The S-Series was a family of compact cars from the Saturn automobile company. This was the first series of Saturn vehicles. The automobile platform, the Z-body, was developed entirely in-house at Saturn and shared very little with the rest of the General Motors model line.
The S-series debuted in 1990 with SL (“sedan level”) models in 1990 for the 1991 model year, a 2-door sports coupe designated SC joined for the 1992 model year and the SW (“sedan wagon”) joined the lineup for 1993.
The S-series was replaced by the larger Saturn Ion in 2003.
Saturn SC's competed in the SCCA World Challenge in the 1990s, winning several races from 1995–1997.
The 1995 Saturn SL was the most stolen vehicle in 2003, while the 1994 SL took third place in CCC Information Services's 2003 most stolen vehicle report. According to the Lynnwood, Washington police department, when use of the key wears on the door and ignition mechanisms, a filed blank key can be used to open the door and start the engine.