2002 Saturn VUE Consumer Review: Lots of Repairs
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2002 Saturn VUE - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Lots of Repairs
By ddt on

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2002 Saturn VUE AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I've owned the '02 Vue for 1 year. In that time, replaced / repaired: 1. Throttle Body, 2. Entire engine wiring harness, 3. SES light on every other month for something, 4. Leaks into cabin from sunroof. Total outlay: about $3,000. This repair work occurred during 46-56,000 mile period. The car has good performance overall. But the repairs just keep me from enjoying it. Now, weird noises coming from the drive train - dull roar. Like many in this column, I bought it for perceived value for the price. I wouldn't buy another Vue again. Recommend looking at the Ford Escape 4wd or a Jeep before looking at this vehicle.

Best Features

Engine power and awd.

Worst Features

Grab handles, more sound insulation, higher quality handles (door & interior), upgraded suspension - sway bars and damping, better console, more storage cubbies up front, higher quality seat fabric / carpet, better transmission shift points (2nd to 3rd gear way too high rpms).
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