Antilock brakes with traction control are standard. The resulting recall affected only a small number of vehicles built in a four-month period in late 2000 and early 2001. 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. The L300 1 trims use a 2. Yesterday I was going to put my car in reverse when I felt the shifter slip and you can also move the shifter up and down without it catching any of the gears. Anti-lock brakes with traction control were made optional again. Everything there except Turn signals showing.
Saturn has added a twist to the L300 3's by giving you a choice among a dvd system, power sunroof, or a one year subscription to OnStar. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. European-style seat upholstery is installed, and the instrument cluster features a silver-colored faceplate. Sedan owners consistently mention road and engine noise. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Base-model sedans are equipped with a four-cylinder engine, which gains 5 horsepower for 2004.
. Upscale versions get V-6 power. Column-mounted stalks operate the lights and wipers, and the audio and climate controls are stacked in the center of the dashboard. 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. Five-spoke wheels hold 15-inch tires, but alloy or chrome-clad 16-inch wheels are available.
Based on the European Opel Vectra, the L300 — formerly called the L-Series — was modified considerably for the U. This Saturn model stretches 68. 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. Sedan models also gained new taillights and a revised rear fascia. Space is more than sufficient for two passengers back there, and three can manage. Safety Side curtain-type airbags protect the heads of front- and rear-seat occupants; they stow above the side windows and inflate along the length of the passenger compartment.
The resulting recall affected more than 300,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada. About 406,300 L-series cars were built in this period. Consumers reported repeat problems with tire noise and vibration linked to poorly designed control arm bushings and nonadjustable rear alignments. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Outside semantics and a slight increase in engine power, not very much separates the L300 from the L-Series.
Upscale versions get V-6 power. A Saturn badge with a three-dimensional look sits within a chrome-framed grille. Curtain-type airbags stow in the headliner on each side. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. L300 Wagon Other than its rear liftgate, the L300 wagon specifications are virtually identical to those of the sedan.
However, wagon owners would also like to see better materials for the interior and better options. A retrofit kit was released to address these concerns. At the rear, a chrome strip re. 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. Under the Hood The L300 may be equipped with a 140-hp, 2. Round analog instruments face the driver.
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. 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. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Base-model sedans are equipped with a four-cylinder engine, which gains 5 horsepower for 2004. The I4 trims will get you 24 mpg in the city, 33 on the highway while the V6 trims get you 20 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway. Taller people may not be able to stretch out in the backseat. The last Saturn L-series model the L300.
EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Saturn has taken the L-Series and put it under one name for 2004: the Saturn L300. The rocker panels and lower fascia sections are body colored. Based on the European Opel Vectra, the L300 — formerly called the L-Series — was modified considerably for the U. Overall, the 2004 Saturn L300 has simply carried its midsize predecessor's torch under a different name. Interior Five people fit inside the L300, which features a rear bench and front bucket seats that provide ample space for 6-footers.