2004 SATURN VUE

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189,885 Miles
55,846
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 189885
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Stuart, FL

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Air Conditioning
Anti-theft
CD / Audio Inputs
Cruise Control
Leather Interior
Power Options
Rear Window Defrost

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Outstanding Service

5
Jeff Salley on 11/09/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Service was fast and efficient. Very good customer service. I love my Fusion and they care about my vehicle too!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 440 reviews

Older but will still get you there

4
Debra Beacham on 10/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

It's been a good car

American cheapness.

3
Andrew Paul on 08/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 26.5

A cheap American car made of cheap plastics. Makes a ton of noise when you drive it. No finess to the suspension at all. The gear box is jerky. But none the less it is a reliable car and it is all because of the 2.2 cylinder V4 HONDA engine in the car. That's right. These GM cars came stock from the Tennessee factory with HONDA engines. A little misleading on GM's part. The car also gets good gas mileage because it is light but because it is so light you get tossed around like a sail in the wind if you are on the highway. The seats also fold down so you get a lot of cargo room if you ever need it.

Sick of it.

3
pete ruc on 11/07/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

I have owned this vue for 7 years and put a 110000 miles on it, it has 165 k now. It runs ok, but I spend a lot of money to keep it on the road. Transmission, 5 speed manual replaced once with a used one 1000, slave cylinder , clutch and shifting linkage replaced once $1000, ac $550, different suspension parts 1000 + and it's still not right, interior falls apart, electrical issues with instrument cluster. Paint just falls off this car on the plastic body panals. Breaks are crap, calipers freeze up ruining rotors. Road noise, leaks from moonroof, and forget about keeping the seats or carpet clean water will stain them. Comfort ? Put a pillow behind your back on long drives or you will be hurting. I wanna get rid of it but it runs still ok, timing chain makes noise on start up but it has been like that for 4 years or so. Parts are cheap to buy but they are cheap quality and don't last. The best thing about this vue is the cargo room and mpg, 21 to 27. I always bought us made cars ford's dodge and lots of gm. Saturn, Pontiacs and chevys and this one cost me the most to own. The resale value sucs, and after putting all that $ in tu it it's not worth to sell it just yet. It was cheap to buy but no pleasure drivin it at all.

Gotta love this car

4.5
yougie12345 on 08/18/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

mom bought this car two years old with 26000 miles on it. it now has 105000 on it and still runs great. since she has given it to me and the only thing i ever have to do with it is put gas in it, and it really does pretty well around town on gas (26ish) since we have owned it she has had to put breaks on it and new tires. thats it :) overall a great car, good job saturn

No Regrets!

4
aircap_aviator on 07/14/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought used over a year ago. Wanted something that got decent gas milage, could haul my big teenage kids and had a manual trans. Vue was about the only thing I could find that fit all three. Gets mid 20's for gas mileage in city / mixed driving. Had 118K when I bought it and at 143K now. Only repairs were new struts in the front right after purchase and two new tires. Overall very happy with the value and what it does for me. Gripes? has new various rattles seemingly every time I get in, interior quality only average, and interior design is very lacking for storage.

Transmission issues

2
horriblecar1 on 07/12/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this car 4 months ago used and now am experiencing issues with it. It was shaking back and fourth.... stop and go traffic was horrifying because I was afraid the rpms were going to drop and the car would shut off. Also the car had extremely poor pick up and when I would come to a stop the car would occasionally not go when I put my foot on the gas and then it would take off and sound like someone hit me from behind. Don't purchase this car better yet just get a bike...

Wonderful SUV

4.9
swatwife on 04/09/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2004 Saturn Vue in 2009. It has been a wonderful vehicle to drive! Always very reliable, roomy, great for hauling and an overall pleasant ride.

Superior Vehicle

4.9
laf5 on 09/21/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my '04 VUE brand new. 7.5 years later with over 150,000 miles on it, I lost it to a large deer in the engine. This vehicle has been incredibly reliable. I've never had to do more than regular maintenance. At 120k I had brakes done (probably could have waited, but I knew it HAD to be coming soon!) and was never completely satisfied with the replacement brakes (squeak). Other than that, oil changes, new wiper blades, tires, air filters, and 100k tune-up. This was my 2nd Saturn and am sad that GM discontinued such a superior line of vehicles - especially now that my VUE has been totaled! I will miss her and worry that I will never find another vehicle as reliable. Bring Saturn back!

1st Saturn and loving it!

4.8
vue5531 on 01/01/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Vue in 2008 and it's 2011 and I have not had a single problem with it. The carfax was clean. Its roomy, zippy, and pretty quiet. Ive read mostly negative reviews about this car and I don't see what their talking about. I must have gotten lucky. The only thing I had to do was replace the brakes.

I've enjoyed my Vue

4
Linda on 11/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been fortunate to own this car. It has never given us any major problems and has always been very reliable. It drives well in rain and snow. Our grown boys always ask to borrow it if the weather is bad (snow or ice) or if they need the space for their friends! Our only issues have been minor.(hazard button broke and radio buttons are wacky). Other then that, the car has been great! My husband has kept it in great shape and my grandson loves being in it!

Love my VUE

4.5
driver on 08/21/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Saturn VUE. This is the second Saturn I've owned. I'm so sad that GM has chosen to end this great car company.

Problem after Problem!

1.4
Jen on 07/31/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my vue in 2007, for a year and a half, I loved it, there wasn't a single issue. Then the one day, dead of winter, in MN, I find myself stranded on the side of the highway.The belt came off, and now to this day, it has happened 5 times.The engine is loud, along with road noise. I always have brake issues. For the last 6 months it has been 1 thing after another. Now that they don't make VUE's anymore, it is worth practically nothing.

So far so good

3.6
Albert on 06/01/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Vue new in 2004 and now have 102,000 miles - almost exclusively highway miles. Overall, I am satisfied with the vehicle. Engine is fantastic - nice power and mileage. I have not had any significant maintenance expenses until recently. My biggest complaint are the brakes - really bad front pulsations that require the rotors to be refinished every 12K miles. Just replaced front stab bar links (very creaky) and right rear wheel bearing/hub assembly - it was producing very loud road noise. I plan on keeping this vehicle as long as I can and so far it has been a nice car. I just wish I knew of a better front brake combination than OEM parts.

Outstanding

4
Lowell on 05/04/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this Vue used w/12,000 miles on ot. It was an executives car. It's made three trips to the southeast from Iowa and never a single problem. We did replace the mud tires with street tires in 06. Being retired we average about 8,000 per year So far we haven't spent a dime on repairs outside normal maintenance. I used Mobil 1 oil and filter exclusively and put a K&N air filter on it. Oil changes once per year. Never burns a drop of oil. My only complaint is that it is noisy inside but we've learned to live with it.

Love it

4.9
nice car on 04/28/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has been a perfect vehicle for hauling around kids. It has been on many long trips. Only problems have been a bad heater core and a cd got stuck in the player. Both repaired under warranty. They require gas with clean additives. (stay away from the cheap stations) If you get ahold of bad gas or don't get the cap on right it will trip the engine light.

piece of JUNK!

2.9
saturnowner on 03/13/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has less than 43,000 miles. It seems every time I turn around something has to be fixed. A/C went out twice, "small leak" in emission control 4 times, power windows stopped working, valve job, sway bars and struts had to be replaced, master cylinder and slave cylinder on clutch had to be replaced. I've spent more on repairs than the car is worth. Pass the word - Saturn is very unreliable. If you have deep pockets and enjoy spending a lot of time with the service department (and being without a car for days at a time for repairs)this might be the car for you. I'll never buy another American car! Not surprised they're going out of business.

Excellent car for the money

4.3
Lynne on 03/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

We drive our Vue regularly in the West Virginia mountains and enjoy the power the Honda engine provides. Gas mileage is great on the road (26 mpg) and good around town (20 mpg). I've had the most trouble with sunroof leaking but keeping the drain lines cleaned out seems to have solved that problem. Replaced right wheel bearing around 35K and the radio and tires just this year. I've really liked this car, the size is perfect. We got the side air bags. I hope to keep it for many more years. It still looks and runs like new.

I love Saturn!

5
Daniel on 03/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic SUV! Best costomer service. This is the second Saturn I have owned (2000 SL1) and I love them. Except for normal wear and tear (tires, brake pads, battery) I have had no issues in the 4 years I have owned it. I bought it with 85000 miles on it and it now has 140000 miles! And still the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Even more than my Toyota Celica. Foreign Shmoreign! Saturn has done a supurb job on quality and always friendly staff! But because I love being able to park it in tight spots without a care in the world with the dent resistant door panels it REALLY disappointed me that they discontinued that on the new models. They need to bring them back!

Hood Latch Cable

4.3
Complaint on 01/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had good service from my Saturn Vue but the Hood Latch Cable is stretched. Which I see has happened to other Vues form 2004 to 2009. There are complaint on the internet. The should be a Recall.

2004 VUE REDLINE: LONG TERM

4.1
RobO on 12/20/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car off the showroom floor in 2004. I commuted with it for 5 years in San Francisco, CA. traffic. I drove it across country in 2009, going up to Seattle, all the way up in the mountains of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and so on across the USA. It currently has 119,000 miles on it, and the only thing that has ever gone wrong with it is the pull cable for the hood release, and the light cluster panel above the driver needed a new switch. This is a reliable, fun to drive car with plenty of room, great performance, versatility and excellent fuel economy. On the cross country trip, fully loaded, with a pod carrier on top of the car, I got an overall 24 miles a gallon.

piece of junk

1.8
burned by saturn on 09/04/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had nothing but problems with this car. Once it was out of the basic new car warranty I had to spend about 30% of the purchase price on repairs. Every time I turned around something else needed to be repaired. I have the extended warranty but as soon as it is out of this warranty I'm dumping it. This is my 3rd Saturn. I've had major problems with all of them. I suppose I just kept hoping a decent car would be built in America. I'd never, ever buy another one. Saturn makes a piece of junk on 4 wheels just waiting to fall apart.

Transmission Troubles

2.9
G. Blake on 07/28/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased a 2004 Saturn Vue used in Oct. 2007 and in July 2009 the Transmission in the car went without any warning signs. I have kept up the maintenance on this vehicle since the purchase date and I am now having trouble with the extended warranty company and the Lease holder in repairing the vehicle.

Not a bad car

3.3
nancy on 06/04/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought new in 2004. Hazard button fell into dash. Not crazy about winter driving performace. Manual transmission is ok. Just replaced front brakes, not bad for 60k. Dash light cluster went, the dealer wants 600. to fix. No way. Hood cable streached out 90. to repair. Had the rear wiper motor replaced under warranty. Weird flapping noise when I come to a stop, dealer said they all do it. This is my second Saturn, probably my last. I will keep it until it dies, then move on. Not totally againt the car, but would like something heavier for winter driving.

It's OK I guess

3
Melinda on 04/25/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

We purchased this car new because of the Honda engine and decent gas mileage for an suv. My biggest complaint in the vue is the brakes. I have 100k miles and have replaced the rear (i believe) brakes 5 times! Pads and rotors! Yet NEVER the front ones (the pads once). The wind noise from the windows drives me crazy. The sun visor is way too small for the size of the windshield. I agree with other owners the engine noise is loud. I have major rust on the hatch/trunk door and the rear driver side door never closes unless you slam it. My kids always complain they cant hear the radio and after sitting back there, they're right, why are the speakers on the floor? No more saturns for me!

Transmission Nightmare

4
Disappointed on 04/24/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Transmission shot at 55,000, just out of warranty. Cost to repair: $5,000 to $6,000. $3,100 left on the loan. Class Action suit over the transmission issues just settled. Too little, too late. Saturn has to "reimburse" for transmission replacement up to 125,000 (original owners), but many complaints from people who have had to replaced the transmission yet again. The settlement is bittersweet, since owners have to front the $5,000-$6,000 and wait for the replacement. The transmission flaw was never addressed so you get the same loser the second/third time. Decided to get away from it and traded for a Honda CR-V yesterday. Do your own research on the transmission.

Bring back the Poly

4.5
Very Happy on 04/21/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue is a practical utility vehicle that provides much comfort and fuel efficiency. I traded a civic for it as I needed more room for the weekend projects. My kids love it and it has a great ride. The 2.2 liter-4-cylinder motor provides enough power and cruise stays locked on regardless of the hills. I average 25mpg with mixed driving and don't notice the road noise mentioned by a previous review. It is likely the noise from the previous review is due to the tires.

Great value and performance!

3.6
jthanan on 04/02/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the VUE for its utility and it hasn't let me down. With the back seats and front passenger seat folded down I can haul the equipment for my entire band! Have had the truck for almost a year and put about 20K miles on it and haven't had a single problem. Has made multiple trips Wisconsin-South Florida with no problems. Averages about 20mpg in the city and around 25-26mpg highway. The VUE is also great for towing, I pull a 1500 pound fishing boat with it and the VUE takes it all in stride.

No more American Cars for me

2
Juan Ontiveros on 03/13/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car because my wife thought it will be a good car for us. I bought it with 40000 miles and it has been problem after problem O2 sensors changed both front and back, muffler under warranty was changed now I have to change the thermostat this car only has now 75000 thousand miles and I dont want it anymore and we promised ourselves we will never buy an American car anymore only Toyota or Honda.

Stalling Problems

3.1
Jodi on 01/07/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

When we first bought our VUE I thought it was a really nice vehicle for a great price. However, I would never buy another one. Shortly after we bought it, it started having acceleration problem. There were times I was pulling from a residential street onto the highway and it sputtered and stopped--as another person said--very dangerous!!! I took it to the Saturn shop 5 times for this same problem and they said each time they could not find anything wrong! When I said "there has to be" the mgr was rude and said "we can't have someone drive your car around all day to find out"! Also, hazard light fell into dash. VUE is good in many ways, but not the important ones!

Review of my first real car

5
20yrold on 01/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Saturn in 2008 and was a little worried from all the stories that I have heard. But to my relief none of them were true. I have had my car for almost a year and I have no no complaints. The only work that I have had to do was replace the front left wheel bearing, but i bought the car like that so I know what I was getting into. I love the way it rides and the way it feels like a small car when its not. My only complaint is that the dash is a little hard to dismantle when trying to put in a cd player, I lost 2 screws that I recovered and the hazard light button, and have no clue where it went, and no clue where to get another one.

2004 Saturn Vue 4cyl

2.3
Phil on 10/26/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

Very poor design, cheap cheap cheap! Bad acceleration, paint chips off dash/radio covering, Break problems, premature tire wear, steering column issues, and CD player issues.

Good for the Money!

3.8
FatherOfThree on 10/24/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice size for kids. Good performance & reliabilty with the Honda V6. Handling is so so and interior dash is not much to look at (very plasticly) Overall, a good value.

2004 Saturn Vue

2.5
Disappointed on 08/01/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

This is my first Saturn. Bought it 1 year ago when it had about 83,000 KM. It now has 90,000 KM. It has always had a noisy engine. Recently the check engine light came on and I brought it to the shop. A wheel bearing was shot - had to be replaced. Cost $300. Then it started making a strange noise and jerking when I drove. Back to the shop. The transmission is shot. They researched the vehicle's history and found out it has already had the transmission replaced at 80,000 KM, and this will be its second transmission replacement. It was going to cost $6,000 for a new transmission, luckily the dealership agreed to pay for it, even though we had no extended warranty on the Vue.

No More Saturn

1.9
Sour Saturn Owner on 07/11/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

This is my second Saturn and the last. The car has been nothing but funky off the wall problems since it was six months old. Fortunately I followed my gut instinct and bought extended warranty that will be up in two months just in time to unload the Vue for my new 09 Honda. Saturn started out with a good product that has went horribly wrong and for the record I will not buy American made vehicle ever again.

Great Drivetrain, So So Everything Else!

3.9
D Buck on 07/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We came for the Honda V6 and no haggle pricing. We got a decent CUV for $19,700 out the door and headed straight to the shop for a GPS and leather seats. A/C died 3 times until they finally replaced the leaky compressor. Brake rotors rusted on the inboard side. Ignition switch is shot. Keys falls out. Suspension squeaks when it shouldn't. I work on cars for a hobby/profession so we'll keep her around but be prepared for those unexpected trim and other weak systems like the suspension design to chase your nickels and dimes. I'd still buy the car all over again! All cars have their issues!

Exceptional value

4.5
soccerdad on 06/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased this used car while looking for a used minivan and just could not bring ourselves to admit we were in that stage of our life. So, Saturn Vue to the rescue. We really like this car and with the addition of the best tires we coud get, this car has met all of our needs. It drives great and compares nicely to minivans. The 3.5L V6 is very impressive and does good at the pump for an SUV. 20 to 24 in mixed driving. got 28 once on a long interstate only trip. Hit a deer once and was very happy my famly was in this car. Damage was one headlight to replace. What a relief! Safety and value. Seems to perform better than SUVs and minivans in its price range, without giving up much.

The Vue is good, the noise is too loud

3.5
spcljac on 06/24/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Vue brand new in 2004. The reliablity is good. The rear motor on the back window is going, the mileage is great 22 in the city and 27- 28 on the highway. The comfort level is good. The problem is the road noise is terrible. Even with all the windows up you can hear all the road noise, it is deafening.

I must be lucky

3.8
Slick on 04/23/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I was surprised to read so many negative reviews about the Vue both from owners and the press. Bought new (w/ heavy incentives) for <$20k & owned for 4 years. No service issues at all, other than rear suspension recall. I avg. 20 mpg city & 26-28 mpg hwy. Pros: crisp exterior styling, 17" wheels, roomy/comfortable interior, agile handling, excellent power, dent- resistant polymer panels, great fuel economy, buttery-smooth Honda engine/transmission Cons: cheap-looking interior, wind/road noise, sometimes bouncy ride, a few squeaks & rattles, lots of nooks & crannies make washing a pain All in all, it's been a great car nimble yet roomy, fun-to-drive, and economical.

Happy to be rid of it

3.6
finally free on 04/22/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

At 32K the transmission went. Are you kidding me? I was initally worried about the strenght of the 4cyl as I do a lot of on and off highway driving. I was assured that I wouldnt notice the difference from the V6. I was wrong. More often than not the car would stop as I was pulling out on the hw....not very safe. Very disappointing for the amount you pay and the fact that this car depreciates at an unreasonable rate.

