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    Well, it looks like this will be my first car. It's a Saturn SW. It's $4,500, has less than 40,000 miles on it, gets 36 mpg, seats 5 people with plenty of cargo space, and was kept by a lady who had it garaged and never smoked.













    Now, I don't like the rims, so once I get a job, these are the rims I plan to buy for the car:































    So, what do you think?

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Ooo.. an SW2!!
    Saturns of that era are bulletproof. I think you'll find that the car gives you very reliable transportation in a fun to drive package.

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    Well, it looks like this will be my first car. It's a Saturn SW. It's $4,500, has less than 40,000 miles on it, gets 36 mpg, seats 5 people with plenty of cargo space, and was kept by a lady who had it garaged and never smoked.
    Not to be a stickler, but the sentence should have read, "has fewer than 40,000 miles."

    One would use the word "less" when the item one is describing can't be quantified. i.e.: "There was less traffic today because there were fewer cars on the road."


    BUT ANYWAY



    I've always liked the S-series wagons. Saturn's never been the same since they killed that car.

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Congrats bro- enjoy your first car! That wagon will hold lots of bee....I mean school stuff.

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    dude, don't buy rims. save your money for something else.

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Nice ride. Especially if you don't have a job yet.

    When you get a job save up for the next one!

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    Awesome, the second generation of my dad's old car. Lasted freaking forever, but it was a rattle bucket through and through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronald mcretard View Post
    dude, don't buy rims. save your money for something else.

    But they're old people rims! I need something more cool looking.

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    I'm geekin out over here over your new ride. I WISH Saturn still made wagons.....sighhhhh. Very nice SW, congrats!

    I didn't know old people rims existed.....???
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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    I still prefer the 96-99 skin better, I have owned two S series and loved them, true saturns for sure. Too bad it is not a manual, even better mileage and more fun had behind the wheel.. Yes get rid of those hub covers, you may want to consider earlier Saturn four lug alum.. wheels, as I think the first gen styles give later models a nice look!!

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    But they're old people rims! I need something more cool looking.
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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Congratulations on your SW2. From the pictures it looks great! There needs to be a little more shine on the steering wheel and dashboard, however. It's not bright enough!

    I used to drive a 1999 SL2 and loved the car. I ordered every option that was available from the factory at the time with the exception of automatic transmission. With leather, sunroof, traction control, ABS, etc, etc, I paid less than $18k for the car. I was able to get slightly over 40 mpg on long trips. Wish I could get that mileage today!

    Enjoy your new ride and the great fuel economy!

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Welcome to the Wagon Club!

    Looks good man, and yes, the Armor All is blinding me!


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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Job #1 on any new-to-you S-series is to change the engine oil+filter (every 3k and level checked in-between) and trans oil+filter (every 30k); a thorough throttle body and ignition coil cleaning; and changing the coolant temp sensor to a known brass-tipped OEM part.

    Enjoy the dent-free lifestyle!

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    Re: Check out the Saturn I'm buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    But they're old people rims! I need something more cool looking.
    Dude there are a few strikes against the car that rims will never fix, save the money.

    A) It's a wagon, it will always be considered a grocery getter (its not a newer stylish wagon either)
    B) It's a Saturn, older ones were always considered a cheaper car
    C) Plus smaller rims mean for cheaper tires

    And on that note, congrats on the car, hopefully it ends up serving you well.

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