVIEW

If you make a lengthy commute, you will enjoy this mid-sized car for traveling both in the city and on highways. With gas mileage starting at 18 mpg city / 26 on the highway, the L Series has a hefty 15.7 gallon gas tank to get you far before you need to refill. If you want power, find an L Series with Saturn's 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine packing 182 horse power. That is more than enough to maneuver hills with ease. The front-wheel drive Saturn L-Series sedan has a 4-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with power steering, cruise control, air conditioning, heated power door mirrors, and power windows as standard features. Four wheel anti-lock brakes with driveline traction control are also standard, giving the car good traction in turns.

Saturn's many safety features help keep it popular as a used car. If safety is one of your priorities when choosing a car then you will be pleased with the L-Series' fully automated headlights, dual front airbags, four wheel disc brakes (ABS), front and rear independent sport suspension along with front and rear anti-roll bars. The Saturn L Series cars also come with a panic alarm, illuminated remote keyless entry, the ignition disable feature, along with a security system.

The Saturn L-Series' low price is really what helps sell it today, and parts are still available. The sedan easily seats five people. Front seats are bucket styled. Driver and passenger both have vanity mirrors and side door bins for holding pencils and magazines.  The rear seat is a bench style. Both front and rear seats have center arm rests, and the rear seat has the split folding feature. There are front and rear cup holders and reading lights for those long nighttime trips, and the adjustable tilted steering wheel makes for a more comfortable driving experience for the driver. You will have AM/FM radio with setting controls, a CD player, and a cassette player along with seven speakers to keep you singing and humming through your travels.

SAFETY

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Saturn L Series "acceptable" for front overlap in crash tests from 2000-2005. However, you should know that the car received a "poor" rating for side impact and head restraint for tests on the 2001-2005.

NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE SATURN L-SERIES

The Saturn L-Series was a very popular and desired car during its production years from the late 1990s, until 2005 when both sedan and wagon models were produced. It was originally offered with a very respectable warranty package that speaks well for Saturn's confidence in the L Series. Basic and Powertrain warranties were set for 36 months or 36,000 miles, and their corrosion perforation warranty was set for 72 months or 100,000 miles. This type of warranty package is rare, and possibly non-existent these days, and this warranty policy is another part of the magic formula that created such a large and loyal following.

Vehicle Overview


2005 L-Series Specifications

  • 3.0-liter V6

  • 18 city / 26 hwy mpg

  • Front-wheel drive
  • 4 speed automatic  

  • 100 hp

  • 106.5 inches

I saw a Saturn and checked it out on CARFAX. I went and drove it and when I couldn't find a better vehicle at the price we bought the car for our son. Thanks to the information I found at CARFAX it helped me make a decision on the vehicle.

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