2003 Saturn VUE Consumer Review: Worst Car I Have Ever Owned

2003 Saturn VUE - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.2L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Worst Car I Have Ever Owned
By gr82balive on


2003 Saturn VUE Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl CVT)


I purchased the 2003 model in 2009 without doing my homework.
13 months later (after the one year warranty expired) the tranny went out.Cost me 5200 to fix 3wks later the front differential is starting to go out, quoted price:5600 to fix. After new tranny was put in my mpg dropped from approx 13 to approx 6mpg. If I wasn't locked into payments I would have scrap heaped this piece of junk when the tranny went out. Most regretted purchase of my adult life. Saturn/GM dealerships have been useless. Once one problem is expensively fixed another one rears its pricey head.DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY!

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Have not found one.

Worst Features

Remove all 2002-2003 models with CVT's from the face of the earth. They are a financial drain. The vehicle lacks any excitement worth putting the money in for. Junk, Junk, Junk.
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