Love Mine

4
Vue This on 04/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a 3 time Saturn owner. I bought our 04 Vue new now we have 67k and just turning 4 yrs with it. Had the recall, I follow the service intervals and only have the dealer do the work. Zero dealer problems & pull a 2500# 19' boat multiple times up and over our mountains in Utah and Wyo.When I pass people pulling the boat they look at the car like what the hell. Replaced the tires at 50k brakes are starting to wear and shocks are getting bouncy MPG is great and I will eat most all comers with the preformance of the 250 HP I am 6'6" and the seats could use some better support and the fabric is wearing I wish the Vue was just a little bigger my 16 & 10 year old need more room in the back.

Good ride except for brakes

3.8
anita king on 03/19/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I was so excited to get my 2004 Saturn Vue in December of 2007. Here it is March and now all of a sudden at the beginning of March I start having problems with the brakes. I couldn't buy an extended warrenty because I don't have the extra cash. I talk with a service manager and he told me to bring it in it would cost 85 dollars since my warranty was over by 3 days and 338 miles. But you are in such a hype to get a car you need that all you want to do is just get the car. I was at the gas station and heard this lady talking about her car with the same problems.

Last GM junk that I buy

2.9
Greg R. Hess on 03/14/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased this nice looking suv with high hopes. Only to be disappointed once again by GM. This will be the last time I get burned by them. I have replaced a front left hub-wheel bearing that cost $455 and ever since 48,000 miles there has been a rumbling noise from under the hood and under neath the center of the suv. The dealership mechanic say's that there are nothing mechanical to explain these noises! So I guess I have to be satisfied with paying $30,000 and having a problematic car. Unbelieveable! The big three wonder why the public is switching over to imports. They have lousy warranties, until of late but I bet there's a lot of red tape one goes through to have anything done!

Honda Engine great, Rest of car JUNK!!

2.5
rugby209 on 03/11/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had 3 Saturns, this one being the most recent and this will be the last time I buy Saturns again. I originally looked at the reviews and everyone said it was a great SUV with a Honda engine and transmission. The reviews were right about the transmission and engine but everything else is flawed. It's been in the shop 11 times since we've owned it. Steering column broke, left front ABS sensor broke, when it's cold out it makes horrible grinding noise when you hit bumps (which the dealer said was normal), hazard light fell into dash etc, etc. I should have bought a REAL Honda.

I just bought a second VUE Redline

4.6
fuzzyfacegang on 12/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After my wife was injured in an accident (totalling a 2003 Toyota Corolla S) I did my research for 5 star crash ratings. I eliminated everything that did not rate 5 stars. We drove up from Atlanta to Spartenberg, SC two days before Christmas ans bought "Chili Pepper". My wife loves it. She loves the pep of the 250 HP engine, as well as everything about it. The Vue had a 5 star rating front and side impact. (This side impact rating was without the side airbags.) We picked a chili pepper red one with cloth interior (No leather products) We also got the side airbags. Saturn VUE isn't the interiof for the snooty but is a clean simple interior. We've had Porches,MB,Vettes, BMW's but Saturn now!!

2004 Saturn Vue Next Problem Come on Dwn

2.6
Philip Wardlow on 11/25/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my Saturn brand new with 16 miles on the odometer. After that is was all downhill, first the they had a recall on the back suspenstion, then the CD player didn't work right (even after servicing and replacing it with a new one, ignition module went bad, then oxygen sensor, then control coil on ignition module, then ignition module AGAIN, then motor on rear wiper, hazard light button fell into the dash board, the front struts, then right axle problem. Now guess what just happened this week the engine light came on. Then I starte losing acceleration a little. I've done regular oil changes, air filter changs, fuel injector cleanings & maintenance. It's a piece of crap. Don't buy a VUE

CRV Killer

4.4
bobl on 11/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Having worked at Honda dealers for 18 years, when I decided to buy an SUV I naturally looked at the CRV and Pilot. The Pilot was too expensive and bigger than what I wanted and the CRV seemed underpowered to me. I looked at Nissan and Toyota but didn't find anything that was comfortable, reasonably priced and had some power. I read that the Saturn vue V6 was powered by a Honda 3.5 liter engine which I was familiar with as it is the same engine in the Odessy and Pilot. It only took one test drive for me to fall in love with this SUV. I have been driving mine now for over four years and just love it. I am a large guy and I am very comfortable on short or long drives.

Vue Review 4U

4.4
Fall04Vue on 09/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Got an awesome deal on the Vue! Was dealer driven and bought it w/4000 miles and received all the new car discounts plus the extended 100,000 mile warranty. Have had to take it for minor parts repaired that were covered under the warranty. Previous vehicle was a S10 Blazer. Honda engine and 6 cyclinder has good get up & go. Drives great in MN winters. Plenty of room to cart around others and equipment.

Fantastic Car

4.8
popcorn on 08/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased this for our daughter. We were a little concerned with a 4 cyl wondering if it had enough power. The dealer told us it had ample power and it certainly does. This has been the perfect car 5 Star Crash Rating,Inexpensive to insure, ABS brakes and all wheel drive. We love it.

VUE holding up OK

3.9
relantel on 06/05/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The 2004 VUE has held up well over the 3+ years we have had it. (69k on it in 39 months) No major complaints other than Saturn reneging on a warranty repair to the radio (it would not keep time) earlier this year. The '04 has a Honda engine - about the only reason we haven't traded it in given our other difficulties with Saturn of late. Rear seat legroom is a bit cramped in the VUE. The audio system (6-disc in-dash changer) is a good one, and the original tires held up a full 60k before being replaced. It could use more than the front airbags, and the rear drum brakes, even though ABS, are a drawback as well.

Saturn has lost its touch

3.3
n8woods on 05/29/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

We've owned 3 Saturns (years 1994- 2000), which have all have been very reliable. However, the VUE is definitely not. Gas mileage is decent (avg 25mpg) but mechanically speaking, we have had nothing but problems. The warranty only covers up to 36K miles for a reason: because at 40K miles, everything breaks! The ignition switch and muffler needed replacing at 39K miles and now the clutch and hydraulic well are corroded at 42K miles. Just within the last year, we've had to put nearly $1,000 into this car. With a little research, we found they changed the style in 2004 so most repairs must be done by a Saturn/GM dealership. Sneaky, sneaky! No more Saturns for us.

Love it

4.6
Dan on 03/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been well pleased with my VUE. It does everything I wanted it to do. It tows my camper with no problems. Plenty of power. It is comfortable to drive and to ride in (and I've done both). I have had no troubles with it at all (none, nada, zilch). After three years, I still get compliments on the looks and ride. Just today I had four men as passengers and they all fit easily.

2004 VUE Redline

4.4
zsbrown22 on 02/28/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought it a couple months ago and really liked the styling before I drove it. When I took it out for the first drive I was surprise at the "heaviness" of the vehicle. It was a lot more substantial than I thought it would be and I was pleasantly surprised. Even my buddies, who are pretty harsh critics (the know-it-all type when it comes to cars), really like my ride. Gas mileage is a great surprise for an SUV - I get about 23/gln just in everyday driving (my buddies Xterra only gets about 15).

Our Redline

4.6
delrob on 01/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice car with great handling and performance. Good looking car with redline package and owner installed spoilers (front hood, sunroof and tailgate).

If you plan to buy one, take mine please!

2.5
addicted2mickey on 12/22/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I've owned my VUE for 14 months and plan to get rid of her ASAP. I've been a loyal Saturn owner for 10 years but I think that's coming to its end. Read other owners' reviews and you'll see this model is plagued with problems beyond 40,000 miles (conveniently just after the warranty expires). The high ratings and good reviews are mainly before the 40,000 mile mark. The vinyl on the dashboard has been flaking and currently she is just sitting in my parking spot undrivable. It started as an occasional thumping under the hood and has progressed to a blinking check engine light and no acceleration. No one knows what's wrong. Parts and labor are extremely expensive for a Saturn. Buy something else.

No problems with our VUE

4.1
no problems here on 12/16/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased new in 5-04. Purchased the 5-spd for the great gas mileage. Perhaps I just picked a good one, but we haven't really had any problems. I did have a solenoid go out in the first 10k, but everything's been great since then. It's an inexpensive car, not a BMW, and for the price it's been great. I purchased the seat cleaning option since I have young kids. My car looks new inside and out at 42k and runs great, too!

Happy about my VUE

4.6
mary on 12/06/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've enjoyed my VUE very much. No problems at all with its performance. The only thing that can be bothersome is the blind spots in the front frame around windshield. I purchased an extended warrenty up to 100,000 miles just in case it's needed. The stereo is great. I've been pulled over by the police to turn it down and I'll turn it back up because I just can't help it! So far, best car I've ever owned!

Think twice before you buy.

3.3
L. Sheldon on 12/04/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

In a nutshell, the vehicle has been self destructing from the moment I drove it off the lot. So far with 44k on it, I've had to replace the following: Muffler, brake caliper pin & bracket strut mount, rear wheel, clutch, rear differential module, entire rear end assy, fuel sending unit, both mirrors, arm rest, windshield wiper jets, drivers heated seat switch, rear window glass, rear hatch lock assy, rear lateral link (recall), front hub/bearing assy. If something didn't break every few weeks, I'd say it's a great vehicle, but with over $7,000 in repairs done in a little over two years, you be the judge.

Quality Powertrain vs Junky Parts

3.4
Carl St. Henry on 11/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

I really liked the matched Honda engine,transmission, and rear axle that came with my 2004 VUE. Had many quality issues. Rear wiper motor. Front headlight assembly. Remote keyless entry. Instrument cluster RPM guage lights on half went out. Dealer wanted over $200.00 to just look at the problem. Rear suspension recall. Front wheel bearing had to be replaced The car is very peppy and drives well.

VUE review

2.8
MichEE on 10/30/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Nice thought to lure with the Honda engine and tranny. Too bad the rest of the vehicle is so poorly constructed. Issues with front end suspension components, rear end drive components and electronic interface (BCM and ECM). It is too small for 4 people and luggage. Small for a +6ft driver. The 250HP V-6 is really peppy but at 40,000 miles and +20 trips to the dealer under waranty this vehicle is history!

Very Disappointed

3
Big D on 10/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

This car has potential, but Saturn's execution is very disappointing. I got the service record from the previous owner when I bought the car - 21 complaints, some major. Then in the past 6 months I have had to replace or repair the radio, trim pieces, wheel bearings, the list goes on and on. It has such potential, but Saturn just does not deliver.

Problems Problems

1.1
Hugh on 10/24/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this VUE in 2004. It has too many problems to list. VUE was purchased with a 6 year 60,000 mile warrenty and was maintained every 3000 miles by the dealer. A short list of problems include: Fuel guage accuracy, suspension links replaced, noises in stero speakers, noises behind speedometer, security system failure causing failure to start, clutch failure won't shift into first gear in cold weather. With 1.9% interest rate I'm still upside down. Do not ever buy a Saturn.

Saturn VUE V6 Amazing value

5
poliva on 09/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What drew me to Saturn originally and made me come back is the amazing quality and consistency of customer service. The few times I have had any issues, I have had them resolved quickly and cordially, and this is true regardless of dealership. This, combined with the terrific styling, size, power, fuel consumption and price of this vehicle make me a head-over- heels happy owner. The only thing that is slightly below-par is the quality of interior items. The fit and finish as the car reviewers would call it. There is a lot of lightweight plastic in the interior. I'm sure the amount of plastic helps lower the price, and raise the fuel economy and performance (due to lighter weight).

My "tall" car is not too bad

3.8
Wernowhere on 08/22/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I've have owned a FWD 4 cyl 5 speed Vue for a little over 2 years It's basically a "tall" car. To be honest, I went into my search looking for a CR-V or a RAV4. After looking at the competition, I settled on the VUE. Mostly a value decision. It was just a lot of vehicle for the money. I was concerned about realibility, but it's been a good car to me so far. 38K and no real issues. EPA was 24 city/29 highway. I don't get that, but I do get about 22 around town and 26 -27 on the highway. I've heard bad things about the 4WD and the CVT. I'd probably avoid those but my FWD manual has been a good car.

Paul's Review

3.9
Paul on 07/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Owned for 2 yrs, purchased as demo with 9000 miles. The AWD 4 cyl is underpowered, mpg approx 22. Engine strains to maintain speed with cruise control. Car is noisy and has intermittent rattle under rear, warranty replacement of rear drive modules solved problem for a few thousand miles - but rattle is back and dealer can not find cause. Do not like blind spots due to front A pillars. Overall, the car dirves fairly well and has good room for family of four. Luggage carrier on top is easily handeled. Instrument cluster is nicely arranged but climate control buttons are too small. Now have 46,000 miles on car, not sure if VTI transmission will hold up over the long run.

Best I ever bought!

4.8
Linnea on 07/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from a Dodge Caravan to a Saturn SL in 2000, thought I'd died and gone to heaven! When that lease was up, I needed something larger for my family so I invested in the VUE. It may not have the best mileage (it is a mini-SUV you know)but it's Way better than the Caravan I had and I haven't had a single problem with it since I bought it in 2004! I really didn't think I would like an automatic transmission but it drives almost like a 5 speed and gets me everywhere I need to go at economy prices. Don't change your product Saturn, we have a winner here.

Still Impressed

5
Still Impressed on 07/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Saturn in '04 after trading in our Saturn L200 after our son was born. We needed the extra room and right away we knew we'd made the right decision. We have hauled a fish pond with complete accesories, 2x4's, pipes, cabinets, my grandfather clock, not to mention the trips to the grocery! It's been amazing that we can all four fit in the vehicle along with our purchases and still be comfortable. We also took this vehicle on a road trip recently and were amazed at the 30+ miles to the gallon highway. We've had no issues with faulty equipment and so far have yet to have a complaint with the truck other than louder than normal road noise when traveling on the interstate.

I'd rather be driving an import

1.1
Dissatisfied on 07/12/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Very poorly built car. I have had the vehicle less then 2 years it has been in for service at least a dozen times. I've actually lost count. Engine problems, buttons that fall into the dash, doors that wont open, CD player stops working, switches that get stuck, etc. I'm afraid of going on long trips in fear it will leave me stranded. The seats have little support and the rear seats are too low. The front a-pillars are too wide and create large blind spots. Lots of interior road noise. Loud interior vibrations created when the A/C fan is operating. Hard to locate the passenger front and rear window switches when driving without averting attention away from the road.

SaturnVue

5
DON on 07/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this vehicle for two years and it has been a very pleasant experience. I highly reccommend this vehicle to everyone and will probably buy another just like it in two or three more years. I have talked to several friends who own a Saturn VUE and they all like it very much and plan on buying another VUE when they get ready to trade.

GMAC

4.3
Michael Bodin on 06/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Vehicle provides great deal of comfort, safety, and power. Handles well. Very smooth on the highway. One car owner and is in excellent condition. Air cond. CD player and FM/AM stereo with double tuning capacity. Cell phone hook-ups in the front and rear. Can attach a double or triple DVD player for the children. Does use regular unleaded with 22 miles per gallon on the highway. Has a Honda V6 size engine with a lot of power. A good family car. Tinted windows with a sun/moon roof. Good storage space in the cargo area. Provides grocery racks to secure your groceries while driving. Spare tire is located under cargo area so does not stick out the rear door. I love this SUV.

Won't hold up

2.6
JP on 06/24/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This vehicle will be great as long as you have warranty coverage left, but that isn't very long. There is no extended powertrain coverage and the major system problems start at about 45,000 miles. In less than 50,000 miles, the entire hydraulic system for the clutch went out ($1,500) and parts are increadibly tough to get. It took almost a week to get repaired even though the work only took a day after the dealership got the parts in.

Best vehicle I have owned so far

4.9
Lisa on 06/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my VUE! I bought it used but it only had 14000 miles on it and it still had that new car smell. It put my Jeep to shame with its horsepower. My Jeep might have had more bells and whistles such as power seats and windows, but I gladly gave that up for the smooth ride I have with my VUE. I did hear some rattles on the front end but it was my right strut and the dealer fixed it right away. I will buy a Saturn from now on. Even my 19 year old [ a sports car nut] loves it.

VUEto economy

4.5
Saturn Vue on 05/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the VUE AWS 3.5 which has the Honda motor and also the Honda Auto Transmission. I also pull a Jayco tent trailer and on oru last trip from California up to Montana and Idaho (mostly hills) I got an average of 20 miles per gallon pulling the trailer with it On normal commuting mostly stop and go I average around 21mpg The vehicle as plenty of power with 250 hp and accleration is very smooth as is the ride compared to mostt SUV vehicles. Handling is pretty good and stable, and the VUE is easy to get in and out of. Saturn really thought this one out and really did a good job with

Rain or shine, the VUE's just fine!

4.4
Pete on 05/08/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great vehicle. Simple, fun and easy to drive. Composite panels are a great feature. Too bad it's going away. As I watch my mpg's closely (rep on the road), I'm averaging 26 mpg overall and just a tick under 30 mpg driving the speed limit. It's a little noisy but I think it adds to the experience with the power sunroof open. I honestly can't imagine a better value for the dollar.

Great Car!

4.9
Tom McCullough on 05/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the Electric Lime VUE Redline. We had looked for months for this color. The car is fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. Our car is a pleasure to drive. Handles well on the highway and has plenty of pick up with the V6 AWD. We have never been so satisfied with a car and have hand many offers from people to buy it from us.

Really good car!

4.9
Gayland on 04/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My daughter, who lives in Austin,Texas, bought a new VUE and we were introduced to it in this way when she came to see us in Dallas. Test drove a new one after she left and was really impressed with the car. Looked at several other cars/SUV's and went back to the Saturn and wrote him a check for the VUE that we wanted and have just been very pleased with it. Period!

VUE Redline

4.9
dap on 04/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very powerful SUV, fun to drive and looks sharp. Young people love the looks. Surprisingly excellent gas mileage, better than listed, I am getting about 24 city and 28 highway.

Just Average

3.3
BC on 04/17/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Not much to look at inside and out. The seats are aveage in comfort. It is an A to B vehicle. Average is the best discription of this SUV.

Happy VUE Owner

4.5
JEK on 04/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Finally I have a car that is like an SUV but doesn't drink gas like an SUV. Handles is all weather (I travel for work and drive in bad weather summer and winter.)I feel safe in my VUE no matter what. I never had a problem except for the one recall item which was taken care of by the dealership with no problem. In fact I just bought another VUE, a 2006, and I'm sure this one will perform just as well.

Perfect RV companion

4.8
RVnut on 04/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has been flawless from day one. The only trips back to the dealer have been for oil changes. Great ride, very comfortable, very practical. Great transportation for 4 people. Easy to get in and out of, you do not sit on the ground or have to climb up. Towes 4- wheels down like a dream.

