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2006 Saturn Relay

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Not so happy
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By tee
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2006 Saturn Relay 3 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We have owned our Saturn for 9 months now and are not satisfied. We have been in and out of the dealership with so many problems : electrical ( abs and traction tire system needed to be serviced every other 3 weeks) front tires squeal like a 50 year old car. The darn car beeps at you for no reason while driving down the road. The engine light goes on and off and dealership can't find a problem. Lost cruise control while driving on freeway, just cruising along and bang lost speed no warning just shut itself off. So not happy wish we could get rid of it.


Favorite Features

The room it provides, and the kids love the DVD player. Love heated seats and the automatic door, except that acts up sometimes too, very touchy.


Suggested Improvements

Figure out the darn electrical stuff that makes the car haywire.


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Always Reliable
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By sgtuglee
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2006 Saturn Relay 3 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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My 4th Saturn, I pulled a 3000 pound trailer from MD to AK via FL and AZ. Driven in 117 degree AZ and -23 degree AK. Always starts always works. Handles 12" fresh snow with no problem. Goes on ice, but doesn't like to stop or change direction, so go slow. Kids love the interior. Used the OnStar phone when we couldn't get cell signal in back country. I got 12 MPG towing 3000 lbs. I get 23 on mountain highway with no trailer and light load. 16 mpg in town. 14 mpg in snow in town. Continental tires were lousy. Have michelins now and they seem to be lasting well. Have had only one dealer needed repair and they covered it for free even though the warranty had expired by 2k miles.


Favorite Features

Data "computer" on dash. oil life system. Cruise control switch design. elec sliding door. back up sensors. Built-in garage door remote. OnStar. Cargo box in rear. Space behind third row holds wheel-chair. Emergency handling and antilock brakes. separate cd/dvd/ac/ backseat heat controls. Comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Better rear window wiper and switch for it. Better access to third row seats.


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Do NOT Purchase this vehicle
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By Julie
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2006 Saturn Relay 2 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I have had this van for almost 2 years now and it currently is in the shop for the 5th time. The driver door is always broken and you cannot drive the van with less than a half a tank of gas on an incline - the fuel cannot get to the engine and the car dies or will not start if parked. I've had a rental for over a week and was just given a document from gm stating they couldn't fix the problem - it's "just the way the car was designed" and that I would have to live with it. Very unreliable, interior plastic is cheap and breaks, the brakes squeal constantly, I had to replace tires at 15k. Horrible gas mileage - about 15 mpg!


Favorite Features

Large gas tank - less trips to the gas station, DVD player, cargo room


Suggested Improvements

Recall all of these Relays


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Saturn Relay 2006- Check out the ride
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By david nelson
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2006 Saturn Relay 2 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Having many problems with rough ride. Tires replaced, extensive investigation of rough ride, dealership states "interent to the vehicle". I will never buy another saturn. Only started happening about 15,000 miles.


Favorite Features

Standard DVD


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Few problems, but great buy
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By TTC
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2006 Saturn Relay 3 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Excellent experience with this, my first Saturn. It handles well, convenient features (cargo trays, sliidng doors, DVD. Mileage 16 city, 24 hwy. No fit or finish problems. Only problems were flickering lights (fixed by dealer) and a radio that refuses to get any AM station (all FM stations are perfect!).


Favorite Features

Cargo trays very useful, as are power sliidng doors.


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower, less wind noise.


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