For your Wagon Wendesday enjoyment, I present you the venerable Saturn SW. If there was ever a car with all kinds of possibilities, it’s a Saturn wagon. Plus, it’s (kinda) brown!
The second-generation SW was produced for four years, and like the sedan and coupe lines, earned a reputation for dependable performance and good build quality. Saturn has always attracted a sort of cult following, even moreso now that GM axed the brand.
The seller doesn’t offer much detail here, but let’s see what we can surmise:
1997 Saturn Wagon – not running, motor seized. Good parts car or throw a motor in it. Body mostly straight, drive train good shape except motor, seats & interior good, missing headliner, clean title. $300 OBO. Act soon, it’s going to the crusher next week if no decent offers a bit above scrap price. Will deliver in Springfield area.
Typically dirty beige interior is dirty.
Drivetrain in excellent shape except for the motor. Well yes, in the same way that the interior is clean except for the dirt. Semantics, I suppose.
But no matter: for $300, you could tow this to the scrapyard and make a profit. Better yet, put a $500 engine in it and sell the whole thing for a couple grand. Great success!
When it comes to motors, the world is your oyster. How about an LS4 5.8 swap?
Saturn always made cars that you hated to love, but you did anyway. They were/are dependable as the day is long, run for decades, and always get you where you going, even today. GM did the world a favor by spinning Saturn off as its own brand back in 1985, proving that American cars can be as dependable, economical, and reliable as anything from Asia or Europe.
This post is dedicated to my old man, who has been keeping SL’s on the road for 15 years.
[Source: Springfield Craigslist]