I hate my Saturn VUE!

2
Rachel Pena on 04/06/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

I have been in and out of the Saturn dealerships for service, and have been in touch with the corporate office numerous times to make complaints. My SUV isn't even two years old yet and is falling apart! I am not hard on my car and do not feel that it is normal for a vehicle to fall apart like this VUE has. The plastic that it is made of is a poor quality. The door panel falls off with temperature changes. The center console falls out of place. The doors shift. The service dept at dealer level and at corp level say that this is what the warranty is for, but I feel that I should not have to take my time to bring it in for warranty work on a monthly basis. They do not stand behind the product

Surprisingly Fun

3.9
Lawrence Banks on 03/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Our first SUV, the VUE V-6 has more pep and agility than our previous larger car. The exterior fit 'n finish continues to make it look show-room new without much upkeep. Didn't use the rear fold-up parcel-carrying feature at first but now find it very useful in carrying grocieries without them spilling around when driving. Wish the front and rear seats were a little more comfortable. After two years and 20,000 miles vehicle stills looks like new and has never needed any dealer repair or adjustments..

Could be a lot better

2.8
Lyle Hamm on 02/26/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I have owned this car since Oct. 03 and have had it recalled several times - the drive shaft had to be removed and balanced, plus several other problems, it seems that the car is ALWAYS needing something done to it -- it is a poor ride (you feel EVERY BUMP) needless to say I would never buy another one.

I Love It!

5
Shugee on 02/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

They should make all cars as good as the Saturn. It gets excellent mileage, is comfortable on the road, and you can not beat the customer service. Recently I was involved in an incident on the road. A large bar had fallen off a truck in the dark and I hit it. I called the road side assistance, and they were wonderful. It was late at night, in the middle of nowhere, and they had a tow truck there in 30 minutes, got us safely to a motel,and had the repairs done quickly. I might add, everyone I told this story too said they were amazed the car didn't flip, or sustain serious damage. It doesn't surprise ME because I know how well Saturns are build. I will ALWAYS own a Saturn.

Can't beat it for the price!

4.1
DaddyO on 01/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for cheap but dependable. QVC had a special no obligation coupon for $1,000 off any Saturn, + April was truck month + another special = a very good deal on a 4 cyl, maual, with CD, powr moon roof, power windows, and ABS. My insurance went down! Would have loved a manual but with 6 cyl, but I also like the great mileage. I'll live. A great buy for the money, no complaints, I can even fit 8' long boards in the car and close the back!

Very nice vehicle

4.5
Ron on 01/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Saturn and I have had very good luck with both of them. Nothing fancy but comfortable, reliable and economical. The VUE handles very well and can be towed on all fours behind an RV with the Honda engine. I would buy another without hesitation.

"I Lo VUE"

4.6
docv on 01/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my VUE.... we had the 2002 and it was noisy so when I saw the Honda v6 plus the extras we didn't ge the first time around I traded in and got this one. Went to Fla. after the hurricanes and enjoyed the ride , until I saw the house ( uhhh ). We're looking at the ION for my wife now.... Had 4 Saturns so far . God bless the USA

Saturn

4.6
Arnie Mjelde on 01/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle. Trouble free, very comfortable. Is used as a "Toad" for my motorhome. Tows very well. Great value for the money. We also generally drive with 4 people, and all are comfortable. Lots of room for my 6'3" frame. I have "sold" many to my RV-ing friends.

I love my VUE

4.3
Derek L. on 12/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my VUE brand new in 2003, and I have been more than pleased with it ever since. The interior is very comfortable. The leather seats are soft but firm. The interior space is great, instrument panel and gauges arranged almost perfectly. The factory sound system is amazing, and the overall ride is very good. This was a great choice, and I am considering getting another one.

FunDrive

4.5
Hurryup on 12/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the V6 FWD for about 38,000 miles and it continues to awe me with pick-up and highway comfort. The 17 inch wheels and tires create some low speed rumbles but they more than compensate on road trips. The finish in and out still looks new and the impression when clean is an impressive appearance. The recent shift I made from driving 30,000 miles a year to 10,000 showed poorer mileage in stop and go. The 6 likes to be run long trips to reach the 24-28 mpg I get on 60+ mile 75+ MPH trips. Overall I have been extremely pleased with the VUE.

Visability problem

3.6
1st Time Saturn buye on 10/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The front pillar posts are too wide making blind spots when turning. Rear visablity isn't as good as my Caravan or Forrester. My right leg rubs against the center console. The Vue V6 has great pick up, but I expected better gas mileage. It has much more back seat room than the Forrester. The optional floor mats are great in lousey weather. I don't like the self- dimming rear view mirror; it doesn't darken fast enough. Only the dealer can provide an oil change? Come on!

Great small SUV

4.6
Adrian on 09/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I must say that I held off writing this review until the first year was over. This is a fun car to drive, and who would of thought a manual shift SUV would be fun? The entry level front seats for a long drive are not the greatest, so upgrade if you can. The sound system is very poor and should of never been in a modern vehicle. Other that that the car is laid out very well and I would recommend this SUV. A great every day car for those with a budget.

What is with all the noise!

3.5
c. robinson on 09/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Our Saturn VUE is a good but not a great car. Mileage on highway runs 34 mpg. Engine performance is excellent. Draw backs: Interior is cheap for the money. This is one of the noisiest cars I have ever driven. Have had it at the dealership 2 times, and still has problems. Sounds as though a train is coming in the drivers door. My 2002 F250 diesel Ford is much quieter than this car. And the resale value is horrible. Purchase a car for $24,000 and drive one year and get offered $12,800 for a trade on a new 2005 Vue. This tells me what Saturn thinks of there vehicle. Would not have purchased this car if I knew what it would be worth after a year of driving.

Nice SUV

4.6
chuck on 09/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The VUE is not as fast as the Lincoln Mark VIII and not as comfortable as the Grand Marquis but the gas mileage is a lot better (24 - 26) With the back seat down I moved a lot of things like a weight bench, a desk, dish washer things that I couldn't move before. Easy to get in and out of, and I still sit higher. so far I have 25000 miles on it and I never had a problems with it and I don't baby it.

Great SUV for the price

4.8
ynot on 09/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned this SUV for 15 months. The power and performance is awesome. For what you get for the price, it can't be beat.

Minus the Rattles...a Good Vehicle

3.9
Vue Driver on 08/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought this car late in 2003 and have 31k miles on it. I love the powerful engine. It was a real selling point for me. I also love all the options the car has for the price. The AWD is AWESOME in snowy weather. If it didn't make so many weird noises, I wouldn't have anything to complain about.

3.5 L. Saturn VUE - Great Vehicle

4.8
jamfp on 08/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun to drive vehicle with lots of power and storage room. The Saturn buying experience and service have been nice compared with experiences I've had in the past. I have had previous vehicles ranging from a sports car to a station wagon. This one is my favorite.

Not good

3
scatter on 07/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

A fast little SUV for the expressway. I bought this VUE for the Honda engine that does exactly what its supposed to do for power and economy. Thats where the fun ends with the Saturn. The VUE is definitely inferior to any import I've owned for build quality . I am shocked at what a noisy rattle trap this VUE is. My VUE is becoming a regular at the service department for weird problems. I'm surprised that GM is making a cheap rattle trap like this. I am sorry i didnt buy a "real" Honda. This car is a crackerbox. The road noise inside the car is disgusting at highway speeds.

Performance

3.8
Ben Zollo on 06/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

With three trips to Florida from Connecticut, I found the Saturn My VUE (Red Line) turned heads. I found the seats comfortable on long drives. Found the steering to be somewhat scary at high speeds and on rough roads. I feel that the VUE could use an overdrive function for long trips. No heated seats or heated mirrors was a disapointment when you consider that it is an SUV to be used in in the North country in snow. Why else would you want an AWD? I did not like the stock radio and replaced it with a real good after market one, but found the speakers to be sub standard. They too, had to be replaced. Overall, not too bad an SUV.

After six months

4.9
Careful on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After six months of mixed highway and city driving, we have come to appreciate this vehicle tremendously. Lots of room and flexibility for hauling stuff or people. Unusually high gas mileage for this type of vehicle -- averaging now about 24 mpg in mixed driving for us. (Started out much lower for the same type of driving -- have a little patience.)

2004 Saturn VUE Redline

5
HeyTodd on 03/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a wonderful vehicle - It has plenty of room for the whole family, and more than enough horsepower to get us where we're going.

2004 Red Line

4.6
superbowlmom on 02/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive, very sporty looking I get lots of looks from people wondering what my black Vue Red Line is. They are surprsed when I tell them its a Saturn.

2004 Redline

4.4
Paul on 01/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We switched from a 2003 Nissan Murano to the 2004 Vue. Many ask why? True the Murano styling is gorgeous, yes the standard Nissan features are impresive, and more luxurious, but dollar for dollar, the Vue offers significant improvements in performance, gas mileage, and handling. While the Vue is more conservatively styled, I purchased a Redline edition that was a dealer demo - loaded with the exception of the DVD player and onstar, the dealer installed an interior trim package that is colour matched to the exterior - electric lime. This SUV stands out.

Outstanding!

5
DS in TC on 01/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With the 250hp V-6 Honda engine and transmission, this is an outstanding vehicle. I didn't want a huge gas-gussling SUV and this fit the bill. Although it's still new [less than 2000 miles], I've already come to appreciate many of it's features. Towing capacity to tow my sailboat, dent-proof side panels, and a smooth, quiet, powerful engine makes this a real value in a crowded market. Get it.. you'll love it!

Great Vue

5
Phil on 01/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle blends performance, style, and great gas mileage. We easily exceed EPA mpg figures with 'realistic' driving patterns. This car is great for long distance trips, and is the most comfortable and enjoyable-to-drive vehicle I have owned to date.

The Honda engine is great

5
Jim on 01/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like the way my VUE accelerates. The 250hp V6 Honda engine makes it by far the best Saturn I've owned (the VUE is my third Saturn). It's exactly what I wanted: nice styling, great pick-up when you step on the gas, and a good value. Oh yeah, smooth ride too.

Good Buy

4.5
Kiddo on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this vehicle for about a month now. It is the second SUV I've owned and I love it. It has a sharp smooth look to it. Has a powerful engine and a comfortable inerior. We've just been hit with blizzard conditions in Ohio and I have to say this vehicle handles snow better than my very offroad worthy 96' Rodeo. I don;t think I noticed it losing traction once while driving around friends and family with less road worthy vehicles.

Very Happy Vue Owner

5
dwweiss on 12/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drove from Little Rock to Virginia the day that I bought the vehicle. The first trip was a total of 1950 miles at a average MPG of 25.5. A steady delight on the highway. Since then have mainly had commute and 'round town experience. Just as pleased with local driving. Now have around 3000 miles on the odo. V6 is peppy, smooth, quiet. Smooth shifting 5speed automatic. In town mileage has been between 15 and 18 MPG. Recently had snow/ice - was able to go where others slid. I am very pleased with this purchase.

My 2nd VUE

3.1
Mike on 12/17/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I had a 02 VUE that was in the shop on once a month on average for the 2 yrs I owned it. I traded it for the '04 thinking I would get the best break on a trade and hoping Saturn had improved the build quality. I was mistaken. I have had the 4 cyl. ecotec engines with the 5 speed manual tranny. It is one of the easiest manuals I have driven in 25 yrs. The engine has plenty of pep if you're not afraid to rev it up. But at 70mph it revs around 3200 which is not optimal for mileage. Problems: window leaks, sunroof broke, engine leaks, Air conditioning replaced (3X), Cruise kept sticking in ON position (4X) Front suspension arms replaced (2X) Other misc. problems Can't wait til I can trade in on an import

Very Good so far

5
Stan on 12/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded off our 1998 Chevrolet Blazer for this new Vue. The Vue handles far better on the icy roads than the Blazer ever did. The zip that the Vue has also far exceeds that of the Blazer. Shortly after getting our view we took a long trip. The Vue was extremely comfortable and pleasant to drive the entire trip. The Vue climbed hills like they were not even hills and we went for a scenic drive into the mountains to test it too. We wish the glass panel on the rear opened like the Blazers did, as that made getting into that area much easier. That is the only drawback so far.

Fast and Fun

4.8
PADriver on 12/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This VUE has some very good acceleration. From the get go it will knock your socks off. Going up the hills and mountains in westren PA are a breeze. Great engine and transmission. Smooth shifting the whole way. Just started the winter season. Took the VUE out in the snow yesterday. Have to get used to the AWD system, it differs from 4x4 slightly. When the wheels slip you seem to need to keep on the gas a little and it grips right out of the spin. The AWD seemed to work just fine, just a little to get used to if you're used to 4x4s. All in all this was a very good vehicle to purchase. Very comfortable on long trips and about town. I'm very pleased with the VUE.

My Saturn / My piece of junk

1.6
Lou on 12/11/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

I've had problems from day one with my Saturn Vue. I'm still trying to get out of my lease. There are parts of the interior that are broken (air vent). I cut myself on the back door edge. It handles very poorly in the rain. The puddles pull it all over the road as if the car is too light. The tires will not keep the correct amount of air pressure on the passenger side.Why!? My model is a 5 speed manual. It's difficult to put into first and second gear. I've owned three Saturns since 2000. I currently own a Saturn Ion and Saturn Vue.I think the quality and customer service satisfaction has really gone down hill. I will no longer recommend buying Saturns to anyone.

Vue review - nine months later

4.8
NC traveler on 12/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased the Vue in March 2004 and have had no problems thus far. My wife loves the vehicle. She lets me drive on road trips only. The Honda engine is a must. Plenty of power and good gas mileage compared to the bigger SUVs. We get 26 mpg on interstate trips. The car came with On Star and XM radio. My wife was in a minor auto accident and used the On Star when the local 911 would not answer a cell call. The XM is great for long trips. We would recommend this one over the Honda CR-V (I have owned five Hondas) or Jeep Liberty. And it is American assembled!

We Love Our VUE!

5
Gary Streifd on 11/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Words can't describe how much of a joy it is to own & drive our VUE! My wife consistently gets compliments everywhere she goes. It is so easy to maneuver - the electric power steering is a breeze. Needless to say, we have absolutely no regrets!

Bang for your Buck

4.9
Bmann on 11/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue is by far the best value in the midsize SUV category!

SO FAR SO GOOD.

3.4
DONT BUY A VW on 11/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

We bought it Jan 2004. First 11 months it's been fine.I don't like customer service and their service recomendations.You don't need your tires balanced every 6000 miles. The only problems I've had are leg room and MPG.And customer service.I'm 6'4" and if the driver's seat isn't all the way back, my shin hits the underside of the dash. Fortunately, my wife drives it. Unfortunately, I drive a VW JETTA - the worst car on earth. And what's up with the MPG? I'm getting 19 or so. IT'S A 4 CYL!!! I could understand if it was a fast 4 cyl, but the thing won't get out of its own way (Especially with the air on).They can't tell EVERYONE that it's because of our driving habits.....CAN THEY?

Satisfied

4.8
phrank on 11/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The V6 suits me to to a tee. Lots of power when you need it and yet maintains a decent mileage figure. The AWD is great in unpredictable New England road surfaces.

My garage is a room with a Vue

5
bpal on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles well; comfortable seating & fun to drive; 6 cylinder engine has responsive power; good gas mileage; fun styling. Love the 17" wheels.

SO FAR SO GOOD...MPG?

3.1
WILLIE on 11/10/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

We bought it Jan 2004. First 11 months it's been fine.I don't like customer service and their service recomendations.You don't need your tires balanced every 6000 miles. The only problems I've had are leg room and MPG.And customer service.I'm 6'4" and if the driver's seat isn't all the way back, my shin hits the underside of the dash. Fortunately, my wife drives it. Unfortunately, I drive a VW JETTA- the worst car on earth. And what's up with the MPG? I'm getting 19 or so. IT'S A 4 CYL!!! I could understand if it was a fast 4 cyl, but the thing won't get out of its own way (Especially with the air on).They can't tell EVERYONE that it's because of our driving habits....Can they?

Fantastic

5
goobergrlcac on 11/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never even considered purchasing a Saturn until I saw one during a car show at a local shopping mall. After being able to see the inside, and what options were available, we went to our dealership. I've never had a more pleasant experience with purchasing a car. And I've never owned a vehicle that I love driving more than my Vue. I got a great deal, not just on the purchase price, but on the quality of my vehicle.

Think Twice, and then some

2.3
chrisfromri on 11/07/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

We've had constant problems with the all wheel drive system. Subsequent repairs. Some twice. Stripped out bolts in door, causing window failure. Car starting problems. Thousand dollar stereo system, main unit replaced. Blown speaker. Plenty of squeaks and rattles. Leather interior is nice, but short, cheap plastic arm rests. We have a file folder full of repairs from 8 months of ownership. Saturn co. and the dealership feel badly. But will not buy back or swap. They feel as long as we have a warranty we can just keep using it.

my 6th saturn

4.4
stresa on 10/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

if they make a bigger saturn with the ratio value of the previous ones i do not want to try any other car.

Great

5
DGuzman27 on 10/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wouldn't drive anything other than this Saturn!!! OK I might have to check out the Relay

Good Looking, but!.....

3.9
vicbrum on 10/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

One of the best Looking S.U.V's around,but lacks refinament very cheap interior. The four cylinder is noisy and lacks the power of the europeans competitors,the fuel economy is poor and the gas tank small for this kind of vehicle,does less than 300 on a full thank of gas.Strange for an S.U.V. not to have anything for a passenger to hold on to ride,enter ou exit the vehicle.

Smooth and Fun

4.6
starrdancerr512 on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Vue! Surfing the net for my new car was the very rewarding. The Vue has a very smooth ride which is also enhanced by the CVT transmission. The electric steering is one of reliability and a great performer. My reason for choosing a Vue is the CVT transmission, the electric steering, the Hepa air filter, the polymer body, the excellent bridgestone tires. Plenty of room inside the vehicle. It is a very fun vehicle to drive in the sunroof, the tinted windows, It has a very classy yet rugged look to it. Its a must drive SUV.

A fun SUV to drive

4.9
Molly A on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this SUV to tow behind my 36ft Motorhome. It was between the Vue and the Honda CRV. I wanted a car that I didn't need to modify the transmission to tow it It was a pleasent experience to deal with Saturn. There no hassel was a breath of fresh air. As I bought the Vue the end of July I had to take it from dealers stock. The one I wanted my dealer didn't have so they looked throughout the 6 sate reagon they found me mine in Maine. They went out of there way to make sure I was completly satified. This is the way all car buying should be and the rest of the car dealers could take a lesson from Saturn.

