2005 SATURN RELAY 2

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$4,000
$348
below average
123,580 Miles
18,014
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 123580
Color: BLUE
Body Style: Minivan
Interior: Gray
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Boise, ID
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Option & Equipment

Air Conditioning

Recalls & Defects

VIN 5GZDV03L95D205713 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

WHEN THE PARKING BRAKE IS RELEASED, THE DRIVER MAY NOTICE UNINTENDED BRAKING WHEN ACCELERATING, DECELERATING, OR COASTING, AND A NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, 'PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.' TO MEET THE STANDARD, THE VEHICLE MUST NOT MOVE FOR FIVE MINUTES WHEN STOPPED ON A STEEP HILL WITH THE PARKING BRAKE APPLIED AND THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL (N). SOME OF THESE VEHICLES FAILED THIS TEST.


Information about Dealer

great dealership

5
david p on 04/07/2015

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

this is the second car i have purchased here, i was so happy with the first one it made sense to come back its nice to be able to trust your car dealer

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
  Based on 80 reviews

2005 Saturn Relay 3, 250k miles, never been towed!

5
CEW CO on 10/10/2015

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

Original owner, 250k miles Still runs great and looks great! Love this van! Never been to shop.for repairs except brakes and tires. I wish I could buy more Saturns! I owned other new Saturns Vue 2001, Vue 2006 and Ion Redline 2004 and Ion 2006. They made a great product, that still look good on the road today. All my Saturn's were great cars but the Relay 3 is my favorite little luxury liner. Everything is working order, the Chevy dealer could not believe the mileage on her at last oil change, a/c charge up, full detail looked brand new. I hope she runs forever!

It's Been Good to Me

4
franmorr1966 on 12/26/2010

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

This car has been reliable and comfortable. I have nearly 82,000 miles on this car and other than replacing the rear wiper motor (after warranty), the car has only needed normal wear and tear service.

unhappy owner

3
saturn owner on 12/03/2010

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

We have 2 powered doors and have had nothing but problems with them. They have opened while driving 75mph down the highway and GM is refusing to fix them even though we have a 16 page detailed service report of these on going problems. Put the doors aside and the other issues we have had with this very expensive vehicle and it is a great ride. It is a very comfortable and smooth ride. But I will never buy another GM vehicle again, we were sold a lemon of a vehicle and GM just tells us too bad. Hopefully not everyone is having the same problems we are. But I would not recommend buying this vehicle to anyone. The dvd screen is way too small for the kids to see it good from in back.

Great Minivan

4.3
dph414 on 10/22/2010

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Minivan. Almost no problems. Fun to drive, easy to drive. Have problems occasionally with the power sliding doors, and the rear windshield wiper also stopped working. Makes a "Groaning" sound when making sharp or tight turns.

Would recommend

4.3
Jaymie on 07/27/2010

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car because we had our third child and I'm really happy with it. I enjoy driving it and it is very reliable the only time it never started was when i left the radio on (my mistake). Had to replace the hub and bearing at 75,000. It does have trouble with stalling my mechanic told me what the problem was something with the electric fuel something with aftermarket part still on the expensive side but if you give it a little gas when you start it. Yes i know it's not ideal but for what i paid for it. I guess i got one of the good ones. Look, it's not a Lincoln or Mercedes you do get what you pay for stop complaining and get a more expensive car if you want perfection.

Excellent quality love this van

4.9
CEWCORP on 06/10/2010

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 now over 100k miles with no problems. Excellent van that does everything right, everything is still in perfect working order and exterior and interior still looks brand new with no inside garaging. This is my 5th Saturn vehicle and I have had no problems with any of them and I have had all models. Love this car. Stuck in a southern California blizzard once and this car was the only one able to negotiate the freeway safely and did so well I felt like I was driving under normal conditions. Also, really liked the buying experience with Saturn and all the service experiences. This car was very stress free to own

Happy with my Relay

4.5
Love my Relay on 04/25/2010

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

We purchased our Saturn with only 11000 miles on it from the dealer. It has a smooth ride and is very comfortable. My 4 kids have loved the dvd player and the option to listen to their music and play video games. It comes with a normal plug outlet, very cool! This has come in handy for video games and for vacuming the van. The only problems I have had with the Relay is with the traction stability control system (had it fixed 2X now) and I feel the rotors are cheap. My Relay shakes going down the mountain roads. I was told they have shaved the rotors as much as they can so they will need to be replaced at my next brake job.

DON'T BUY THIS VAN

2.9
Give the van back on 02/12/2010

Performance: 1 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: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This vehicle is horrible. Yes the interior is nice but the ABS and stablization controls are always broken. Sliding doors will randomly open - or they may not open at all - it's a gamble. Have to press the gas to get it started - engine has a hard time turning over. Lights flicker. Saturn will tell you this is "normal" - but it's still not acceptable. They should all be recalled and demolished.

