Right-Hand Drive Saturn is Only 97.3% as Dull as Left-Hand Drive One!

Planning a trip to the British Isles, or perhaps Japan soon? Want to freak out the neighbors, but don’t want to spend a lot doing it? Maybe you do a lot of mailbox drop offs and hate the fact that you can never seem to find a curb-side box that isn’t on the right of the car.
Well, here’s the answer to your prayers, especially if any of those issues are facing you presently. This Pitbull-approved RHD Saturn may just be the car for you.
Originally intended for Postal carriers (who also hate being a seat away from the curb) these wagons were also shipped over to Japan where Toyota was intended to market them. Sadly, crappy American cars are even less popular in the land of the rising sun than they are back here with their homies.

Offered up on the LA Craigslist for a paltry $2,500, this 2001 SW2(?) is claimed to be not NO conversion and you would be excused if you envision the seller sitting on his front porch, playing banjo and trying to keep his freakishly large head erect. Still, Pitbulls and bad grammer aside, this seller is a jedi-freaking-master of the keyword spam, and any ricer on the prowl for a Mugen Honda will get this ad thrown in to the mix.
That’s enough to discount both seller and car, but there’s something so divinely weird about driving a right-hand drive car on the road here that $2,500 may not be a bad deal.

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  1. muthalovin Avatar

    I can think of a lot of thing I could buy to freak people out for $2500. This is on the list, but really, really low.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    Does it get 0.7% cooler for being right hand drive, a wagon, or both?

  3. Black Steelies Avatar

    I've come to appreciate these cars more after being offered as a sacrifice to the Gods of prosperity by GM. Still though, a Saturn without a stick-shift is downright dull and this Postal edition only kinda makes up for it.
    Are those tastefully upgraded gunmetal wheels or just regular wheels that have succumbed to the effects of brake dust and rotations?

  4. mdharrell Avatar

    Right-hand drive in the US is loads o' fun (MG Metro! Whee!), but unless your idea of freaking out the neighbors is evoking a reaction of "That's… huh." then this car just isn't up to it. Maybe your neighbors are more easily startled than mine; I've conditioned mine to expect much worse.

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      Personally, I'd be more bewildered by a RWD Saturn. That's just me.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        The Sky was RWD.

        1. Black Steelies Avatar


          1. mdharrell Avatar

            Look at it this way: What does it say about Saturn that even their "sporty" model is so forgettable?

      2. DeadinSideInc Avatar

        Both the Vue and Outlook had powered rear wheels.

  5. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    I think it'd look 43.2% cooler if it had the postal service markings on it…..
    <img src="http://www.goodcleantech.com/USPS_Truck_Wikimedia_Commons.jpg"&gt;

  6. DeadinSideInc Avatar

    Tisk – Graverobber
    "Still, Pitbulls and bad grammer aside"
    That said, next to the lout listing the ad you're fucking Atwood (to whit in a relative comparison your writing is like Atwood's, not that you're having relations with her, shudder.)

  7. P161911 Avatar

    If I ever do get a RHD vehicle I will weave erratically and insist that my passenger wave a steering wheel out the window while I weave. That should freak everyone out.

    1. smokyburnout Avatar

      That's fine… for an amateur. If you're serious about freaking people out, you'd cut the dashboard in half and install the driver's side of a LHD dash. I think you could do it in an early Land Rover Freelander without actually cutting anything.

  8. maillady01 Avatar

    This is hilarious, because I purchased this car as a backup mail delivery vehicle (my regular mail vehicle is also a 2001 Saturn RHD). They are not "tastefully upgraded gunmetal wheels", just cheesy wheel covers. By the way, we only paid $2100 for it, but my husband had to drive 12+ hours round-trip to pick it up. I warned my husband about the pitbull, who was not present during the transaction. The guy's story was that he bought it in anticipation of getting a paper route, but didn't get the job. Who buys a RHD vehicle because he MIGHT be delivering the newspaper? A lot of other shady aspects to this, but the car wasn't stolen.

  9. Eddie Avatar

    As mailady puts it, Coolness has nothing to do with it, Being able to get people their mail on time has everything to do with it. Although some of the freaky behavior of folks who never saw a rural carrier in a factory right hand drive. That is cool. One of the few fringe benefits of the job…

  10. Frank G. Avatar
    Frank G.

    When i worked for saturn's service dept., i used to drive a lady's car that had been converted to right hand drive (postal service or something). that was weird enough; especially turning right. also, been to countries with right side drive, and walking across the street without getting hit by a bus (almost did in Hong Kong) is hard enough. now, i'm going to New Zealand on my honeymoon (8 days til' the big day…..), and will be renting a car for right hand drive, for a WEEK……After Saturn recalls</> conducted years ago, it's good to know the said manufacturer still has good sides….

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