Exterior Last year, the appearance of the L-Series changed significantly, but the dent- and rust-resistant polymer bodyside panels are still attached to a skeletonlike steel space frame. If the reserve is lowered after the auction closes, the highest bidder at auction close will receive a winning bidder invoice. Any registration that shows up on our fraud detection system may be placed on hold and bids removed until the user is verified. Base-model sedans are equipped with a four-cylinder engine, which gains 5 horsepower for 2004. The dealer network is there; the consumer perception is there; the marketing channels are there. Seriously, no hemorrhages, but some people will be getting bumps on their heads.
If the reserve is lowered while the auction is in progress, the applicable reserve message will appear below the Next Required Bid information Reserve Not Met or Reserve Has Been Met ; the asset will sell to the high bidder if the lowered reserve amount is met. Based on the European Opel Vectra, the L300 — formerly called the L-Series — was modified considerably for the U. About 406,300 L-series cars were built in this period. A Saturn badge with a three-dimensional look sits within a chrome-framed grille. The suspension employs struts in front and a semi-independent torsion-beam setup in back.
Later, I convinced a friend to sit in the back seat for a short time. If only the steering were a little more communicative. At the rear, a chrome strip replaced the horizontal red appliqu. Excellent gas mileage, plastic no dent body panels hold up well in cold Michigan winters, smooth and quiet ride for a small car. The organization has gone so far as to make its first recommendation against the purchase of a vehicle in its more than forty year history due in part to this timing chain defect. Duplicate bidder accounts will be deactivated when they are determined to exist. Over rough pavement the ride could feel a little too choppy, but the benefit is good control and sharp handling reflexes.
The L300 sedan and the L300 station wagon models both used the L300. The door latch is up near the roof, protected by a hard plastic housing. The organization reported that complaints of engine failure due to a defective timing chain design persist to this day and requests for recall expansions have largely been ignored. Headroom is abundant in front, and a bit tight in back. This Saturn model stretches 68.
No refunds, credits, or discounts are offered. Excellent gas mileage, plastic no dent body panels hold up well in cold Michigan winters, smooth and quiet ride for a small car. The aluminum powerplant has a modern design, with double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, plus roller cam followers and two balance shafts for smooth operation. You are responsible for inspecting items prior to purchase. Cases of obvious bidding with no intent to redeem will be referred to appropriate legal authorities. Curtain-type airbags stow in the headliner on each side. Consumers reported repeat problems with tire noise and vibration linked to poorly designed control arm bushings and nonadjustable rear alignments.
Based on the European Opel Vectra, the L300 — formerly called the L-Series — was modified considerably for the U. Only an upscale L300 model is available for 2004, and it is offered in three trim levels with a standard automatic transmission, antilock brakes and traction control. Under the Hood The L300 may be equipped with a 140-hp, 2. Interior is simple but well. Sedan models also gained new taillights and a revised rear fascia.
Dimensionally, the changes are just an inch or two for wheelbase, width, and height, with more length due to overhang, and the cabin is correspondingly just a bit larger. Interior Five people fit inside the L300, which features a rear bench and front bucket seats that provide ample space for 6-footers. Photographs are considered part of the item description, please use all information provided to you to assess the value of this item before bidding. Saturn has used this construction method since the company began to market cars in the 1990 model year. Silver dash trim replaced wood trim, and a new available alloy wheel design borrowed from Saab were also both added for the 2003 model year. The L series had also adopted a type of a trim level structure that was similar to the trim level structure on the.
The Saturn L300 station wagon was discontinued after the 2004 model year. Later that same year, the North Carolina Consumers Council petitioned for an investigation into timing chain failures and subsequent engine failures across the model lineup for vehicles using the 2. With the sedan the obvious sales leader, an inventive hatchback or sport-wagon body style would likely garner more interest than the odd-duck Quad Coupe design. The resulting recall affected only a small number of vehicles built in a four-month period in late 2000 and early 2001. The Saturn L100 was discontinued after the 2002 model year.