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#57 of 93 2006 Vue
Nov 15, 2008 (9:10 am)
Turned my key about 3/4's and the engine tried to start but did not completely start. As the egine was winding down I quickly turned my key back to the off position and turned it to the start position again. That's when all hell broke loose. My engine block warning light came on and my engine was sputtering and shaking. When I put it into drive and tried to move the vehicle my engine was still sputtering and shaking and I had to put the gas pedal to the floor just to advance the vehicle. Does anyone have any idea what could have happened? This happened Friday afternoon & my Vue is sitting in the Saturn dealership parking lot & won't be checked out by the Saturn folks until Monday when they will run diagnostics check ($65). HELP!
#58 of 93 Re: 2006 Vue [tpm3]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 15, 2008 (12:46 pm)
It looks like you found a better place for your post in maintenance and repair. Hopefully, someone will have an answer for you there.
#59 of 93 Canadian Incentives
Feb 14, 2009 (8:34 am)
recently notice that GM Canada is currently offering a $6500 "price adjustment"
for a 2009 6 cylinder Vue XR. The current list price is $31000 Can, which brings
the price into line with US prices. Since we rarely get any real incentives in Canada
has anyone heard any more about closing Saturn down. Judging from the lack
of activity on Edmonds Vue Forums, the cars must not be selling.
I am interested because I am in the market for a new small SUV. I currently
have a 2003 FWD 6 cylinder Vue which has been a great vehicle.
#60 of 93 Re: Canadian Incentives [rocketbob]
Feb 14, 2009 (9:03 pm)
I don't know. With only 4 pages of posts one can see hardly no posts is par for the course for this vehicle.
In the U.S., a used 08 24000msrp vue has a trade in value of about 13000. That said, A very good price on a new 09 here would be about $16000-17000.
#61 of 93 2009 Vue XR 4-cyl with premium package $$
Feb 26, 2009 (12:16 pm)
I just got out of the Saturn dealer for a 3rd time in 6 months to look at buying a Vue. The 0% 60 month financing made it hard not to return.
I found the 2009 Vue XR 4-cyl FWD with premium trim package (leather, heated seats, etc.). Sticker was $27,020; I am GM supplier so my discount took it to $25,906.88; $5,500 on my trade-in (2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS). With 10% down ($2,200) on the subtotal, with 0% for 60 months, I'm looking at $332/month. Here's the official breakdown:
Trade: -$ 5,500.00
Tax: $ 1,428.48
Tags: $ 65.00
Doc.Fee $ 195.00
Down: -$ 2,200.00
Deal or no deal? Since I'm not buying down any interest on the downpayment, I don't have a problem paying the 10% as it goes directly against the principal.
Aside from the uncertainty of Saturn past 2011, just looking at the deal itself... what do you think? Can I get them to give me more incentive to take delivery by Saturday 2/28?
#62 of 93 Re: 2009 Vue XR 4-cyl with premium package $$ [macca2008]
Mar 01, 2009 (4:47 am)
Hi again. Well, I went back and forth with the dealer and got them to give me an additional $700 on my trade-in for the deal I wrote about, above. I went in with the 0%, so my payments would be reduced to $320.89 - I was willing to pay $320/month with $2,100 down (which goes right towards principal anyway). They offered a different deal that, surprisingly, was better - a 5.8% APR 60 month but with $2,750 cash incentive off the bottom line from Saturn. I calculated the interest on the principal for the life of the loan and found it was less than $2,750. Meaning, Saturn paid for the interest of the loan at the time of sale. Comparing the payments and overall out-of-pocket, I saved another $150 going this route, and I could still ride out the 60-month term without paying off early if I still wanted. I still put down the same amount ($2,100).
I was pleasantly surprised, and believe me I went over this at least 5 different times while they waited. Hey, it's my money and I wanted to be sure.
I did opt for the gap insurance, having consulted a good friend who is lawyer who said for the right price it's a good idea. I got them to knock it down about $60 which essentially covered the interest I would pay by rolling it into the 60 month loan. So my total monthly payment is $328.
Finally, I did the car care on a 12-pay to avoid paying interest. So my first year out-of-pocket for the entire package is more, which I expected. But from years 2-5 I'm satisfied with where I landed on the deal. I'm also not overly concerned about maintenance after 2011 when manufacturing stops. Saturn is so entrenched in GM that I would most likely continue my service at a Buick or GMC dealer.
#63 of 93 Re: 2009 Vue XR 4-cyl with premium package $$ [macca2008]
Mar 01, 2009 (8:27 am)
Here is the offer I have on the table. Deal or no deal?
2008 Vue XE AWD (V6)
Dealer offering Price: $22,475
Price before Taxes: $19,725 + TTL
My only hesitation is that the V6 in the XE is a little rough. My wife really really wants a hybrid. Have you heard of any rebates on those?
#64 of 93 Re: 2009 Vue XR 4-cyl with premium package $$ [intotheoh]
Mar 02, 2009 (6:42 am)
I would say as long as the rebate covers the interest you'd pay for the life of the loan (because they don't offer the rebate on the 0% 60 month as I understand it), then it's probably worth it.
How did you get the dealer to offer it at $22,475? GM supplier discount or employee discount?
I chose the 4-cyl because of the gas mileage - i liked the ride of the V6 better, though. I went with the XR trim to "treat" myself, really.
I also considered total cost of ownership, which you can figure out easily with the saturn when you get a car care package. with the car loan and the car care, plus the gap insurance, the total cost of ownership still ended up being less than my price for the car after my GM supplier discount. That to me sounded like a good deal.
I haven't heard of any rebates on the hybrids. I decided to wait until hybrid technology is more advanced, and cheaper; for that matter, when it's time to get a new car years down the road it may be a hydrogen or electric car, who knows.
#65 of 93 2009 XE V-6 AWD
Mar 14, 2010 (9:58 am)
We went and bought a used Vue today, got a 2009 XE V-6 AWD for 17,000. Had 24,000 miles on it. Very good shape, they gave us 3.6% financing so I went ahead and got the 4 years additional bumper to bumper warranty.
This was in houston, at Katy Saturn, once interesting note, on there website the cars where much cheaper then when we got there. So on the website they had it for 18,500 but when we got there it was at 20,500. Just thought I would warn people, but I guess you expect shady practices form a used car dealer.
#66 of 93 I have an opportunity to buy an "08 Vue XE AWD V-6
Dec 25, 2010 (6:06 am)
Good Morning and Merry Christmas to all:
There is a 2008 Saturn Vue XE V-6 AWD for sale here locally at a small used car dealer. We will be actively looking for a small to mid size SUV in a few weeks. I'd really like to know your heartfelt opinions on this model. I'm not sure of the mileage on this one, but the asking price is $9500. And if it is still there in a few weeks, I may go to see it. What should I keep an eye out for? Has this motor/transmisssion in this model/year been reliable? I know proper maintenance is the key to any vehicles success. I own a '96 SL-1 that has been nearly flawless to me in going on 4 years. But with Saturn now defunct, would any of you consider this vehicle or would you run away from it? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!