Problems with start up

4.8
Jenn on 07/14/2009

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

I love my Saturn Relay for the exception that since I bought the van if I did not push the gas peddle when I started the van then it would cut off on me. The van came with a warranty and took it to a dealership to be fixed and was told that it was the fuel pump. The replaced the fuel pump and now it is still having the same problem. Saturn has told me that it is just what "those" vans do. I will never get stranded it will always crank, it just might take several times before it starts.

Worst purchase of my life

1.4
neverdriveasaturn on 06/16/2009

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

Nothing new, except proof of serious probs that should have resulted in recalls. Numerous prob with ABS and traction control systems going out--replaced sensors four times at a cost of $500+ twice(other two times were under part warranty).Had probs with rotors warping immediately after purchase, replaced at 35000 miles.Also had probs with cupping tires(on third set at 67000 miles).Warped tire rods. Auto door opener stopped working.Lever to fold 3rd broke.Depreciation!Traded this one in last week when we were upside down on the loan by $4000 because it was too costly to keep.Our cost to own this one for 3.5 yrs-over $40,000(purchase of $28000 and the rest in repairs, not incl. gas at 20mpg)

Worst car ever

2.3
gallagher on 03/15/2009

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

It is very sad that I report on this. At first we thought it was a good and boy were we wrong. It was given to us by a friend that need us to take over payments and our credit was to bad to get one on our own. Now we are stuck with a lemon nothing but problems - bad brakes, door, tires, trim, abs brakes and the dealers has bad service and now that it is out of warranty.

Not Safe for any Family!

2.8
CS79 on 11/05/2008

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

I've had this van for 3 years and its been nothing but a headache. It was in the shop 2 days after purchase for a auto sliding door malfunction. The headlights have malfunctioned in the middle of the night on a car trip out of state. We were stranded until daylight until we could drive it to the nearest dealership, and it took them a week to fix it!!! Worst of all are the breaks. The brakes malfunction from time to time, and the ABS light comes on. I've had it in the dealership's shop 8 times just for this problem, and they won't fix it! They keep telling me they can't get an error code. All together I've had it in the shop 20 times in 3 years. Don't buy this van!

Must have got a good one

3.9
Really Lucky on 10/22/2008

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

Purchased 2005 Relay II new in November 2004. Car has been up and down the east coast. First long distance trip went from DE to CT and back on 3/4 of tank...impressive. As the years and miles went by notice problems. Power sliding door would automatically open when you tried to close it. Suspension problem with left bushing covered under warranty. Lastly, never resolved was the dimming dashboard that was told to be a problem with alternator. This was replaced under warranty but got progressively worse again.

JUNK

1.8
YoseMom on 08/18/2008

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

JUNK I had been waiting for over five years for Saturn to come out with a minivan. But this is not a Saturn (and Saturn isn't the company it used to be) it is a piece of junk. Constantly in the shop. Over heats going uphills (even with the heater on full blast)Brakes unreliable, smoke going down hill even in 2nd gear, sometimes brakes don't take when coming to stop signs. Finally got the ABS light fixed $2000 later. Passenger door still doesn't close right. Makes grinding noise sometimes when starts, sometimes doesn't start at all. NOT SAFE. I wish I had never bought it. Still owe between $5000 and $10000 more than it's worth on it. Anyone heard of any class action suits with/about it yet?

The typical van

2.9
jack on 06/06/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Before the purchase of the Relay 2, we had two Dodge Grand Caravans. This realy is heads and shoulders above those previous vans. It is comfortable, powerful, handles ok and is reliable. We once had a problem when we overfilled our gas tank, but hav had no real problems since. Now, we need brakes at 30k, but that is the only problem it has had. I hope to get seveal more years of good service out of it before it gets sacrafiiced. So far, this has been a good vehicle.

2005 Saturn Relay

2.8
saha on 05/17/2008

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

We bought the Relay after having two other Saturns. We will never buy another. Had nothing but problems. Had it in shop for flickering lights, rear parking sensors, both automatic door motors replaced, OnStar went out, tie rods, abs sensors, back windshield wiper motor, dvd player, doens't always start, idles crazy when air is on and needed new brakes and tires all of this after one year of ownership. In shop more than out.

Awesome!

5
Anderson on 05/09/2008

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

Driving this baby is like hitting the jackpot at the casino. I always get amped driving it. Love the sound of the engine. Has outlet for my kids to play their video games. The amount of space is ridicuous. It can fit a giant if you wanted.

LEMON!!! Don't buy one of these cars

1
jamikey on 04/30/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 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 have had multiple problems with this car. My side paneling has peeled off 3 times now, the ABS system has had problems, and the remote sliding door has been replaced and the remote for it doesn't even work. That is just a few of the problems associated with the car. My latest problem is the engine blew in the car (yes, that is right!!) while in another state. They said that there was a bulletin about this potential problem, but since there hasn't been very many people with this problem, it wasn't a recall. The car has 26,000 miles on it. I have 2 children and do not feel safe driving this car. The child lock on rear door also locks on its own, trapping kids inside. Dangerous car!

