2002 Saturn VUE AWD V6 from North America
A complete waste of money
I purchased this car brand new in 2002. I have owned two other Saturn sedans before so I was not nervous about buying the Vue. That was a huge mistake.
The fuel pump went out after 3000 miles.
It took two visits to the dealership to fix a coolant leak at 6500 miles.
A head shield of some sort came loose, causing even more road noise than usual to come into the car.
A trans-axle oil leak appeared at 9800 miles.
The blower for the air conditioning/heater burnt out and needed replaced.
The radio would not operate and had to be replaced.
Today, my heater would not function. I drove to the dealership in 16 degree weather with my windows cracked to keep the windshield from fogging up. Turned out to be a shorted out wire assembly.
When I bought a brand new car, I never dreamed these problems would occur. Sure, maybe a bug or two, but this many? And I have to ask, what next?
The dealership has not been helpful, other than the service department. I guess they don't care that I was almost stranded in a blizzard because my defrost wasn't melting the sheet of ice that was building up on my windshield.
The two Saturn's I had in the past, an 1997 SL1 and a 1999 SL2, were excellent cars.
A friend of mine has a 2001 Saturn Wagon and has had in it in for repair over 20 times. Obviously Saturns quality has gone down the tubes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th December, 2003