The car lacks comfort; the cabin is tight and the seats are extremely uncomfortable; the driver's side floor is not flat. The V6 does not get near the gas milage represented.se. The front wheel drive over torques resulting in a hard right pull (which can cuase considerable loss of control) on hard acceleration from a stop. However, my wife tells me that she is comfortable and the car was designed to accommodate a woman.
Decent Car, meets my needs, too many rattles and exterior noises, Saturn seems to have "cheaped out" on many of the interior moldings. Main reason I bought this particular model was the Honda engine installed on the 2005-2007 models, one reason why I did not get the 2008 or 09 model.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the Vue. Although it is not a large vehicle, it often feels like one due to the loose suspension; however, as a former Impala owner, I appreciate a supple suspension. The Honda designed engine provides plenty of juice for getting up to highway speeds in a hurry and passing with ease. There are creaks and rattles, but I think this is a malady shared by all Saturns because of the polycarbonate body panels. The vehicle did not come with a roof rack, but I was able to install one from Amazon.com with relative ease. Although I try to car pool as often as possible (because the in town mileage is somewhat poor; though the highway mileage is fantastic), when no one else is in the car, the lay-flat back seats and front passenger seat are incredibly useful for hauling many or large items. It has helped me immensely in my move from my apartment to my new condo. Overall, it beats out the comparable vehicles from GMC and Chevy, which are made in the same plant, because of the Saturn's V6 engine and dent-resistant body panels. It also beats out the Ford competition (Escape) for the same reason. The only small SUV that I would consider to be superior to the Vue V6 is the Rav4 V6, but the price differential is substantial.