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Saturn VUE, SUV
Jun 16, 2005 (5:36 am)
I saw some pictures (on a Saturn site I am not allowed to mention) of the 2006 upgraded Vue. It looks very nice, the interior is especially upgraded and looks very high end for this small SUV segment.
Our lease is up in the fall on our 2002 Vue so perhaps we will take a look at the new one. We were leaning towards an Equinox but I like the 06 Vue better from what I have seen so far.
Jun 16, 2005 (5:47 pm)
The 06 VUE is a very nice upgrade all around. I only wish the 2.4L was put in for the base engine. The new interior is stunning in the pictures I have seen.
Can't wait to check one out later in the summer. Saturn certainly is upgrading it's vehicles, good move IMO.
#3435 of 3783 ABS, BRAKE AND SERVICE LIGHT KEEP FLASHING IN MY 2003 vue
Jun 17, 2005 (8:46 pm)
Can anyone help me out. I just purchased a 2003 saturn vue a couple of months ago and when the weather started getting warmer the Service, Brake and ABS lights keep flashing on and off. As it gets hotter they flash more and the speedometer falls back and forth to zero and sticks. At one point i lost the power steering for a few minutes. It seems to happen after the car is sitting in the sun for a while as i have no problems in the early morning or evening. I brought it to my mechanic he said it was the alternator and he replaced it but the problem still exists? Has anyone else had this problem? Let me know if you did and what fixed it. Thanks !!
Jun 28, 2005 (7:15 am)
It's not the alternator, sounds like your mechanic ripped you off. Sounds like a computer issue. Take it too a dealer and have them do a diagnostic on it.
#3437 of 3783 2003 Saturn Vue Air Conditioning
Jun 30, 2005 (11:07 am)
Any one else have this problem? My 2003 (which I hate) has a V6 with AWD. Ever since we bought it we have had terrible gas mileage, maybe 15 mpg city maybe 20mgp hwy. The summer after I bought it I realized that ice cold air was coming through the vents on an 85 degree day when the air conditioning was off. I took it back to the joke of a dealership where I purchased it and asked them to fix it. They basically said I was nuts and they adjusted it but it was really "just fine". Now almost 2 years later while running the heater I could still hear the air conditioning compressor running. I had my husband pull the fuse for the air and my gas mileage has almost doubled. But of course I have no warranty left to take it back in. Also the rotors went bad at 24,000 miles which they would not cover. The first rear bearing went under warranty but the other there weren't covered and the day I bought the thing the window switches weren't working right. I should have listened to my heart the second day after I bought it and cried all the way to work. I should have taken it back then!!!
#3438 of 3783 extended warranty
Jul 02, 2005 (1:44 pm)
Hi, I bought a Saturn Redline Vue at the beginning of the year and am wondering
about purchasing an extendedd warranty, although my wife believes with a Honda
engine and Saturns overall quality that it is unnecessary. Just curious if anyone
has run into problems after the 36,000 mile warranty.
Any imput would be appreciated.
#3439 of 3783 extended warranties
Jul 04, 2005 (5:41 am)
I generally would never buy one unless you suspect a major breakdown. Odds of a claim are in favor of the insurer as they know they will make money on average.
Given the drivetrain, I would take my chances. I honestly don't see much upside to the extended warranty.
#3440 of 3783 VUE in boat ramp, in snow feedback sought
Jul 10, 2005 (6:34 pm)
Just did a test drive and loved the car, but I have some questions (also from online comment reading here and elsewhere).
First, towing (and recovering) my boat. Dealer tells me 3,500 poinds (about 2,000 more than I need), but I see online that 3500 requires trailer brakes, and the car will only tow 1,000 with no trailer brakes.
I also saw one offhand revier mention slow response in the AWD. What I really want is a vehicle that will pull out my 1,200 boat/trailer up a ramp (replacing my ridiculously light in front Taurus FWD wagon).
Anybody hauling smaller sailboats (< 1,500) with their VUE? Also, hearing the comment about the slow AWD response, I'd love to hear from nothern drivers (I'm in Fargo, ND). I am convinced that the torque steering problems are addressed (so say the automag review gods), and I'm not getting the "cutting edge of Balkan technology" continous tranmission, but the Honda engineered one. Most of the consumers love these vehicles, but I need to hear some reassurance from boat towers and snow drivers that the AWD V6 won't leave me disappointed. Thanx.
#3441 of 3783 Re: VUE in boat ramp, in snow feedback sought [markfolse]
Jul 11, 2005 (3:11 pm)
I pull a 2800 pound 18' boat with zero probs on my 05 AWD V6 Vue. In the winter I haul a double enclosed snowmobile trailer with 2 sleds(2600 pounds) My AWD has no probs as long as I don,t gun the throttle. 250 HP on a light vehicle will slip the tires unless you slowly accelerate on slippery conditions.
#3442 of 3783 beware of saturns "customer first" slogan
Jul 14, 2005 (5:29 am)
We purchased an 04 saturn view and the odometer quit working at 7,000 miles. When we took the car in to have it fixed, by law, they had to set the odometer back to zero, and placed a sticker on my door that said "mileage unknown" I contacted saturn, and they told me they were sorry about my bad luck but there' s nothing that they could (or would) do for me. They said the best they could offer me is a years worth of oil changes, WOW, My car is instantly worth nothing as far as resale goes (would you buy a car that says "mileage unknown?) and saturn "customer first" tells me sorry, better luck next time. What a dissapointment I expected more out of saturn. Never again. Marybeth callahan kansas city mo.