So, This is what I'm getting. Forgive me if I leave anything out. 0-60 in 6.3 secs. Not too impressive, yet better than a GTS. I had the AC replaced 6 times, yet that beats replacing a whole engine and transmission. Not including headlights, belt tensioner, moon roof, possible brake problems, "lift bolts", annoying rattles, etc. Take a road test at 50K in a Saturn. Have you taken a road test in a Celica at 20K or less? The suspension turns into mush. Many magazines and owners have commented about this including myself. If you can't feel it then don't drive it. I'm sure it's even cheaper new than a year or two old Celica.
The Celica is on the way out or past the exit already. Just deal with it or get a car that looks good and wants so badly to compete with the new showing of cars.
Other problems I had with my Saturn, besides the having six different air conditioners (which, for the money spent, would have paid for an engine or two):
1) Moonroof had to be rebuilt (it rusted out; no drainage like that nice tube thingy the Celica has).
2) Alternator was replaced twice.
3) Belt tensioner replaced twice.
OK the suspension held up pretty good, but then again I did replace the struts at about 70K miles anyway. I kept it up really well, did lots of maintenance, etc, but still had a fair number of problems.
I'm not saying I didn't like the old Saturn; it was still a good car overall. I just wouldn't get another one, based on my experience.