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You are in the Saturn VUE
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Saturn VUE, SUV
#1884 of 3783 To JMatero
Sep 18, 2002 (5:49 pm)
Having read some of your comments about the Vue, I felt I had to add a few of my own. I have a gold V6 AWD Vue which I purchased from Saturn of White Plains at the end of March - I had a 2002 L300 Sedan for a month - the trunk had a water leak which the dealer couldn't fix. There was absolutely no difficulty from the dealer in returning the L300. I enjoyed driving the L300 - good power and decent handling - but it could use more front leg room - I am 6'3". The Vue now has 10,000 miles on it with no trips to the dealer - I do my own oil changes and tire rotation. I would agree the GM four spead shifts better than the outsourced five speed - however, the five speed probably is the key to keeping the gas mileage north of 20MPG. All in all the Vue is an excellent workhorse with great and very versatile cargo space - it seats my family of four comfortably which the L300 could not. All the comments about the interior quality are from people who haven't lived with the car long term - this is a utilitarian vehicle with good space for its size - it's not a Mercedes nor is it priced like one - the interior works and it works well. While I enjoyed the L300, I think you would be making a financial mistake buying that over the Vue as I am quite sure that the Vue will retain significantly more of its resale value three years from now as compared to the L300. The bottom line is the Vue is a great small SUV.
Sep 19, 2002 (7:02 am)
Well, maybe you got a bad one, but the Vue does not "suck". Give Saturn time to iron out your issues and I'm sure you will enjoy your vehicle. The worst thing you can do is sell as you will loose a lot of money. Unless you have lots to burn, it would be an unwise thing to do.
#1886 of 3783 Ouch ... ! (meems1)
Sep 19, 2002 (8:32 am)
(meems1) ... alias "Mr. Angry".
-Ouch, ouch, ouch. So you are MAD as HELL and you probably have every reason to be. I am truely sorry about your hassels with the VUE. We have all been there with some sort of product quality problems before, but the end story is the same. You have to keep calm and work it out with the manufacturer even though you just want to go and HURT SOMEONE !!!
-I could give you a long list of times I wanted to do that. I had the same fustrations with my Tracker tranny rebuild that went from March to August and all I seem to get was alot of jaw wagging and stories. The solution was an AACMO rebuild and the final result will be small claims. Yours has to be through Saturn.
-Getting mad really feels great, but it solves nothing. It's like getting made with an airline check-in person because your flight is cancelled when he/she is the one person who could probably help you.
-If there is one corporation that wants to keep customers it is Saturn. Stay cool. Get it resolved ... go kick the cat !
-Neat POST. Thank you. My sentiments on the interior exactly.
Later cyber "friends" ...
Sep 19, 2002 (10:21 am)
Hey, hey, hey .... no kicking cats!
Sep 19, 2002 (1:52 pm)
As an ongoing member of the town hall, I can truthfully say I have seen this type of postings before, and it is most likely someone looking to get a rise out of board members.
I doubt the credibility of this personally, but , if by chance it is a "real" Saturn horror story, it is far and few between. If a honda would do the trick , go for it.
Sep 19, 2002 (4:21 pm)
Reactions to people who are having trouble with a vehicle are very predictable. For some reason, owners of a given car/truck (not just Saturn) have trouble acknowledging the fact that some individual vehicles are plagued with problems.
It never fails that someone, or several people, will challenge the credibility of the person complaining.
It doesn't matter what kind of vehicle you have and love, there's someone out there with the same model having major problems. It's not a reflection on you and your choice, so get over it.
#1890 of 3783 My Saturn problem is real saturnfreak01
Sep 19, 2002 (4:36 pm)
why would I make up some kind of story about the problems I am having with the VUE? I have better things to do then to try and get a rise out of board members what do I care about getting a rise out of people I don't know. I just wanted to let people out there know what I was going through and maybe some kind of suggestions. Anyway the dealership called me again today to tell me that the VUE MIGHT be ready tomorrow...they installed the wrong module in the car again. They say that this time it should work....
Sep 19, 2002 (5:01 pm)
Did they give you a car to drive in place of the VUE? Are they treating you well?
Sep 19, 2002 (7:26 pm)
I own a 2003 AWD 4 cyl. and when the brake pedal is released I hear a squeaking/clicking noise has anyone had any encounters with this type of issue??
#1893 of 3783 Who makes the 5 spd automatic transmission???
Sep 19, 2002 (7:54 pm)
I'm just curious as to who makes the 5spd auto transmission in the VUE. I thought I read somewhere that it was Japanese??? Also is the 3.0 v6 made by OPEL?