As long as you service the car appropriately, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the exception of the key recall. This was the third saturn I had and it was dependable and held its outside appearance well. There were no problems except for the recall.
The car is decent. With that being said, it seemed like a lot of stuff went wrong after the 30 day warranty expired. My hubcaps keep falling off, my windshield washers don't work, and I'm leaking power steering fluid. Also the drivers side tie rods will not pass inspection. I think you have to take a mechanic to buy any car, which I didn't so it's on me.
This car is a blast to drive. I've owned a 2007 & 2008. Not many people know this but when you purchased this car new they had a dealer installed option. It was a larger Borg Warner Turbo giving you 300hp vs 260hp standard in the Red Line. My 2008 had that upgrade and the difference is night and day! I raced a new Mustang 5.0 V8 and we were dead even. His eyes were as big as a Frisbee! I just sold mine because some guy made me an offer I couldn't refuse. It was red w/red leather, perfect. Now I'm kicking myself.
The only drawback on this car is they should of provided a bigger trunk to actually "take" this fun car somewhere. Maybe an overnight bag at best.
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