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Kokomo Tribune Newspaper Archive: May 8, 1994 - Page 106

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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                May Kokomo Tribune D 1 Saturns SC1 coupe is a lively performer equipped with manual 5speed gearbox Photo provided Saturn coupe a mainstay Revitalized ad campaign keeps sporty 2door on track By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer aturn not offer the latest in automotive design or safety but you have to admire its staying For several the General Motors unit was the small car darling of Detroits Big Chryslers Neon has all plucked the last petal from Sat urns wilting Industry observers have begun to knock Saturns aging designs and dearth of new Even top GM officials are reluctant to add muchneeded models and expand production until Saturn j can sustain operating profits with its current But save for the instrument panel and lackluster interior col Saturns three modellineup for 1994 still looks fresh enough to impress on the showroom Typical Saturn buyers are l not flashy they demand no t A revitalized and expanded dealer net work has helped Saturn regroup and join the rising tide of vehicle sales You can bet wont let Saturn slip in orbit The division enjoys one of the highest customer satisfaction indexes among the automakers The coupe is our favorite Saturn for its racy design and perfor mance Compared to the sedan and it offers the most precise driving manners on a slightly shorter wheelbase It is available in two trim and power levels base SCI and We recently tested a 1994 SCI Though with 85horse the SCls single overhead cam engine sup plies surprisingly strong accelera tion when mated to the fivespeed manual The coupes rel atively light including its mostly plastic body 94 Saturn SC1 BODY Frontwheel drive coupe with two engine choices WHEELBASE LENGTH ENGINE single overhead cam TRANSMISSION 5speed 4speed electrnic auto matic FUEL ECONOMY 28 mpg in city 737 mpg highway BASE PRICE SAFETY EQUIPMENT Dri verside air side guard door beams standard antilcck brakes optional traction control transmission only MAJOR OPTIONS Power air condition cruise power remote control right side power sunroof rear deck spoil er available later in model also aids in When we tested the base engine with automatic transmission in a wagon a year it was undeiv particularly fqr a vehi cle designed to carry For the SC2 comes with the same but with double overhead that net 124 horsepower at rpm and 122 of torque at The coupes interior is showing its but still functions without a lot of hassles or It remains one of the most driver friendly small cars on the If youve ever wanted to or had to learn to drive a this is the car to take to has one of the easiest manual gearboxes for rookie coupes cruisecontrol mounted to the right of the steer ing seem to be an after thought for designers Saturn could better integrate the switch es on the steering hub so they dont appear to be tacked on at the The optional Delco Electronics designed audio cassette system was Chryslers Neon may offer more interior but Ill take the Sat urn for its smoother The tan interior wasnt a personal particularly when the exterior came dipped in More interior colors shoujd be offered outside of tan and A rear deck spoiler will be available on the SCI late this model Our test model came base priced at Standard gear includes variable effort power stainless steel dent resistant exterior adjustable steering 3 speed intermittent fold down rear and remote v trunk and fuel fill door Driver side airbags are stan but passengerside bags are a year Saturn added an basic option package power air cruise control and remote control right side mirror and a stereo with equalizer and coaxial Antilock brakes are a The destinationcharge will cost you another Smallcar buyers have lots to choose from in including fresher But Saturn deserves a if only for its Saturn has few rivals when it comes to treating drivers The Flags Are Up At Burger ChevroletGoo Were Your Headquarters For ChevroletBuickCadillacGeo A Short 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