I have a 2009 Saturn Outlook XR and I absolutely LOVE this car! I have had it for 2 years now and love it more every day. I got rid of my mom-van and got this Gem. It handles so nicely, it is quiet riding, its sporty and big enough to taxi around my 3 boys. Has lots of great features. I have the bench-seat middle row and would have rather had the captain chairs but didnt realize they were available. Its not a big deal though because the seats move forward with ease and the 2nd and 3rd rows fold down flat so you have extra cargo space if needed. This has been my all time favorite car! Love, love, love it!!
I love this eight passenger vehicle. I needed a comfortable, spacious vehicle that was also good on gas. I got all of this and more. I purchased the base model without tons of bells and whistles and I'm happy with what it does come with and all of the other extra options were not necessary. The air conditioning works great and cools the car quickly in this hot California heat. The car maneauvers well and has excellent braking abilities. It's a large car but it doesn't feel bulky. A negative is the middle row center seat belt. The seatbelt connection doesn't push down into the seat or move out of the way and it is uncomfortable for an adult to sit in that space. The seats roll forward and back and the space where the seat rolls is a great place for crumbs and small toys to gather making the seats stick or not move. The back row doesn't move forward or back and is stationary. Several times I've just needed that little extra space to fit an item and it would have been nice to have the seats be able to move forward out of the way. Overall I'm very happy with my vehicle and I would recommend it.
I recently drove one of these to Sea World, from SC. I loved it. I am so sad they are no longer making this car. I would trade in my van in a heart-beat for this car.