18 trips to the shop in 2 yrs.

2
J Robinson on 04/11/2008

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

I've bought 2 relays. My 1st was totaled in an accident so we bought a 2nd. I've been to the shop 18 times in 2.5 yrs. I've had my rotors replaced 2x, 5 drive belts in 8 wks., 2 tensioner in 8 wks., new heater system, onstar unit, side panels, wood trim, pwr steering unit. I've had my computer reset so my headlights don't fail. My pwr doors open when driving, (with my 3 children in the back.) those are just some of the problems we've had. I've dealt w/ Saturn assistance & they offered me free oil changes to make it right. I will never buy another Saturn again. I may never buy gm b/c of this. I no longer support Saturn in anyway. They do not take care of their customers.

Hit or Miss

3.5
Bsrice on 04/11/2008

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

Bought my 05 Relay new, great price (I thought till depreciation hit)DVD player was a must have. Did good on gas mileage 28-30. Had problems from the start with molding, carpet, auto door, cupping tires every 8 K miles. Put 3 sets on, told no problem with car, yet camber set so off by Saturn specs, rotor issues, lights flickering. Ended up eating the depreciation and buying a 06 Jeep Liberty. Was a good little van if they spent more time in testing, could have had a nice price nich in the market.

Crapola from GM

2.4
62Sunbeam on 03/24/2008

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

Three years on I am still kicking myself for buying this horrible vehicle! I have never in all my life seen a more poorly made vehicle on the road. This includes a mid 80's Sonata. This car has been in the dealer more times than all of my precious cars combined. Faulty ABS system, Bad brakes, bad A/C, bad DVD, bad front wheel bearings, bad side doors, bad suspension, bad parking brake adjuster, bad side trim, and overall horrendous build quality. I would sell it but it has NO replacement value and I foolishly took out a loan to buy it. so it is now worth about 8 grand less than I owe. I tried to have the warranty extended as a courtesy but I was told to take a hike and with 34000 on th

2005 Saturn Relay - Love it

4.3
Happy Customer on 03/23/2008

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

We've had our Saturn Relay since the middle of 2005 and love it. We have almost every option available and had few problems. It's comfortable to long distance travel especially with kids. We travel 8 to 12 hours with 5 kids and it's a complete dream. We've had a problem with the DVD player but other than that it's been great. I wish it had a little bit better gas mileage than 18-21 mpg during these days of high gas prices but other than that I love it.

I see it's not just me

2.1
mike d on 03/18/2008

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

I do not know how many times I have had this van to the dealer. Things replaced off the top of my head, fuel sensor, radio,and windshield wiper motor to list a few. There is a constant noise in the front hubcaps when going 20 mph like sticking a playing card in a bike tire. Was told they fixed it with spacer washer in the lugs. No it is still there. They can't fix the front cupholders will not close or open properly. Need new tires and brakes at 30,000. This might be one of the cheaper suv/minivans out there but for 22000+ I expect a decent vehicle this is not. Can't wait till my lease is up to get into something else. Anything has to be better then this. Buyer Beware!!

After 6 Saturns This will be my last

2.9
Chris on 02/16/2008

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

Where to begin,this is my 6th and last Saturn have loved every one prior to this. the doors don't close, wont stay shut haven't since the day I bought it,pop open when your driving down the road. When you disable the power doors it chimes incessantly until you either turn the powerdoor back on or remove the fuse. spent 3 weeks in the shop in the first 3 months due to electrical issues had entire interior torn out to finally find problem. Engine service light kept coming on. Front end pops and clicks when turning believe it is a ball joint issue, All plastic interior pieces keep breaking and falling off.this is the biggest piece of junk I have owned since my S-10 which made me swear of Chevy

Bad Choice

1.9
Latasha118 on 02/06/2008

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

This is a complete lemon. Within the 1st year I had no heat. Rear and front windshield wiper motor went out. Truck will not close. Saturn had to replace my radio because when you turn to a station it goes blank. It was only 2 that would go blank but the car was brand new. Power Sliding door not working, one day I went to close the trunk . It wouldn't close at all, Saturn could not explain why. Makes blowing noises when car is off. Driver's window fell completely down. I could go on. I have 3 kids and it's nice and roomy but I'm looking to trade this lemon in. Saturn gave me free oil changes but that's no good when I'm there 1 a week. The guy at the dealership said they stop making these...

Lemon

1.6
fab on 01/23/2008

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

I had a Vue before I got the Relay and loved it but the Relay is another story. It has been worked on by the dealer 7 times in less than 4 years. All 7 times has been for the same problems! It's not the dealer because I have been to 2 with the same results. Don't waste your money on this car and save yourself a headache.

