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By jrickenbrode
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XR 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought my Outlook in 2088, it only had 16 miles on it. Today it turned over 111.000 miles. This has been the most reliable vehicle. I do a lot of driving and I have never had to have this in the shop beside for regular maintenance. Love this vehicle!


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DO NOT BUY A SATURN 2007 OUTLOOK
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By gftodd
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I have had problems with this car since I bought it used in 2009. This car is a disgrace and I fear driving every time I get in the car. My husband was just driving it recently on a major highway and the car just stalled out and he couldn't steer. Now how about if that was me and my 6 yr old son and we would have gotten into a major accident. I had to buy a new transmission, struts, now its in the shop again for another problem. Do research on any car before you buy. I will never buy another GM again. I always told people to buy AMERICAN but apparently they don't care about screwing us over!!


Favorite Features

best feature is all the room


Suggested Improvements

I would suggest redoing the whole car!!!


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Design Debacle
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By justdontdrive
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Writing in after being outraged at a $3000 timing chain replacement, most of it 17 hours of mechanic's labor. Come on GM, timing belts and chain replacement are as given on a car as is the tires. Why would you approve a design that requires dropping the engine to replace them! On a Honda or other Japanese car, it's $400-500 event. Not so for GM. I bought the 07 new. I haven't had a great deal of trouble, like some here who have all kinds of failures. But there were some: the lift gate which has a complicated motorized latch, failed so that it remained unlatched while driving. There was simply no way to hold it shut. Dangerous! Then it was $400 to have that fixed. All electrical.


Favorite Features

Ample seating. Feels solid, even after 7 years ownership.


Suggested Improvements

Engineer the products with owners in mind. Pay attention to cost of ownership when the car is no longer brand new.


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Engine Failed, the worst car ever
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mginsc
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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This car fit the bill for a single mom who had to shuttle around kids to events, friends, trips, etc. Soon after purchase, I took the car in for repair after the check engine light came on. The timing chain was replaced under a recall. I was told that metal was in my oil because of it. Then my transmission began malfunctioning and it was the transmission control module. Then my power steering went out because of faulty design on the hose. Then oil was leaking into the throttle body so a gasket was replaced. After that final repair, I made it 3 miles down the road and my engine seized. Do not buy this car. I will never buy GM again. Ever.


Favorite Features

The terrible quality of the engine and transmission overshadow any visual attributes of this car.


Suggested Improvements

Recall the entire car. I want my money back. The terrible thing is that GM knows the failures, knows my frustration and financial loss, knows they are partly responsible, yet will not offer to replace my engine or even give me back the $500 I paid for the repair that sent the engine into failure.


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Good car overall - but recent transmission issues concerning
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By jfazio
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We bought this car brand new and have taken relatively good care of it. Overall we like the drive, quality etc. At 78,000 miles however the transmission tanked. And we have researched online that this is a common occurrence. This is about a $4000 repair. Outside of the this, no other major complaints - but that's a pretty big one.


Favorite Features

It drives well, we have just the front wheel drive and it handles nicely in snowy weather, and is comfortable for long drives.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission problem at about 75,000 is a major concern.


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Do not buy this car
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By apow
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought this car used and liked the styling, etc. But, my transmission failed, brake fluid is leaking into the master cylinder, the air bag sensors are shot, and there's some noise coming from my front end. The car only has 80,000 miles on it! I've heard so many others are having the same problems with this car. I wish I had read reviews of it before I bought it!! As a comparison, my Dodge Caravan had almost 300,000 miles on it when it died and my husband's Ford F150 has 315,000 miles on it. This car is such a nightmare. I don't know if I should bother to fix it because it sounds like others have had it fixed only to have MORE issues come up. GM should be ashamed. I'll never buy a GM again.


Favorite Features

It's a nice looking car. That is it. The engine is an unreliable piece of junk.


