Used 2004 Saturn VUE

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2004 Saturn VUE

Pros

  • Strong V6, large doors ease entry/exit, spacious cabin, comfortable ride, excellent crash test scores, good fuel economy.

Cons

  • Bland interior, low-grade plastics, inconsistent build quality, noisy four-cylinder, vague steering.

Used 2004 Saturn VUE for Sale

Saturn VUE 2004 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
79,553 miles
Used 2004
Saturn VUE
Base
Top Gear Motors
38.4 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Saturn VUE 2004 Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
124,473 miles
Used 2004
Saturn VUE
Base
List$4,486
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Dealer Notes
It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Saturn VUE 2004 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
52,748 miles
Used 2004
Saturn VUE
Base
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Saturn VUE 2004 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
72,533 miles
Used 2004
Saturn VUE
Base
Buchanan Cadillac
49.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A well-thought-out and capable mini sport-ute, the Vue's unimpressive interior and sloppy steering keep it from challenging the class leaders in this segment.

2004 Highlights

A new 3.5-liter V6 replaces the previous 3.0-liter unit. Larger 17-inch wheels and tires are now standard on the V6 AWD model and optional on the front-wheel-drive version. Antilock brakes are standard on all V6 models. The interior has been upgraded to reduce noise and now incorporates metallic and leather trim. The front seats now have seatbelt pre-tensioners and dual-stage front airbags. New entertainment choices include MP3-compatible CD players, satellite radio and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system (late availability).

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Saturn VUE.

Sick of it.
pete ruc,11/07/2015
I have owned this vue for 7 years and put a 110000 miles on it, it has 165 k now. It runs ok, but I spend a lot of money to keep it on the road. Transmission, 5 speed manual replaced once with a used one 1000, slave cylinder , clutch and shifting linkage replaced once $1000, ac $550, different suspension parts 1000 + and it's still not right, interior falls apart, electrical issues with instrument cluster. Paint just falls off this car on the plastic body panals. Breaks are crap, calipers freeze up ruining rotors. Road noise, leaks from moonroof, and forget about keeping the seats or carpet clean water will stain them. Comfort ? Put a pillow behind your back on long drives or you will be hurting. I wanna get rid of it but it runs still ok, timing chain makes noise on start up but it has been like that for 4 years or so. Parts are cheap to buy but they are cheap quality and don't last. The best thing about this vue is the cargo room and mpg, 21 to 27. I always bought us made cars ford's dodge and lots of gm. Saturn, Pontiacs and chevys and this one cost me the most to own. The resale value sucs, and after putting all that $ in tu it it's not worth to sell it just yet. It was cheap to buy but no pleasure drivin it at all.
Hood Latch Cable
Complaint,01/27/2010
I have had good service from my Saturn Vue but the Hood Latch Cable is stretched. Which I see has happened to other Vues form 2004 to 2009. There are complaint on the internet. The should be a Recall.
No Regrets!
aircap_aviator,07/14/2012
Bought used over a year ago. Wanted something that got decent gas milage, could haul my big teenage kids and had a manual trans. Vue was about the only thing I could find that fit all three. Gets mid 20's for gas mileage in city / mixed driving. Had 118K when I bought it and at 143K now. Only repairs were new struts in the front right after purchase and two new tires. Overall very happy with the value and what it does for me. Gripes? has new various rattles seemingly every time I get in, interior quality only average, and interior design is very lacking for storage.
Transmission issues
horriblecar1,07/12/2012
I purchased this car 4 months ago used and now am experiencing issues with it. It was shaking back and fourth.... stop and go traffic was horrifying because I was afraid the rpms were going to drop and the car would shut off. Also the car had extremely poor pick up and when I would come to a stop the car would occasionally not go when I put my foot on the gas and then it would take off and sound like someone hit me from behind. Don't purchase this car better yet just get a bike...
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
143 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
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
    Passenger5 / 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 2004 Saturn VUE
Used 2004 Saturn VUE Overview

The Used 2004 Saturn VUE is offered in the following submodels: VUE Base, VUE SUV. Available styles include AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), AWD 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl CVT), Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl CVT), and Fwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Saturn VUE?

Save up to $236 on one of 3 Used 2004 Saturn VUE for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,486 as of10/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Saturn VUE trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Saturn VUE Base is priced between $4,486 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 52748 and124473 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Saturn VUE?

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