Ever since the Saturn automobile manufacturing company was launched, it has instantly created for itself a good reputation. The reputation, however, has nothing to do with their vehicles. Rather, the reputation was earned because of their excellent customer relations policy. In fact, most people would only buy Saturn vehicles because of the wonderful Saturn dealership experience. All this changed, however, when Saturn introduced the Saturn L-Series for the 2000 model year. The Saturn vehicle image changed even more when the Saturn LS2 was introduced.
The introduction of the Saturn L-Series vehicles was the first major change made by Saturn with their vehicles' design. The L-Series models were actually the first mid-size cars ever manufactured by Saturn, after competing for many years with their Japanese subcompact rivals. But even in the mid-size car category, Saturn still found competition from Japanese cars like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry, although the cars are definitely more competitive this time around.
The Saturn LS2 may be considered as the upper trim sedan in the Saturn L-Series line of cars, although its price is still considerably lower compared to its competitors. It is a well equipped, midsize family sedan aimed to compete well in the mid-size car market. The car has a European feel and was actually based on the European GM Epsilon platform, the same auto body platform used for the design of the Opel Vectra. In style, it is really nothing different from the other Saturn L-Series sedans, but in features and performance, it has a bit more to offer.
The Saturn L-Series line of vehicles presents to the world a more equipped Saturn vehicle, and at the top of this line is the Saturn LS2. The Saturn LS2 presents many firsts in the history of the company, and one of this is the company's first V6 engine. Among the L-Series sedans, only the Saturn LS2 is equipped with a V6 engine—a 3.0-liter V6 engine that outputs 182 horsepower and 190 ft-lb of torque—while all the other L-Series sedans are equipped with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder unit. This engine, however, is matched only with a four-speed automatic transmission unit.
The Saturn LS2 is one of the few noteworthy vehicle models ever created by Saturn. Unfortunately, it was dropped from Saturn's vehicle line-up after the production of the 2005 models. It should not sound that bad to you, though, if you already own one. And if it is the Saturn LS2 parts that concern you, don't worry for you have Parts Train. Parts Train is you most complete auto parts source over the Internet and if you need high quality Saturn LS2 parts, you can surely find one at Parts Train.