I bought this car as a lemon in 2009 with about 85K miles on it. It is known to have transmission problems. The tranny dropped twice in the first year after I bought it but luckily that was before Saturn closed their dealerships. They pretty much fixed it for free which was nice. Since then the transmission has been working good and it is now at 140K miles. Somehow this car is still running with the very little amount of maintenance I've put into it. I upgraded the sound system and whoever installed it really messed up the AC, so that sucks. All in all this car has been through it all with me, my bad southern california freeway driving habits to my first child being born. I only paid $5K for the car and I am just very happy that I got my moneys worth out of it.
This has been a wonderful car. I've kept it well maintained so repairs have been minimal. Only things needing repair have been something related to the front end and a sensor of some kind. Repairs were so long ago I don't really remember. Have replaced brakes, battery and tires but I consider those part of maintenance. Still on the original exhaust system and clutch. Only redid the brakes once. I.can only hope my next car is this reliable.
We bought this car new, since day one it's been a horrible money pit. Saturn found a way to get out of fixing anything under warrantee, I'm glad the brand is gone, GM shame on you. Sunroof has always leaked (I constantly am dealing with the drains), interior has always been moldy as a result. Fixed the transmission twice, in fact fixed just about everything twice. Car has stranded my wife and toddlers on several occasions. Worst car I have ever had, regret even buying any Saturn or modern day GM product. I'll never own a Honda or import, so I'll try Dodge and Ford. Whomever was on the staff designing this POS should go back to school, or design scooters.
Had it now for 8 years and the only problems I had was the Body Control Module and the Stabilizer links. The dealership wanted $750.00 Canadian total to replace the module. However I ordered the part in the US and saved $350.00!
Roomy Very comfortable and excellent gas mileage, easy shifting
Steering wheel horn difficult to locate in quick situations, Front Pillar supports obstructs vision. Occasional front end rattling noise over bumps
When I first purchased the Vue, I was driving over 100 miles a day to and from work. I wanted something cheap and dependable. That was 6 years and over 100k miles ago. Besides the normal oil changes, tires, brakes and other normal maintenance, I have had to spend nothing for repairs. It's been a very good car and I hope it continues to be.