Vue to a Tow

5
DrDave654 on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue has the Honda 3.5 and Honda Transmission in it The engine is very powerful and not only has 250 hp and has great torque but is also rated as a ULEV ( Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) It gets good gas mileage even when towing a camping trailer. ( I do reccomend a Tramsmission cooler be installed) Very good driveability and steering. Tows the trailer without effort. visability is very good, and once you get use to the heated seats it is hard to do without them We have a 2003 Saturn L300 with the heated seats. Still have it as well. Compared it to several vehicles before buying. Saturn of Concord is fantastic to deal with.

This vehicle has surprised me!!

4
taar on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Its been about 11 months now with this SUV. The silky smooth Honda engine and tranny is a must have! I now have 30000 miles on this puppy with absolutely no problems.

I love this SUV!

4.9
Dena on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got my VUE in July 2004 - after a terrible accident in which I was driving my Buick Rendezvous - I could not buy a car as I am scared to drive something small. The VUE gives me the mileage I need living a long distance for work and the vehicle is big enought that I feel very safe. I also like the dent resistant panels! The rear cargo organizer is awesome also!

2004 Vue V6 AWD

4.9
RTP on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought the 04 Vue with Honda V6, AWD with curtain side airbags, upgraded sound system with DVD as options. I also looked at Honda CRV and Subaru Forester. Felt I made the right choice! Awesome power from the V6, goes straight up steep hills with no problems. Decent gas mileage. With rebates and incentives got an awesome deal. Also own a 95 SC2.

Lemon

1.5
Saturn Vue Owner on 10/19/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

My husband and I bought our 2004 Saturn VUE in November of 2003.Our dealership was pleasant and we felt we had a great deal. Soon we made great friends with the service department as well! So far we have had a noise in the dash that can't be duplicated,so we bring it in and they shoot foam into the dash to cushion the sound. Noise is still there. We have had the rotors machined, rotars replaced, bad wheel bearing replaced,ac adapter fuses replaced,transmission cover replaced, transmission reprogrammed and fluids replaced,and still waiting on our recall to be addressed.Saturn Corporation offered extended warranty, but nothing else.Safety and reliablity are huge concerns at 22,000 mi.

Great small SUV

4.8
chris3259 on 10/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have put 15,000 km on my VUE and my son is driving it as well. I really like the 4cyl and 5 speed combo. You can loaf around town shifting at 2,000 rpm or keep it on the boil at 3,500 and it becomes very sporty and light on its feet. Reliability has been perfect, the dealer was very friendly, and gave me a package that beat the Ford Escape all day.

Its Great

5
ZUCK on 10/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my Vue. Drove it through the Blizzard of January 2003, from Albany- through NYC and the Throgs Neck Bridge to Long Island. It was a pleasure.

Not too shabby!

5
3Nailz1Cross on 10/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Glad to be Saturn owner. Comfortable ride as compared to my Ford Ranger. Previous owner of a Subaru Forester. Quiet...compared to Subaru. Pick up and go...comparable to Subaru. Overall, not too shabby!

Vue - A great car!

5
kylecody on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a fun car to drive. Ride is smooth and the Honda V6 engine performs well in the GM body. Good gas mileage for a V6.

Great SUV

5
donsand1 on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best Saturn yet. 250 hp is great!

Love my Vue

4.9
darbo on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the comfort of my Vue. The seats are a good height for easy entry into and exit from vehicle. Don't have to step up or slide down into it. I really like the white gauges and the easy alignment of them. It rides more like a car than a truck. It has great pick up power that makes getting onto the highway so much easier. I think overall it handles good and offers a comfortable ride.

Satisfied Owner

4.5
g20gal on 10/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed a new vehicle with room for the long legs of my growing son, to haul my thrift store finds that had style and was economical. I found all that in my Saturn Vue. And the price was perfect. I could hardly believe that the insurance on my 2004 Vue was less than my 1993 G-20.

2004 Saturn Vue

4.5
Joel Moon on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saturn Vue is an absolute blast to drive!!! The V6 is fast and nimble. 250 horsepower pushing this light weight vehicle will allow you to humiliate any Jeep, Tahoe or Explorer in your path. The exterior design is beautiful. The Vue's distinctive design is both modern and unique. The interior is a disappointment compared to the rest of the SUV. Although I like the design of the interior, the materials used make it look cheap and "plasticy". Also the "fit and finish" of the passenger areas needs much improvement.You'd think Saturn could have spent a couple of bucks on better quality plastic. The switches, gauges, A.C. and stereo all work well and are easy to access.

I love my Vue

5
Eldugoutmom on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As the owner of 3 other Saturn Vechicles this one is my 4th one, the first was a 96 Saturn coupoe which mind you has 170,00 miles on it and my daughter is still driving, when the Vue came out, I loved the look right off the get go and I knew that there would be one in my future for sure, after a trip to cheerleading camp and having to borrow my brother's Z-71 pickup truck and paying for the gas on this trip , as soon as We returned home from Panama city I told my husband that it was time to check on trading my coupe for the vechile, the first long road trip that we took in it was to Orlando last thanksgiving, WOW, what a traveling machine it was, could get so many things in it with no effort

The Saturn Experience

4.8
KatVN on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My Vue has been very dependable, comfortable and fun to drive. The service department at the dealership is wonderful. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. The Saturn experience in general has been great and I do recommend Saturn to others.

It's the Color for Me

4
Sonja Pasa on 10/09/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Though this may seem shallow in the purchase of a car, I guess I am a typical woman as color always matters to most of us I understand. However, when the Lime color came out in 2004 I was so hoping to get it however I was not ready to not ready financially to do it. Then I decided to buy the 2005 in hopes the color was available, it was not. I decided on the Pepper Red, however, as I was walking out of the dealership, I spotted the Lime green one and purchased it instead, though it was only a 4 cylinder. I am so happy with the color and constantly get told it's such a great color! You should bring it back! Get more good comments on it.

My retirement vehicle

4
Biker Bob on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm an old fart moving south for retirement. Didn't like any of the colors offered so settled on white. It actually looks better than I thought and it is easy to keep clean. Was looking at mini vans but decided on the Vue because it had a higher horsepower engine, 5 speed auto, (both by Honda) side curtain air bags, was a bit more compact, and has good towing capacity for my soon to be purchased Aliner camper. Gas mileage was also important and the Vue does come close to the sticker estimate. The Vue could be quieter at highway speeds but considering my previous vehichle was a Lexus LS400 it's no wonder I feel that way.

New to Saturn

4.6
Happy2be on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Vue, it's perfect for what I need a car/suv for. I'm in the homehealth field, put a lot of miles on a vehicle and travel in desert areas. The Vue seats me high enough for the dirt roads, handles well, gets great mileage, has plenty of space for my supplies and perfect for taking the kids to soccer practice, grocery shopping, ect. I feel very safe in my car.

My Saturn Vue

4.3
Thornie on 10/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The comfort of the ride is outstanding. Side air bags give me a feeling of safety since 2 children under five ride with me. The dealership is great.

SATURN VUE-2004

4.9
EDNA HESSER on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT RIDE-PLENTY OF MOTOR POWER WHEN NEEDED-GOOD GAS MILEAGE-COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE.-USER FRIENDLY ACCESSORIES.

Great Vehicle

4.8
HPRET on 10/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been a Saturn owner for a total of 4 years. This paricular Saturn was an exchange for the 4cyl model. I turned the CVT model in within the month exchange period due to bad press on the transmission. I ended up with the V6 Honda and it seems like a completely different vehicle. We took the car on a cross country trip. Climbing through the mountains is effortless.

ONE GREAT CAR

5
JIM JONES on 10/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ONE OF THE BEST SUV ON THE MARKET

Awesome!!

5
Spike123 on 10/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue is an awesome, easy and fun to drive vehicle. The longer you own one, the more you like it. I feel safe and comfortable in the drivers seat!! Love it!!!

One great suv

4.9
william mardavich on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at many suv,and both the saturn for the great start at the dealership at first. Than as I am using my vue I found the car can be the best I have ever drove. It has great start speed and does not make noise on the in side of the car.Being a new york driver it great for when you ned to pass another car or slow moving bus or truck. The c/d player has great sound and easy to use. I feel this car does not burn as much fuel as some other suv's do,and yet gives great performance.I let a friend of mind drive it for he was looking for a new suv and loved the vue. He bought one around a month after I got mine and he just loves it.

Dissapointed and Insulted

4
supercell777 on 10/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Saturn is aware of and refuses to find permanent fixes for: Steering column rattle, front end rattle, loose front end, sway bar link breakage, premature suspension wear/failure. Sound system is of less quality than in a base model Hyundai Accent. Saturn Service is hit and miss, aside from major problems, if you want it done right, do it yourself.

what sloppy stearing.

4.5
rendog on 09/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I,m not sure who was complaining about the sloppy stearing, but they must be use to driving a 1970 Ford truck without power strearing. So far my wife and I are extremely pleased.

04 Saturn AWD

4.9
mitchbr on 09/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue has been extremely reliable and fun ro drive. No problems so far. Mileage city 18 Highway 24. I'm impressed with thw acceleration and handling. Wish it had a bit more storage.

The Vue from here

3
FRB on 09/25/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall I think it's a good value. The interior is no big deal but I guess that's why it under 25K. I find the steering a bit treacherous in emergency handling. I dread the winter because of this. Perhaps the AWD model would have been a better choice. I do however love the way it looks. Simple and very clean lines.

One fine SUV

4.5
David Knight on 09/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After almost 9000 miles my 2004 Saturn VUE (front wheel drive manual 4 cyl) continues to be a pleasure to own and drive. During a 3200 mile trip to New England and back carrying luggage and a bicycle carried inside the vehicle on an interior rack the VUE proved to be extremely comfortable even for my 6' 1" frame. The ride is smooth and the four banger powerplant was adequate on the highway. Fuel mileage was in the 26 - 28 mpg range which is not bad foe an SUV.

Sleek exterior hides major safety flaws

3.1
incatnito on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Initial impression A+, good power V6 AWD, already used in snow. I have cont'd unresolved issues w/Dealer who's promised heat element for driver's seat since 06/04, it's now 09/04. Wanted Redline model on floor, dealer told me it was "promised to someone. Now glad I didnt get it. Value has dropped from $25,000 to approx $19,200 trade value in 5 mos. Saturn's recall is not a joke, but a potential serious accident waiting to happen. Inquired when extra support available for rear suspension (rear tires folded on safety test in fishhook maneuver), was told could be up to a 1yr. Over 200,000 vehicles recalled. Increased rollover risk w/suspension failure.

its under rated

4
sargon on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

i like the car very much however, there is room for improvment as i will outline in the improvements to be made

A delightful change

4.3
umgrad on 09/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We switched from historically buying minivans to the Vue and it is a great vehicle. Driving in the Vue with 2 kids is very comfortable for long trips.

Great Value In A Sport Utility

4.4
Dale Chesney on 09/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't seen a better value in a SUV. The Saturn Vue gives you a good sense of security in all kind of driving conditions. Great road clearance, passenger room, cargo capacity and overall comfort. For my family, it's our second vehicle, that usually gets picked as the first choice for those trips around town. The composite exterior suggest that my Vue will look like new many years from now.

Surprised!!!!!

4.6
String on 09/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Luv the car. Bought it to tow behind RV. Tows really nice. No hassle. The 3.5 engine really has PEP! Not a real Saturn fan until I drove Vue. 25-26 mpg. Not bad with fuel prices rising. Considering Ion for next Commuter Beater.

My white truck

3.6
Bobby "Z" on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Great power, terrible steering, especially when towing my boat.Love the plastic body panels, wipe off the scratches and no dents. Interior cheap looking. Waiting for my recall to fix the supension. Don't make sharp left turns over 35 mph it may damage frame. Recall should fix that.

Don't Buy a Saturn Vue!

1.6
Susanscarb on 09/11/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I wish I had looked at owner reviews before I bought mine. The engine knocks and rattles and Saturn continues to try and fix it. After the last time the dealership looked at it... something major happened. Saturn tells me it's the crankshaft! The car is 1 and half years old with 54,000 miles. (I do highway traveling)Saturn says I have to pay for the Crankshaft... at a price of $2,500! The car is less than 2 years old. Corporate Saturn won't help... and says I'm over the 36,000 mile mark. But every mechanic I talk to says... crankshafts don't go out! Please do your research before buying this horribly made car. Every review I read is poor!

Vue's Good to Me

5
Pokesusie on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The interior may not have leather but the functionality of it is perfect. I have yet to experience the vague steering. The AWD VUE handles well in snow and rain. I enjoy the 6 cylinders going up hills in the mountains without having to floor the pedal. My gas mileage is right where the sticker said. In fact I've been getting 20 in the city. The hidden cargo baskets in the back are perfect! Saturn built this SUV for individuals. My 6'5" nephews fit comfortably in the back seat. My 6 year old twin nephews like the fact they can see out the window. My elderly mother enjoys being up in traffic without needing a step stool to get in.

Not totally convinced ...

3.9
Salar on 09/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Having owned my Vue now for over six months I am not totally conviced it was the best decision. The starter does not turn over as quickly as it should and the rattles in the front end are non stop and quite annoying. The cheap interior plastic does not hold up very well to every day wear and tear. Small scratches when removing items from vehicle often leave deep gouge marks in cheap plastic interior. The most recent recall for an overhaul of the rear supsension has left me wondering if I made the right choice when purchasing this vehicle. I guess you get what you pay for ... in this SUV segment of the market I didn't pay much.

new experiences

4.9
denme on 09/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

first off, the ease of getting in and out of the vehicle, a great help on the back. Seat comfort was a surprise, and the adjustements to the drivers side were real easy. insturments were easy to read and to locate within a few minutes. The cargo bin, with the dividers, makes it a lot safer, it keep s things from sliding all over the place. All in all, it is a pleasure to drive, with fairly good gas mileage.

gas mileage.

5
gary prehauser on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

trip from defiance,ohio to okc. okla.drove 7 mph over speed limit,3fillups in okc for city driving,averaged 23 mpg.great gas mileage.when we left we had only 1600 miles on the carwe returned with 4200.we really enjoy our saturn vue red- line.

My Saturn Vue

4.9
bg51 on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Saturn Vue. My Vue is my 3rd Saturn to own. My 1st Saturn was a 4 door purchased in 1992. After driving it for about 140,000 miles, I traded for a 2 door coupe which I drove until I purchased my Vue in July. If the Vue hadn't sold itself to me after test driving, my past experience with the Saturn personnel would have. Service with Saturn is outstanding. What few problems I did encounter were handled promptly and with courtesy. Reliability has never been in question with any of my previous Saturns and I don't expect it to be any different with my Vue. I highly recommend the Vue. Americans make a great vehicle.

SATURN VUE RULES!!!

5
LeaseLeMay on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 6-cylinder view. I can go anywhere and get right on the highway. The 250 horsepower (Honda Pilot engine) on the L-Series Chassis provides more than enough power for anywhere I want to go.

AWD VUE

4.8
saturn fan on 09/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstand vehicle. Hoda engine and transmission make it possible to tow this saturn. Could offer more color choices in the future. Vue is fun to drive. Once again Saturn has come to the front of the pack by doing a consumer courtesy recall by addressing the rear wheel problem that may or may not be a problem.

A consern customer

4.8
Lisa Redes on 09/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a Saturn SUV in May 04. I can't roll down the two back windows without a LOUD wind noise coming in which is annoying. When you don't have your seat belts on why isn't there a emergency notice that reminds you to but on your seat belt? My seats have 1/2 so call leather on material. Why would you put a material that's not comfortable. It itches my legs when I wear shorts. Is there seat covers I could by without getting them custom made. Stores don't make seat covers that have arms on them Please help me before I get a rash

Great looks, bad deal

2.6
Thwarted Saturnite on 08/26/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

The appearance of the VUE is very nice, but don't let that fool you. There are too many "bugs" in this car that have not been addressed by Saturn. I've had this car almost 2 years and I've had "Warranty" repairs at least 20 times. Perhaps my vehicle is a lemon, but others that I've test driven haven't been much better. These vehicles have a front end problem that causes squeaking and rattling. Most drivers have said that it feels as if the front end is about to collapse. Overall the ride is not smooth, it feels like a old pickup. The factory radio system is below average. Reception is horrible. The air conditioner blower does not reach the back seat

Classy, Practical SUV

5
RHorstman on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband and I decided to buy a Vue because of the gas mileage it gets being an AWD vehicle. I comute about 70 miles each day, so the gas mileage was the main thing we were looking at. We also decided to go with the 2004 model since it had the new Honda engine and I'm so glad we did!!! The engine is very powerful, but is also quiet. It's a very fun vehicle to drive and has also proven to be a safe one. We're so happy that we chose the Vue over the Mazda Tribute/Ford Escape that we were looking at. Saturn salesman are outstanding also!

happy camper

4.9
happy camper on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun to drive. I test drove several highly rated SUVs, but decided on the Vue because of its get-up-and-go and looks. I like the way it handles and the safety ratings impressed me. I appreciated that Saturn did the recall with haste. I appreciated Saturn's no- hassle sales.

Great deal.

4.6
Pilot Larry on 08/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price it is a great deal. It is fun to drive, and the view from the cabin is great. I would not complain about the interior. For the cost, the interior is very pleasing. The seats are comfortable and the seat adjustments are good. A lot of my friends comment on the good looks and interior room of the VUE. Overall, I think the VUE is a great deal and I am very satisfied. Forget the EPA ratings. I had the same problem with a Mazda pickup. I found out that the EPA fuel ratings are based on a test on a stationary "treadmill". If you know about aerodynamics, you will know that the wind resistance reduces mileage.

New Vue AWD V6 Owner

4.5
ZenBro on 08/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just purchased the AWD, 6 cylinder Vue today. On my return trip of 80 miles, I filled the gas tank up as full as I could get, at a station right on the expressway. I set the trip meter to zero, and proceeded to drive the 80 miles of expressway, with the cruise set at 65mph, and the AC off. I had to pass 4 semitrucks, at a max speed of 75mph. I got off the interstate and refilled the gas tank as full as I could. It took 2.38 gallons to get it completely full. This works out to 33mpg, which is amazing for an AWD vehicle!! I will be keeping track of the gas mileage, to make sure this wasn't an anomaly of any kind, and will report the results.

