Used 2003 Saturn VUE

2003 Saturn VUE
List price range
$3,333 - $3,999
2003 Saturn VUE

Pros

  • Large doors ease entry/exit, extensive choice of drivetrains, spacious cabin, excellent crash test scores.

Cons

  • Bland interior, low-grade plastics, noisy four-cylinder, vague steering.
Saturn VUE years

Used 2003 Saturn VUE for Sale

Saturn VUE 2003 Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl CVT)
116,200 miles
Used 2003
Saturn VUE
Base
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$3,333
Est.Loan: $68/mo
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Saturn VUE 2003 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
106,733 miles
Used 2003
Saturn VUE
Base
Top Gear Motors
38.4 mi away
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Saturn VUE 2003 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
123,591 miles
Used 2003
Saturn VUE
Base
Graham Cadillac
80.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A well-thought-out and capable mini sport-ute, the Vue enters a crowded field of equally competent rivals.

2003 Highlights

New last year, the Vue gets only minor changes for 2003. V6 models are now available with front-wheel drive, while a new options package bundles together heated leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A new optional audio system includes a subwoofer, 180-watt amplifier and six door-mounted speakers.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Saturn VUE.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Don't buy 2003-2005 VUE
joaniep,09/02/2011
Don't buy 2002-05 Saturn Vue or Ion! VTI transmission failure expected by GM but no recall issued. I have a 2003 Vue with 67k miles that is now worth scrap metal because I cannot afford the $5500 rebuilt transmission. My car is only worth $6500. I never received written notification or was notified by the Saturn Dealership during routine maintenance. I cannot afford a new car payment; which is why I took care of my Vue - so I wouldn't have to. GM lost class action to replace these transmissions but filed for bankruptcy and received government (taxpayer) bailout before owners notified. Class action re-filed with "new" GM to compel to provide owners with relief.
Loved it until the transmission went out
Car buyer,11/22/2015
I bought the car with 123,000 miles on it, I loved it and it drove very well but the transmission went out on me after 3000 miles. I had bought the 2.2 4 cyl. AWD DO NOT BUY THAT MODEL, the mechanic said it was notorious for being a bad transmission, and they are nearly impossible to find. If you do get a Saturn Vue, get the V6 version, the engine and transmission were made by honda and I'm sure will last you much longer.
MPG
Travis,10/11/2015
This 2003 Vue was the first car my wife has bought on her own.She talked him down to $1450 and we drove it home. My girls came out and cleaned it up while we were at work and it's not let us down yet,but we haven't owned it but for 7months.As of today I have put right at 20,000 miles on it and its been great. It needs a clutch but with 255,000 miles on it I would too.We just took it to the beach and I was getting almost 35 mpg,mind you we had it packed.5 people and luggage and it only costs us $12 to drive down there. We had just got rid of our 2012 Sonic because the mpg wasn't there, same trip in it,well we had to fill up before we got there and it is a smaller car with a smaller engine. We love our Vue and we plan on keeping it for a while.
Cvt transmission
eladiac,03/10/2014
Transmission went out, can not be fixed, entire new transmission, run away from any saturn vue cvt transmission. Car looks great interior and exterioir, but what good does it do if $5000 to replace transmission. I'll be junking it.major disappointment.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
143 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
143 hp @ 5400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2003 Saturn VUE
Used 2003 Saturn VUE Overview

The Used 2003 Saturn VUE is offered in the following submodels: VUE SUV. Available styles include AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5A), AWD 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl CVT), Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M), and Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Saturn VUE?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Saturn VUE trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Saturn VUE Base is priced between $3,333 and$3,999 with odometer readings between 106733 and116200 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Saturn VUE?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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