Fantastic SUV! Best costomer service. This is the second Saturn I have owned (2000 SL1) and I love them. Except for normal wear and tear (tires, brake pads, battery) I have had no issues in the 4 years I have owned it. I bought it with 85000 miles on it and it now has 140000 miles! And still the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Even more than my Toyota Celica. Foreign Shmoreign! Saturn has done a supurb job on quality and always friendly staff! But because I love being able to park it in tight spots without a care in the world with the dent resistant door panels it REALLY disappointed me that they discontinued that on the new models. They need to bring them back!
I love the body style! I love driving it! Great gas mileage! Reliable! Sporty! Dent resistent door panels are awsome! Lots of room for my 6 foot frame and my bicycle and equipment. Nice interior. Durable!
Even with different tires I put on, I would agree it does have a moderate amount of wind noise. Bring back the dent resistant door panels!! It is a huge factor in whether I will buy a newer non-dent resistant Saturn! Honestly, I may just upgrade to the last year they had the panels.
I bought this car off the showroom floor in 2004. I commuted with it for 5 years in San Francisco, CA. traffic. I drove it across country in 2009, going up to Seattle, all the way up in the mountains of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and so on across the USA. It currently has 119,000 miles on it, and the only thing that has ever gone wrong with it is the pull cable for the hood release, and the light cluster panel above the driver needed a new switch. This is a reliable, fun to drive car with plenty of room, great performance, versatility and excellent fuel economy. On the cross country trip, fully loaded, with a pod carrier on top of the car, I got an overall 24 miles a gallon.
I've had nothing but problems with this car. Once it was out of the basic new car warranty I had to spend about 30% of the purchase price on repairs. Every time I turned around something else needed to be repaired. I have the extended warranty but as soon as it is out of this warranty I'm dumping it. This is my 3rd Saturn. I've had major problems with all of them. I suppose I just kept hoping a decent car would be built in America. I'd never, ever buy another one. Saturn makes a piece of junk on 4 wheels just waiting to fall apart.
None. I hope this car is discontinued. It's a total rip-off.
I purchased a 2004 Saturn Vue used in Oct. 2007 and in July 2009 the Transmission in the car went without any warning signs. I have kept up the maintenance on this vehicle since the purchase date and I am now having trouble with the extended warranty company and the Lease holder in repairing the vehicle.
Before the transmission went, I was satisfied with the overall performance of the vehicle and had not had any problems with it.
My next vehicle purchase I will do a little more homework on the vehicle iteself and the extended warranty companies.