2003 Saturn LW car reviews

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Saturn LW300 and L300 car

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Automatic, drivetrain tuning

The Saturn LW is a wagon with a good-sized compartment and small cargo Based on a popular Opel, the LW feel like a Saab if the seats were more the controls less sensible, and the replaced. The closely related L has a pleasant, well-designed interior, body panels, and the Saturn base, but has fewer distinct than the wagon.

The Saturn L includes two sedans and two wagons, mainly by their engines. The and LW200 are powered by an economical new cylinder engine generating 135 while the L300 and LW300 a modern 3-liter, dual-cam V6 manages to produce 182 horses. The cylinder makes good for its size (142 lb-ft) for oomph, while the six is a bit on the low side for a three-liter engine.

A manual is available only on the L200 an unfortunate change from years.

The V6, with 182 horsepower, with an automatic which to lurch into gear and sag on Still, the V6 has plenty of power and is quick and easy, giving the LW a feel than one would from a wagon of its size. All drive would be handy, because sudden starts to screeching tires, and, a sag as the traction control kicks in.

The L sedan is more disappointing, because the competition is steeper the Camry V6, Galant, Intrepid, and similarly sized vehicles more responsive.

Gas mileage is for a wagon, especially compared to with 21 city, 29 highway for the V6 and 24 32 highway for the four.

Handling is good, benefitting from a suspension which still the interior well. There is little wind or road and the engine is quiet. Visibility is good, with no obvious spots and effective demisters.

The rear window has a windshield and its standard electric defroster on both the rear window and the mirrors.

For model year 2003, the L series went through a change, dropping the rear, the front, enlarging the grille, and helping the Saturn to stand out while looking less the original small Saturn S

Most agree that the is a substantial improvement, right to the truck-style honeycomb grille.

Our car had an interesting and well-implemented feature, reserved for minivans: a built-in DVD with jacks for plugging in a VCR. The screen is sensibly in the roof, while the player the place of the center console. The are simple but effective, and there is a control and two pairs of headphones

If you absolutely need to take a TV with you, this is the way to do it, playing the DVDs through the can be rather distracting. As far as we know, is the only production car that with a DVD player, which may be a feature for parents who want a babysitter without the styling of a (or the weight of an SUV) around it.

The DVD system costs $2,290 on the 200 including the Audio II package and wheels, but raises the price on the 300 by a $4,060 (admittedly including the package, except for the sunroof, includes Audio II, OnStar, power driver’s seat, climate control, and other If you were planning to buy a lot of options, the DVD isn’t too costly.

The interior are generally sensible and forthright. The power seat controls are good, since they are labelled and easy to reach and to see. Window controls in European fashion, in the center but rear passengers also switches on their doors.

Our one is the stalk arrangement – the hand stalk has one mid-mount for the rear wiper/washer, and one for the interval of the wipers. There are three of labels on the stalk, making the best way to figure it out. The control is mounted on the steering lacking only a cancel

The traditional looking vent allow for fine control of and vent choice (with between settings, so you can have, most of the air going through the ducts, with just a coming from the higher Even at its highest setting, the fan noisy. A thermostatic control is easy to use.

The stereo is not GM issue, but still sounds It can be a bit hard to get used to the controls for example, to play a CD, you press

The interior is well-designed, functional and with light plastics and a center console and instrument An oversized speedometer and tachometer are by good-sized fuel and heat Those who get the higher trim – for example, our LW300 may be disappointed, though. The LW300 for $22,850 without options, and our vehicle with leather, fog and power driver’s seat not including the DVD system) was $24,695.

enough to buy a better-outfitted Chevrolet or Chrysler 300M, large with capacious trunks, interiors (in the case of the 300M, a nicer interior), and better To be fair, those cars come with Saturn’s dealer network, a money guarantee, or dent-resistant plastic and fenders.

All passengers benefit from dome lights and cupholders a fold-down bar in the rear). Both doors have small map and both front seats pockets on the back, so everyone has storage. The doors also standard low-level lights for visibility and less chance of an while getting out on a dark

Head curtain airbagsare included for both front and passengers.

The wagon’s cargo is moderately spacious, larger a hatchback but smaller than wagons. It provides more than most SUVs and with the ability to fold the rear seats (with a split so you can still carry two while having one seat for even more storage. the flat loading surface is a area containing the spare but with lots of room to more stuff in a pinch.

The sedan’s trunk is par for the class, is to say very spacious.

OnStar is on this and other GM cars, an excellent concierge/emergency service described before.

Overall, the LW is a good wagon and a bargain to most SUVs, but for the same you could get a Chevy or Dodge or Saturn’s own VUE. On the other if you were planning to get the sedan, suggest you test out the Mitsubishi Toyota Camry, and Pontiac Am (L200) or Chevy Impala, Intrepid, or Chrysler 300M as well.

If you value being well by your car dealer, hard to beat Saturn, features a no-haggle sales 30 day money back guarantee, and a for friendliness. Resale values also been good.

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