2004 Saturn VUE Consumer Review: Saturn has lost its touch

2004 Saturn VUE - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Saturn has lost its touch
By n8woods on


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


We've owned 3 Saturns (years 1994- 2000), which have all have been very reliable. However, the VUE is definitely not. Gas mileage is decent (avg 25mpg) but mechanically speaking, we have had nothing but problems. The warranty only covers up to 36K miles for a reason: because at 40K miles, everything breaks! The ignition switch and muffler needed replacing at 39K miles and now the clutch and hydraulic well are corroded at 42K miles. Just within the last year, we've had to put nearly $1,000 into this car. With a little research, we found they changed the style in 2004 so most repairs must be done by a Saturn/GM dealership. Sneaky, sneaky! No more Saturns for us.

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