The worst vehicle I have ever owned...

3
notagoodvan on 12/28/2007

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

This van has been nothing but a nightmare since the beginning. We should have sold it back under lemon law but we never thought the problems would continue. We certainly never thought that if the problems continued that Saturn would say...sorry you are stuck with it. It has had quite a few different brake problems, major door problems, issues with the windshield or something near there causing an extremely loud wind noise that was never able to be fixed, door paneling falling off, radio replaced 3 times, DVD player replaced once, rear sensor malfunction, broken seatbelt upon purchase, broken horn upon purchase and more...yes there's more. It's a terrible van and Saturn does not back it.

05 Saturn Relay

4.5
Rich on 10/25/2007

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

Truck averages 23 mpg, good for a vehilce this size. Has approx 40,000 miles on it now, no problems to report. Mine is loaded. Factory remote start is nice, as is the remote doors.

They missed it on this one...

2
unhappysaturn on 09/18/2007

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

I've had a several different brake problems (some very serious), non-stop problems with my sliding doors, I've had a seatbelt that was bad and when they serviced it they told me there was nothing wrong with it but when I get the service record a year later I find out that they replaced the seatbelt, my driver side air bag was faulty, my radio has been replaced 3 times, my dvd player has been replaced once, the trim on my car has been replaced more times then I can count because it peels off, there's a piece of trim now that has completely deteriorated after being replace about a year ago, I had to have my brakes rewired, I've had my windshield reset many times and the noise issue stil

Don't make the same mistake we did!

2.8
Saturn Relay on 08/16/2007

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

This is our 5th Saturn purchase. The battery died at 2900 miles in a gas station I am no longer welcome at. The bolts that hold the windshield wipers on were not properly tightend at the factory and came off during a rainstorm on a major interstate while I sat for 28 minutes until the state police could nudge my car off to the next ramp. Both abs chips on the brakes/hubs have been replaced within 35 days of each other, the left ball joint has been replaced, the power locks go on and off by themselves at mysterious times when your just sitting there,t he doors stick. Did I mention that it's 2 years old with 14,000 miles on it. I walk a lot..it's safer than being trapped inside or having no brakes.

What a great family Van

4.9
Sam on 06/17/2007

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

We bought this van Early in '05, I think we were the first. Lots of small problems, updates, and fixes. The only major issue, was the flickering headlights and dash lights due to the wrong alternator. Dealer never figured it out, I found a buletin on alldata. Oh, and the Goodyear Integrity are the worst tires ever. We replaced the alternator and Tires (Michelin Hydrodedge - well worth the money). after that, the best family vehicle ever! 19mpg city, and 27 on the highway! DVD is awesome for kids, great for a trip taking vehicle with 7 passengers. Born a Ford man, now considering another GM Product for the family.

Good car for the money

4.5
driver75 on 03/22/2007

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

Much cheaper than Toyota and Honda. Have only had a few minor things that the dealer repaired quickly. A/C could be colder, but other than that it is great for long trips.

Good

3.8
Francisco on 02/01/2007

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

Do not like engine performance. Interiors, they are not bad but can get better. Overall good.

Man, it's hot in here

3.9
NoMoreSaturns4me on 11/19/2006

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

This is a very loud vehicle to drive. This is a very hot vehicle to drive. This is a very difficult vehicle to clean. The A/C doesn't get very cold. When drying the exterior after washing, it is very difficult to get the "spots" off of it. My husband is very particular about his cars, and this one has gotten the better of him. The power of this vehicle is lacking as well. Wish it took off a little quicker.

Still not sure.

4.1
Kim on 11/01/2006

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

We've had our Relay for about 16 months and I'm not as happy as I originally was. The molding on the outside is coming off and there is a grating noise everytime I accelerate. There are so many mystery noises it's almost unbearable. The door creaks everytime you touch it, as well as the clicking of the DVD player. We've loved having the DVD player, but my kids are getting as used to it as the radio and no longer is used as often. Overall, I'm just not sure the quality is there. But, I guess you get what you pay for.

Saturn Relay. A Lot of Problems

2.8
Sharon on 10/30/2006

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

We have owned 3 Saturns before this one. This one is a true lemon! It has been in the shop more than it has been on the road. Had many service bulletins out already. My timing belt went the 1st year. Radio is cheap and never tunes in. Molding outside falls off all the time. Back wiper changed 3x's already. CD player hums when you hit the gas. Lights go dim and bright while driving. I can go on and on. A lemon by far.

Reeling in the Relay

3.8
Fran on 09/04/2006

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

In general I like the car. The first year I owned it the A/C wasn't strong at all. This past summer I found the A/C to work much more efficiently. The ride is average, the road noise is below average. I love the styling of the van. It's what encouraged me to purchase it along with the built in DVD player that my daughter plays video games on as well as watch movies. For a large cargo area that this van has, I found there was more room in the Chrysler/Dodge/Honda vans. I was sold on the look for the most part.

