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#2 of 22 2006 Saturn Relay 3 AWD
Dec 16, 2006 (11:16 pm)
I bought a new Relay 3 with AWD in Oct. Right after the purchase my wife and I traveled from Yakima, WA, to Vermont and New York to visit family.
I carry a 400lb Powerchair in the back (I had to remove the cargo bins and the rear seats). I have been getting 19.5 MPG combined city/hwy mileage since purchase.
We have been pleased with the color (white), and have had no maintainence problems at all. I currently have a little over 12,000 miles on the van.
My only disapointment was learning that the line may be discontinued in the near future.
Mark A. Delagasse, USN Ret.
#3 of 22 Saturn Relay
Feb 06, 2007 (11:22 am)
Wanted to know if anyone else was having issues with the new Relay's fuel tank design? I purchased this vehicle and found that if I have a third of a tank of gas and park on an incline that I can not warm the car because the tank is long and narrow and the fuel is pushed to the front and doesn't register as having fuel. It apparently burns fuel out of the fuel pump and then "dies". It requires that I then push it into the street on flat ground.
#4 of 22 Re: Saturn Relay [notsat]
Feb 10, 2007 (5:36 pm)
I have not had this problem. But, I do have a question. If you park your car backwards does the problem still exist?
#5 of 22 Re: Saturn Relay [markdel]
Feb 18, 2007 (9:44 am)
I haven't parked backwards on the incline
#6 of 22 I've been around a bit.
Aug 31, 2007 (10:57 am)
Years ago, I introduced myself around the Ford Windstar group. In 2002 I introduced myself around the Chrysler PT Cruiser group. As of the end of July, it's time for me to introduce myself to the Saturn Relay group. The end of July we took delivery of a 2005 Polar blue Relay 3. Our two boys were getting bigger and the PT Cruiser was getting cramped. We needed to get a larger vehicle as our trips are now longer and two adolescent boys in close proximity can be hard on my hairline. My older brother, a longtime Saturn owner, lured us to the Saturn Family as a result of a Saturn Club outing where we saw and fell in love with our first Relay.
We are very pleased with the car, albeit still in our honeymoon period. We have had opportunity to take it on two 5+hour trips and will be taking another tomorrow. The Relay is ideal for our purpose. The Relay 3 is very plush and very comfortable, the boys love the dual captains chairs, they find them to be very comfortable, and I love the flexibility of the interior. The first time we tried out the DVD player a miracle happened, dead silence from the rear seat. No "he poked me.." "Mommmmmm, he's looking at me.." I look in the mirror and see two earphone clad heads watching the movie. We can even pull up Willie's place on the XM tuner without them complaining. As much as I hated to give up the PT Cruiser, I love my Relay.
#7 of 22 Re: Saturn Relay Owners: Meet the Members [claires]
Sep 05, 2007 (7:39 pm)
The 2005 Saturn Relay might be a good choice for anyone who needs to comfortably carry seven passengers, but prefers the look of an SUV. The base Relay has standard 17-inch steel wheels with a composite center bolt-on disc, with a six-spoke design and the Saturn emblem in the middle.
*Front overhead console and overhead rail system, *rear convenience center/cargo system, *foldable, removable second and third row seats, *three-spoke steering wheel, saturn body kit and rear HVAC controls.
#8 of 22 Looking for New Mini Van
Oct 22, 2007 (4:38 pm)
I am interested in a 2007-2008 Relay does anyone have any comments, complaints etc... Looks like a great car and sounds like a good deal we were going for the Sienna or Odysset too expensive had a Venture last 4 years lease is up and we want a new van The venture was great no problems look was so so. Thanks
#9 of 22 Re: Looking for New Mini Van [desperatemom1]
Oct 26, 2007 (1:09 pm)
I have a 2005 Saturn Relay FWD. It is a piece of junk!!!! I've tried to work with Saturn to get me out of the vehicle....no luck, all they do is offer an extended warranty. The van has been in the shop at least 10 times since we purchased it. Nothing major, just a bunch of annoying problems including: brake issues, sliding door problems and other numerous problems. They never have the parts in stock so it requires a return visit to the dealership. It has been one hassle after another! Do yourself a favor and AVOID the Saturn Relay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#10 of 22 Re: Looking for New Mini Van [desperatemom1]
Oct 28, 2007 (6:37 pm)
RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN. MY FAMILY ALMOST DIED IN A 2005 RELAY 3AWD LAST NIGHT. see my reply #2800. I've had nothing but problems with this car, water leaks, power doors mysteriously opening, brakes resurfaced, new tires after only 20,000 or so miles, and most recently a number of attempts to fix the transmission. this most recent one completely froze up with the whole family in the car, while driving 35mph. went for a spin and ended in the opposite lane facint oncoming traffic. Car was completely immobile in the middle of the road. OnStar Roadside Assistance quoted a 1hr+ wait for a towtruck, which the police officer wasn't going for, so now I'm driving an Aura loaner, have a $200 towing bill and as far as I can tell GM wants to "fix" the problem and put us back in this car....THEY ARE CRAZY IF THEY THINK THAT'S HAPPENING.
#11 of 22 Re: Looking for New Mini Van [desperatemom1]
Oct 30, 2007 (6:44 am)
2007 was the last year for the Relay, The Outlook would be the only 7+ passenger vehicle available now. If you are looking for a minivan, you will need to turn somewhere other than GM as they have discontinued minivan production. The Outlook is supposed to be a very nice vehicle, albeit pricey.