The 1999 Saturn SL2 is a great affordable car to drive, both fuel wise, and very low maintenance. I've had this car for 6 years, and have driven it daily putting on 40,000 km of city only driving a year. I've never had a car take the punishment of hard city driving and never let me down. Most of the repairs were done close to the 200,000 km mark.
The 1999 Saturn SL is a compact, five-passenger sedan that is affordable and fuel-efficient across all three trims which include the base SL, SL1, and the SL2. The SL is powered by a 100 hp 1.9L four-cylinder engine, achieves 40 mpg on the highway, and to save cost and weight does not have power steering. The SL1 has the same engine as the SL, but offers more standard amenities including power steering. The SL2 is powered by a 1.9L four-cylinder which produces 124 hp and is rated at 38 mpg on the highway.
My 1999 Saturn SL2 died while driving it. Tryied repeatedly to start it and nothing. Saw the starter smoking so I replaced the starter, still no start. Battery is charged and holds a charge, fuses ...