This is my 5th Saturn, and, by far, the best. It's very practical, with tons of room for passengers and cargo and excellent visibility (no blind spots and you sit high). It's been very reliable and has come in very handy in moving, picking up my friends and their luggage from the airport, going on road trips, etc. It's also as easy as a car to drive (not like a truck) and gets great gas mileage (with the 4-cylinder, manual transmission). And, of course, it still looks new due to its polymer side panels!
The transmission is awful
2003 Saturn VueUnsatisfiedVUEOwner - Columbia SC07/29/2009
I bought a 2003 Saturn, right when they came out. At first it was a good car, but after 2 years of owning it came the problems. You press on the gas and nothing happens the car will not go. Even took it in under warranty to try to fix it, but within a few months the problem came back. You would be driving in traffic and all of a sudden it would stop for anywhere to a couple of seconds to several min. I have read web-pages devoted to this issue and no help ever came from the company. Please look elsewhere. I hear the 2006 and more recent VUEs are better, but the 2003 year was a batch of lemons.
Such a good idea...
2005 Saturn VueKristin - Tampa, FL10/21/2009
I went from a Cougar to this Vue and could not be happier. I wanted something bigger, but not so big that my dog would have a hard time getting in. The car runs super smooth and there's enough room for 5 adults to ride around in. Too bad Saturn's going out of business- it's a great car.
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