Saturn L300 Parts and Saturn L300 Accessories
Little-known Facts about the Saturn L300
- The Saturn L-Series, which includes the L300 and other mid-size sedans and station wagons built on the Opel Vectra B platform, was launched in 2000. The first L-Series vehicle was manufactured in 1999, while the last automobile from the series rolled out of the assembly line in 2004. The last of its kind had been released as 2005 models. The discontinued L-Series was then replaced by the Aura, which was built based on Epsilon.
- For the 2001 model year, the L-Series vehicles were renamed. The LS2 (equipped with a V6 engine) became known as the L300. Other models also got new designations: LS became known as the L100, LS1 as L200, LW1 as LW200, and LW2 as LW300. These models were built with larger fuel tanks.
- For the 2004 model, several changes were made on the Saturn L-Series. The sedans and wagons under the L-Series were simply called the L300, as the L200 and LW200 model designations were eventually cancelled. The renamed L300 vehicles had the same trim level structure as Saturn's Ion compact. All models became a 4-speed automatic transmission, as manual transmission and automatic air-conditioning were later dropped. Anti-lock brakes were no longer optional. They became a standard feature.
- The 2005 Saturn L300 sedan received a good rating from car owners and reviewers for its much lower price compared to other sedans, even though it offered basically the same features as its competitors. The base model was equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine and 4-speed automatic transmission, while fuel economy was rated at 18/26 mpg.
- According to AOL Autos, among the top competitors of the 2005 Saturn L300 are the 2005 models of Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Suzuki Verona, and Toyota Camry. Based on the summed-up reviews from New Car Test Drive, the top-rated features of the L300 include the head-curtain airbags, ABS with traction control, and automatic headlamps.
- Although the L300 had long been discontinued, you may catch a glimpse of the vehicle in some movies and TV series. For instance, the L300 can be spotted in some scenes in hit TV shows like Scrubs and Continuum and the film A History of Violence.