Motor swap options

Asked by Aug 18, 2017 at 06:10 AM about the 1996 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I am currently looking for other options
(motor wise) to swap into my 1996 saturn
wagon sw2 i currently have a 1.9l dohc but
its on its last eg and i want something alittle
more sporty does anyone have any ideas?

2 Answers

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Your stuck with the 1.9L DOHC as that was the best engine for that year Saturn. Consider installing a manual trans (if you want a sporty ride vs the automatic) with an engine with less mileage. Also consider a newer vehicle, a '96 Saturn that needs an engine is worth Scrap value.

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Saturns are a great little car for the money (before they were subsumed back into GM), I'd keep it as a 1.9L and find a replacement motor, however it's only worth it if you can do the work yourself or have access to a used motor cheap, as you can find yourself upside in the car, value-wise. Saturn's Achilles's heel is they suffer from rust of the engine cradle, and one can find typically find a decent engine in a junked car for that reason.

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