Hope later years fare better

3.1
jaw0122 on 09/02/2006

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

Service engine light came on during first 24 hours of ownership. Corroded EGR replaced. Disco headlights and dash lights. Generator replaced. Side mouldings peeling off, replaced. Sliding door motor door stuck open, replaced twice. (Still on occassion tries to open while driving if electric opener is left engaged) Peeling paint, repaired. Headlight fogged internally, replaced. Radio randomly changes stations, replaced. Trim around window caused squealing noise so loud you couldn't talk to your passenger, repaired. HVAC fan continues to run after key is turned off, reprogramed. All within the first 6 months of ownership!

Make for Moms

5
Saturn Relay on 06/23/2006

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

This vehicle is the best vehicle that I have ever purchased. It roomy, kid friendly, it drives like a Cadillac. It's has the room to accomodate my 3 kids with all of their sports equipment. My gas mileage is wonderful. It is a family vehicle. I compliment Saturn for producing a family vehicle at a resonable cost. I had to evacutate for Hurricane Rita with my new van. I was so pleased with the roominess and gas mileage. I had my family as well as my 87 year old grandmother with her walker and weelchair in my vehicle. I just can't say enought about my experience with the Saturn. I love it.

Quite a nice van

3.9
wazrmans on 02/14/2006

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

This van is fun to drive and has lots of room for the kiddos. We've also fit quite a lot of cargo in the back, even with kids aboard. The fuel economy is poor, and so far, does not live up to even the mileage range listed on the sticker. If we leave the fuel out of it, it's a rockin' van!

Great choice for this family of 6

4.9
JBM on 02/04/2006

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

Getting a Saturn Relay turned out to be one of the best moves we've made. Having four kids, we wanted to make sure we got a vehicle that would be convenient for all of us. Sometimes you don't know if it's the right vehicle until it's too late. And that can be unfortunate. as it turns out we picked the right one. The kids all have their "favorite seats" and they enjoy long rides keeping occupied by watching a movie, listening to music, or playing video games, all with the option of using dual channel wireless headphones. As far as driving goes, it handles great, I like the way the Relay sits up, it's not to high off the ground like some SUV's, it's perfect.

Be Careful

2.8
Not Good! on 01/13/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 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

I was a first time Saturn buyer and being newly married and now having 4 children I needed something for us all that was also affordable. I chose the 2005 Relay. Very nice looking outside and inside, good sound system and DVD player! A week later it started having acceleration problems. Warning message was Reduced Engine Power. It was replaced. This happened 3 more times over the next few months. I had to threaten legal action but Saturn replaced my Relay. I got a 2006 VUE as the replacement and have been very happy so far. My situation may not be normal; but it happened. Be careful when thinking of buying this vehicle.

From a satisified owner

4.9
Charlie on 01/12/2006

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

I love this vehicle. This is my 7th Saturn so I can honestly say that it is a fantastic product. I currently own 3 including this one. I am getting @20 MPG in the city and @27 on the highway. Great vehicle.

The Air Conditioning Stinks!

2.9
Scrapmetal on 01/02/2006

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

Living in Arizona, you use a/c year round. The a/c in this platform stinks! During the summer I was unable to cool the inside below 90 degrees! We have had it checked. I could drive 50 miles at 65 mph before the cabin started to cool down to the upper 80's. I was given several reasons why this was, but each service visit am told "it is cooling just fine" because they read the center vent with side vents closed and the air temp coming out, not what it feels like! Don't buy it!

Vegas Saturn

3.3
3 time saturn owner on 12/07/2005

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

I have had more problems with this Saturn than any other. We have had problems with the air conditioning not blowing cold air (the dealer stated that it was blowing fine, but for us the air was coming out hot), the child lock on the rear passenger door engages on its own trapping riders in the van, the wiring was faulty so the van would not start, and now the suspension is creaking. I haven't even owned the vehicle for a year yet. The dealer is a 45 minute drive from my house and it takes them all day to fix anything. I am truly disappointed with this experience and do not plan on owning a Saturn again

We love our Relay

4.8
Deb on 12/04/2005

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

We have had our Relay for 6 months. We love it. Very comfortable, all kinds of extras. Best all around deal on the market. It is our 4th Saturn vehicle. We have had issue with the sound cutting out but it is such a small thing that is easily fixed. The wonderful vehicle far out weighs a little issue like that.

Love my Van

4.9
Cynthia on 10/30/2005

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

The sales staff was very accomdating, especially after the purchase. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. I am a previous owner of the Grand Caravan and I like my Saturn so much more. So far I am getting around 27/28 mpg on highway and 24 city. The toybox is a great separation from my young kids (little less fighting). The only problem so far is the door handle frame on my front passenger door handle keeps popping off. When it pops off, we have difficulty open the door from the inside. Very easy to clean, especially since I can lift up the caption chairs to vacuum under them. This is great for those who have young ones that drop fries, M&M's, gummy bears, etc.