Excellent

4.9
texasvuegal on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Steering is not very favorable.

04 vue

4.5
rw3025 on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good ride & handling. Comfortable & peppy. Could use more storage in console area

america can do it

4.6
a herman on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Still wanted to purchase an American car ... even thought it has a Honda engine. Car rides very well and the fit and finish are superb. Performance for a six is spectacular and the gas economy is good ... if not great. It reaaly is fun to drive. My only complaint is simple. GM should have spent some more money on the interior. The arm rests are to small and the car lacks overhead handles. It is a shame. These small cheapies ruin a perfect score

Love it

4.9
BALUSHNA on 08/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Never thought that I would buy American again but so far so good. Love the smooth Honda engine and love the looks.

Alternative to a Usd Car

3.6
Riverman on 08/16/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Big Rebates put a new VUE in the same price range as many used cars. The Saturn Vehicle Exchange Program works. My first Saturn Vue (manual transmission)would fly out of third gear on hills. I asked for a new Saturn and took my choice. This is a fine option to a Compact Station Wagon. Very practical. The type of people who like "sensable shoes" buy Saturn.

Love my Vue

4.5
lwhiteley on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't had my Vue very long, but so far I love it! I bought the red line model right off the show room floor and wouldn't trade it for anything! It looks good and drives excellent! In five years I hope to trade it in on another Vue.

It is about time

4.6
Cook911411 on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always been a domestic car buyer. Why? I could have spent less in repairs if I bought a Camry or Accord 5-10 years ago. Then I hear Saturn is using Honda 3.5L motors and trannys. It is about time. Obviously U.S. autos lack the refinement and reliability (GM still puts a pushrod V6 in everything.) Remember Pontiac? Cavalier, Sunfire? Why is it so loud and creaky in American cars after a few years? As an unsatisfied owner of a 96 Impala SS (the pinnacle of American rear wheel drive cars) with 85K miles on it and $6K in non-maintenance repair bills, I vowed to never buy American again. Now I am an owner of a Saturn. My mom has had a few SL1's w/ 120

coldmomma@aol.com

4
Geraldine M. Taylor on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

Ilove my Vue and it's fun to drive

Great Car

4.9
tuco on 08/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent UTE! Great price and lots of room. Love the 5 speed, sports package and no dings. Outstanding value and reliability. Saturn takes care of their customers and treats everyone with respect. Lots of return buyers.

red is good

4.8
mygirlsvue on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased it for my college girl for school. So far it has been great and has no problems. A very reasonable price auto especially during the rebate period of $3000. Dad can't ask for much better. She loves it.

great vue

4.9
andea on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this truck is fun to drive,good loking,safe, and all while being affordable

Reminds me of a Cadillac

4
fkgaza on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

The "Vroom with a Vue" article hits it on the head. For me, this is a very nice car. I'm 6'4" and have plenty of room up front. Looked at the Honda CRV but was always hitting my leg getting in--and the CRV is sort of feminine, whereas the VUE is a more masculine car. And the Honda V6 really makes a difference for me as I have always thought GM engines are not as good as Japanese. Ride and power is great. The 17" wheels look really good too. And the leather seats, satellite radio and huge sun roof give it a Cadillac feel that just puts a smile on my face. I really like the care---and I thought I was going to buy Japanese.

More Fun Per Dollar

4.8
Taoman on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My VUE is what a car should be, practical, economica and reliable. For under 25,000 I have V6 power, leather, heated seats, sun roof, 25 miles to the gallon and great dealer suppor. I am a new Saturn customer who likes what they got for the money!

Saturn Vue Redline Model

4.4
pleased1 on 08/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the saturn vue redline. I love the exterior of the vehicle and the drive. It handles well on the highway. Though the noise level was a problem at times. Hopefully the designers will work on these things for the next model. Overall I do love my saturn.

watch the sun

5
curls58 on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my VUE. Can't think of any major complaints. We did have a little problem with the turn signals which kept failing, but that was repaired. The sun visors are a concern to me. They really don't provide much protection from the sun. To get any use you have to tilt or cock your head at a strange angle.....Other then that, the VUE is my favorite car ever

awsome

5
hwiseman on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wouldnt trade it for anything else it is the best vehicle i have ever driven

Poor gas mileage

2.6
Samuall on 07/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

We bought this SUV because of the high gas mileage. We have been averageing 22mpgon the HWY. 3 Times we got around 28 mpg ,3 times we got 18 mpg , The rest of the time we are averageing 22 mpg. we have had it in the shop several times and there test say it is getting around 28 mpg.we mainly drive Hwy miles, We live 20 miles from any town.Customer Service tell us there is nothing wrong.The Window Sticker that came on the car " Actual mileage will veary with options, Driving conditions Driving habitsand vehicle's condition. Results reported to EPA indicate that the majority of vehicles with these estimates 24-29 will achieve between 20-28 city, 24-34 Hwy.

Not A Satisfied Vue Owner

2.5
Tawanda on 07/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Interior quality stinks. Rattles all over the place,most of which can't be fixed according to the shop. Drivers seat (leather, heated) is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever sat on. My back hurts all the time. This will definitely be my first and only Saturn product. Once I left the showroom with my car the only thing the salesman worried about was that I give him a good rating. Haven't heard from him since and he knows I am having major problems.

Saturn VUE

4.4
Ted Burke on 07/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

ON long trip was very impressed with ride and handling. Road noise not as bad as expected, ride more comfortable than expected. Gas mileage better than average. Engine has plenty of power.

New Owner

4.4
PDC on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Wanted roomy 4 door, easy to get in and out of (am 6' 3"). Don't need 4 wheel drive but did want front wheel drive with limited slip differential. Honda engine with 5 speed tranny a big plus. Good fuel economy. $4,000 rebate off trade price a big plus. Like fold down right front seat. Is very smooth and quiet on the road. 1500 rpms is 60 mph. Dampens bumps very but there is some road noise.

UNHAPPY VUE OWNER

3.6
goofy girl on 07/26/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

there's not enough room to write. my vue is just about a yr old w/only 14,000 miles and has been back to the dealership at least 10x for anything and everything you can think of. when i had it a month, it had to be towed. i have contacted Saturn Corp and filed an official complaint,and although they have been somewhat helpful, i dred driving that suv, i dont feel safe at all. i strongly urge anyone to NOT buy it. i am in contact w/a lawyer reviewing the lemon law. it's a shame that after a year, i am looking to trade this car in. not only do i regret getting the Saturn, but I also regret that i bought it, b/c i feel like i'm stuck with it, i hate it!

HAD MY DOUBTS..BUT I'M FINE NOW!!

4.8
HRP53 on 07/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT PICK UP AND HANDLING.GOOD FUEL ECONOMY,SPACIOUS INSIDE, NICE OUTSIDE DESIGN. PLASTIC SIDE PANELS AND DOORS SAVE ON PARKING LOT DENTS AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!! I HAVE AWD BUT I THINK FRONT WHEEL DRIVE WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH. HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED AWD?

New car saturn vue

4.6
pardifun on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Currently own a pt crusier, and now have more room plus towing up to 3500 lbs.

best value in its class

4.9
gus seretis on 07/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After comparing 7 suv's in the same class the vue gives the most value for the mony. The honda engine is quiet and has more power than necessary (not that its a bad thing.) I love driving it.

IT

5
biggmann on 07/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's the Best vehicle I've Ever owned

Black Magic

4.9
SportyRedDevil on 07/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had my VUE since June 30 and I absolutely LOVE it! I couldn't ask for a better car. I compared it to Honda's CR-V and the VUE has sooo much more room. I am extremely happy with my new VUE.

perfect for my wife

4.4
porschedriven on 07/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I enjoy our (her) Vue. I would have enjoyed a V6 rather than a 4Cyl but despite that it does every thing that we needed. It is small enough that she can park it in a busy area without go to the back of the lot, while being big enough to haul end tables and boxes to a storage unit. When the rear seats fold down you can fit 4 adults in the back for a friendly game of cards while it is raining at the game. I would reccomend this suv for the buget minded buyer with out a large family.

Saturn VUE Satisfaction

5
Louis Landry on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Has very good power from improved engine and drive train. Honda 3.5 Ltr. engine. Nearly 30 miles from a vehicle of comfortable size. Good engine layout. Adequate package space and restraints in rear. Seating is comfortable in front and back seats. Very good lighting inside and out. Workmanship quality is very good, and many unique construction methods not commonly seen in new vehicles today. Very satisfied owner/Driver.

Great car for a great price!

4.9
ChoirRae on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second Satrun I've owned. I upgraded to the VUE V6 from a 2001 L200 Wagon. I was thrilled with my last car and due to the GREAT financing incentives I got the VUE. It has a great ride, LOTS of power, is easy to get in and out of, has a good sound system and is fun to drive!

excellant

4.9
academy on 07/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i puchased my view about 3 weeks ago and i love it. I drive alot and it is great knowing that i now have a very dependable vehicle that doesnt slack going up the mountain.

2004 VUE V-6 FWD

5
68eldo on 07/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great mid-size SUV, very peppy and has great utility. The XM radio is a plus along with Onstar. At home in the city and on the interstates. Very solid.

LEMON

2.3
Blessedmann on 07/14/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I had my Saturn Vue V6 for about 1 month it has been in the shop 8 different times sense I am now going to use the LEMON Law on this vehicle.

Love my Saturns

5
SaturnLover on 07/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue was my 5th Saturn. I have enjoyed everyone of them. I don't think I will buy any other car, as long as GM doesn't destoy a good thing... The car is great, but the service is the icing on cake. Thank you Saturn!

Dangerous shifting difficulties!

3.8
Anakala on 07/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Extreme difficulity ""finding" gears ... especially downshifting to first after stop. Interior finishes and seat covers are poor materials and finish.

LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

5
dcraighall on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

VEHICLE RIDES WONDERFUL. PLENTY OF ROOM

2004 Saturn VUE (V-6/AWD)

4.4
SteelViking on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

In June of 2004, I purchased a Saturn VUE. I had admired the exteror design of the VUE since first introduced. One of the things that I like about the design is the Saturn has taken the spare tire and placed it inside the vehicle, under the rear storage space. This small feature would pay large dividends in the unfortunate event of a rear end collision. While the tire is inside of the vehicle, there is still plenty of room. The rear seats fold down and the front passenger seat folds down as well. Prior to buying my VUE I test drove the 4 cylinder VUE, but found the V6 to be a more powerful alternative.

Saturn VUE, a best buy

4.9
Michael Campbell on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did the math to figure cost of ownership and the Saturn did very well. The plactic side pannels are great. No more of the ugly or costly minor dents. At 67,000 miles I have replaced wiper blades and tires. I expect to buy the same brand SUV next year.

Overall Excellent

5
MYVUE on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first SUV and I love it. It's great on gas, comfortable, very dependable and roomy. The service at the dealership is excellent too!

I luv mi nu vu

4.9
Willy Johnson on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

traded in a Bravada (my second) for the Vue. Terrific car. Fast, peppy, easy to drive, comfortable. Love the XM radio. Could get better gas miles.

what about mileage?

3.6
woodinhills on 07/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I traded a gas-sucking GMC all-wheel drive van for the saturn when gas hit $2/gal. So then, I purchased a lower- end Saturn ue- the 4 cyl/5 spd front wheel drive. Bottom of the line. Loaded with good stuff, tho- snrf, base stereo is great, heated seats, power driver's seat is great, etc. Drives nicely. However- onm the interstate in a headwinbd or ANY wind, this car struggles. I am getting UNDER 20 MPG on the freeway, driving very normally. I have had a tank @ 22 mpg, 24 mpg and thought I even had one @ 26 MPG. Overall, I get UNDER 20 MPG in this 2.2 liter/5spd car. BUY THE 6 CYL!

Didn't think I would like it......

4.8
K-Town SdAj on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife wanted me to take a look at the Saturn, we where in the market to down size. We had a child last year and she quit work so we were looking to get out of the high priced car arena that I had got us into... Late models of BMW, Audi & Lexus I never thought I could see myself buying a GM product based on their history of poor design and problems they have had. All I can say is give this car a chance, I was very pleased and have enjoyed the car very much the past few months with no problems.....

Fine ergonomics

3.8
Sax on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

The engine and trans work smoothly and all the switchgear is easily located for a right hander. I have first hand knowledge of the benefits of the exterior plastic skin, which again, was very appealing. But the extensive use of cheap looking materials on the interior, turned me off all together, so I didn't buy this product.

Saturn Vue

4.8
Lou T. on 07/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

after driving a Dodge Durango for many years I was skeptical about the vue, however it turns out that it is a very capable vehicle! I am 6'5" and have no trouble getting in or out of this vehicle,it is very comfortable,easy to drive/park/manuver,gets good milage and has a lot of nice features,I would recomend(and have)this vehicle to anyone who is looking for a good all- around suv.

petes review of my 2004 saturn

4.3
pete h. on 07/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i am a new saturn owner and i am impressed with the power of the 4 cyl. i travel to and from the mountains in pa at least twice a week and i like the comfort and the pickup. i am very happy with the gas mileage

Karen's yellow VUE

4.6
karenLT on 07/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy with my Saturn Vue, V6 AWD. I bought it in Florida, moved to Wisconsin and drove it in snow there, and liked the way it handled. Was easier and better to drive in the snow than my husband's Ford Truck. Very peppy, never have problems with it.

2004 Saturn Vue

5
chris57464 on 07/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second VUE, also have a 2003 in the family. Love it!

At 5K miles, still feels like a steal!

4.1
rvdown on 06/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've got about 5K miles on my VUE and it seems like the best deal for the money. Lots of space with gas mileage you can deal with. I was going to get the ION but with the VUE deal at the time, it was actually cheaper to get a VUE than a similarly equipped ION. I have NO complaints as of now. We'll see how the next few years go. Not to mention that Saturn makes buying a car so easy and hassle free that its SCARY! I would probably get something else at the upper levels (AWD, V6, Redline packages) but at the VUE FWD 5M level, you can't beat it.

Worth buying for multi-use and travel

4.6
sipapu on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased on 5/08/04 after having driven Saturn L300 for 30 months and finding to be in need of 4 or all wheel drive. Made a trip to San Antonio, Texas driving almosts 2,000 enjoyable miles. Vehicle has plenty of power, handles well in both city and on highway. The XM sattelite radio is a superb addition. On Star is great; although found the instructions to be sparse. Its use as a telephone is helpful but found several spots wher coverage was not good. Saturn needs to improve interior appearance and to get rid of manual controls of heating and cooling system. Dealing with Saturn is a pleasure. One price nation wide is great concept. Easy to work out trade.

redline vue

5
swatcop on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

faster then the awd model closer to 7.0 0-60. once in a while turns over a while before it starts. the only thing i dont like is the location of the window controls.

1 month and counting

4.1
andy&peggy on 06/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice vehicle. Have only had it a month now and like it so far. I love the exterior design and the green metallic paint is hot! The V6 is outrageous. I have not been beaten off the line since I bought my VUE. Smooth and powerful, yet quiet and easy on gas. I love it, my wife loves it, and our friends are jealous.

Another fine Saturn product

5
rotatinganode on 06/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very happy with this our third Saturn. I bought the car because is tows very easily behind my motorhome. It is a dependable and fun car to drive. Love the grocery compartment. No complaints.

Surprisingly Refined

4.9
MechaDavef on 06/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle was a standout from the pack with it's 250 hp engine and the 5 speed transaxle. It is unbelievably smooth in routine driving, but it roars like a tiger when you punch it. Scary fast acceleration, especially because the torque steer. GM should work on that. I haven't seen the All Wheel Drive in action yet, but my experience with front wheel drive in the snow leads me to expect it will do fine. The Vue has good ground clearance, and it's independent suspension gives an exellent ride quality. The interior is roomy, although the rear seats seem rather low to the floor.

A Wonderful Vue

5
May17Vue on 06/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this vehicle less than 2 months and I am very pleased with the gas mileage and the comfortableness in it. I also like the fact that it looks good and that it does not dent like similar vehicles. Also for being one of the cheaper Vues, it is quite loaded and most of the features are standard rather than optional.It is a very fun vehicle to drive and I want to drive it everywhere.

Impulse Buy - VUE Red Line

5
Spaceboy on 06/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After shopping the car market for a few months to replace my Saturn L300 I was still looking. That all changed when I took my vehicle into the dealer for an oil change and saw the Electric Lime VUE Red Line in the parking lot. I've never liked SUVs much, but thought I'd take a chance and fell in love instantly. The car-like ride quality and smooth, yet powerful, engine make my long trek to work a pleasure. The Red Line package and bright color also make the VUE stand out; it's received compliments from the young and old as I drive around town!

my great VUE

4.8
david cottrell on 06/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

most powerful SUV I have every driven.

Best SUV for the money (IMO)

4.6
Hockey Crazed on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After 4 months, no major complaints. Got the 4cyl, 5 speed manual with Sport Plus package (power everything, sunroof, alloy wheels, compass, RKE) all under $15K. Ample power and accel. with the 5 speed. Traded off getting the V6 in order to have a manual shift. Getting approx 400 miles per tank and about 26-28MPG. Can easily carry 2 hockey players (incl. a goalie) and their equip with the rear split seat folded down. My wife says the rear seats and legroom are more spacious than her Subaru Forester. Love the exterior looks though I would prefer to have foglamps. Can't wait to upgrade the looks by having roof rails, mud flaps, front grill and side step bars

Very Impressed...but waiting!

4.8
Preacher Man on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd Saturn. Love the looks... Thrilled about the safety features.I received 3750 off of the price of the car and that made it well worth it. Love the Honda engine and transmission. The exterior looks are very stylish. Need seperate trip along with odometer that can be read at the same time. Bumpers need to be the same color. Do not like the exhaust showing in the rear. Overall an excellent vehicle, but I will wait and see how it all turns out! I am hoping that after one to two years this vehicle will be very reliable and trust worthy. I am loyal to Saturn.

