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2008 Saturn VUE Hybrid SUV

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Green Line 2.4L 4-cyl. Hybrid 4-speed Automatic - (21 reviews )
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Unhappy that the Dealership did not tell me about the recall on the battery
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By angela052105
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2008 Saturn VUE Hybrid SUV Green Line 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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We bought this vehicle 2 days ago. Everything seems fine FOR NOW. Except who knows what is going to happen in the future. We purchased this SUV thinking we were going to be very happy and have no problems. Come to find out that there is a recall on the battery in this vehicle and NO ONE TOLD US, if we would have known, we would not have bought this car . I believe that we should have been told. We just have to wait 4-6 weeks before this problem gets fixed. Needless to say we will never deal with Saturns again and we will never buy anything at another Hyundai dealership again. Hopefully, some how things will get fixed and we'll get to keep this vehicle for a long time, but who knows.


Favorite Features

It has great style. Very pretty on the inside and the outside.


Suggested Improvements

Not having a recall.


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We Love It
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By Vespa2t
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2008 Saturn VUE Hybrid SUV Green Line 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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Have had this one for 2 years and still love it. We had a 2007 standard Vue with manual transmission and this one gets 5mpg better in the city than our old one even though it weighs 800 lbs more, and it is leaps and bounds nicer inside and out over the 1st Gen Vue. The best part of it is the exterior styling. We get asked by people all the time if its a Lexus. In black its really good looking. Only problem we have had is a bad suspension bushing, which was replaced under warranty.


Favorite Features

25 city MPG, great looks, good interior bits and quality, lots of cargo space, and drives nice. The Stability Control is fantastic in the snow.


Suggested Improvements

MORE POWER, although it doesn't matter now that GM has killed one of their most progressive brands...


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Good but traded in
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By dmb
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2008 Saturn VUE Hybrid SUV Green Line 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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My driving experience was good with this vehicle, but the ownership experience was not. We bought this vehicle based on past experience we had with Saturn. Then gm got rid of Saturn, but promised to service our vehicle. Since it was a hybrid we were skeptical but were willing to see. At 27k the service lights came on and the local gm dealership said it was the battery but there were none in the us. A week and a half later we still don't have our vue back. When we get it back we will be trading it in and never buying another gm product.


Favorite Features

I thought the interior and exterior styling was very good. It was also a lot roomier than you would think.


Suggested Improvements

Since they don't make it anymore there is nothing really to suggest. If they were I would suggest more power from the engine and better fuel economy. The were also uncomfortable on a long trip.


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18 months and counting
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By phily
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2008 Saturn VUE Hybrid SUV Green Line 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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We've found the Greenline to be the vehicle we expected and more. It is my wife's vehicle and she drives it like she would any other car. Certainly not optimizing mileage yet our avg mpg is 27. I keep to tire pressure around the maximum 50psi for optimum tire roll. We've also traveled 2000 vacationing recently and it performed admirable.


Favorite Features

Quiet smooth ride and handling. Exterior styling. Hybrid warranty.


Suggested Improvements

Bit more cargo area. Fog lamps. Restyled mirrors. Spare tire! Spare tire! Spare tire!


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It's a LEMON! No Joke!
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By jimmy
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2008 Saturn VUE Hybrid SUV Green Line 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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16K miles in and it's my 4th trip to the dealership to the address the Fuel Economy issue. A hybrid that can't get more than 18 MPG in the city???!!! It's a Joke! Here is why... GM Hybrid technology is faulty. Ford got theirs from Toyota and the Escape gets 30 MPG (my neighbor has one) that's not a Joke. Maybe it's because it's a Mild Hybrid and GM never got to the full hybrid or plug in as expected.


Favorite Features

Loved the exterior and when people turned to admire the car, then I told them the MPG and they laughed. Less box shaped than the Escape, but the mileage shadows all the good features.


Suggested Improvements

Get Hybrid technology like Fords, which Toyota has Perfected is willing to share. More power.


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