Plenty of power for an econo sized SUV
Some minor issues:
Rear doors squeak when opening
Interior - Front seat cushion cover edge became loose.
Starts hard sometimes.
This is a great car and fun to drive. We decided on this after 2 months of serious anal (Engineer) searching. We were looking for 1-2 year old used and low step in height, but... We started with the Trailblazer, but it was too hard to get into and too pricey. The next option was a Pathfinder, but I couldn't find anyone that wanted to sell me one!!! Living in Michigan there are not that many to search from either. We "stumbled" upon the Vue and after looking at a used one decided on a NEW one. The price was great and MUCH less than a 1-2 year old Pathfinder or Trailblazer. We love this car and are so glad to stay in the GM (Saturn) family.
3.5L V-6 is gutsy and the 5-speed transmission provides great fuel economy
Ample leg room (I am 6'3" and needed more room than most vehicles provide).
Low step in height (2-3 in less than most).
The backseat windows go all the way down.
Now after 11,000 miles we still love the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th August, 2004