2002 Saturn VUE AWD V6 from North America
I feel sick when I think about my Vue
The Vue has left me stranded at least 8 times in the last year. It's always the same problem, my service engine light comes on, then I lose acceleration power. It makes a horrid clunking noise right before it loses power. This is what I've had done in repairs:
Replaced the entire computer and battery the first time.
Replaced the crankshaft sensor the second time.
Replaced the pedal positioning sensor the third time.
Each of these repairs cost me several hundred dollars.
Most recently they tell me I need to replace the entire wiring loom ($1200.00)
All other times I've had it towed in they couldn't figure out the problem and sent me home with it as the loss of power only happens sporadically, technically making it "OK" for me to drive.
I have no other way to say it, I hate this car. It's been the most horrible vehicle I've ever owned as far as reliability. I'm terrified to drive it anywhere for fear it will break down and it often does. It is getting traded off immediately, I can't take it anymore. I put up with it so long (1 1/2 years) because it's a comfortable, roomy ride and I enjoy all the features. The AWD V6 has a lot of power when it's running well and gets good gas mileage especially on the highway. I'm writing this to warn anyone thinking about getting one of these not to! Please don't make the same mistake I did, I've lost so much money to this vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th July, 2007