What is PainRank™?

PainRank™ is a scoring system by CarComplaints.com that uses relative complaint analysis to determine which vehicles suffer the most defects. It's more than just complaint volume as the score also considers the average cost of repairs, the mileage at failure, the age of the vehicle, among other factors.

Bottom line: the higher the score, the more painful it is to own.

Least Reliable Saturn Generations

Saturn generations have an average PainRank™ of 2.77.

RankModelComplaintsScore
34th1st Generation Vue (2002-2007)21413.62
33rd1st Generation Aura (2007-2010)17613.31
32nd2nd Generation Vue (2008-2010)6913.17
31st1st Generation Ion (2003-2007)33012.28
30th1st Generation Outlook (2007-2010)757.85
29th1st Generation LS2 (2000-2000)65.38
28th1st Generation L200 (2001-2003)274
27th1st Generation Astra (2008-2008)72.71
26th2nd Generation SL2 (1997-2000)472.59
25th1st Generation Sky (2007-2010)192.48
24th1st Generation Aura Hybrid (2009-2009)12.42
23rd1st Generation L300 (2001-2005)282.31
22nd3rd Generation SL1 (2001-2002)301.95
21st1st Generation SC1 (1994-1997)151.59
20th3rd Generation SC2 (2001-2002)101.56
19th2nd Generation SC1 (1999-1999)31.53
18th1st Generation Relay (2005-2007)121.49
17th1st Generation SL2 (1991-1996)171.1
16th2nd Generation SC2 (1998-1999)81.08
15th1st Generation SC2 (1993-1997)170.83
14th1st Generation SL1 (1991-1996)200.7
13th1st Generation L100 (2001-2002)80.67
12th1st Generation SC (1992-1995)40.66
11th2nd Generation SL (1997-2000)80.62
10th3rd Generation SC1 (2001-2002)40.53
9th2nd Generation SL1 (1997-1999)80.52
8th3rd Generation SL (2002-2002)20.49
7th1st Generation LW200 (2001-2003)30.46
6th2nd Generation SW1 (1997-1997)30.42
5th3rd Generation SL2 (2001-2002)30.37
4th2nd Generation SW2 (1997-1999)40.36
3rd1st Generation SL (1992-1995)60.3
2nd1st Generation SW2 (1995-1996)20.11
1st1st Generation LW300 (2001-2003)10.08
N/A1st Generation Vue Hybrid (2009-2009)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation SC (2000-2000)0N/A

Have a complaint about your vehicle?

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.