Great Drivetrain, So So Everything Else!
By D Buck on
2004 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We came for the Honda V6 and no haggle pricing. We got a decent CUV for $19,700 out the door and headed straight to the shop for a GPS and leather seats. A/C died 3 times until they finally replaced the leaky compressor. Brake rotors rusted on the inboard side. Ignition switch is shot. Keys falls out. Suspension squeaks when it shouldn't. I work on cars for a hobby/profession so we'll keep her around but be prepared for those unexpected trim and other weak systems like the suspension design to chase your nickels and dimes. I'd still buy the car all over again! All cars have their issues!
MPG - Good for an SUV 27 on freeway performance - 16.0 flat at 90 at the drags! Plastic panels. No rust, no dents. Perfect size for driving around and weekend trips. Would buy again!
Improve the quality of the overall package. US cars can be great! This one was real close! I will not give up on them!