Reba The Rabbit

4.8
MWalsh on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

We are very happy with our vehicle. Before we retired, we drove 160 miles a day, to and from work. Reba handled very good on Rt.#95, and we get very good mileage. We found no problem with the steering, in fact we love the easy steering. We actually bought the car in 2002, the first year it was out, right off the showroom floor! They have made some improvements since then, all for the better! We are looking forward to seeing their new "Relay". It looks beautiful. Reba is in retirement with us right now and doesn't get used that often, and she looks as good as new! Sincerely, M. Walsh

saturn vue

4.6
k. kafer on 06/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great handling, large cargo space, great visability, I like the option of side curtain air bags. afordable

Saturn Vue 250

4.8
francis s on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like this vehicle. 250 horse engine is powerful and smooth. The rids is very nice. I was going to drive it however my wife takes it to work first. I like the styling and the size. I first was considering a Vibe, however like the size of the VUE better. I should have gotten the 17 inch wheels, but there are none available in the midwest with front wheel drive.

most SUV for the money

5
goose6776 on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove Liberty, Exterra, CRV, and Escape/Tribute. VUE was by far the best. Most powerful engine, better gas mileage (getting 21-26mpg), most cargo room, most comfortable back seat, and comfortable drive. (No experience of road noise or steering problems these experts whine about) I am 6'3" and have no problem sitting in back seat. Dealer incentives were the nail in the coffin. Would put the VUE in the same class as Highlander or Murano, but 5-10k less expensive. We just flipped 3000 miles and still loving it.

My Saturn (VUE)

3.6
OLD T on 06/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

This may sound silly, but I really don't like the styling of my VUE. I bought it due to the large doors and my wife is a total care person, I must lift her in and out of the Saturn. Orange peel paint. Slopping steering. Maybe I will get used to it? (the steering)

Nice Car!!!!

4.5
kn on 06/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Haven't had it long enough to tell you much -- 2 days -- but I am impressed with it so far.

Happy Saturn owner

5
shly on 06/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Saturn Vue last November. We absolutely love it. It has great handling capabilities and is nimble. The electric power steering is awesome. The ride is carlike and comfortable. It is not top heavy at all. We also were pleasantly surprised when our car insurance dropped. We highly recommend it.

Love it

4.9
CDXmixbreedMom on 06/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own the Saturn Vue V6 AWD for over a year and have been really happy with the auto, so far. The gas mileage isn't bad at all and hopefully, it will be as reliable as my past 2 Saturns have been. (I've owned a 1991 SL2, which I had for over 10 years, with no problems, and also currently own a 1999 SL2, which also has had no problems) I've taken a couple of really big trips and it's unbelievable the amount of stuff I was able to fit in.

Very good fit for us

4.9
Kanolt on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the perfect vehicle for my wife, having come from a mini-van but with the family downsized to just 2. The performance capabilities are great, the mileage is good, not outstanding but good, and the utilitarianship is excellent. It hauls and hauls, if you get my drift. No major unfixable problems yet and we just logged over 11K miles.

A nice SUV with

4.8
Jenny5 on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The incentives and rebates were just too juicy to pass up..Thank You GM! I had been hearing about the "cheap interior"...maybe for the '02 and '03 models. I think the '04 design (especially with leather) has a nice, simple but elegant feel to it. The retro chrome speedometer trim is very nice. The interior color scheme (black & tan) is nice to look at too. We signed the papers on the V6 after driving the inline4 (the fuel economy is the same!). Over all, an awesome value for your American buck!!

Fun Fun Fun

4.3
timo12 on 06/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Vue is fun to dive. Power off the line and when you need it. Its been great on gas and I love how it looks. No scheduled maintance for 100,000 miles..what could be better. Just cahge the oil & filter every 3500, air filter evrey 10,000, and your ready to go.

carefully thought out purchase

4.8
marcybob on 06/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The decision to buy my AWD V6 Vue was laborous for me. I originally had my heart set on a Toyota Highlander Limited. Thanks to my research I learned that the Vue with it's Honda engine and great crash scores was a better deal. Going for the Saturn- loaded with all the trimmings and an extended warranty was such a smart move. My only coplaint is yes, the interior is not as plush and does lack refinement. Handles beautifully and I love it.

Love my VUE

4.9
designsbyshain on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never before driven a Saturn and decided to check out the Vue as I was in the market for a SUV. I immediately fell in love with this car. The dealership treats you like royalty and a member of the Family.

Great SUV for the price

5
ynotps on 06/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV for the price, especially with Honda V6 engine and 5 speed transmission.

More than you'd expect!

4.5
MsStephanie on 06/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was up in the air whether to choose the equinox or the VUE. Of course, after my test drive and the friendly dealers, I chose the VUE. Excellent response on acceleration and smooth ride with the V6. Am really very impressed with overall quality and handling of this smaller SUV. I don't hear the noises or feel the sluggishness that others have found. Excellent buy as far as I'm concerned in the SUV class.

First SUV

4.1
Beldar on 06/12/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

First the cons: The "sloppy steering" is correct, especially when quickly accelerating or accelerating on a rough surface. Seems like the vehicle wants to float to one side, and when braking hard it pulls to the right (supposedly by design). The pros: good ride, great price/value (heated seats are wonderful for those with back problems) remote keyless entry, power windows/locks, etc. make this vehicle easy to get in and out of (yes, large doors too) and even with all this it was only in the $21-22k range. 24 MPG in the city, about 30 on the highway isn't bad for a 4-cylinder SUV.

The Vues OK

4.8
Former Forrester Guy on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Peppy engine really gets up and goes, but MPG around town 15-16 range. Wanted more room than the Forrester, and got it. Visibility limited when turning due to large corner pillars in front.

More Bang for the Buck

5
Hometown on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The VUE with the Honda engine is a screamer. It meets my standards of ride and handling. Nothing in the same price range (with incentives) is close. The VUE goes for about what a plain Jane V-6 Accord or Camry does. When you look at the V-6 SUVs, they cost a lot more and have worse power to weight ratios, for example the base line Porsche Cayenne. It about the same size, has about the same set of standard goodies, but it has 3 fewer horsepower and weighs 1100 pounds more. It also costs about $24,000 more. I’m happy as a pig in mud with the VUE. I’m mystified by the number of connoisseurs of plastic. How much do they want to pay for better looking plastic?

2004 White Vue

4.8
CarGal on 06/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue is fun to drive, it handles great. The front seats are comfortable and there is lots of room inside. It could have a little less plastic inside but it is laid out good. Would also like to see a strap to pull down the rear door with. I would buy the vue again based on this experience.

Fast fuel efficient SUV

4.8
dogtruck on 06/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Reliability and performance from the Acura/MDX sourced 3.5 liter engine. Space for 5 and a dog in the rear. Somewhat sparse and functional interior and less than supportive seats. Cargo hatch has no key lock and can only be opened with the remote. Cargo hatch has no separate partition/opening for glass section of hatch door. Novel Saturn dealership experience with serenading salesman welcoming the couple in front of us to the Saturn fold with a company song. Saturnfans forum (Saturn owner’s forum) might be a good resource to see what if any official and unofficial rebates are available.

Proud to own a Vue

4.9
DIZZYCAN on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Vue has become an extended family vehicle. My son and daughter and in- laws as well love to drive it. I have allowed al of them to use the Vue for vacations and trips up north. It is peppy as needed, smooth on the road, easy to handle, well balanced and as comfortable inside as any other SUV I have taken for a test drive. Funny thing. since I got mine there are now four others in the neighborhood.

2004 Saturn Vue

4.9
Patti Stevens on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at the Chevy TrailBlazer, Equinox we tested the Saturn Vue. We found the controls to be easily accesable and liked the "new" styling of the interior. Many different textures, although plastic. We found the Vue to be fun to drive with excellent handling, not tiring. The electronic steering system was a little "touchy" getting use to but once we adjusted to it it's great.

The VUE is a GREAT VEHICLE

4.5
DeanT on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I wasn't even thinking of buying a VUE. I was looking at the minivans and stopped in the Saturn dealership. Since they didn't make a minivan (in OCT of '03) I took a station wagon home for my wife to see. She didn't like it but asked if they had an SUV? I went back to to dealer and tried a VUE. I was sold in a minute! What a confortable ride and unbelievable power in the V^ motor. When my wife first drove it she saie "Wow! You have to be careful with it because it has so much power" I have no doubt buying it was the right decision, even after now driving it more than 8,000 miles.

A great Vue

4.9
tommydee on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The V-6 engine has enough power to get you into highway traffic with no problem. The 5 speed automatic is smooth shifting and allows the engine to just loaf along at highway speeds,but downshifts readily when needed. I am tall and long legged.I find the car roomy and easy to get in and out of without banging my knees. I purchased the green vue and have received many comments . It is GREEN !!!!

Kay's

5
KayBee on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle. It is my third Saturn ...... and the 6th my family has owned

of 70 new cars owned-- one of the best

5
mcs on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

roadablity is very good. we tow this vue behind motor home and it tows very good the mileage is very good -- better than on the window sticker all in all -- best suv that we drove

Saturn VUE

5
Brian Murray on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned 6 Saturns and by far this 2004 VUE V6 is the best of them all. It is quiet,powerful,comfortable and overall great SUV. I was not going to buy another Saturn, but when I test drove the new SUV I was sold. As always the buying experiance was the great.

Would buy it again.

4.5
coco444 on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in an Expedition for this car. it handles beautifully and really moves when I need to merge onto a highway.

MY SILVER SURFER

4.6
GINA on 06/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

MY OVERALL REVIEW OF MY SATURN VUE, IS AN HONEST ONE. THIS IS A VEHICLE FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS THE COMFORT OF A SEDAN AND THE CARGO SPACE FOR MOVING MEDIUM SIZED FURNITURE, GROCERIES AND LUGGAGE. I LOVE MY VUE...IT IS COOL, FUN AND NOT SOME HUGE VEHICLE THAT I NEED A LADDER TO GET INTO. I AM GLAD THAT I DID SOME COMPARISON SHOPPING!!!

so far so good

4.5
geoff on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice vehicle, V6 very powerful in all situations. Getting on to highways is a blast-nobody takes advantage of this little truck. Surprisingly good on gas. Getting 22 mpg. on the road. Smooth shifting automatic! Plenty good A/C. Quiet ride. Roomy. Good looking.

great ride

4.8
wide-glide on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we really enjoy our vue, and people are always wanting to check it out!

just purchased

4.6
jpferg on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

dont understand negative reviews on the 2004 v6 awd vue. looked at the chevy sister version without honda engine and has no comparison as to performance and style. never looked at 2003 version so maybe someone is confused on comparison. i traded in a buick rendevous with the underpowered 3.4 v6 as used in the chevy equanox suv and cannot beleave some one would puchase after driving the 3.5 honda engine in the vue. wake up you professional test drivers.

Right Car for me

4.6
rocket ron on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my new VUE for over a month and have been very happy with it. I think the car is a great deal for the money. It has all the features (V6,AWD, 5A) that foriegn car makers are charging 10K more for. I had a problem with the exhaust that was fixed quickly by the dealer with no complaints. Would be happy to recommend the car to anyone interested. Much better than RAV4, CRV, Liberty, Escape.

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5
bb bbbb on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding look, price and performance...so I purchased another one for another family member.

Great car for the money!

4.9
murphcova on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you can afford the power seats, get them. This is the only option on the car I wish I had spent the extra bucks on.

Great $, W/ gr8 gas miles for SUV

5
MMillard on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Tons of Horse Power with great gas mileage. I get somewhere between 24 and 28 mileas a gallon IN AN SUV! Lots of accessories to choose from too!

The V-6 is the one to get

4.9
jer2315 on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had this vehicle about 4 weeks, but it is already one of my favorite vehicles ever. It is fun to drive, has a kick to it and is roomy. I am 6'5" and I have the legroom i've been longing for in a Saturn vehicle. I have read very few problems with the V- 6 Honda engine in the 2004 - stay away from the Vti (4 cylinder automatic models)

Red Line Vue the Way to Go!

4.5
DJ888 on 05/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very peppy. The Red Line styling is very sharp, with its 18" wheels, lower suspension and chrome tailpipe. It's fun to drive, and very roomy for a smaller SUV. Quite sporty for a Saturn.

1/2 a Honda

4.6
kaylie99 on 05/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Aggresive exterior styling and an excellent powertrain made this the best choice in the segment. Huge dealer incentive made it impossible to say no.

SUV: COMFORT AND AFFORDABILITY

4.5
BANG FOR BUCK on 05/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Due to cash restrictions, I could not go for the full size SUV but I have four kids. The Saturn VUE offers a lot of leg room for front and rear. The rear seats fold down flat and lock in place for extra storage. Standard sound system is of good quality. They say 29/24 mpg. Not so, more like 24/22. I have a 4cc/5 speed. Not a lot of pickup. Smooth, comfortable ride and easy on the pocket book. Great deal.

Loving it So Far

4.6
clayg420 on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was pretty much set on an Escape-my sister has one and I liked it well enough. Then I read an article on Honda motor in the Vue. Then I went and drove one. Wow, much more car than the Escape and I could get one about the same price. Wanted the Red Line because of articles, but in reality thought it added nothing. Guess I don't drive quite as wild as reviewers. Everbody comments it is much nicer than they had imagined. It rides great, comfortable over our bad Nashville streets, fast enough to merge with confidence. I think the interior is getting a bad rap for previous years. I will say the tan looks much better than the grey.

my vue of the vue

4.5
sumo on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this for towing a camper and so far it has performed excel. it acts as if there is no top end ,for a 3.0 I'm pulling 2400 lbs. & it has not complained once.on the flats or thru the green mtns.it gets a smoother ride loaded down

Fast, Smooth, and Fun

4.8
Ken in Richmond VA on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We set out to buy a used Honda or Subaru SUV, but ended up with a new 2004 Saturn Vue for about the same money (with current incentives). The new V6 automatic is fast and smooth -- it drives like a nice car, but still holds all the stuff that our family of 5 needs to haul. It is very fun to drive, ranks high in safety, and it is an exceptional value.

our fun SUV

4.8
J. Little on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

on the whole, it has been nothing but fun to drive. It looks good, feels good & even my little poodle loves it. What more can I say about it? It is one good vehicle!

I think its a Lemon

2.4
Jennifer Peggs on 05/19/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

8 repairs on struts, bearings, and suspension in general, back drivers side window motor broke in under a year of use, now fuel sensor is broken. I bought this car when I was pregnant so that my child would be safe. I just don't know if I have enough gas to get home now. That' safe. I made a 20,000 mistake and will pay for it until I can trade it in,which I have tried and have been unsucessful. Regrettably I am a Saturn Vue owner.

Good Car

4.6
rocketron on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this is a good car for the money. The v6 is definitly the way to go, great power, and very quiet. Ive been getting just over 20 mpg which is important with 2$/ gal gas.The interior size is great. Much better than competitors.

Great Value

4.9
Fair on 05/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Saturn has a hard to find configuration - 4 cyl engine and a manual transmission. Great on gas! Best price over all other SUVs.

Can't find anything wrong with it.

5
dar4113 on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my new Vue for one month. I have not been able to find anything wrong with it.(and I have tried) Drove from Marietta Georgia to Lady Lake, Florida on less than two tanks of gas.

Don't buy.. Too many Suspension Problems

2.6
sunnibear on 05/09/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Within 4 days of buying has to go into the shop for the front suspension. fixed broken tork bar but didn't fix problem took in in again one day later said could not find problem and that I had 36,000 miles on warranty so not to worry about it. Four days after that took it in again this time broken strut mount... it has now been 2 months and it is in the shop again Whole new front suspension...was told that they have been replacing alot of them

Redline Vue

5
Sleepe64 on 05/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbelivable power, acclerates like a sports car! great road feel but alittle harsh on bumpy roads. Nice size and works well for my wife's needs, as a kid hauler. Interior materials are kinda cheesy. Exterior stlye is like nothing else, period. Honda produced 250hp 3.5 V6 and 5speed auto tranny are smooth, GM needs to pay attenion here. By and large their front driver six's are junk.

2004 Redline VUE

4.8
Peabo on 05/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We searched many months for the perfect, loaded, and new SUV under $26000 and we found it Saturn VUE Redline. The Redline VUE is really a head turner. It's like having a smooth riding sports cars that is quick, handles great, and gets good gas milage. At the same time it seats 5 people comfortably and has plenty of cargo room. We get tons of compliments on the styling and the ~$1800 upgrade for the Redline is well worth it. If you buy the Redline, get ready the the attention it draws.

Excellent Vehicle

4.3
wcl63kgl on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All areas on this vehicle are excellent including the price. It has great potentiality for being a RV dingy also which I am a RVer.A

Vue

4.9
hartzie72 on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent SUV. Lots of power. Nice fit & finish.

What A Difference from 2003

4.5
Skullbash on 05/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I traded in my 2003 VUE for the new 2004, and am amazed at the changes made in a single model year. It's like a whole new vehicle. The car really likes to go! The ride is quieter with better road feel, though the car seems a tiny bit more reluctant to turn (tighter steering).

A lot of fun

5
Tollag on 05/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're looking for a FUN suv, give the 2004 Saturn Vue, with the 3.5 liter Honda/Tranny. This thing is a blast to drive. It's about as fast as my Mini Cooper S, but gives you all the comfort of an SUV. Ride is comfortable, and you're given a feeling of security. The thing looks mean with the new 17" stock wheels, and you're left with tons of uprgade options. DId I mention it's fun to drive?

Becomes Junk after 30,000 Miles

3.3
supercell777 on 05/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

For the first 6 months, the VUE is great. It still turns heads, but it has become a 7 month-long nightmare of constant front end, suspension, and steering problems. Anything but freshly paved roads is not recommended. The interior is exceptionally noisy. The steering and suspension always rattles, and Saturn calls this "Normal." Many VUE owners agree. VUE's have rather pathetic build quality. I do not recommend the Saturn VUE to ANYONE. For a complete breakdown of all the VUE's constant problems, you can visit Saturnalia and choose the VUE Forum. This will help you make your decision to NOT purchase a Saturn VUE.

Airbag and body protection

5
Bob Cumby on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Saturn. One month after we got it another car run a stop sign and hit us on the drivers side. My wife was driving. Her side airbag save here from injuries. The body help protect us. It did its job. I think if we been in another car. we both would have had injureds.

How great our VUE is

5
Sara LaBerge on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have a 1997 Saturn, so when it came to another car we went to Saturn, we had seen the VUE and liked what we saw, we test drove one, and knew that this was for us. The major test, was a road trip to Las Vegas, thru mountains, it passed with flying colors, and we went 388 miles between fill ups.

Awesome Ride

4.8
JRHayes on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Saturn VUE, it's fun to drive and gets great gas mileage. I have taken it on trips, a great ride, just needs a better back seat for the passengers in my opinion.

I like it!

