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Great Vehicle except...
By tkm52 on
2009 Saturn Outlook XR 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I've owned the XR for a about 1 year and it has been great. The only drawback is the transmission is a little sluggish when trying to excelerate in automatic mode. The problem is reduced when you use manual mode. If you know you are coming up on a situation like entering a crowded interstate you'll need to manually downshift to 4 or 5 to be able to have sufficient power to merge. The first time I did this I was in automatic mode and scared the hell out of me. The another minor item is when filling the tank. Be aware that a sleeve is in the opening so the nosel is partically sealed triggering shutoff prematurely. I can get another 2-3 gallon in the tank by pulling the nosel back when filling.
Room and comfort is great.
Improve the transmission. I get 20-21 mpg in auto but 21-23 in maual.