Family friendly and easy to buy

4.9
SaturnMom on 09/05/2005

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

It started with our love for our local Saturn dealer who we bought with before. The company has an easy no-haggle sales policy, so I never had to fear being ripped off or my time being wasted by money games. Also our local dealer has an excellent service department. I first bought the Relay 3 FWD but traded it in during my 30 day trade-in satisfaction guarantee period for the Relay 2 model. I enjoy the toy box and added visibility over the bucket seats in the Relay 2 second row. If you have younger children, these are a practical option. I also value Saturn's Bumper to Bumper Extended Warranty program vs. competitors Limited warranties for worry free ownership.

Saturn Relay

2.3
Lori on 08/27/2005

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

I have found several problems with this car and it's only a few months old.. First I will be having the radio replaced for the 3rd time since purchasing this car in February. It seems to be shorting out and it makes the steering wheel extremely hot. The car also does NOT have any pick up, I have had other minivans in the past and this is the worst when it comes to that. It also has a habit of shaking as you are braking in the event of having to do so in a quick situation. It makes a grinding noise when you are braking as well. The service center claims this is normal and cannot find anything wrong with it. I would not recommend this car nor would I purchase one again.

Way to go Saturn

4.9
O'Halloran on 08/24/2005

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 Saturn that we have owned. We have had good luck with both vehicles. The Saturn Relay 3 is a great car for our family. We have 4 kids and like to travel together in comfort. We have owned other mini-vans in the past and they do not compare to the Saturn Relay 3.

Love the car, minus the Kazoo noise

4.5
k2az on 08/23/2005

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

We have had our RELAY for 9 months now and we absolutely love everything about it except a very loud and annoying "kazoo" noise. We love the way it looks, the way it drives, and all the toys that come standard as opposed to other makes who charge for every little extra add-on. However in the last 9 months we have had our van in the shop 7 times! Ridiculous for a new vehicle. 4 times for this kazoo noise. It literally sounds like someone is playing an obniouxiously loud kazoo above the drivers head. The dealer has had GM engineers to look at it and no one can figure it out. After 4 tries they basically said we can't fix it deal with it. We are currently filing a lemon law claim.

2005 Saturn Relay

4.1
pelinaca1 on 08/16/2005

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

I have owned my 2005 Saturn Relay for a little more than a month now and have some initial first impressions worth noting. First, of the four like minivans GM is building I feel by far that this is the most attractive of the group. I did notice an intermittent issue with the radio where when you turn it on there would be no sound or the screen would go dark for a second but that seems to have resolved itself. Also the passanger side power sliding door didn't work for a few minutes one day but that seems to also have resolved itself. Otherwise, I have found this to be a very comfortable vehicle with plenty of room and creature comforts to keep the whole family happy for miles and miles.

I love my Relay

4.9
Lisa on 08/13/2005

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 am torn with the gas prices skyrocketing. but I love the car so much, so much room, comfort for 7 adults, removable seats, storage, there are so many great things about this car

Good Deal

4.3
SMED on 08/06/2005

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

We have spent 3 months analyzing different minivans. It has been a good environment for getting a deal. However, comfort in the front and back were most important. The Saturn Relay and the Honda Odysey were the two most comfortable. The Quest was uncomfortable, but offered the best deal. We love the Saturn. The inside looks like leather, and the trim is very nice. The outside is designed to look more like a SUV than a minivan. It is very roomy inside and I like to two captains chairs. We paid $27,500 for a Relay 3 , loaded. It handles great. The kids love the DVD. I love the rear ultrasonic sensors and my paralell parking has improved. The OnStar is pretty cool.

My First Saturn

4.1
My First on 07/30/2005

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

The Relay does not look like a minivan. That is what attracted us to this vehicle. Knowing that our family was in desperate need to replace our '02 Ford Taurus with a vehicle that would accomodate our children's active lifestyle, the Relay was the answer. Saturn's low key sales approach and excellent service reputation made this decision even easier. So far (only 7k mile)the family loves it, although I find the seats on the small side, I'm 6ft 220lbs. No mechanical problems and the engine is very responsive. It was a good purchase.

Excellent Vehicle For The Family

4.9
Douglas on 07/22/2005

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 really like our 2005 Saturn Relay. It has plenty of room and standard features that won't break your pocketbook. The OnStar feature is helpful, and the drive is exceptional. Get the convienance package as it will help out with long trips and entry/exit for the vehicle. Also, if you want more room, get a FWD 2 instead of a FWD 3. The captain's chairs on the second row take up a lot of room. If you get the bucket seats for the second row, you will have plenty of room to spare, and it is very comfortable to sit in; even for an adult. The drive is nice and the ammeneties are all that we need. Very nice vehicle.

