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charlessocccer 12-28-2011 06:55 PM

new guy
 
Hi im Charles I'm from Ohio and recently aquired a 2001 saturn sw2 4 cyl. 5 speed.

Its my dads old car he replaced it with a saturn l300 as he needed a better looking vehicle for work(clients) not to mention his knees appreciate the taller sation wagon.

The sw2 has served him very consistantly with decent economy and few necessary repairs. My dad has to drive around the state quite a bit for work (he averages about 30K miles/year) and on the longer(multihour) drives the car has been averaging about 40-44mpg at 60mph completly stock running mobile 1 oil.

I'm very excited to start tweaking and maximizing my fuel economy I;ve already installing a vacuum gauge to give me some kind of feedback, especially with my drive to work as i drive through 2 small towns totaling 12 traffic lights over a 25 minute drive, i've been averaging just over 30mpg for my daily commute (this is pre-vacuum guage) and is much better then the 10mpg I was averaging for the same commute in my 1990 jeep Cherokee i6.

kinda long winded but I think thats about it =)

cfg83 12-28-2011 07:16 PM

charlessocccer -

Welcome to EM! The SW manuals are hard to find, good catch!

I was looking into getting an LW300 as a 3rd car for my wife's jewelry business, but they always had a deal-breaker problem.

CarloSW2

charlessocccer 12-28-2011 08:35 PM

I work at a junk-yard and we get one of these saturn wagons in every once in a while but most of the time they are auto, on the other hand with the sedan version we always have at least 5 or so of them in stick... they tend to get junked when a repair is needed in excess of $400 or so and because of that most are actually in pretty good shape... needless to say ill probably be keeping and DD this car for a long time, I might even start building up a parts collection next time we get an sw2 in at the jy.

Yea, the l300 is a nice vehicle, but my dad will definatly be taking a hit on the economy... v6 auto lol but it is a realized cost

cfg83 12-29-2011 01:41 AM

charlessocccer -

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlessocccer (Post 276699)
I work at a junk-yard and we get one of these saturn wagons in every once in a while but most of the time they are auto, on the other hand with the sedan version we always have at least 5 or so of them in stick... they tend to get junked when a repair is needed in excess of $400 or so and because of that most are actually in pretty good shape... needless to say ill probably be keeping and DD this car for a long time, I might even start building up a parts collection next time we get an sw2 in at the jy.

Yea, the l300 is a nice vehicle, but my dad will definatly be taking a hit on the economy... v6 auto lol but it is a realized cost

Ooooooh, you should join saturnfans.com and try to sell S-Series parts. I warn you, though, we're a stingy bunch!

CarloSW2


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