Consumers can purchase transmissions compatible with Saturn cars through specialty car parts retailer sites such as TheAutoChannel.com and UNeedAPart.com as well as through auction sites such as eBay.com. Classifieds sites such as Craigslist.org also often contain listings for Saturn transmissions, though availability varies based on region.
A user searching for a Saturn transmission on UNeedAPart.com must begin by selecting the year of Saturn car that needs the transmission, as of March 2015. This takes the user to a page where she can enter more specific information about her model of Saturn in order to find the appropriate transmission. Rather than viewing listings on the site, users submit a request for a specific part that allows a member of the U Need A Part team to contact its network of auto parts recyclers and resellers to locate the right transmission.
Auction site eBay.com functions as a more traditional shopping experience, as it contains unique product listings that contain pictures and descriptions of the items. All listings on the site are sold in either an auction format or a one-time purchase format. The auction method involves the user bidding on the item over a set period of time, while the one-time purchase method lets the user either buy the item immediately or make the seller an offer on the product.