We Like It But Its Not Perfect

4.5
Wisconsin Family on 07/20/2005

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

We recently purchased our Saturn and love all the bells and whistles. Between the amount of options and room we got for the money and working with the Saturn dealership, we are very satisfied. As first time mini-van owners, we were happy not to have to give up some of the comforts and looks of our old SUV while getting the room of a van.

the saturn

5
edwin DeVand on 07/16/2005

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

It is a smooth riding vehicle it is very roomy and we can put my wife's electric wheelchair in it. The door opening was wide enough to put a electric lift into the car so that she can ride it or put it in the car without any problems. The cost of the car was very reasonable for what we got. the price included a full set of brand new Michelin tires. We both are very pleased with the cost, the way the salesman treated us, and the service dept.

Excellent!

5
RBG on 07/10/2005

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 our second Saturn and we have had nothing but good experiences with both the vehicles and the service. With 3 kids, the sliding door, second row bucket seats, DVD with headphones and the overall interior design has made our travel much easier! Plenty of storage room behind the rear seat, lots of leg room, AND a decent place for a purse! (Hard to find in any vehicle!) It's easy to drive and very comfortable. Our kids call it the SUVan because of the exterior look-- they like that is doesn't look like all the other minivans on the road. Highly recommend!

Excellent Vehicle

4.9
KB on 07/05/2005

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 absolutley love our new Saturn Relay. Working with the Saturn salespeople was great. No hassles and no run-around. The Relay has a sporty drive while still maintaining a smooth car-like ride. This is a wonderful family vehicle and I would recommend it to anyone with small children. I especially like how easy it is to load children into the 2nd or 3rd row seats.

Unsatisfied first time Saturn buyer

1.8
D. Rob on 07/01/2005

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

I purchased my Saturn Relay in May of 2005 and have had nothing but problems. The roof racked leaked, door trim fell off, it's missing a seat belt buckle, the inside trim has started to fall off, and the fuse panel will not stay closed. I bought this Relay right off of the showroom floor. I would not recommend a Saturn Relay to anybody.

Impressive

4.8
Doug on 06/23/2005

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

The Relay is easier to drive than my old Chevy Venture. I liked how easy it was to remove all of the seats out of the Relay, and the spacious room it created to put a patio set in with room to spare.

Much better than a Ford!

5
Jen on 06/11/2005

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

We had a Ford Windstar (now the Freestar) and had nothing but problems. Then we got into the Relay. It has a smoother drive, quiter ride, more room, and of course all of its fancy standard options. We look forward to many long road trips with our Relay . . . Great deal for the price.

Great family hauler

5
john on 06/04/2005

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

On paper, and in some of these reviews, the Relay doesn't look competitive. But once you drive it, you'll see that the power is great, even at the low end. The standard features like the DVD player and OnStar are excellent. Stack that on top of the great treatment that you get from the Saturn retailer. This is a great van! My family really enjoys it.

Saturn makes a great minivan

4.9
ken on 05/22/2005

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 new Saturn Relay is a great new addition to the Saturn Family. It is well made, with a lot of standard features for the price. I looked at and priced several mimivans from different companys. The Saturn was the best value for the money.

Great Choice

4.9
Irvin & Jill on 05/05/2005

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 our 4th Saturn & 1st Minivan (although this is labeled a 'crossover'). Again, Saturn has proven - they know what they are doing. We were skeptical in purchasing a minivan, but the 'SUV' look & Minivan comfort did it for us. Affordable, dependable and we get tons of compliments. Get the Automatic door & DVD Player - it is worth it for the little ones. Great use of space front to back; comfortable seats all around. For those 'anti-minivan folks' - this is a good choice. Adults & kids alike have a great ride whether 15 mins or 5 hours. We are really pleased with our RELAY.

Relay 3

5
Matt on 04/13/2005

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

In the past two years we have had a Mercedes ML320 and Jaguar X-type.. We have found that our experience with our older 1999 Saturn was far and away superior. Both at the vehicle and dealer levels. We Traded in our Jaguar for the Saturn and have not looked back. We tow our other Saturn behind a motorhome and have had nothing but good luck with it. We hope to have the same with the van. The final decision factors over the Odessey were style and OnStar. The Honda had neither.

Best in Class In My Opinion

5
Bruno on 04/12/2005

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

I took months to test drive all the vehicles in the market for this class. I would like everyone to know that for the buck, the RELAY is the best vehicle I have ever found! Between the Safety and Reliability that Saturn is already known for, I don't think I'll ever buy anthing but a Saturn!

Relay a Winner

4.8
kiwihouseusa on 04/09/2005

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

Just returned from a 2000 mile road trip up the California Coast, over mountains, in pouring rain most of the time. The stabilitrak gave us total control at all times, whether climbing up a mountainside in the rain, or driving through the Redwood Forests and its potholes and mud while in search of Bigfoot. It is an elegant looking car, we got lots of stares. My son loves the built- in DVD player; we enjoy being able to fold down the seats at night time for the kids to sleep, and make all normal for seven people during the day. We are so pleased with this short road trip in the Relay that we have scheduled a two-week trip in June.