5
August75 on 04/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Vue for about a month now and I'm really getting a feel for the car. I've read the reviews that say the 4 cylinder is a little loud, but this is the quietest car I've ever driven. I feel so safe with my new baby in this car! I also don't feel like I pass 50 Vues on the way to work each day like some of the other small SUVs I see. I definately think she stands out a little. I'm happy with my purchase because I love to drive it as well as my husband who drives a truck. It fits both of our styles.

what a look and a ride,i am impressed

4.8
sharynlohman on 04/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i drove SATURN VUE in 2001 and was not impressed so i bought another car then this year i got off of work and drove to saturn not knowing what i would find after 3 years had passed and what i found was what a look and what a ride i was impressed the v6 engine has power the gas mileage is really good,handling is really great...the ac is good. it came with sun roof, compass and dimmer inside mirror tinted windows power windows heated,lumbar seats and power seat driver full size spare tire, awd,.TAKE ANOTHER DRIVE IN THE VUE..

I just love my Saturn!

5
mysaturnisnamedmoony on 04/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great! I just bought my Vue (my first Sturn, actually) last week. I took it on a four-hour trip and was hardly tired at all. I have MAJOR back problems, and I didn't even hurt. I had a Chevy Tahoe before this, and I was always so exhausted after driving long trips. I think the interior is great--I don't know what all that fuss is about! It's got a great no-fuss but sassy attitude of my Saturn! Go buy one! They're too much fun!

Love my VUE

4.8
Scout77 on 04/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my VUE. Love it. And working with Saturn was very easy, no hassles whatsoever.

powerful

4.8
darryl campbell on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a vue red line v-6 250 horse i love the power of this SUV I real was going to buy a car monta carlo supercharge the vue redline has more horse power and cheaper so far good suv but i dont like the full time day time lights. u should be able to turn them off also both seats should be power

2004 VUE AWD V6

4.6
Bucko on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We do a lot of serious off-roading. We took our new VUE out to some dry washes and on some mild loose dirt roads in the mountains where we drive our Jeep Wrangler and atv's. The VUE performed well. While no serious four- wheeler, the AWD performed flawlessly and as long as you watch the ground clearance, this vehecle will take you to some places you wouldn't think possible. I wouldn't take it into running water or mud, but for hard packed sand, and dirt roads, steep or not, the VUE really surprized us.

Really A Great Surprise

5
bailranch on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a great vehicle! I was shocked to see that I could get in and out with contorting my limbs! Also, when my wife drives, I can stretch my legs out straight in the passenger side (Iam 6ft 2in and a BIG guy) I've taken 4 road trips already and it averages the 25/mpg and is a treat to drive. The sport package makes it a great car!

big change

4.6
cacer on 04/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from driving a 92 Chevy Silverado to my 04 Vue. What a difference 12 years makes. I love driving my Vue in addition to being the first vehicle I have ever purchased. I have a 2 year old and now she has planety of room to grow up in. I've had a blast with the gas mileage. I used to never want to drive because it would use about half my tank to get anywhere decent, but with the Vue, I am always volunteeering to drive. Plus, my friends all think it's comfortable.

Very Pleased

5
Ms_agape on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I very pleased with the vehicle. Gas mileage is great for a SUV.

Great Vue

4.9
Beagle on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned 3 Ford Explorers before the Vue. The last Explorer was totaled in an accident when I was broad sided. I can't downplay the Ford, but dollar for dollar, I really like the Vue. It has been fun to drive, reliable, and 4 people I know have now bought Saturns because of my opinion of the Vue. The latest bought a 2004 Vue and they Love it. By the way.... we bought a Saturn Ion Coupe at the same time. Great vehicles ! ! ! ! !

My VUE

3.9
HiFlier on 04/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Really like the vehicle. Only 2,500 miles so far, so will reserve final opinions until about 10,000 miles.

new Saturn owner

5
Happy Saturn owner on 04/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned this vehicle for only a month we have found it to be very suitable for our use. Our previous vehicle was a Chevy Tahoe. The Saturn is smaller and not as luxurious as the Tahoe but the cost was much less. We can get by with a smaller vehicle at the present time and it was a fair trade.

Fun Driver

5
61Bugeye on 04/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Really don't have any complaints of yet. Have been more than satisfied with all aspects of the Vue. Would buy another. With the price of gas as it is and the fact that we need a four wheel or All wheel drive. Gas milage is great for an SUV.

Love it!

5
tonyt on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a brand new Saturn Vue, 4 cylinder. I chose 4 cylinder, because I HATE to spend lots of money on gas, and I'm not big on snow or mountains so why bother. It is roomy, especially for a midsize Suv that seats 5. I can have 2 carseats and an adult in the back seat. And the rear space is great. It drives very very well, with great handling. It has a very modern look to it, not trying to look like everyone else, but others (Chevy) has tried to copy it with their new SUV. It gets excellent gas mileage. I have not found my 4 cyl to be loud or noisy at all. It has great pickup on the highway and drives great around town.

I REALLY like my Vue

5
RDsfolks on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from a Suburban to a Vue. I was looking for something smaller and easier to drive around town. The kids are grown so we don't need the capacity of a Suburban anymore. So this Vue fits me just fine

Saturn VUE, a top quality SUV

4.9
David Knight on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My new Saturn Vue combines comfort, build quality and economy (yes, the interior is not fancy yet the materials are of excellent quality and the appointments are well thought out.) In a recent trip from Virginia to Massachusetts we achieved nearly 30 mpg. It's not a Maseratti on the get aways but power with the manual 5-speed is totally adequate. Apparently steering on the '04 has been improved. Mine is very precise.

QUICK REPLACEMENT VEHICLE

5
COMMA on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

On August 29, 2003, my daughter's car was hit head-on and had to be written off. We had to figure out a replacement car for her. My wife owned a 2002 S-1 Saturn. We gave my daughter the 2oo2 and brought the SATURN VUE for my wife. She has stated that she will never own another vehicle. The VUE, with V-6 and AWD, is all the power anyone needs. GREAT SUV TO DRIVE.

Our Dogs Love our Vue!

4.6
RedKat on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our Vue a little over a week ago and we just love driving it. Our three fairly large dogs are in awe of the windows and they are so happy because they can all stand side by side in the cargo area. The vehicle has lots of pep and it offers a very smooth ride. This is our fourth Saturn and we hope to keep buying them.

VUE for Grandma

4.8
Larry Laudig on 04/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought a 2004 VUE last week and have enjoyed the looks, performance, and economy of the vehicle. We have the 4 cylinder with the belt driven automatic and it moves along quite well. There is a bit of noise when you "floor it" but the best part of the ride is cruising along at a constant speed where everything is quiet and the view of the road is excellent. We also enjoy the appearance of the view. Our car was purchased with "CAR CARE" for 5 years which provides all maintenance during those years.

the best car I ever bought

4.8
bill mardavich on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv is a fun car to drive,easy to understand,smooth ride (on the bad new york roads). You really can see saturn tryes to build a great car(suv) and really put this one together well. I think when people understand what this truck is all about, saturn will have a hard time keeping them in stock..

Would do it again...

4.3
MaineWoman on 04/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

It is very comfortable and predictable to drive and I love my bright red one!! Not crazy about the interior design...but getting used to it. Handles well!

VUE = FUN

4.9
MeSue on 04/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had this car for 3 months and have nothing but fun in it, drive it in the city and through fields and enjoy the handling and control. Plus its dent resistant! :)

Great Vue

4.9
jcmoore1976 on 04/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Vue is an excellent vehicle when equipped with the Honda V6 engine. The interior is my only complaint. It is not as refined as many other vehicles. I guess I got spoiled after deriving a VW. As far as performance and just plain fun to drive the Vue is a winner.

Great Value

4.6
BGK on 04/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the sport plus package, which combined with incentives provided a great vehicle for about $15k. Nothing else comes close for the money. I looked at the CR-V which was noiser and unimpressive, with strange interior layout (expecially parking brake). Also looked at the Escape and Vibe, neither of which impressed me either. The VUE had the best features and was easy to get used to.

Great SUV

5
donsand on 04/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first Saturn was a 1995 brand new SL and I go great gas milage. Traded in for a new 1997 SL2 and traded that in for a 2001 L200. Just got the new V^ Vue and like the other cars it rides great and I havent had a lick of trouble with it. WOW what power with the 3.5 V6 250 horse power!

Great!!!

4.9
theodore76 on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd Saturn, My first an 1995 SL1, my 2nd a 2002 SC1 and now my 2004 Vue. I couldn't be happier. I love Saturn vehicles, well rounded reliable. Next car definatly a Saturn.

I like my car

4.3
Carolyn Manning on 03/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

It's fun to drive. Great price. Large enough for the family.

V6 FWD VUE

4.5
Tmich on 03/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I am extremly pleased with the Saturn Vue. Like other's have noted the first impression I had is the power of this vehicle with the V6. It literally has get up and go power when you hit the gas at any speed!I have read number of major suv/truck magazine reviews labeling the interior as being "cheap". But I personally would characterize the interior as a "minimalist" interior...in that I have just about all the creature comforts you could get on this vehicle and for me, everything is very well laid out and functional, no frills no fuss! It handles well, and is a very comfortable vehicle to ride in.

2004 saturn vue

3.8
woven on 03/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I am a new owner and so far I am impressed with the performance. The dealership lacks organization and customer comforts. Service is over worked and delays are regular. Better interior design would be appreciated. A better audio system would also be appreciated.

Very Pleased

5
Central NY Bob on 03/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We tested the Honda CRV, Ford Escape, and the VUE. Did not like the CRV at all. The Ford Escape was a close second, but the Vue was our choice. We definitely liked the VUE more than the Escape, but at the time Ford offered a nice rebate which we liked. Some of the reasons we liked the VUE so much besides our obvious preferences, was the way it drove. It handled like a car versus a truck. Also the service and dealership at Saturn have always provided us with OUTSTANDING service. This is our second Saturn. We love it.

Vue-ish

4.4
Bubb G on 03/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After 1000 miles we are quite happy with our VUE. Mileage is about 20.5 without any significant freeway driving. Acceleration with the Honda powertrain is excellent. Steering is soft but acceptable. Handles and rides well though road bumps come through the cabin harder than I expected. Back window always dirty No key-way for back door??? Good interior lighting. Brakes feel good. Like shifter design/placement. Heater-a/c controls feel and look cheap. Great step in/out height for me at 6' and my wife at 5'7". Like the sporty/athletic/aggressive look

2004 VUE Tow Car

4.5
Aug/Bev on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I pruchased the 2004 VUE as a Tow car for my Motorhome. It is easy to handle and light enough to tow 4 on the floor. As a around the town vehicle, it is fun to drive. I would suggest it to all my friends to buy, especially to those who travel by motorhome.

The Vue is Good

4.5
MikeBreeze on 03/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Saturn Vue about a month now. I like it alot. The only things I don't like is the noisy 4 cyl engine, the leaning in cornering and the things that I have read about the VTI transmission (mine is OK so far). Other then that, it's a great vehicle.

I just love it!

5
Swthoss2 on 03/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a larger more reliable car to drive before my husband deployed. We looked into a few and just fell in love with the Vue. The insurance is lower then our previous car due to the safety features it has, and it is as good on gas as a normal car, but yet has the functionality, space and feel of an SUV. We took it on a 3,000 trip right after we bought it and it was great! We have driven many friends in it and they all are just awed by the beauty, feel and luxury of it. I don't think I will ever buy a different car, just newer versions of the Vue.

My Vue Red Line

4.9
GBR on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an awesome vehicle! I'm a diehard Honda lover, so when looking for a small SUV, really wanted a Honda, but they don't offer the bells and whistles on the CRV that I wanted. Looked at the Vue because of the Honda package and loved it after driving it! The best part has been the dealership; absolutely the best experience I've ever had for buying and for service. I just may be a Saturn lifer!

lkl

4.8
llawrence on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The VUE has gotten up my drive with no proble through every snow this season. I fell very safe in the Vue and even when going up my very very steep drive I feel very safe with no worry of tipping etc.

I love my Vue

4.9
Peggola on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great engine. Just love the power of the 3.50 when I need it on the highway when passing those trucks. Very easy to slip my 6 ft son in and out of the back seat, lots of legroom for him. Love the look and handles great.

Super vehicle

5
mike deck on 03/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv was a major surprise to my wife and I after test driving it. It was very impressive, with a 3.5 liter 6 cylinder engine, built by Honda, with loads of power. A lot of time and effort went into this vehicle and we are very happy with it. We had to have it.

Honda Power with Tennessee Ingenuity

5
Rudge Harwick on 03/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This truck is a dream with good looks, awesome power and great handling. I have had no issues with this vehicle in six months. It is much smoother than my wife's 3 Series BMW.

I love my vue

4.5
kayeaux on 03/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The vue is a powerful suv and a fun vehicle to drive. It is also a comfortable ride and we enjoy it very much. The fuel economy (21-22) is not quite up to my expectations yet but thecar only has 2300 miles and I hope it will improve as it gets a few more miles. Any way we love our vue

I LUV MY VUE

4.5
Dave305 on 03/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

By far a superb SUV. Service of the Vue is superb and the service departments of all Saturn dealerships is far above anyone else.

Larger than life

4.4
Skiipole on 03/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Have you ever had to chane a child's diaper in the backseat of a car? I did with room to spare! I was just about standing in the backseat with plenty of rrom for me and my child to do the task quickly, safely and warm (it was a Buffalo WINTER!) I had a L200 and the vue cost less and is beeter! If you had a Saturn than all the features are familiar places.Comfortable (leather heated seats) fun (5 speed trans and sunroof) sharp to look at (nice alloy rims) easy to driv (same ride as L series but higher and better visablity)

Thumbs Up for 2004!

4.4
Bondavi on 03/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda motor really transforms this car from a disappointment into a class- leader! Superb looks and performance to boot, sips at the pump for a 250-horse SUV!

About My Saturn AWD VUE

5
vuemomsvue on 03/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is fabulous; it's like riding on air; stops and starts when it should; awesomely comfortable AND easy to drive!

THE V-6 IS FLAT TOWABLE!!!

5
RICK CARTER on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

UNLIKE WHAT IT SAYS IN THE INFORMATION AREA REGUARDING THE SATURN VUE, THERE WERE AND ARE SOME INCENTIVES WHEN FINANCING OR PAYING CASH ON THE SATURN VUE. WE PAID CASH AND WERE ABLE TO TAKE $2,000 OFF THE STICKER. IN MY BOOK, $2,000 IS A SIZABLE INCENTIVE ON A VEHICLE THAT NOT ONLY HAS A HONDA ENGINE BUT ALSO A HONDA TRANSMISSION. AND IT'S FLAT TOWABLE!! WHAT A DEAL. THANKS SATURN.

Amy's Saturn

4.9
mewotell on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saturn is the best car we have ever owned it has been incredibly cheap to operate, fun to drive and it give one a sens of feeling safe. We live in Florida and the air conditioning system is incredible.

saturn dealerships deceiving

4.5
martii scheer on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

the vue rides beautifully and is very attractive inside and out. only MAJOR complaint is was not told that tire snow chains can only be purchased at the dealership and was caught in the sierras, donner pass without chains in a freak storm heading for reno on business and had to turn around as no one could sell us chains for a saturn car.

2004 Saturn vue redline

4.8
johnny4 on 02/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The red line is very good looking compared to the standard vue. The gas mileage is excellent for the power you recieved. The honda powerplant is excellent.

saturn vue

4.9
russbiggica on 02/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

looking for a basic and inexpensive suv, Saturn Vue is the best i found.

Love it!

4.6
orchestra99 on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have truly enjoyed my VUE. It is easy to drive (I have a 5-speed), quick, easy to handle, and excellent for vision. I play hockey and have more than enough room for equipment and sticks, plus hand storage for numerous things. Been just great. All the controls are easily accessible and easy to use. The cruise control is particularly handy.

Just love it!

5
cyordon on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just love my new Saturn Vue!! I am so happy that I chose this SUV over the Jeep Liberty and the Toyota Rav4.The V6 Acura engine has lots of power and gets great gas mileage. I love the AWD feature. Driving in snow is so much safer now. I also can't wait to use my sunroof. I feel I got so much car for the $. Thanks Saturn:)

love my Saturn

5
Alma on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we bought this Saturn in Nov 2003. In Jan 2004 we drove it from MA to Florida and return..It was a terrific driving experience. This SUV was comfortable, roomy for lots of luggage and we felt safe at all times. This is our 3rd Saturn vehicle, but the first SUV..I would recommend this to anyone.This is a V6 with leather interior and sun roof..it has been a pleasure driving. I have had people in the back seat comment on how roomy and comfortable it was for them as well.

2nd saturn, very nice

5
Don2004 on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the experience at the dlr was great. its a wondeful ride for the price.

a great car

4.5
bob47 on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

i am amazed at how great this car is, no problems at all. go to the dealer for oil changes and tire rotations only.

I love my VUE!

5
robin simmons on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I shopped local dealers and dealers in the bigger cities, after test driving many various makes and models I just happened to stop by the Saturn dealership in Florence, SC. I had never really considered a Saturn before, but when I saw the VUE it really caught my attention, and when I test drove it I was completly sold! Proud Saturn Vue Owner:)

love our new Saturn VUE

4.9
Kewlmom44 on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We already had a Saturn SL2, so when it came time to buy an SUV we knew right away that the VUE was the one to get. We have only had it for 1 month, but we love it. The people at the dealership are extremely friendly and helpful. The VUE handles extremely well.

2004 Vue - Transmission Problem???

4.5
nocal826 on 02/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

We purchased a 6 cyl FWD'04 Vue from Saturn of Sunrise.If the Vue performs like the sales reps,then we hit a grandslam,we LOVE the Vue with one exception...the 5-sp auto trans hesitates when it is about to change gears,it seems as if it is not sure what gear it wants to be in.We've brought it back to service.They have test driven it/hooked it up to the computer. They say everything seems normal.However,it is starting to bother us.After driving the Vue for another week we called the dealer and asked if they would drive our Vue for a few days to'feel'the problem.Saturn has been eager to assist.Has anyone else had this type of problem?

Strong engine.

5
Devenie on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

quiet, yet powerful engine. Saturns vehicle best yet. It drives great.

SATURN VUE

4.8
DON SHERIDAN on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

NICE SUV,COMFORTABLE, GOOD LEG ROOM FOR TALL GUYS

2004 sautrn vue

4.9
jbk on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The response, while not high performance, is exceptional in the 6 cylinder motor. Gas mileage is surprisingly as promised at the dealership (24 town, 26 highway). Steering response is acceptable, while not oversensitive.

