Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1993[edit | edit source]
The sporty 2-door coupe members of the Saturn family were available in base SC1 and uplevel SC2 trim.
1995[edit | edit source]
New fascias had provisions for fog lights, while new rear deck spoilers (more than twice the height of last year's) dressed up the other end.
The coupes got support from powertrain modifications, such as a 15-horsepower gain for the SC1, as the sohc engine went from throttle body to multiport fuel injection. The SC2's dohc version was refined for quieter operation. Both models offered a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, with an optional 4-speed electronically controlled automatic.
The first major interior redesign of the model since it was introduced in '91 showed a new rounded instrument panel with large, easy-to-read speedometer and tach. A new 2-spoke wheel also debuted, as did dual airbags. Gone were the diabolical motorized belts, but so was the in-dash compact-disc system. For those with CDs and no place to stick 'em, Saturn dealers had to offer a trunk-mounted 12-disc changer that would connect to the factory sound system.
A new front console offered increased storage capacity. The front ashtray could be moved from one side of the console to the other, or removed altogether, allowing room for two cup holders.
Antilock brakes were optional on both models, but the SC2 included rear discs as well. Traction control was available if first opting for ABS and automatic transmission.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
As of mid-1994:
- $11,895 (1995 Saturn SC1)
- $12,995 (1995 Saturn SC2)
As of July 17, 1995:
- $12,195 (1996 Saturn SC1)
- $13,295 (1996 Saturn SC2)
As of July 29, 1996:
- $12,895 (1997 Saturn SC1)
- $14,095 (1997 Saturn SC2)