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2004 Saturn VUE

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By Jodi
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2004 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

When we first bought our VUE I thought it was a really nice vehicle for a great price. However, I would never buy another one. Shortly after we bought it, it started having acceleration problem. There were times I was pulling from a residential street onto the highway and it sputtered and stopped--as another person said--very dangerous!!! I took it to the Saturn shop 5 times for this same problem and they said each time they could not find anything wrong! When I said "there has to be" the mgr was rude and said "we can't have someone drive your car around all day to find out"! Also, hazard light fell into dash. VUE is good in many ways, but not the important ones!


Favorite Features

Plenty of room, comfortable for long travel except for noises.


Suggested Improvements

Fix stalling problem and work with customers to get problem fixed rather than say there is nothing wrong-- obviously there is!


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By 20yrold
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2004 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased my Saturn in 2008 and was a little worried from all the stories that I have heard. But to my relief none of them were true. I have had my car for almost a year and I have no no complaints. The only work that I have had to do was replace the front left wheel bearing, but i bought the car like that so I know what I was getting into. I love the way it rides and the way it feels like a small car when its not. My only complaint is that the dash is a little hard to dismantle when trying to put in a cd player, I lost 2 screws that I recovered and the hazard light button, and have no clue where it went, and no clue where to get another one.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, easy to customize, good people hauler. Great mileage and power. I have the 4-cyl. with a sunroof and heated cloth seats. I get luxury at a much lower cost.


Suggested Improvements

Rear windshield wiper had a few issues, but other than that I have no complaints. It is a great car for any person who would like an SUV with true car performance.


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2004 Saturn Vue 4cyl
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By Phil
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2004 Saturn VUE AWD 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Very poor design, cheap cheap cheap! Bad acceleration, paint chips off dash/radio covering, Break problems, premature tire wear, steering column issues, and CD player issues.


Favorite Features

Nothing really-pretty standard run of the mill parts and features


Suggested Improvements

Replace the cheap panel around radio and dash, that paint flakes off. Use more quality materials within the entire vehicle. It's no wonder people buy foreign.


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Good for the Money!
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By FatherOfThree
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2004 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Nice size for kids. Good performance & reliabilty with the Honda V6. Handling is so so and interior dash is not much to look at (very plasticly) Overall, a good value.


Favorite Features

Acceleration


Suggested Improvements

Less plastic


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2004 Saturn Vue
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By Disappointed
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2004 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my first Saturn. Bought it 1 year ago when it had about 83,000 KM. It now has 90,000 KM. It has always had a noisy engine. Recently the check engine light came on and I brought it to the shop. A wheel bearing was shot - had to be replaced. Cost $300. Then it started making a strange noise and jerking when I drove. Back to the shop. The transmission is shot. They researched the vehicle's history and found out it has already had the transmission replaced at 80,000 KM, and this will be its second transmission replacement. It was going to cost $6,000 for a new transmission, luckily the dealership agreed to pay for it, even though we had no extended warranty on the Vue.


Favorite Features

5 star crash rating


Suggested Improvements

It should be built with quality parts, what a financial nightmare this vehicle is. I should have kept my '04 Grand Am.


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