Suggested Improvements

GMC should recall this horrible model. Or repair them for free. They have known about these problems since the car came out and they have done NOTHING about it. At the very least they should have made sure traded in Outlooks were never resold so that struggling Moms like me wouldn't have to deal with this unnecessary money pit. I'll never buy another GMC. EVER.


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Buyer Beware!! GM knows about problems
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By anglins4
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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There are not enough characters allowed to convey all the problems you will have if you purchase this car. We bought ours new in 07 and loved the space in the car and how it drove. Within the first year we started having problems with leaking from the sunroof, windows, airbags, under the glove box. We had to pay $600 for repairs when hundreds of others had complained to GM about the same problem. GM has a recall/bulletin on the exterior lights but say our VIN number is not included so even thought we have the exact problem they won't even listen to us b/c of the VIN number. Crazy! Do Yourself A Favor....Stay away from this car!


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Worst Car of My Life
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By dieselfan
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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This was without question the worst automobile I have ever purchased in my life. (That includes a Chrysler product purchased in the mid 1980's!) Although roomy, attractive, and fun to drive, the vehicle fell apart from the beginning. Purchasing this vehicle was a decision I will regret the rest of my life. Almost immediately after purchasing the vehicle, it began to have problems. Warning lights, tailgate lock, audio system, transmission, power windows--you name it, it broke. Finally, the transmission completely failed shortly after warranty ran out. I didn't have the $4500 to have it repaired and I let the vehicle get repossessed. I will never buy another GM product in my life.


Favorite Features

The color.


Suggested Improvements

It's a shame that GM builds products that are so inferior. I am a patriot and endeavor to buy American products whenever available. This vehicle changed all that for me. My next vehicle was a Honda and it has required ZERO repairs in 80,000 miles. I will never again give GM the opportunity to steal my hard-earned money by selling me such a piece of s**t!


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Love It & Hate It
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By zr77
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XR 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We bought our Outlook used with 40K miles, and thankfully I bought an extended warranty, it's paid for itself many times over already in the 2 and 1/2 years we've owned this car. We traded in a Mazda MPV minivan with 140K miles that needed maybe $800 worth of repairs over the 6+ years we owned it. The Saturn on the other hand has cost over $5000 in repairs. Luckily the warranty covered all but about $800-900. I was able to get the timing chain repaired under the recall and an issue with the transmission as well. We've had issues with the AC, heating vents, sunroofs pour in water, brakes replaced many times, oil leaks (major), will not stay aligned, tires are junk, poor paint quality etc.


Favorite Features

Love the exterior and interior styling. Very comfortable seats. Good MPG on the highway, terrible in city.


Suggested Improvements

Build quality. I was excited to be buying an American vehicle and one I and my wife really wanted but have had to take it in for service literally dozens of times. Great engine power but leaks more oil than my old Land Rovers. Paint finish is wafer thin and you can scratch it with a fingernail. Moonroof leaks non stop and warranty will not fix this. Just issue after issue. Trading this in for a Nissan Armada.


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transmission and timing chain failure
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By ben2007
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2007 Saturn Outlook SUV XE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I had my 2007 Saturn outlook Xe repair on 1/31/11 by GM dealer because of the timing chain and transmission cost $5626.08 Most mechanics stated that is unusually both at the same time. I had been getting a lot of recalls for this timing chain after the work was done. I found that this was an issue before by SUV needed repairs. Then i saw this notice: GM CUSTOMER CARE AND AFTERSALES DCS2552 URGENT - DISTRIBUTE IMMEDIATELY Date: February 9, 2010 Subject: 10287 - Customer Satisfaction Program Premature Timing Chain Wear - Reprogram ECM Models: 2007 GMC Acadia, Saturn OUTLOOK 2007-09 Cadillac CTS, SR Why would the dealer charge me, knowing the timing belt was an issue


Favorite Features

when at 100% and not driving sluggish. It is a good SUV


Suggested Improvements

have GM pay back these costly fees, that our having continuous issues and audit dealers that do unlawful repairs cost when the recalls are in effect.


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