2003 Saturn VUE 4wd 2.2 from North America
A poorly engineered automobile
I purchased the Saturn Vue in September of 2003, and began having problems with the wind noise. This was a direct result of the luggage rack. Needless to say, the dealer's only solution was to remove the rack. In the March of 2004, I began to hear a lound whine and vibration when the vehicle accelerated and decelerated. The vehicle is equipped with a VTI transmission. Took the Vue to the dealer and they replaced the belts in the transmission. I drove the car the following day, and the noise is worse and louder. I now have to take the car to the dealership for a second transmission repair. I will now demand a new one.
I am disappointed with the service and quality of the Saturn Vue. I expected a quality automobile, inasmuch as their advertising touts it. Secondly, I thought I would do my part and help the economy and buy American. To my disappointment, the vehicle has been a lemon. I will dispose of the vehicle as soon as I can and buy what I should have purchased - Toyota. I had two of them before my Saturn and Suburban, and never took them once to the dealer for service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th April, 2004
20th Apr 2004, 00:48
I traded in a 17 year old Honda Accord for my American Saturn Vue. It's been one problem after another. I have had 2 sets of axle nuts, 2 motor mounts (despite being careful over speed bumps& dips) struts and a thermostat in less than 16 months. Much of that time was used to convince the dealership that there was a problem. There is a problem with a short in the radio, but the dealership can't "hear" the problem so it remains. I miss my Honda. It never let me down.