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rocco
02-05-2004, 10:52 AM
Hello, everyone, I'm new here, just wondering if anyone can help me with an advice for Saturn VUE. Has anyone here been driving this car before? It looks big, stylish with a reasonable price, but is it reliable? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

mo_virgin
02-05-2004, 11:03 AM
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Kona9
02-05-2004, 11:08 AM
If you have to get one, you must get it with the 6. Useless without it.

1badPT
02-05-2004, 11:08 AM
Its a pretty good deal IMO. Are you looking at buying one new?

richardchan2002
02-05-2004, 11:35 AM
I remember reading about the Saturn Vue Redline before. Is that out here? If so, then that's an awesome car. I say go for it!

20incheyes
02-05-2004, 12:14 PM
not my cup of tea, I would rather have the new Maxda 3 wagon which is even cheaper and will get the job done just as well. If you really want a small SUV, you can get really good deals on other domestics (Liberty etc.)

enjoy the search

izzoblitzo
02-05-2004, 12:26 PM
theres someone at work that has a saturn vue.. it looks pretty decent.. I'd get the bumpers painted the same color though.. How much are they running these days? Like 26ish? Thats not bad, and Im thinkin they have those dent resistant doors?

I think this car is in the entry level suv.. so like, honda crv, jeep liberty range?

Overall, it doesnt look bad to me. :D

403Gemini
02-05-2004, 02:45 PM
not bad vehicle, but yea get it with the AWD heh

switch
02-05-2004, 03:44 PM
I spent two weeks SUV hunting with a friend, the VUE was one of the options -- easily the worst of the bunch, but yes they are inexpensive.

He decided on a Jeep Liberty, tight little SUV.

403Gemini
02-05-2004, 03:46 PM
when i get into a career and get married, im buyin the wife a liberty. good product and they are fairly pleasing to the eye.

rocco
02-05-2004, 03:55 PM
Thanks everyone, that surely helps me, and I think I just have to rethink about it and hunting around more. Appreciate your helps.

403Gemini
02-05-2004, 04:03 PM
well go down to the auto mall take it for a test drive man :D

Xtrema
02-05-2004, 04:45 PM
I think the VUE Redline has a Honda 3.5L V6 in it thru GM/Honda deal signed back in the late 90s.

So you now can put "Power by Honda" sticker on your VUE without being rice. :angel:

QuasarCav
02-05-2004, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by Xtrema
I think the VUE Redline has a Honda 3.5L V6 in it thru GM/Honda deal signed back in the late 90s.

So you now can put "Power by Honda" sticker on your VUE without being rice. :angel:


Well then that does it, You should chose the Vue


J/K

1badPT
02-05-2004, 05:52 PM
I heard about that rumour, but I haven't been able to confirm it. Do you have any links? I know that the Saturn Ion Redline is a supercharged 2.2L Ecotec (GM engine). I find it odd that they'd put a competitor's engine in a special edition :dunno:

1badPT
02-05-2004, 06:08 PM
PS - this is what I heard from another forum:


Talked to a Saturn Rep at the Indy auto show today. He states that Honda needed a diesel for a coming model. They came to GM. GM said ok, what do we get out of it. They get the 3.5L engine. He told me it will be a multi-year deal, and GM can NOT put it in another rig. I hope to test it our this week. I will keep you posted.

Xtrema
02-06-2004, 04:52 PM
If it's on C&D, it's 95% true.

http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=31&article_id=6604

GTS Jeff
02-06-2004, 11:22 PM
yea, the v6 vue has VTEC yo, u definitely wanna hit up summa dat VTEC shiet.

That.Guy.S30
02-07-2004, 01:33 AM
hmm the subaru forester is in that price range isnt it?

benyl
02-07-2004, 04:01 AM
same 3.5L as the Odyssey, Pilot, MDX and RL.

JordanLotoski
02-07-2004, 04:24 AM
personally iam not a big fan of saturn...pretty cheap quality wise......though this vue looks pretty cool
http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/8/web/344000-344999/344959_1_full.jpg

heavyD
02-08-2004, 01:31 AM
Isn't Saturn where GM dumps all of their failed projects and dumps out a frankenstein POS and markets it as a new division?

ZorroAMG
02-08-2004, 03:19 AM
OMG dude, you are so ignorant.

FiveFreshFish
02-08-2004, 03:23 AM
I like Saturn's use of plastic door skins. They should also make the fenders out of the same material because fenders are also susceptible to dents.

finboy
02-08-2004, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by FiveFreshFish
I like Saturn's use of plastic door skins. They should also make the fenders out of the same material because fenders are also susceptible to dents.

the fenders are plastic.

trunk hood and roof are metal though

Hollywood
02-08-2004, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by heavyD
Isn't Saturn where GM dumps all of their failed projects and dumps out a frankenstein POS and markets it as a new division?


Originally posted by ZorroAMG
OMG dude, you are so ignorant.

Hahahahaha! That's my brother!:thumbsup:

Honestly I like the VUE but heavy is right, they are POS's. Mechanically they suck, thats the prob.

adrianracer
02-02-2005, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Thi_Thi Subs
hmm the subaru forester is in that price range isnt it?
You are right the V6 Vue optioned well is $34,000 (no negotiating) and a Forester XT can be bought for $34,500 with a 5 speed(just bought one!). There is no comparison in quality. The things I didn't like about the VUE on my 2 hour test drive was:
1. Really, really cheep interior quality, look and feel
2. Flat seats, no lateral support at all.
3. Noisy, took it on a gravel road and you need ear plugs!
4. Fake AWD, it is in FWD until slippage occures then transfers, and it made a lot of driveline noise everytime it transfered to RWD. And lots of torque steer.

About the only good thing about the VUE it is the Honda driveline!

The Jeep Liberty is a joke as well.
The Tribute/Escape disappointed me as well, must be the Ford influence shining through. It was cheep and underpowered.

The new Rav 4 is worth a look as it now has a 2.4 liter engine, really nice interior and pretty good exterior looks with hood scoop etc. Rides choppy and is noisy though.
Honda CRV has real AWD for 05 as well.

Good Luck

buh_buh
02-02-2005, 10:02 PM
this info might've been useful about a year ago

DeeCEE101
02-04-2005, 11:10 PM
i believe that the 2003 and newer models of the vue have that honda engine in, not sure which one, but i saw it on tv, so i guess if you got a brand spankin new one or a one year old model you would have pretty much the same vehicle unless there were some style changes between the model years