A seat with a Vue

4.9
yhensley on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really have enjoyed by Vue. I have had many people stop me and ask about my experience with my Vue. They also comment on its sporty look. I must agree.

Saturn VUE

5
Wissam Zaatar on 02/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The saturn vue drives great and handles very well in the snow.I own the v6 awd and it is fun to drive in the rain or the snow.I do not have any thing negative to say about my vue

THE SATURN

4.1
CHRISTAN on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

THE CAR IS VERY COMFORTABLE AND HANDLES GOOD BUT WENT ON A LONG TRIP HAD A FLAT TIRE AND COULDNT FIND THE TIRE ANYWHERE I HAD TO LOOK FOR A SATURN DEALER AND YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW THAT FEELS. THE WHEN I LOWER THE BACK WINDOS TO GET SOME FRESH AIR THE NOISE WAS UNBEREABLE.TOO MUCH NOISE INSIDE THE CAR.

satisfied customer

4.4
1st time customer on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

a real buying experience that was pleasureable, no games to play going back anc forth with salesman and sales manager to get to a price. Knowleageable salesman and dealership staff is extremely customer oriented and polite every time you visit the dealership before and after the purchase. Vehicle is fun to drive and affordably priced so that the options, that are not outrageously priced, are fun to explore and add to make the vehicle extremely attractive. The ride is much more comfortable that former owned competitive SUV. Very pleased. with the vehicle to this point.

My Vue

4.8
aupperle11 on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle, it is easy to park, looks great, drives great with plenty of pep when I need it but also reasonable gas mileage around town. I am 59 years old and this is my favorite vehicle of any that I have ever owned. The Saturn policies of customer service also brought me back to them for my second Saturn, the Vue.

AWSOME

4.6
klosurdo on 02/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive.Lots of room for driver and passangers. Lots of storage space.

just love it!

4.4
happypappy on 02/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

actually its an 03, but the same vehicle as the 04. have 18,000 miles on it and just love it. there was a clunking noise at 8,000 miles that turned out to be untorqed axle bolts from the factory( was dissapoined in that) also a fogged up headlight unit which saturn replaced...other than that just love it...looks much more expensive than it really is...

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SUV!!!

5
Eric (Modesto, CA) on 02/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Never in a million years would I have seen myself in an SUV. I was always the person saying "I'll be driving a CAR for life!" But the Saturn VUE changed my mind. This SUV is not only fun to drive, but it's affordable, gets GREAT gas milage, and the insurrance is relatively cheap. This SUV is a vast improvment from my Dodge. But this SUV still provides all the comforts of a car. I've driven some SUVs before that feel tipsy (Chevy Blazer). THIS SUV IS AMAZING! Tons of standard features plus many more available at a decent price. This SUV not only has a great reputation, but is the ONLY SUV you should consider!!!!

vue

2.4
mike f. on 02/09/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Had brand new vue for one week in shop for four problems .I Had up to 1500 miles to trade out for another brand new vue. Dealer was very nice about this problem. Secound brand new vue I had for three days and its been in shop already for empty clutch fluid. Poor craftsmanship would not recommend this vehicle.

Enjoying My Vue

5
VueAWDv6 on 02/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has been fun to drive and made snow not a worry. I found that this car handles great in all weather and with the V6 it has the power that I wouldn’t expect out of an SUV. The options that where standard on the V6 made this and easy purchase and I didn’t walk away feeling I had any regrets. I would recommend this car to all those people looking for a little of everything.

Love it!

4.9
Punky on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the VUE. Very happy with the performance and looks. There were a lot of features that came standard with the FWD V6. It's very comfortable driving and has great pickup. *Cargo organizer seems to be making squeaking noise when driving. Has anyone experienced the same or other noises within vehicle?

Love the new VUE

5
Doc1969 on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second saturn, and we love it. Great power, handling, and braking. Has plenty of interior room with some great features. Very smooth powertrain.

Great in snow and rainy conditions

4.3
Paul from D.C. on 01/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Having an AWD on my V6 Saturn works like a charm. Drove yesterday on packed snow up a steep gradient without any slippage. The VUE handles really well in wet and sloppy snowy conditions due to its wide tires and the AWD. Great all aroud visibility and acceleration; a must in any Metro are full of cars.

You can't go wrong with this SUV

4.9
BlackOnyx on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one reliable SUV from Saturn. I think the 3.5L V6 motor and transmission supplied by Honda is the quietest powertrain on the market today. My friends can't believe the quickness, comfort, and quiet ride. It has a ton of storage space behind the rear seats.

UNBELIEVABLE!!

5
JT Kirkland on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it love it!

Happy so far

4.5
ARETY on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought a new VUE for my wife a week ago. I looked for a used lexus rx300 for six months but could not find the right one at the right price. Only have 200 miles on it so far but all is good. Very solid and quite capable in our latest Michigan snow storm. Smooth ride and no rattles yet. The Vue is not as well appointed as the lexus but it was under $26,000 out the door and the 2001 RX300's were around $28,000 with 40-50 thousand miles on them. The 3.5L honda motor is SMOOTH. With 70 more horsepower than last year this is a true 7 second second cute-ute. I would have bought the redline but my wife didn't like the stiffer ride.

A Saturn Convert

4.9
resQjim on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

V-6 has great "get up & go".. Steering is no problem if you know a vehicle's strong points as well as limitations. Interior is nice...Not a car for status symbol drivers but it looks like this is a "winner" as you get the best "bang for your buck"

MY VUE

5
Patricia Gray on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Saturn VUE handles real well on the road in all weather conditions. It is a very comfortable ride. I love the feel of being in truck but yet still having the size of a car.

Always been a GM buyer

5
Slpmom4 on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always been a GM buyer, but the prices on Chevy and Pontiacs were a shock! I had heard about Saturns but didn't never looked at them. One Sunday I managed to get my husband to drive on to a Saturn lot and we were suprised at all the features you could get at an up front price. When we went into the showroom we couldn't believe it when they handed us a price sheet and we could basically build our own car! All the prices were in front of you! When we picked up the car it was an expirence never before felt with any other car purchase. I have 4 kids and their first cars will all be Saturns!

second saturn

4.9
fhiefone on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we purchased the VUE because of the style and comfort. it is our second saturn and we are very pleased with the service we recieve from saturn.

Everything an SUV should be!

5
Matt in New Haven CT on 01/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I initially was interested in the Vue because it's one of the few cars under $30K with 5-star front and side safety ratings, and side curtain airbags. Then, I fell in love with the looks, mileage (29 MPG!), nice ride, really comfortable driver's seat, great quality all around, and amazing cargo space. Not to mention the price! Best deal you could get on a car with these features.

SATURN VUE

5
arie on 01/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE OWED AN SUV AND I AM THRILLED WITH IT. THE RIDE IS GREAT AND I AM SO PROUD OF IT ON THE ROAD. FROM NOW ON I WILL ALWAYS BUY A VUE.

Our VUE of the road

5
sterlngcat on 01/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Even though this is our 4th Saturn, the VUE still suprised us. It rides like a car and the new 6-cylinder engine is powerful. It handles and corners nice, and bumps in the road are like nothing. Many people have commented about how our VUE looks like the BMW X5. The interior is comfortable and conveinent. Two car seats fit nicely in the back with enough room for another person. And the back floor is FLAT adding to the comfort. But it needs more storage. The door pockets are small and the console even smaller. Overall, the VUE is a great SUV to own. Homerun for Saturn!

Love My VUE

5
Cheetah on 01/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is such a quite vehicle. I can hardly wait to get up and go out for a drive. This is my second Saturn. After my first experience, I had decided not to go with another Saturn. I looked at the VUE and was completely sold. The V6 is great. This is my first SUV. Very roomy in the back. Saturn has added extra leg room for back seat passengers. Fun to drive.

Another great Saturn!

4.8
TCKG on 01/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our 3rd Saturn and as with each one we have yet to be disappointed in any aspect, performance, quality, reliability, etc... The VUE handles very well even in the worst winter weather. It's fun to drive!!! It's roominess and comfort make for pleasant road trips.

excellent

4.9
blazin on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is fun to drive and very comfortable.

best in class

4.8
mhines on 01/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

great- fun to drive

My new Vue

4.9
rahcat on 01/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only owned this vehicle for only about 6 weeks, but have truly enjoyed the 2004 Vue. The ride is very smooth and is very quiet. I have already put 2600 miles on the vehicle. The handling on the highway is execllent and it handles very well in the city also. The gas milage averages just under 20 mph in the city and so far I have not had a long enough trip to gauge the highway mileage. There is ample space in the rear for groceries and other items (my last vehicle was an Oldsmobile Silhouette). So far, all of my expectations have been met or exceeded. I am very happy with my purchase.

Problems Allready 04 VUE

4.4
purcntry on 01/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Inside of 30 days of ownership in for OBD code P0571 3 times (Cruise/brake switch A malfunction) replaced switch service wrench light came back on in less than 4 blocks from service dept. Campaign to upgrade software to correct the computer from clearing OBD codes when vehicle ignition turned off strike 4. 3 conclusions campaign does not work, bad computer onboard hence unable to correct the code or faulty wiring with low voltage either way headed back down on saturday to give back problem vehicle for same model without service wrench light problem. They can try to fix it with there time not mine.

A good buy

4.9
acx44 on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving this for a couple weeks I must admit that this is a very fun SUV to drive and you cant go wrong with the 250 horses and the CD/MP3 player. Plus you get alot of options that no other SUV in the VUE's class would get

The New VUE

4.5
Obiwan on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Searching for a new family car, was a battle between pracitcality for my wife, and performance for me. Honda's CR-V, Pontiac's Gran Prix were on our list with the VUE. The VUE's Acceleration and handling was impressive. The fuel economy and overall price cinched the deal. There simply was no SUV on the market with all these perks, for this price. The newest version has had some exterior improvements that really made a difference. Overall, we love our new SUV. My wife feels safe, and can haul all her "stuff" around. Not that I do, but knowing I can go from 0 to 60 in 6.8s, does a lot for my performance needs!

summer car

3.3
little Mac on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I found that winter driving is not all that great. I put in two sand bags over the rear wheels. New tires on car, "all weather" do nothing for the car. Car is way too light with all the plastic in it. Rocks when cars/trucks pass. Fan squeeks when on low.. windows fog up and feet freeze as well as your rear passengers. Engine is VERY loud and outside sounds are like the door isn't even shut. Drink holder very awkward for driver. 8' cargo has to be on dash to fit.

LKL's Review

4.8
lkl on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This was the most comfortable SUV I test drove in this price range. It is very easy to get in and out of even for my elderly aunts. It handles beautifully in the snow, and goes up my steep snow covered drive with no problems at all. I like the plain interior, but I do not care for the location of the automatic window buttons. I love my Red VUE, and I smile each morning I go out and hop into it to head for work.

New Vue

4.6
Melisse on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 280ZX Turbo and this corners and handles sometimes better. Just returned from snow in mountain and it handled just as good or better than other all wheel drives on the same road. Very impressed.

Saturn SUV, Polar White

4.4
MistyTatianna on 12/27/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The speedometer is not accurate. Everytime, it gets to 1,000, it clicks back to 0. It will not show the thousands. How do I know, if this particular SUV, did not have thousands of miles on it, because it just showed 34 when I purchased it. It doesn't have the amenities that my Saturn coupe had, such as fog lamps, which I depend on heavily, as I live in "fog" country. The defroster works great.

Just Bought

4.9
kcohne on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I fell in love the first time I test drove the new 04 VUE, it is the smoothest drive and effertless electronic steering are wonderfull the roominess and feel are fabulous.

AWESOME TRUCK

5
jim stone on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOTS OF POWER! FUN TO DRIVE, NOT SURE WHY THE REVIEW SAYS STEERING SLOPPY. I FIND IT TO BE NIMBLE AND PRECISE.

Saturn VUE

4.6
jgraham on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth drive and all kinds of features make this vehicle the best I have driven in a long time.

BEST KEPT SECRET

5
G'town Memphis on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My full Saturn experience was exactly like the commercials shown and more. Everything was conducted in a professional manner from beginning to end. My salesman kept me informed, he did not rush my decision nor pressure me to make a choice. Upon purchasing my 2004 Vue all the sales people song the Saturn song to me and each came out to greet me and shake my hand to welcome me into the saturn family..."Wow! Thats service!!!" Then my salesman gave me a tour of the facilities. What an experience. I am happy with my Saturn and boy has it turned heads. Let me end by saying, I received the full VUE of the saturn experience.

Saturn Vue Arrives

5
LisaMForrester on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2004 Saturn Vue is not to be missed! There is quite a difference between the 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder engines. The 6 cylinder is an entirely different car! With the 250 horsepower, you feel that you can go anywhere and do anything. The ride is smooth, quiet and enjoyable. Tune-ups are not required for 100,000 miles and the warranty is bumper to bumper. There are no tricks or gimmicks with Saturn and I absolutely love my VUE!

Saturn Vue Review

5
Charles B. on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car. The Honda 3.5 Liter engine gives it all the power you need (unless you are a race driver). It's fun to drive and the customer service is number 1!

2004 SATURN VUE REVIEW

4.8
GREENVUE on 12/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

THE VUE IS WELL PUT TOGETHER FOR AN AMERICAN SUV. AS ALWAYS THE SATURN DEALER IS COMFORTABLE TO DEAL WITH. THE CAR RUNS WELL AND IS VERY PEPPY. THE FUEL MILAGE SO FOR IN FREEWAY DRIVING IS 25 TO 27 MPG WITH LESS THAN 1000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. THE CAR IS COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE AND TO RIDE IN FOR MYSELF AND FOR MY WIFE, WHO HAS A BAD BACK.

I like Mine!

4.3
Telaine on 12/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I like my 2003 Saturn Vue. I like the large doors and sunroof. It rides smoothly and handles very well. I have a V-6 which my husband suggested and I am glad I did. It is powerful enough to get on the freeway and get moving quickly.

Saturn Vue

5
Howard Watson on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have an all wheel drive v-6 2003 with the extras. People that ride in it are amazed. I love not having to step up to get in the seat and being high enough to see over the traffic and being able to see all around me. There are no blind spots and with 22,000 on the odometer I have not had anything more than the regular maintainence. I love not getting dings in my car doors - I could have gotten a more expensive SUV - a Lexus, Mercedes or Porche - but the difference was not significat to me. The cost of insurance is much less for this SUV and the safety factor is high in this too.

disappointed

3.3
exoterica on 12/20/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

A real disappointment, especially with the mileage. It promised 23/28, and it is closer to 16/19. The dealer siad there was nothing wrong with the car and nothing they could do about it. Have also had the door fixed, windshield cleaner valves fixed with only 3000 miles.

Made in the USA

5
Robert L. Garrison on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a Cadillac in on this new Vue in 2002 instead of 2003. I am so very much impressed with the appearance, the road stability, the electronic steering, roomy interior. I get great gas milage also. Saturn Service provides a loaner or rental car when it is necessary to keep overnight or an extended time. I am proud of my Vue, I am even prouder that it was fully Manufactured and assembled in Tennessee right here in the United States of America. Body, engine and transmission made here in U. S. A. from scratch.

excellent

4.6
tommy Saitta on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I own a saturn vue, and we are very happy with it. It's fuel economy is excellent, and it's optional gearless transmission is essential for maintaining highway speeds. My only regret was not going for the all wheel drive, but that will be our next Vue.

I LOVE MY SATURN

5
BGTAX MAN on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE LOW PRESSURE ATTITUDE SATURN HAS WAS VERY ENJOYABLE,THE SALES REP WAS FRIENDLY AND OUTGOING,AFTER WE SELECTED THE VEHICLE WE PURCHASED, SATURN OF BOWLING GREEN HAD THE SUV CLEANED AND FILLED WITH GAS IMMEDIATLEY,THERE WAS NO HAGGLEING OR BACK AND FORTH TO THE"SALES MANAGER". JAY OUR SALES REP OFFERED US A FAIR VALUE FOR OUR TRADE IN RIGHT OFF THE BAT AND 2 FINANCING OPTIONS WITH NO PRESSURE. WE WERE IN AND OUT OF THE SATURN DEALERSHIP IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR!!WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SATURN VUE TO ALL,AND SATURN OF BOWLING GREEN!!!

Satisfied but wish for more...

4.9
Sholop on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a mix of "Great!" and "needs improvement. The power of the V6 makes this car extremely good at take offs and at passing on the freeway. Good driving position. Looks good. The interior is what needs work; servicable is what discribes it.

My Honda Vue

3.6
Corvette Bill on 12/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I was a little concerned that a Saturn dealer was putting dealer add ons to these vehicles it seemed out of character adding options you wouldn't want.I love the Honda powertrain same as in my Odyssey.I have had trouble with the reception on FM as well as AM they reconnected the antenna still no improvement taking it back again soon.

Happy Vue Owner

5
ChattanoogaVue on 12/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been very happy with our Vue so far. I was leery of getting one the CVT transmission at first, but have come to really like its performance and drivability - particularly on the hilly/mountainous terrain where we live. Electric steering is a bit on the light side for my taste, but my wife loves it.

having fun

4.8
vaterjack on 12/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

purchased this vue because of the roomy front access esp for the driver. sits high without having to use a ladder to get in and out. the v-6 is more than powerful enough for any road situation yet still delivers the mpg.

NUE VUE

4.9
MzBee on 12/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth engine/trans./ride/handling. Plenty of GO. Roomy, quiet, well-planned interior w/lots of "fun"ctional features, no annoying squeaks/rattles. Exterior fit/finish perfect. Well-done Saturn! You've exceeded my expectations. (Traded in a 2000 Buick Regal GS for this VUE, and am happy I did.)

Improve performance/forgo boyracer looks

3.8
saturnalia on 12/10/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saturn Vue is one of the few vehicles that a 6 footer will enjoy space to stretch. However, it drives likes a much larger vehicle rather than a nimble SUV that it seems to be.

I Own One

4.1
mark anderson on 12/10/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The 4cyl Saturn VUE should only be available with a manual trans. as the performance is sluggish at slow speed. However, the combination of economy and good performance at higher speeds is a winner. Quality is excellent. We're a high mileage user and would recommend the car to anyone.

Engineering Defect

2.5
texas1512 on 12/09/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchase this vehicle on 9-26-03 and it will be repurchase by the manufactureer this week. The vehicle has an engineering defect in the front suspension. It is not "life threatening" so they will not recall the vehicle. I have owned it less than 3 months and it has been in the shop 21 days. There is not a fix at this time for the problem.

2004 Saturn Vue

4.5
VUEBYU on 12/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4