Dealerships cannot wait to tell you Off Warranty and we're not doing anything. It has recently become one of my kids first car. It happens only under acceleration between 45 and 65 mph. Drive fast when I take off. I've stalled my car a few times running out of gas. I brought the Saturn for 1,800 cash, and really wanted it just to get me through the winter months so I won't have to ride my motorcycle in the winter.
But the thing I love the most is the V6 engine - after a lifetime of driving 4 cylinder cars. Anti-lock brakes with traction control were made optional again. It sounds good and drives nicely but I am hesitant because of the age. But I have had this issue for about going on 2 years. If you want an honest ipinion, ask someone that knows the car and brand, not someone that drove their dodge truck like a mustang and are mad it gets bad fuel mileage. It turns itself on for probably 1000 miles, and then it will be off for another 800-1000 miles.
Maybe this is why they discontinued the model? We have had only one issue with the car. Welcome to The Saturn Forums! Maybe water leaked into your gas tanks? Anyone else having this problem?. I have had some of the same problems listed before me. I also bought it with a 6 inch dent in the driver's side rear those fiberglass body panels can so dent , which knocked about a grand off the used price from the dealership. It has 146k on it and is still running. I have used it as my personal daily driver since 2014.
I also had the problem of the leaking trunk in hard rain storms. In reply to 2nd Aug 2012, 23:01 My 2004 L300 sedan had the same problem of stalling out. The plant was then retooled to build the and roadsters. Just not sure how much money I will get for my car. I tried to put up every window thinking one wasn't up all they way when they all were - it's like that. Interior of a 2003 Saturn L200 sedan In 2005, a recall was issued pursuant to a defect petition by the North Carolina Consumers Council, a consumer nonprofit advocacy organization, alleging repeat brake and tail light failures.
After the first few years it was one problem after another and they are all very expensive repairs. Replaced all 4 tires with Bridgestone Potenza G009 tires - these are really great tires and have a snazzy tread as well, and the ride is much improved, although it still needs an alignment. Fuel, stalling problems can be fixed by replacing the catalic converter, draining pumping out automatic transmission fluid and replacing with clean fluid. I now work for ford and buy fords because I get discounts on ford parts and new ford vehicles. I am convinced too I also got a lemon!!! The vehicle soon began to shimmy and handle very skittishly on the highway - noteably over 60 mph you have to keep up with traffic.
It's crisp, clean European styling really reflects the German touch of the Opal - without the pricetag - I like that. I haven't used it in 'auto' mode since I learned how crappy it really is, which was about a week after purchasing the vehicle. I figured out how not to let it shift hard. According to Consumer Reports, there were several problem areas, namely: Engine Cooling, Fuel System, and Electrical System. Recently, wind noise problem dealership ordered the door gasket in May 2007 while under warranty received the gasket in Dec 2007 117,000 km Off warranty dealership refused to replace under warranty. I had a 2003 Hyundai Accent stick shift no air no nothing and it ran better then this car.
Kath3now answered about a month ago I got my 2003 Saturn l300 used. I have run 93 octane fuel through occasionally and that seems to help it a bit, but not what it should. Stuck in a similar problem as previous person: It's paid for, but I'm saving for something else. The L300 sedan and the L300 station wagon models both used the L300. The resulting recall affected more than 300,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada. Even the dealership was clueless on that one.
I had it at the dealer, and four other shops. The car is currently in the shop for the thermostat - 2nd time since mechanic messed up on the first attempt due to trying replacement without correct part needs correct housing also. No shimmying yet , but plenty of road noise, and the automatic climate control is anything but. I realize your post is several months old, but I hope you didn't buy the car! As for the gas tank thing, I've never had a problem running low on gas. If you're considering buying any Saturn L-Series car.
Oh well, back to the dealer it goes. My 2 cents miphybear answered 3 months ago don't do it. Would love to get rid of it, but hey. The Saturn L300 station wagon was discontinued after the 2004 model year. My air conditioning broke the first week I got it.