WOW

5
John Ingram on 04/06/2005

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

We shopped and shopped and thought Toyota and Honda would be our choice. Then we went to Saturn of Danbury in CT. The staff was amazing but even more impressive was the Relay minivan. The features and safety, combined with how we were treated made the selection a no brainer. Driving and purchasing has made me a believer again in American cars. GO SATURN!

Not your average minivan

5
Lisa on 04/06/2005

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 am not a minivan person, drove a few and said NO WAY.. then i saw the Uplander, test drove it and thought I CAN DO this! Couldn't stand the dealers, so went to Saturn to look at the Relay. It's the same vehicle with a different name & I love it. It handles well, the DVD player is a godsend with kids playdates, plus I can fit 6 other adults comfortably. I am getting used to the mileage going from a small car to the Relay, so that is to be expected. The parking assist and OnStar are two great features and being able to control the radio/DVD from the steering wheel is great. Since I got mine, I have convinced 6 other people to get one as well. All love them. This is like an SUV but better

2005 Saturn Relay

4.9
2005 Saturn Relay on 04/03/2005

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 new Saturn Relay is a great choice for those that still like the idea of an SUV, but finally realize that they need a van. For the price, the Relay is a great buy and has a smooth ride. Much quieter and smoother than the Ford Freestar and Kia Sedona, and the relay has more standard features that you would be paying extra for in the Caravan, Honda Van, or Toyota Sienna. This van offers plenty of storage space while not giving up any of its comfort. I work as a valet and have parked every van that is available, and I find that for the money and the buying experience at Saturn, the Relay is a Best Buy.

First year model

4.3
dougp26364 on 04/02/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Saturn view really doesn't look like a minivan which I consider a plus. There are lots of nice features on our Relay 3 which make driving it a joy. It sits up high for good view with other high profile vehicles. The biggest complaint I have after driving it 1,000 miles is the overhead rack system. It's supposed to be convenient storage but the DVD player rattles unmercifully. If it's cold outside it's almost unbearable. Either Saturn is going to have to do something to correct this oversight or they're going to have a lot of them in the shop with unhappy customers. I know ours will be in the shop until they make it stop. Otherwise it's a great vehicle.

Finally an economical 7 seater

4.5
Michael Boyd on 03/22/2005

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

We have only owned this Relay for a short time but we love it. It has more than ample storage and seating space with tons of standard features. We get excellent gas mileage, mp3 capability and a standard DVD player. This van is extremely comfortable and smooth.

Do Your Homework

2
Micaela Edwards on 03/21/2005

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

I loved my first two Saturn’s; a 1992 SL-2 and a 1995 Sc-1. The trouble is, the Relay isn’t a Saturn in the traditional sense since it’s essentially the same as the Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana SV6 and the Buick Terraza. The ride is rough, handling is poor, and the acceleration is weak. I really wanted to like the Relay but it’s been in the shop twice for warranty repair within the first 2000 miles. The issues were; the Service Theft System warning light is constantly coming on and the engine runs rough, often hesitating. My best advice, do some homework.

The Relay is Definitely a Good Choice

4.9
ian07042003 on 02/12/2005

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

Our last four cars before the Relay have been Saturns. The Saturn reliability, styling, service, and price are very hard to beat. And the new Relay definitely does not disappoint in that regard.

Saturn van

4.4
wade on 02/10/2005

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A good driving van. Comes loaded up on the level 3 package. The DVD player, with four cordless headphones, is a great kid pleaser. Nice American made van

Saturn is on the move

5
James Petty on 02/10/2005

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

My wife and I have 6 kids and they enjoy the space and watching DVD's while we travel around town or on the road. We like the storage compartments in the back and over head.The power outlets that let you plug just about anything into it.

2005 Saturn Relay Review

3.9
Mr MR on 02/03/2005

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

Appearance and performance wise I like it. However, I must of bought the one built on a Monday or Friday. It has several minor but annoying problems. The annoying part about all these things is that they do not happen consistent enough for the dealer to note the problems to fix. 1. Wind noise from front window at highway speed and windy days. 2. Four times in two months the Radio & CD did not function in the morning. The radio shows a signal being received but no sound. 3. The back side window on the driver side rattles when you close the door. Not always. These things are weird and again just plain annoying. Should not have these problems with a new vehicle.

I love this van

4.6
christina on 01/29/2005

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 this van. I did lots of research before getting this. But it just has so much to like. We had already owned two Saturns before this so I knew what to expect. It drives great handles the road so well. Has plenty off room even in the back and doesn't have the small seats in it like the Dodge Caravan. My hubby is 6'3 and can sit in the back and be comfortable.


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